- More productivity and quality for users in the dental and medical technology industries
TRUMPF, a high-tech company, has increased the productivity of its TruPrint 2000 3D printer even further. TRUMPF will launch the updated TruPrint 2000 at Lab Day Chicago in the United States – North America’s largest gathering of the dental laboratory community, which takes place February 22-24, 2024.
The upgraded TruPrint 2000 now has a square build plate and a 500-watt integrated fibre laser as an alternative to the 300-watt laser in the basic configuration. Dental technology companies, for example, can print up to 36% more removable partial dentures on a square build plate than on a comparable round build plate.
TruPrint 2000 at Lab Day Chicago
The TruPrint 2000 is a multi-laser version with two lasers. Both lasers can process the entire build plate at the same time, resulting in optimised production throughput.
“The updated TruPrint 2000 is further optimized for mass production. Users from all industries benefit from the machine’s high productivity. The TruPrint 2000 is productive, precise, and produces high quality parts. In addition to the upgrades of the TruPrint 2000, the machine has the process monitoring and calibration features found in all TruPrint machines. Ensuring repeatable and high-quality parts is the top priority for TRUMPF 3D printing, especially in critical areas such as medical and dental technology.”– Miguel Verdejo, additive manufacturing product & project manager at TRUMPF Inc’s Laser Technology Center in Michigan.
Medical technology manufacturers use 3D printers to create titanium skull plates, spine cages, and knee joints that meet the highest medical standards.
TruPrint 2000 to have variable spot size
The TruPrint 2000’s motorised beam expander automatically adjusts the laser spot diameter to the task at hand. The spot diameter is 55 or 80 micrometres depending on the application. The 80-micrometer spot allows for increased productivity. When special metal powders require a higher energy density, users can use the 55-micron spot. With the addition of the 80-micron spot size, the TruPrint 2000 now matches the rest of the TruPrint portfolio.
Verdejo added, “With this standardization, users can now easily transfer the parameters for printing their parts from one machine type to another, such as from a TruPrint 2000 to a TruPrint 1000 or TruPrint 3000, which enables for more flexible production.”
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