Maker of ultrafast industrial 3D printers Nexa3D has announced availability of its highest throughput additive production system, the QLS 820. Previously, the company announced the QLS 820 to meet high volume production of thermoplastic components.
With an impressive print speed of up to 8 liters per hour and up to 20% packing density it provides the highest throughput in its class.
The QLS 820 additive system represents a new class of powder bed technology that combines ultrafast printing with open materials and cloud-based software platform to deliver production volumes that are orders of magnitude greater than other powder-bed solutions on the market.
Avi Reichental, co-founder, and CEO, Nexa3D, has said all praises to the company’s team of engineers and innovators for brining into the market an industry-leading thermoplastic production platform. Accordingly, the platform delivers the company’s ultrafast brand promise.
At the core of the QLS 820 is the patented Quantum Laser Sintering (QLS) print engine consisting of four CO2 lasers with 100W power each enabling the ultrafast print speeds. The QLS 820 features, exchangeable build station that operators can use for continuous production during the cooldown process, eliminating production bottlenecks and increasing throughput and overall asset utilization.
The QLS 820 delivers a polymer-based production alternative to traditional injection molding without the design constraints, costly tooling investments and extended lead-times.
In addition, the platform works with standard materials such as PA11 and PA12 — direct replacements for injection molding grade materials, and is also compatible with higher-temperature materials, such as PA6, at processing temperatures up to 240°C.
The first two units have now been shipped to Quickparts and JawsTec. Most importantly, both are high utilization users and providers of on-demand manufacturing services. Particularly, they look to improve the economics of additive production with higher yields and optimal machine performance.
“We pride ourselves on offering quick turn manufacturing services to our customers and look forward to introducing an even faster and more efficient production of higher volume thermoplastic components with the QLS 820,” said Ziad Abou, Chief Executive Officer, Quickparts.