The high technology company TRUMPF has presented the world’s fastest and most productive medium-format 3D printing system for metal components at the formnext trade fair in Frankfurt. TruPrint 5000 works according to the multi-laser principle and is equipped with not just one, but three scanner-guided, 500-watt TRUMPF fiber lasers. The three lasers are fitted with optics specially designed by TRUMPF enabling them to operate simultaneously at any point in the system’s construction chamber. As a result, they can generate components much faster and more efficiently, irrespective of the number and geometry of the components.
The TRUMPF version is not limited to defined areas in the process chamber. This makes the 3D printer particularly fast and productive. Another reason for the speed is the exposure strategies developed by TRUMPF, which automatically calculate the ideal laser paths, so that all three lasers can always expose multiple parts. If all process parameters are in optimum settings, TruPrint 5000 requires just a third of the exposure time per job. They may only be used for editorial purposes.