EOS, the world’s leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, has refined one of its most successful systems with its FORMIGA P 110 Velocis. Based on the FORMIGA P 110 for additive manufacturing (AM) with plastic materials, Velocis offers increases in productivity of up to 20%, along with more homogeneous part quality. The solution is ideal for entry into the area of industrial 3D printing – from rapid prototyping applications to cost-efficient small series production.
The additive manufacturing process has been further optimized with the FORMIGA P 110 Velocis; the basis for the improvement is an accelerated heating and re-coating process as well as an improved temperature distribution in the build chamber of the system. The new FORMIGA is equipped with an improved heating system and software control to preheat the polymer material. The material is pre-heated even faster and fused precisely using a laser beam. The platform is then lowered and another layer of powder is applied. This construction process is repeated until the component is built completely. As a result of the improvements, the nonproductive time of the FORMIGA P 110 Velocis is reduced substantially, with outstanding part mechanics.