To usher in the era of 3D Printing 2.0, Avi Reichental, CEO of 3D Systems, introduced an onslaught of new 3D printing systems at Euromold last week. The new ProJet 5500X Multi-Material and ProJet 4500 Full-color Plastic 3D Printers were announced just ahead of the Euromold show and drew crowds. In fact, that was just the start, the industrial leader had even more to show the public, including one micro SLA machine that will retail for just under $5,000 — the ProJet 1200.
In contrast, the large frame ProX 950 SLA machine can print a part up to 5 ft or 1.5 m in the X axis at 10 times the speed of other 3D printers in the same category.
The company also announced its ProX 500 SLS 3D printer, for high precision parts up to 381 x 330 x 457 mm in size. 3D Systems claims that the machine is 7 times faster than other printers and points out that it was developed in conjunction with a new material, DuraForm ProX. DuraForm ProX is 80% reusable for subsequent print jobs and is said to have a smooth quality reminiscent of injection molded parts.
Also at the Euromold event, 3D Systems demonstrated Geomagic Capture, the industrial-grade 3D scanner previously covered on 3DPI, along with the Geomagic Universal Print Driver, which will allow all ProJet and ProX 3D printers to run on the same printing software. In addition to their new Geomagic tools, 3D Systems brought their rebranded Phenix DDMS 3D metal printer.
Lets hear it from the CEO of 3D Systems Avi Reichental himself.
All in all, it sounds like it was a pretty busy few days at the Euromold.