3D Printers

Shining 3D to launch EP-M250 Pro SLM 3D printer at Formnext 2019

Shining 3D, a Hangzhou-headquartered 3D printer manufacturer, will be launching a new metal system at Formnext 2019 this week, known as the EP-M250 Pro. 

Based on metal powder bed fusion technology, the EP-M250 Pro 3D printer uses a dual-laser system to help produce complex metal components. It is designed for manufacturing medium-sized, high-performance parts and small batch production. 

The company is launching the system in order to meet customer demand and expand its line of production-level 3D printing machines.

The EP-M250 Pro 3D printer. Photo via Shining 3D.
The EP-M250 Pro 3D printer. Photo via Shining 3D.

Expanding its line of SLM 3D printers

Shining 3D is a leading 3D printer and scanner manufacturer in the Chinese market. The company is perhaps best known for its EinScan handheld series of 3D scanners, and wide range of metrology and dental scanners, which has seen the company nominated in a scanning/metrology-related category every year since the start of the 3D Printing Industry awards.

The company’s 3D printer portfolio covers a wide range of technologies, including FFF, SLA, DLP, SLS and SLM, for a variety of applications and industries. For example, in 2018 Shining 3D released the AccuFab-D1, a DLP 3D printer with a 394 x 406 x 755 mm build volume, designed for use in dental laboratories. 

Shining 3D’s new EP-M250 Pro system will expand its line of SLM 3D printers. The company’s previous SLM release came earlier in 2019, during the RAPID + TCT show in May. Named the EP-M150, it is designed specifically for small metal 3D printing applications, making it suitable for the medical, dental, and jewelry industries. Also included in the SLM range is the EP-M100T 3D printer, and the standard EP-M250 system. 

A selective laser melting (SLM) system, the EP-M250 Pro is equipped with a build volume of 262 x 262 x 350 mm, for the production of medium-sized metal parts. Built towards maintaining consistent performance, it features a gas flow management and optimized filter system to ensure a stable building environment, as well as precise laser beam quality control. During filter change, the machine is also able to continue its 3D printing operation. To help minimize powder waste, the new 3D printer uses quantitative feeding and coating. Furthermore, Shining 3D has implemented an advanced filtration system into the EP-M250 Pro, helping to increase the filter lifetime. 

Technical specifications

Below you will find the technical specifications for the EP-M250 Pro 3D printer. Shining 3D will be present at this week’s Formnext 2019 exhibition. Visit the company in Hall 11.0, Booth C49, to get a look at the EP-M250 Pro system and its print samples. 

Build Volume (X*Y*Z) 262x262x350mm
Optical System Fiber Laser, 500W (single or dual-laser optional)
Spot Size 70μm
Max Scan Speed 8m/s
Layer Thickness 20-100μm
Materials Titanium Alloy, Aluminium Alloy, Nickel Alloy, Maraging Steel, Stainless Steel, Cobalt Chrome, Copper Alloy, etc.
Power Supply 380V, 20A, 50/60Hz, 14KW
Gas Supply Ar/N2
Oxygen Content ≤ 100ppm
Dimension (W*D*H) 3500x1300x2300mm
Weight 1700kg
Software EP Control, EP Hatch
Input Data Format STL or Other Convertible File

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Featured image shows the EP-M250 Pro 3D printer. Photo via Shining 3D.