Trumpf TruPrint 1000
Trumpf's TruPrint 1000, revealed at TCT Show 2016, which is built to produce complex metal parts quickly and flexibly.
The TruPrint 1000 is expected to sizeably enhance LPW’s AM R&D capabilities, centred at the company’s internationally recognised Daresbury Laboratories in Cheshire.
Trumpf’s newest 3D printing machine was revealed for the first time in the UK at TCT Show 2016. It has been built to produce complex metal parts quickly and flexibly using laser metal fusion technology.
Since the TruPrint 1000 creates components layer by layer, from a bed of fine powder, it is ideal for both complex geometric parts, such as those with internal channels and hollow spaces, and for the economical manufacture of individual parts or short production runs. This makes the printer suitable for beginners and more experienced users alike.
The laser manufacturer will be showcasing the TruPrint 1000 and a number of new industrial application scenarios for the solution at formnext, one year after its market launch. A compact and deployable LMF system, the machine is capable of generating a plethora of sandwich structures at a rate of up to 500 cubic centimetres per hour.
As well as the TruPrint 1000’s appearance, Trumpf will also be launching a new and improved LMF system, the TruPrint 3000. The new system comes with a 500-watt laser and can manufacture components of up to 400 millimetres in height and 300 millimetres in diameter. Working on the basis of an industrial exchangeable cylinder, it allows for parallel setup and post-processing and guarantees a high level of machine availability.
“With the TruPrint 3000, we are shifting the focus onto the industrialisation of additive manufacturing based on the whole process chain. That means that we consider not only the manufacturing technology itself, but also – and this is quite in the spirit of Industry 4.0 – the work steps that precede and follow it,” says Peter Leibinger, Head of TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH.