Laser and laser system manufacturer TRUMPF will present its TruPrint 1000 3D printer with multi-laser option at next month's TCT show (NEC, Birmingham, September 26-28).
TRUMPF says that what's special about the system, which is designed to process metal powder, is its multi-laser principle "" the highly productive TruPrint 1000 features two 200W fiber lasers that work in tandem to create components of the required shape by layering metal powder. The hallmarks of the system are the great flexibility it offers for satisfying specific customer demands and increased productivity.
Although TRUMPF developed the multi-laser version with two lasers with the dental industry in mind, this highly productive system is also suitable for other industries. The main advantage the multi-laser version has over the standard model is increased productivity "" with no change in capacity utilisation, the machine generates up to 80 per cent more parts; pure processing time for producing parts in the powder bed is cut almost in half.
Apart from the TruPrint 1000, TRUMPF will also introduce the new TruPrint 3000 and TruPrint 5000 3D printers to the market. These medium format machines are based on laser metal fusion (LMF) technology, using lasers to generate complete parts layer by layer in a powder bed.