Royal DSM has partnered with Juggerbot 3D to test and expand its additive manufacturing innovations in fused granulate fabrication (FGF).
This is the Dutch multinational’s second venture with JuggerBot 3D; the two companies had worked earlier on a fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printer.
Juggerbot 3D was roped in on account of its recently developed 3D printer that comes equipped with extrusion technology, enabling it to explore the untapped potential of FGF printing.
Both companies will work together to leverage cutting-edge technology, top-tier materials, and the sharpest minds in the 3D printing industry in order to revolutionize FGF additive manufacturing.
There are a growing number of manufacturers on the look out for 3D printing technologies and materials capable of meeting the strength, stiffness, and heat resistance required to create large structural applications.
With filler ratios of up to 50%, pellet materials can meet performance requirements while not being bound by the constraints of some other 3D printing technologies.
DSM and JuggerBot 3D are thus exploring the untapped potential of FGF printing to develop solutions that meet a growing need among manufacturers.
For instance, JuggerBot 3D’s newest printer is specifically designed to process performance materials, like DSM’s glass-reinforced Arnite AM8527 (G).
The company has also leveraged DSM’s expertise during the development of its new P3-44 printer; the Dutch company is one of the first partners to purchase JuggerBot 3D’s P3-44 printer.
According to JuggerBot 3D, the P3-44 has a build volume of three feet deep, four feet wide, and four feet tall, and is capable of producing parts up to 200 times faster than other machines.
“We’re addressing the largest barriers to the adoption of 3D printing with fused granulate fabrication,” notes Dan Fernback, Co-Founder at JuggerBot 3D.
“The P3-44 is truly a reliable, industrial-grade machine that allows users to tap into a plethora of production materials and scale their additive manufacturing efforts.”
“We’re thrilled to further align our process expertise with DSM’s material expertise and serve as the go-to team for companies looking to take 3D printing to the next level.”
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