Prima Additive showcases new Print Genius and Laserdyne 3D printers at Formnext: technical specs and pricing


Italian 3D printer producer Prima Additive has unveiled three new machines on the Formnext 2021 commerce present. 

The primary of which, the Double Wavelength Print Genius 150, packs twin 300W infrared and 200W inexperienced lasers, that are able to working concurrently to drastically scale back half lead instances. With its second extra industrial Print Genius 250, the agency has launched a 500W single-mode dual-laser system as nicely, that it says is greater than highly effective sufficient to unlock “high-productivity metallic 3D printing” for customers.

On the Direct Power Deposition (DED) entrance, the corporate additionally launched the Laserdyne 811 on the present, an ultra-compact machine with a sophisticated controller that helps seven axes of simultaneous movement. Because of this, the system is claimed to own an especially excessive ‘construct ratio,’ probably making it preferrred for quite a lot of manufacturing, materials improvement and element restore purposes.

An engineer using the Print Genius 150 3D printer.
Prima Additive unveiled the Print Genius 150 Double Wavelength 3D printer at Formnext. Picture through Prima Additive.

A rising powder mattress portfolio 

Using the laser system manufacturing experience of its mother or father agency Prima Industrie, Prima Additive focuses on growing 3D printers that assist industrial producers flex-up their manufacturing processes. To greatest obtain this, the agency markets a variety of proprietary {hardware} and supplies, in addition to a collection of coaching, consultancy and design optimization companies. 

Previous to the launch of its new programs at Formnext, the corporate’s machine portfolio already included the entry-level R&D Print Sharp 3D printers, along with the larger-format Laser Subsequent 2141. Whereas the previous LPBF machines function very related specs to Prima Additive’s authentic Print Genius models, the latter is constructed for DED manufacturing at scale, and has a colossal 4,140 x 2,100 x 1,020 mm construct quantity. 

Since launch, the agency’s programs have discovered purposes within the aerospace, power, automotive, electronics, medical and training sectors, and with the launch of its new Print Genius and Laserdyne 811 3D printers, it says it’s now in search of to raised handle “main industrial sectors, the place additive manufacturing is quickly evolving.”

Prima Additive's logo 3D printed into some metal parts.
Prima Additive is in search of to focus on industrial manufacturing and element restore purposes with its new 3D printers. Picture through Prima Additive.

The makings of a ‘Print Genius’ 

Debuted at Formnext, Prima Additive’s Laser Powder Mattress Fusion (LPBF) Print Genius 150 Double Wavelength incorporates a singular dual-laser arrange, by which they are often configured to work alternately on the identical construct space. Utilizing this function, adopters are in a position to tweak their print parameters and discover the absolute best wavelength to optimize the radiation absorption of their supplies. 

When 3D printing metal, titanium, nickel or chromium-cobalt, for example, customers are in a position to deploy the machine’s infrared lasers, however they will then swap to inexperienced radiation when processing highly-reflective supplies resembling pure copper and aluminum. 

Very similar to the traditional Print Genius 150, the Double Wavelength version features a 150 x 160mm cylindrical construct quantity too, however not like the unique, the brand new model may be fitted with upgrades, like a double preheating unit, coaxial pyrometer, twin monitoring cameras and an application-led laser beam-focusing system. 

Prima Additive additionally confirmed off the brand new Print Genius 250 at its Formnext sales space, a 258 x 258 x 350mm twin 500W laser machine that’s designed to supply ‘medium-sized’ metallic components at tempo. Due to its built-in software program and distinctive fuel circulate system, the 3D printer is basically in a position to obtain this, because it quickly orientates elements pre-production, and consumes minimal materials throughout builds. 

The Print Genius 250 additionally comes outfitted with a dual-filter unit, which recirculates fuel across the construct space, and serves to reduce the variety of components that have to be changed on account of put on, furthering the system’s steady manufacturing credentials. 

In practise, the machine’s clever programming permits customers to actively observe and tweak its parameters in real-time as nicely, together with those who instantly have an effect on its platform, supplies and powder assortment. This allows customers to simply optimize their system for producing components with a goal use-case, which given its broad compatibility with high-hardness steels, may lend it molding purposes. 

A rendering of Prima Additive's Print Genius 250 3D printer.
A rendering of Prima Additive’s Print Genius 250 3D printer. Picture through Prima Additive.

Prima Additive’s 9.5-ton behemoth 

Alongside the brand new additions to its Print Genius providing, Prima Additive additionally launched a brand new DED machine at Formnext: the 1100 x 800 x 600 mm Laserdyne 811. With an built-in controller that allows components and subassemblies to be auto-loaded onto its construct platform utilizing robotics, the 9,550-kilogram unit is constructed for productiveness, and is able to reaching deposition speeds of as much as 70cm3/h. 

This construct fee makes the machine preferrred for analysis or industrial purposes, whereas its built-in turntable lends it vital potential as a restore device for bigger elements. Able to repeatedly rotating at N x 360° clockwise or anti-clockwise on the vertical axis, and from -150° to + 150° on its diagonal axis, the desk can be utilized to rebuild broken instruments or essential elements as much as 300kg in mass.

The Laserdyne 811 can also be highly-flexible, on condition that its BeamDirector nozzles may be quickly switched out, and changed with additive, welding or drilling heads, permitting customers to rapidly customise it for addressing particular purposes. 

The machine’s laser arrange may be tailor-made as nicely, with 1000W, 2000W and 3000W Yb laser sources obtainable as normal, and the REAL_DED head appropriate as an elective further. Prima Additive’s extra superior patented deposition head is claimed to permit customers to tweak their laser in real-time and double its spot dimension, successfully maximizing their half throughput. 

Extra details about the REAL_DED deposition head may be discovered right here

The deposition head of Prima Additive's Laserdyne 811 3D printer in-action.
The deposition head of Prima Additive’s Laserdyne 811 3D printer in-action. Picture through Prima Additive.

Technical specs and pricing 

These serious about Prima Additive’s Double Wavelength Print Genius 150, Print Genius 250 or Laserdyne 811 can request a quote from the agency’s web site, however within the meantime, their technical specs are as follows:

  Print Genius 150 Double Wavelength Print Genius 250 Laserdyne 811
Know-how  LPBF  LPBF  DED 
Construct Quantity  150 x 160mm (cylindrical)  258 x 258 x 350 mm 1100 x 800 x 600 mm
Laser Kind  2 x 300W IR or 1x IR + 1x Inexperienced Fiber 2x 500W Single Mode IR Yb Fiber, CW Multimode, IR
Accuracy/Decision 0.02 – 0.12mm 0.02 – 0.1mm 25 µm
Construct Fee  2 – 50 cm3/h 25 – 50cm3/h as much as 70cm3/h
Weight  1800 kg 2500 kg  9550 kg

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Featured picture exhibits the Prima Additive emblem 3D printed onto a metallic half. Picture through Prima Additive.


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