Here at GoPrint3D HQ we’re deep into preparations for our next big trade show. TCT Show, often remarked as the 3D printing show of the year, is back at the NEC on 25-27 September. You can find the GoPrint3D team on stand G28.
We’ll be taking a range of printers, including FFF and SLA and also for the first time this year, we will have a printer capable of printing in metal!
Read on to find out more about which printers we’re taking and how you can get yourself fast-track access on the day.
Markforged Metal X
Possibly the most anticipated printer we’ve ever had. The Metal X uses Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing (ADAM) and a bound metal powder to print unique geometries not possible with other manufacturing techniques. Able to print in 17-4 stainless steel with aluminum, titanium and tool steel in late beta trials, the Metal X is set to revolutionise the manufacturing industry.
Sometimes you just need print something BIG. The WorkTable from 3D Platform has a whopping 1m x 1m x 0.5m build area. We’ll have one of these printing on our stand, so if you want to see 3D printing at the next size up, come and check it out.
The head of Markforged’s Industrial Series, the X7 prints in onyx (nylon with chopped carbon fibre) and has the ability to reinforce those parts with continuous strands of fibre glass, carbon fibre, Kevlar or high strength, high temp fibreglass.
Capable of producing functional prototypes or end use parts for industrial applications, come and see the Markforged X7 for lightweight, high strength parts.
Formlabs Form 2
One of our best sellers, the Form 2 is a stereolithography (SLA) printer. It uses a UV laser to cure liquid resin onto the build platform in the shape desired. Able to print intricate channels and delicate features and with a z-resolution of up to 25 microns, the Form 2 is a favourite of modellers and jewellers, but it’s certainly not limited to just these!
We’ll have these printing throughout the show in several different resins from the standard, dental and engineering ranges.
The newest addition to Ultimaker’s portfolio, the S5 is bigger and better than those before it. With a 330 x 240 x 300, it’s one of the biggest desktop machines around. It also has a touchscreen, inbuilt WiFi and a camera so you can monitor prints remotely. Add to that the swappable print cores and dual extrusion of the Ultimaker 3 and you’ve got a true workhorse of a printer.
Perfectly complementing 3D Printing is the vaccuum former. The Form Box connects to an ordinary vacuum cleaner and creates beautifully textured moulds. Print out your design, then use the Form Box to create the mould. Architecture models, soap moulds, even food moulds can be made this way.
Zortrax’s M300 is another huge desktop printer with a build volume of 300 x 300 x 300mm. Combined with Zortrax’s renowned reliability and dimensional accuracy, your parts come out printed exactly as you designed them.
With its matte black finish, the M300 would fit into both an office or workshop and the quiet working of it, means that it won’t disrupt anyone else nearby as well.
This is not a complete list of printers we’ll have on our stand, but a selection intended to give you an idea of what we’re exhibiting. We have some new additions to the GoPrint3D range for you to enjoy – but you’ll have to come to the stand to see them!
To register for super-quick access to the hall on the day, just click on the picture below! See you there!