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Fortus 380mc & 450mc

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Advanced Prototyping and Production

The Fortus 380mc and 450mc build parts in the materials you’re familiar with, but with the advanced complexity and high requirements needed for today’s manufacturers. With easy-to-use interfaces and software controls, the Fortus printing systems make it easy to produce complex parts more efficiently and effectively.

For demanding applications, rely on the Fortus 450mc for high-performance materials such as FDM Nylon 12CF (carbon fibre), ULTEM resins and ST-130 soluble material for sacrificial composite tooling.

Complex, high-requirement parts production means you can embed hardware, circuitry, and other non-thermoplastic materials into your parts easily, with minimal downtime for changeover.

High-capacity material options on the 450mc increase your unattended build time up to two full weeks.

Advanced additive manufacturing is combined with the latest advances in FDM technology so you can expand your manufacturing business with speed, agility, and the freedom of your own designs.

Reduced operation and training time since Fortus systems require minimal training to operate and maintain, with a simple touchscreen interface and easy-to-replace build trays and loading options.

No special facility requirements means you can install the Fortus printing systems anywhere since they produce no noxious fumes, chemicals or waste.

High Performance Direct Digital Manufacturing

The Fortus 380mc and Fortus 450mc 3D production systems let you build, accurate, repeatable parts faster than ever before. Produce jigs, fixtures, factory tooling and end-use parts, as well as functional prototypes to withstand stringent testing. With four layer thicknesses to choose from, you can strike the right balance between strength, detail, and FDM’s fastest build time.

For maximum time savings, Fortus 380mc and Fortus 450mc build complex parts faster than their predecessors. Both feature an all-new touchscreen interface for straightforward operation and maintenance.


Fortus 380mc

Build parts as large as 355x305x305mm significantly faster than the Fortus 360mc, especially for complex geometries. The Fortus 380mc offers the same fast build time as the 400mc and works with seven standard and engineering thermoplastics.

Fortus 450mc

Build parts as large as 406 x 355 x 406mm . The Fortus 450mc works with 9 standard, engineering and high-performance thermoplastics.

Materials

Both the Fortus 380mc and Fortus 450mc systems work with these production-grade thermoplastics:

  • ABS-M30 in six colors for great tensile, impact and flexural strength and environmental stability
  • ABS-M30i for biocompatibility
  • ABS-ESD7 for static dissipation
  • ASA for UV stability and the best aesthetics
  • PC-ISO for biocompatibility and superior strength
  • PC for superior mechanical properties and heat resistance
  • FDM Nylon 12 for maximum toughness

The Fortus 450mc also works with ULTEM 9085 and ULTEM 1010 for high strength-to-weight ratio and favorable FST rating.

Fortus 380mc & 450mc Product Specifications

Materials: Fortus 380mc and 450mc:

  • ABS-M30
  • ABS-M30i
  • ABS-ESD7
  • ASA
  • PC-ISO
  • PC
  • FDM Nylon 12

Fortus 450mc only:

  • ULTEM 9085
  • ULTEM 1010 (coming in 2015)

Build envelope options:

Fortus 380mc: 355 x 305 x 305 mm (14 x 12 x 12 in.)

Fortus 450mc: 406 x 355 x 406 mm (16 x 14 x 16 in.)

Material delivery options:

Fortus 380mc: One bay each for material and support canisters

Fortus 450mc: Two bays each for material and support canisters

Layer thicknesses:

  • 0.330 mm (0.013 in.)
  • 0.254 mm (0.010 in.)
  • 0.178 mm (0.007 in.)
  • 0.127 mm (0.005 in.)

Support structure: Soluble for most materials; break-away for PC-ISO and ULTEM; soluble or break-away for PC

System size/weight: 127 x 90.17 x 194.31 cm (50 x 25.5 x 76.5 in.)/with crate: 680 kg (1,500 lbs.), without crate: 601 kg (1,325 lbs.)

Achievable accuracy: Parts are produced within an accuracy of ± .127 mm (± .005 in.) or ± .0015 mm/mm (± .0015 in/in), whichever is greater. (Accuracy is geometry dependent. Achievable accuracy specification derived from statistical data at 95% dimensional yield.)

Network communication: 10/100 base T connection; Ethernet protocol

Power requirements: 230 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 3 phase, 16A/phase (20 amp dedicated circuit required)

Regulatory compliance: CE

Special facility requirements: None

Insight Software

Insight software prepares your CAD program’s STL output for 3D manufacturing on a Fortus machine by automatically slicing and generating support structures and material extrusion paths. For maximum control, users can manually edit parameters that determine the look, strength and precision of parts as well as the speed and material use of the FDM process.

With Insight, you can:

  • Optimize build orientation for maximum strength and smoothest surface finish
  • Customize supports for fast, easy removal and best use of materials
  • Program pauses into the build for any reason, such as to embed hardware or circuitry
  • Manipulate tool paths for advanced control over part properties

Included with Insight is Control Center. This sophisticated software application communicates with user workstations and Fortus systems, to manage jobs and monitor production status. Design, engineering and manufacturing teams can network and share 3D manufacturing capacity to maximize efficiency and throughput.