Fortus 450mc Production System
Get the speed and design freedom of advanced additive manufacturing in a 3D printer designed for production. The Fortus 450mc offers a generously sized build chamber to build prototypes, end-use parts, and tooling in a production environment.
The Fortus 450mc is designed for ease of use with an intuitive touchscreen interface for a smooth, efficient workflow. Available materials include engineering-grade as well as high-performance thermoplastics.
For demanding applications, rely on the Fortus 450mc for high-performance materials such as FDM Nylon 12CF (carbon fiber), ULTEM™ resins, PEKK-based Antero materials, 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 mean you can install the Fortus printing systems anywhere since they produce no noxious fumes, chemicals, or waste.
High Performance Direct Digital Manufacturing
The Fortus Fortus 450mc production system lets 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 450mc build complex parts faster than their predecessors. Both feature an all-new touchscreen interface for straightforward operation and maintenance.
Both the 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 450mc Product Specifications
Build envelope options:
Fortus 450mc: 406 x 355 x 406 mm (16 x 14 x 16 in.)
Material delivery options:
Fortus 450mc: Two bays each for material and support canisters
- 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 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.