Design Engineering

Dental 3D Printer

By DE Staff   

Additive Manufacturing Metal Fabrication

TRUMPF TruPrint 1000’s 2-laser, multi-plate option offers faster print speeds, higher quality parts.

(Photo credit: TRUMPF Group)

TRUMPF has introduced its TruPrint 1000, an entry-level 3D printing system of metal powders redesigned for dental prostheses, medical technology, R&D applications or small series production. The printer features two 200-watt lasers and a multi-plate option, which allow users to run multiple builds without operator intervention by automatically exchanging the build plate. Users can stack up to four build plates on top of each other in the build cylinder, and the system prints components on them one after the other.

According to the company, the TruPrint 1000 uses half of the floor space of previous editions. Using cobalt-chrome or titanium alloys, the multi-laser version of the system can produce approximately 64 individual dental abutments per hour. The TruPrint 1000 also uses a beam expander to automatically adjust the spot diameter of the laser for the particular build job. The spot diameter is 55 or 80 micrometers, depending on the application. The wider spot allows for higher productivity, while the 55-micrometer spot can be used when special powders need higher energy density.


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