Large-batch LMM printer
By DE StaffAdditive Manufacturing
Incus’ Hammer Pro40 features a build volume six times larger than its predicessor.
Australia’s Incus GmbH announced it will introduce the company’s Hammer Pro40 printing system at Formnext 2023. Similar to Incus’ Hammer Lab35, the Hammer Pro40 is a lithography-based Metal Manufacturing (LMM) printer, designed to manufacture large batches of intricate, specialty parts dental, medical, automotive, micro-robotics and jewelry applications.
The Hammer Pro40 features a build volume six times larger than the Lab35 by incorporating two moving or scrolling projectors, instead of one stationary projector. According to the company the Hammer Pro40 can operate several jobs without intervention and includes a feedstock supply for at least 2-3 days. Job preparation, setup and material changeover take less than five minutes.
The Pro40 also offers a potential throughput of 700cm³/hour, the company says, as well as resolution to a pixel pitch of 40µm in X/Y. Completed parts have a surface roughness (Ra) of 2µm after sintering, the company says, eliminating the need for additional surface treatments.