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New Products at EuroMold

December 9, 2006

Filed under: additive manufacturing,event,manufacturing — Terry Wohlers @ 11:16

EuroMold 2006 was held last week in Frankfurt, Germany. The large trade fair consisted of nearly 1,700 exhibitors from 45 countries spread across six exhibit halls. More than 60,000 people from 72 countries attended. Several new products were introduced.

  • EOS unveiled its €150,000 FORMIGA P 100 laser sintering system, as well as its new EOSINT P 730 and EOSINT P 390 systems.
  • Envisiontec introduced its Perfactory Desktop system for €30,000. Also, it showed an epoxy resin, as well as a UV machine that uses Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology.
  • Voxeljet, a sublicensee of Z Corporation’s 3DP powder/binder technology, showed a machine that produces parts as large as 850 x 450 x 500 mm in PMMA. The machine was running and building parts and they looked good.
  • MCP displayed impressive aluminum and titanium alloy parts and introduced its SLM 100, a smaller and lower cost metal fabrication system that is listed at €250,000.
  • Next Factory exhibited a faster stereolithography machine, as well as a much larger system that it is currently being tested.
  • Objet Geometries distributed sample hearing aid shells produced on its PolyJet system. The photopolymers are said to be safe for long-term skin contact.

EuroMold is arguably the most important trade fair on rapid product development technologies and applications in the world. And, it is the biggest. Increasingly, companies are using it to launch new products and services—a good reason to attend. EuroMold 2007 is December 5-8.