In early 2022, some experts have given their views of the trends of additive manufacturing and 3D printing for 2022. One of the major trends is that the 3D-printed parts will be larger and bigger and this trend has been widely recognized by 3D printing companies and customers worldwide.
In terms of metal 3D printing, 3D printing with MPBF (Metal Powder Bed Fusion) has become the mainstream technology to print large scale parts. Currently, many titanium and aluminum parts applied in aerospace industry are printed by MPBF 3D printing technology. 3 Major Advantages of Metal Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace Industry.
To adapt to the trend of 3D printing, Eplus3D has launched a new large metal additive manufacturing machine EP-M450H, featuring the highest build chamber: 455*455*1100 mm³. In addition, Eplus3D has launched a quad laser metal 3D printer EP-M650 earlier, which has successfully passed the acceptance test in early 2021 and it’s also a good choice for aerospace. Metal Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace by Eplus3D EP-M650.
Frame printed by EP-M650 (470x400x499mm³)
Cabin printed by EP-M650 (Φ340 x470mm³)
Except MPBF 3D printing technology, other metal 3d printing technologies like DED are also able to print larger parts. More and more 3D printers with multiple lasers are emerging in the market, which can print larger parts than before. Eplus3D has also launched metal 3d printers with dual lasers and quad lasers to meet your demands of larger parts with faster printing speed.
EP-M300 metal 3D printer with single or dual-laser optional
EP-M650 metal 3D printer with quad lasers
In terms of plastic 3d printing, HME (Hot Melt Extrusion) is able to 3d-print large scale parts combined with mechanical arm and large portal frame, such as accessories of furniture and ships. This technology makes use of plastic particles as the raw materials, and it can use a variety of thermoplastic plastics.
In terms of SLA 3D printing, the volume for the 3d-printed parts are also becoming larger and bigger, and it can print faster.
In addition, concrete 3d printing is also developing quickly. More and more enterprises start to develop this technology which can create various kinds of structures to reduce construction cost.
We believe in 2022, 3D printing will be adopted by more and more companies to produce large-scale parts due to its multiple Advantages of Metal 3D Printing for Large-scale Products. Welcome to contact Eplus3D for more AM solutions!