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EinScan HX Hybrid 3D LED Laser scanner

16.09.2020

Shining3D have just launched the EinScan HX high resolution 3D laser scanner.

The EinScan HX is a hybrid scanner with dual blue LED and blue lasers, so can scan all types of objects and surface finishes with ease and at great speed.

Laser scanning is much less sensitive to ambient light, than with structured light scanners, so gives better performance with reflective and dark coloured surfaces.

Some key technical specifications for the EinScan HX 3D Scanner:

  • Minimum point distance 0.05 mm
  • Accuracy up to 0.04 mm 
  • Light Weight 710g
  • Rapid Scan Mode is up to 1,200,000 points/s
  • Built-in colour camera

Laser Scan Mode creates scans of objects in minutes - for reverse engineering, CAD/CAM, 3D printing etc.

The EinScan HX 3D Scanner offers great portability thanks to its ergonomic design creating a more efficient and seamless user experience.

EinScan HX 3D laser scanner

New Sinterit SLS Materials

07.08.2020

CDG have just added NEW SLS powders for the Sinterit Lisa PRO 3D Printer! Check them out below.

SLS Powder – Nylon PA11 Onyx FRESH (6kg): £695

FEATURES:

  • high resistance against impacts
  • moderate elasticity
  • good chemical resistance
  • dedicated only for Sinterit LISA Pro SLS 3D Printer (requires a nitrogen chamber)

SLS Powder – Nylon PA12 Smooth FRESH (6kg): £645

FEATURES:

  • good quality to price ratio
  • excellent quality of prints surface and details
  • high chemical resistance

SLS Powder – TPU FLEXA GREY (6kg): £795

FEATURES:

  • Flexible prints with increased extensibility
  • Adjustable hardness
  • 100% reusable

This powder is manufactured by Sinterit for their Sinterit Lisa PRO SLS 3D printer only.

3D Technology Webinar Programme - Autumn Series

31.07.2020

CDG are holding a series of Advanced 3D Technology Webinars in the forthcoming months.

The webinar series is FREE to attend.

3D Technology Webinar Q2 2020

• Ask the Experts Q&A.
• See "live" demonstrations.
• You can participate in just one webinar or many.
• Learn the very latest information on the leading 3D Printing, 3D Scanning and 3D Software technologies.
• The final invitation will be emailed to you on the week of the webinar.
• FREE report and/or supporting documentation, after the event.
• FREE part for 3D Printer webinar attendees (for the first 100 registrations).

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September programme

Geomagic Freeform & haptic arm technology

October programme

Printing in PEEK with Intamsys FFF

Figure-4 Modular DLP printing in large batches

November programme

Sinterit Lisa-Pro SLS 3D printing

Omni Factory 2.0 NET large-format FFF printing

December programme

Conformal Cooling & Metal Printing


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Tel. 01420 556755 

CDG supply 3D Printers, 3D Scanners & 3D Software products and services. 
We are the UK distributors for: 3DSystems, Cimatron, Geomagic, Intamsys, Omni, Simcon, Sinterit, Shining & Zmorph.

Please email info@cdg.uk.com for more details.

Intamsys' New Advanced PAEK material: better than PEEK?

23.07.2020

INTAMSYS announced a partnership with Victrex to allow use of a newly designed PAEK 3D printer filament in their high-temperature equipment.

INTAMSYS’ New Advanced PAEK Material Better Than PEEK?
PAEK 3D printed part [Source: INTAMSYS]

INTAMSYS has been focusing on the high-temperature 3D printing market for several years, releasing a series of machines capable of working with high-temp materials like PEEK, ULTEM and others at blisteringly high operating temperatures.

HIGH-TEMPERATURE 3D PRINTING

These high-temp materials have been highly desirable of late as their thermal properties allow parts made from them to be used in a much wider set of applications, specifically where environmental temperatures are high. Unfortunately, very few 3D printers are properly optimized to print with them, as you need not only extremely high nozzle temperatures, but also enclosed chambers with significant internal heating.

INTAMSYS observed a problem with some PEEK materials during the course of their work: the PEEK materials typically used are not optimized for 3D printing applications; they were simply repurposed PEEK materials that were originally designed for other purposes, like injection molding or CNC milling.

Thus certain critical aspects of the 3D printing process were left with “default” properties. Specifically this involved the layer-to-layer adhesion that is typically the weakest part of a FFF part.

VICTREX AM 200

INTAMSYS turned to UK-based Victrex, a large chemical company producing plastic materials and products. Victrex has been producing PAEK since 2018, but they have now released a 3D print-optimized variation they call “VICTREX AM 200”.

What’s different with this variation? It seems they have three main beneficial characteristics:

  • Slower crystallization: this provides subsequent layers a bit more opportunity to bond with lower layers as they are deposited
  • Lower melt temperature: This is obviously beneficial as less energy would be required to heat the material for 3D printing
  • Fine-tuned viscosity: Extrusions become optimal as the viscosity matches the expected flow rates during 3D printing, as well as assisting in layer-to-layer bonding

Apparently VICTREX AM 200 also has a relatively low shrinkage factor, for which all 3D printer operators would be thankful.

Victrex explains:

“The PAEK-based new VICTREX AM filament has been designed and optimized specifically for AM. The excellent mechanical properties of PAEK are in demand for high performance parts. However, until now they were difficult to be fully realized in 3D printed parts with existing choices such as PEEK and PEKK. For example, repurposing injection molding PEEK into filament fusion AM, typically results in weak parts because of poor interlayer bonding. This new material is designed to address this weakness in printing PEEK. According to INTAMSYS´ experience using its manufacturing equipment, the VICTREX AM 200 filament has a higher Z-axis strength and has shown to date up to 80% strength in the XY direction with a better fused filament forming (FFF) printing adaptability than the existing PAEK materials.”

INTAMSYS’ New Advanced PAEK Material Better Than PEEK?
PAEK 3D print before and after annealing [Source: INTAMSYS]

Charles Han, Founder and CEO at INTAMSYS, added:

“Our test results to date have shown that the VICTREX AM 200 filament has a better interlayer adhesion than other PAEK materials on INTAMSYS’ machines. Compared with unfilled PEEK, it is designed with slower crystallization, lower melt temperature, and a viscosity fine tuned to the filament fusion process, such as easier flow in the build chamber after leaving the nozzle. Higher flow in open air (low shear rates) also promotes interlayer bonding and stability during printing. All of this contributes to an improved interlaminar adhesion, easier printing (less shrink and warp), and a better suitability for FDM 3D printing, compared to other similar options, based upon the testing we have done at INTAMSYS up to this point.”

Stepping back, it’s interesting to see how the use of high-temperature materials is playing out. At first 3D printer operators were ecstatic at being able to produce parts with high-temperature materials. Now we’re taking a step beyond by using even better high-temp materials.

AutoScan Inspec Compact High-Resolution 3D Scanner

01.07.2020

Advanced blue-light 3D scanning technology brings users the scan accuracy within 10μm to ensure high level of accuracy required by quality inspection.

AutoScan Inspec iso

Automatic Scanning

As a fully automated desktop 3D scanner for 1-click scan, AutoScan Inspec features 3-axis for multi-angle scanning, enabling users to obtain 3D scans easily and rapidly.

AutoScan turntable

Fine Detail

Provides precisely detailed 3D scan for small and complex objects using dual-camera of 5 megapixels.

AutoScan fine detail

 Powerful Software

The software Ultrascan is specially created by SHINING 3D for industrial application, featuring user-friendly interface and easy operation, which allows user to effortlessly export 3D data to CAD/CAM system such as Geomagic Control X, Design X, Zbrush, Polyworks and etc.

AutoScan software

Applications

• Non-Contact Measurement
• Inspection and Quality Control
• Reverse Engineering
• Product Design

 

 

Figure-4 Modular New Demonstration Facility

26.06.2020

CDG are pleased to announce a Figure-4 Modular demonstration facility at our head-office in Alton, Hants.

We can help you learn about:

- printing up to 10,000 parts per month;

- printing in production materials;

- stacking parts to maximise throughput.

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Build volume is 350x120x70mm;

Number of connected units is up to 24.

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Production materials include:

- Pro BLK

- Flex BLK

- Rubber BLK

- EggShell for Silicone parts

- HT300

PLUS 7x other high performance materials.

Figure-4 Modular 3D Printer

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