Description

3DGence INDUSTRY F420 is an industrial high-speed 3D printer capable of printing high-performance polymers such as ULTEM™ and PEEK, certified by TÜV Rheinland.

The highest quality, dimensional accuracy and repeatable results are within your reach. This industrial 3D printer meets all expectations of a production system and convinces with its high-quality and solid workmanship. The Industry F420 is considered best in class in terms of total cost of ownership, and a modular printing system also offers you maximum flexibility for your applications.


Powerful and fully-fledged manufacturing system for:

PRODUCTION

FAST | SAFE | RELIABLE | COST EFFICIENT

Produce parts cheaper and faster than before with the materials you know. Easily produce end parts or spare parts that can replace worn details.

Durable and accurate manufacturing of end parts. Stack printing with large construction volume. Cost reduction through high printing speed and short downtimes.

PROTOTYPING

VERSATILE | PRECISE | SPACIOUS | TIED TOGETHER

Accelerate your product development and shorten your time to market by replacing your traditional prototyping process with 3D printing. By using a 3D printer in the company, the prototyping time can be significantly reduced.

A head start over the competition with high-performance materials. Complex prototypes with soluble carriers and large construction volumes. Controlled environment in a high temperature chamber.

Key Features:

Interchangeable pressure modules - wide use of engineering materials.
High temperature pressure chamber - precise and durable parts.
PEEK and ULTEM 3D printing - the best performing polymers.
Soluble Materials - ESM-10 support structures.
High quality components - special electronics, fast and rigid kinematic system, robust design.
3DGence CLOUD - remote control for printing operations.
Air Cleaner, Signal Tower and Backup Power Supply - Operator Safety and Industry Standards.
Dual Extruder 3D Printer - for industrial applications where accuracy, speed, convenience and safety of the entire 3D printing process are critical.

SPECIFICATIONS _
Installation space (W × D × H) 380×380×420mm
pressure nozzles 2 per module
Hot end temp. (max) 500°C
Build platform temp. (max) 180°C
Installation space temp. (max) 180°C
Filament chamber temp. (max) 50°C
software 3DGence SLICER 4.0

Particularities:

  • speed
  • Modular printing system
  • Ultra polymers (ULTEM, PEEK)
  • build volume
  • Best-in-class total cost of ownership
  • 3DGence CLOUD
  • Brand new kinematic system
  • Built-in SMM system for material detection
  • Special building boards

speed and precision

process speed

1m/s

print speed

400mm/s

A key aspect of 3DGence's new industry platform is the high focus on speed.

The implementation of a number of innovative solutions has significantly increased the performance of the platform. This makes F420 not only an excellent rapid prototyping tool, but also a full-fledged additive manufacturing system.

Thanks to the newly developed kinematic system, which uses closed-loop coded stepper motors for X, Y and Z actuation, it is possible to achieve high traversing and printing speeds while maintaining high print quality. Running in closed loop means the system can monitor its current position and correct itself if an error is detected.

Switch modules and use a 3D printer for all jobs

The modular system used in the 3DGence INDUSTRY F420 is a practical and cost-effective solution. 3DGence INDUSTRY F420 with its modular system is unique in the industrial 3D printer segment.

The ability to use three different modules in one 3D printer allows you to create repeatable models from a wide variety of filaments. Each module is adapted to a specific material group in order to optimize the printing process. The internal module memory saves time for calibration. All modules are also equipped with two hotends and an inactive nozzle lift system.

Module M280

Basic print module for 3DGence INDUSTRY F420, which allows to print the standard polymers, such as PLA, ABS, ASA, PA6/69, etc. The M280 module can also print soluble support structures from ESM-10.

  • dual extruder
  • Predefined profiles for a variety of materials
  • Soluble support material

Module M360

M360 is a high temperature INDUSTRY F420 module that allows the user to print the models of ULTEM ™ - high performance polymer with very good mechanical properties and high temperatures. M360 can also print engineering materials such as PC.

  • dual extruder
  • High-strength PC models
  • High quality ULTEM™ printing processes


Module M500


M500 is one of the interchangeable INDUSTRY F420 modules which can reach extrusion temperature up to 500℃. This high temperature combined with the printer's heated chamber enables high performance polymers such as PEEK or PEKK to be printed. The M500 module can print PEEK and PEKK on the ESM-10 soluble carrier .

  • dual extruder
  • PEEK and PEKK - High Performance Polymers
  • ESM-10 - Soluble Support Material

    Comparison table of modules

        M280 M360 M500
      printing temperature Up to 280°C Up to 360°C Up to 500°C
      nozzle diameter 0.5 / 0.5mm 0.4 / 0.4mm 0.4 / 0.4mm
      model materials ABS, ASA, PLA, PA6/69 PC, ULTEM PEEK
      supporting materials HIPS (breakaway) ESM-10 (soluble) ESM-10 (soluble) ESM-10 (soluble)


      Smart Materials Manager


      The NFC antenna from the Smart Material Manager (SMM) is located in the material shaft. When a spool is placed in the chute, it is automatically recognized and read - no additional action is required. The NFC system not only contains information about material weight, type and manufacturer, but can also write new data into the NFC tag.
      Before each print job, available material and required material values ​​are compared. The user is informed of the possible need to load the second slot.
       

      Large heatable space

      The F420 is equipped with a powerful, actively heated build chamber that can reach 180 ° C. A patent-pending variable chamber volume solution minimizes the time required to reach working temperature. The walls of the chamber are lined with INOX steel to prevent damage and oxidation.

      The combination of heated build chamber, suitable extrusion temperatures and heated material chamber ensures that the prints made from high-performance polymers such as PEEK or ULTEM™ filaments are always of the best possible quality and achieve the expected nominal mechanical properties without warping or other print defects.

      There is also a nozzle suction sector in the chamber. The F420 no longer relies on mechanical nozzle blocking, instead using printhead flushing. A rinsing cycle takes only 3 seconds.

      build platforms

      The F420 heatbed reaches 180°C and has two options:

      borosilicate glass

      high universal,

      mechanically more resilient,

      simple, tool-free removal / replacement

      by metal clamp sensor

      to detect the presence of building boards

      plastic build plate

      Specific Use

      very effective with certain material combinations

      Easy, tool-free vacuum removal/replacement

      The user can select and switch between the build plate materials that can be used without additional tools or modifications to the machine. A compressed air connection at the printer installation site is required for the vacuum functionality.

      Automatic coil change

      INDUSTRY F420 has four material bays that store four 1kg material spools. By default, two are for model material and two for house material. When one spool runs out of material, the extruder automatically replaces it with material from another bay.

      The F420 can automatically change the bobbin during the printing process. Once the end of filament has been detected, the device loads material from the second slot without user intervention and continues printing seamlessly. Material chutes are continuously heated to 50°C. This temperature can be set via the printer interface. With a specific coil geometry, four 2 kg coils can be installed while retaining all functions.

      Security

      • An electronic lock of the main chamber door, which can also be controlled via cloud service and printer interfaces.
      • Sensors for the main chamber door and the top access door
      • Redundancy for thermal sensors of high power heating elements
      • Emergency switch - instant power off and thermal control system
      • Logic emergency shutdown system
      • Software access overdrive - the printer can be shut down remotely .

      filtration

      With the focus on high performance thermoplastics, it is becoming increasingly important to provide proper emission control. F420 filters offer unparalleled filter efficiency among the FFF AM platforms .

      F420 uses an advanced ULT filter unit capable of filtering the following particles:

      • macro dust
      • Nanodust (VOC, UFP)
      • solvent
      • vapor (harmful gases)
      • foreign particles


      UPS and Signal Tower

      The F420 can be fitted with a 72Ah UPS unit. The printer supports all functions during short power failures. The UPS is integrated into the system at a deeper level and monitors the UPS battery life. If the power outage is longer, the printer will go into idle support mode. The printing process is halted and only the most important thermal control and logic functions remain. If power is restored, printing will resume normally. This dual approach can produce two outcomes:

      • Unaffected printer performance during brief power outages
      • longer battery life with longer power problems

      In addition, as an accessory, 3DGence INDUSTRY F420 can be equipped with the signal tower showing the status of the print. The signal tower makes the machine easily visible from distant parts of the production facility.


      3DGence Cloud

      Remote Print Start, Cancel, and Pending . Full control over job and execution, even on multiple printers.

      Real-time monitoring of aggregation of machine and print status and display of access module for machine and material consumption statistics;

      3DGence support team can access, diagnose and provide help remotely for file sharing and storage access control as well as for managing marketing functions.

      Live Camera Feed

      Asymmetric encryption for data transmission (RSA)


      New motherboard

      F340 was based on a proprietary controller - the Titan. With Texas Instruments drivers, it was a superior motherboard at the time of its release. With increasing performance requirements, a new controller had to be developed. The system is based on a 32-bit architecture and is highly adaptable and modular. Up to 9 stepper drivers, BLDC motors or servos can be supported.

      The user interface and all user interface and cloud services are run by a coprocessor. The main CPU only focuses on machine control. These two processing units run in parallel and do not affect each other's performance. They store sufficient computing power for immediate job control.

      Scope of delivery and additional options

      WHAT'S INCLUDED?

      • 3DGence INDUSTRY F420 3D printer
      • Accessory set (Wi-Fi module incl.)

      WHAT IS THE ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT?

      • The dual extruder print module M280 (+1 spool ABS, +1 spool ESM-10)
      • The M360 dual extruder print engine (+1 spool PC, +1 spool ESM-10, +1 PEI heatbed)
      • The M500 dual extruder print engine (+1 spool PEEK, +1 spool ESM-10)
      • UPS - emergency power supply
      • Extended ULT LAS 42 filter unit
      • signal tower
      • Emergency stop button
      After the manufacturer's 12-month warranty has expired, you have the option of concluding a maintenance contract for the maintenance and proper servicing of the 3DGence F420.
      You can choose between the following two maintenance contract options: