Plastics Machinery: 3-D Printer Features Fast-Heating Nozzle

| The Essentium Team


Named for its high-speed extrusion operations, Essentium’s new 3-D printer boasts a nozzle that can heat up from room temperature to its maximum temperature — 932 degrees Fahrenheit — in less than 3 seconds. Equipped with a fully enclosed heated chamber and direct-drive servo motors, it can use a variety of materials, including TPU, nylon, polylactic acid and polyester, to create jigs and tooling, as well as other parts. The company is targeting the medical, aerospace, automotive and contract manufacturing markets.”

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