The FormUp 350 Evolution Large-Scale L-PBF Machine incorporates an extension of the Z axis and maintains a manufacturing enclosure that closely resembles the existing FormUp 350 model. This ensures complete compatibility of recipes and parameters, enabling the creation of production-scale parts with the desired properties.
- Build capacity: 350 x 350 x 1000 mm (~122,5 L)
- Automatic platform clamping
- No screws needed: access to 100 % of available surface
- Automatic probe-based platform referencing system
- Compatible with blade and roller recoating systems
While drawing inspiration from the FormUp 350 machine for its manufacturing enclosure, the Evolution machine has been designed with a primary focus on enhancing productivity. To achieve this, the new machine is equipped with a removable build chamber, enabling the immediate extraction of the manufactured part and its corresponding build chamber once the printing is complete.
This feature preserves the controlled environment within the chamber, ensuring high part quality and enabling the reuse of powder. As soon as the previous chamber is removed, a new platform can be swiftly inserted into the machine, facilitating the prompt initiation of the subsequent production. The cooling of the previous build and the removal of loose powder can be carried out concurrently in the background, rather than consuming valuable machine time. This optimization can result in significant time savings of several hours between consecutive productions.
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Standard Machine Configuration
|Machine dimensions||L= 3 x W= 3 x H= 3.9 m|
|Build volume||350 x 350 x 1000 mm (~122.5L) - no bolt holes|
|Powder recoating device||Bidirectional roller or scraper (brush or silicone)|
|Autonomous powder module||For all types of powder*, continuous supply|
|Sieving||Sieving device integrated w/multiple mesh sizes|
|Powder recovery||High HSE powder recovery during production|
|Vacuum||Inerted and integrated|
|Optical type||Up to 4 Ytterbium continous fiber lasers|
|Laser power||500 W|
|Spot diameter||70 μm|
|Platform coverage||100% coverage by each laser|
|3D scanners||2 axes for X/Y displacement + 1 axis for focus|
|Max speed||10 m/s|
|Avg. time between production||1 hour or less|
|Precision||Up to 0.1 mm**|
|Density||Up to 99.99%**|
|Laser glass protection||Cross jet system|
|Fume and fusion residue||Filtration device w/automatic unclogging|
Calcium carbonate residue passivation
|Filter lifetime||> 3 years|
|Gas type||Argon or nitrogen with programmable O2 levels|
|Laminar flow||Adjustable from 0.5 to 3 m/s|
|CAM solutions||AddUp Manager or Ntwin|
|Remote maintenance||AddUp Remote Control|
|Visualization||Supervision camera on every layer|
BEYOND THE MACHINE
AddUp experts are ready to support you throughout your AM journey. Even after your machine is up and running, our team is committed to providing a gold standard of service. We pride ourselves on our industry leading response times and strive to exceed customer expectations by delivering exceptional experiences. You can count on AddUp to be the partner you rely on to consistently deliver high-quality service.
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