The Sculpteo 3D printing factory in the Pyrenees, with the Formiga P100 from Eos, to make white plastic objects
Posted By sculpteo on May 12, 2010 |
We received a lot of questions on how our machines work.
We answer them today by proposing to you a first reportage from our 3D printing factory based in Arreau, in the Pyrenées. The 3D printer is the Formiga P100 from Eos, which allows to make white plastic objects.
Next reportage : the ZPrinter 650 from ZCorp, to make coloured objects
– First step : the making of the objects layer by layer, with a laser to solidify the plastic
The 3D files are placed by our technical expert in a virtual box of a computer, to optimise the making of each object.
Once the production is launched, layers of material (0,1 mm thickness) are adding the ones above the others, and the laser solidifies the powder where the object is going to be built.
– Second step : the recovery of the made pieces
When the machine has ended to make the ordered objects, our technical expert extracts them from the powder.
– Third step : The cleaning of the objects
The cleaning happens in two times : first the objects are cleaned in a sandblaster, then with a blower to remove all the powder.
– Last step : the sending by “La Poste”
The orders are finally packed and sent by “La Poste”, all over Europe.