Stratasys introduce the Fortus 250mc Production 3D Printer
Insight software, used to drive the Fortus line of production 3D printers, allows users to control the look, strength and precision of parts: “The engineers interested in this new product will likely be traditional 3D printer candidates, but who want more sophisticated build-parameter control,” says product manager Mary Stanley.
“Users are moving beyond prototyping into production with their additive manufacturing machines. The most common manufacturing application is to build functioning manufacturing tools, like jigs and fixtures to be used in the production process.”
The Fortus 250mc has a 10 x 10 x 12 in. (254 x 254 x 305 mm) build envelope and offers three build layer options: 0.007, 0.010 and 0.013 in. (0.178, 0.254 and 0.330 mm).
To create parts, the machine uses ABSplus thermoplastic, which offers excellent mechanical proprieties, including impact strength, tensile strength, flexural strength, and bonding strength for tough, functional applications. ABSplus comes in ivory, white, blue, fluorescent yellow, black, red, nectarine, olive green and gray colors.
Like all Stratasys additive manufacturing systems, the Fortus 250mc is based on the Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) process.