On Thursday, December 3, 2020, Titan Robotics and Infinite Material Solutions hosted an informative joint webinar on large-scale, high temperature 3D printing with pellet extrusion and hybrid pellet and filament extrusion.
For those who missed the webinar, it is now available online!
If you would like to see your part 3D printed on Titan’s industrial Atlas systems with pellet extrusion and AquaSys 180, please contact the Titan Robotics team here.
Titan and Infinite™ host Webinar Dec. 3 on Use of Infinite™ AquaSys® Water Soluble Support Materials on Titan’s Industrial Pellet and Hybrid Extrusion based Atlas Platform
December 1, 2020 – Titan Robotics, Ltd. and Infinite™ Material Solutions announce a strategic partnership to provide novel water soluble materials for industrial additive manufacturing applications. The collaboration between the two companies leverages Titan’s production additive manufacturing platforms with pellet and multi-head extrusion systems with Infinite™ Material Solutions’ AquaSys® materials portfolio. These materials can be used as both water soluble support materials compatible with a variety of structural polymers and in soluble core applications.
Titan’s state-of-the-art Atlas 3D printers with Hybrid Pellet + Filament Extrusion and Dual Pellet Extrusion systems enable the use of dual materials to be printed using low-cost pellet feedstocks. With the Atlas’ heated enclosure reaching 80°C (176°F), industrial customers can print complex geometries using high-temperature pellet materials such as carbon fiber filled PEI or glass fiber filled PEKK with AquaSys® 180 high-temperature water soluble support material in either pellet or filament form. Customers can also print engineering materials like Nylons, ABS, PC and more with AquaSys® 120 general purpose water soluble support material in either pellet or filament form
“As an industrial additive manufacturing solutions provider, Titan’s production-ready systems and technology are an ideal fit with Infinite™ Material Solutions’ innovative and disruptive materials,” said Titan CEO Rahul Kasat. “Titan’s mission is to enable the adoption of additive manufacturing into industrial production, and materials like AquaSys® 120 and 180 make that possible by enabling the use of engineering grade materials with a water soluble support material. This enables our industrial customers to print more complex geometries without worrying about impacting surface finish during support removal.”
Together, Titan and Infinite™ are working to transform 3D printing and break down barriers to its adoption in industrial production. As part of the collaboration, Titan and Infinite™ are hosting an informative joint webinar on December 3, 2020, that will highlight several industrial 3D printing applications and techniques including Hybrid Pellet + Filament Extrusion and include advanced tips and tricks for dual material 3D printing.
“Infinite Material Solutions has been collaborating with Titan for the past two years and share a common vision of the future in additive. The two teams share a common goal to provide disruptive solutions to the AM market; a printing platform and novel materials to enable ultimate user innovation. We see huge potential for customers / end users to unlock new opportunities,” said Larry Doerr, Chief Operations Officer at Infinite™ Material Solutions.
The collaboration between Titan Robotics and Infinite™ Material Solutions gives customers the advantages of selecting the right materials for their industrial applications without sacrificing part design or performance.
As an authorized distributor of Infinite™ Material Solutions 3D printing pellet materials, Titan will support their ongoing development of new material formulations for pellet extrusion 3D printing on the Atlas platform.
Be sure to join Titan and Infinite™ for an exciting webinar on 3D Printing Day – December 3, 2020 at 1pm MST! Register for the webinar Here.
About Pellet Extrusion on the Atlas
Pellet extrusion on the Atlas enables production additive manufacturing solutions by printing directly with plastic pellets instead of traditional filament. Pellet extrusion increases throughput and decreases material costs, while also expanding the variety of materials that can be 3D printed.
Pellet Extrusion on the Atlas enables order of magnitude material cost savings compared to traditional 3D printing filaments and the ability to print with hundreds of grades of resins. From flexible, low durometer materials up to high-performance and highly filled engineering materials, pellet extrusion on the Atlas utilizes open market materials.
Pellet Extrusion on the Atlas also enables the ability to print large, production parts due to the faster print speeds and higher through-put on the Atlas. Flow rates range from 1 lbs to 30 lbs per hour and prints speeds can top out at 30,000 mm per minute, reducing production time from days to hours.
The combination of reduced feedstock cost and faster print speeds provides reduced operational costs and faster cycle times with organic capacity.
About Titan Robotics
Titan Robotics, Ltd. is a production additive manufacturing solutions provider. Titan designs and fabricates large-format, purpose-built 3D printers, and provides solutions to its customers by developing processes using Titan’s additive manufacturing technology. Specializing in direct pellet fed 3D printing and high flow filament 3D printing, Titan’s large-format systems enable the use of engineering grade and commodity materials. Titan provides complete additive manufacturing implementation, from manufacturing on demand through its printing services, to consulting and material integration processes. Learn more at Titan’s website: www.titan3drobotics.com
Detroit, MI – Titan Robotics is partnering with top global material companies to demonstrate a wide range of high-performance materials with both pellet extrusion and filament extrusion on its newest Atlas 3D Printers during Rapid + TCT 2019. With a focus on production additive manufacturing, Titan will conduct live printing of new and unique materials from DuPont™, Infinite® Material Solutions and Push Plastic at Rapid + TCT held at the Detroit Cobo Center May 21 – 23, 2019.
As a production additive
manufacturing solutions provider, Titan is pushing the boundaries with
multi-head extrusion technology and increasing the number of materials that can
be 3D printed. Teaming up with top materials companies in the AM industry
enables Titan to continue to offer high-performance materials to make
Titan will be printing with several unique materials on two of its newest Atlas 3D Printer models during Rapid + TCT 2019 in the Titan Booth, #527. Rapid attendees will have the opportunity to see high speed and multi-head extrusion 3D printing of materials from DuPont™, Infinite® Material Solutions and Push Plastic. The Titan Robotics Team and representatives from the material companies will be on hand to discuss printer capabilities, material properties and customers’ application needs.
Printing Schedule during Rapid + TCT 2019
Tuesday, May 21, 10am – 6pm: DuPont™ Zytel® 3D12G30PT Pellets with 30% glass fiber reinforcement
A high-performance material
delivering a balance of stiffness and strength, Zytel® Glass-reinforced
Polyamide Pellets is a specialty nylon material from DuPont™. Zytel® reinforced
with 30% glass fiber has low warpage and shrinkage, excellent thermal
performance (HDT>150C), chemical resistance, low moisture absorption during
printing while still maintaining ease of printing and high-quality surface
finish. Titan will conduct live printing of Zytel® Pellets with 30% glass fiber
reinforcement during the first day of the Rapid + TCT Expo.
In addition to Zytel® pellets, Titan will also demonstrate high-speed printing of Hytrel® thermoplastic elastomer (TPC-ET) pellets on its secondary Atlas 3D printer during the first day of Rapid. Hytrel® 3D printing material is a versatile copolyester that combines the flexibility of rubber with the strength and processability of thermoplastics. It blends heat and chemical resistance with strength, resilience and durability.
Wednesday, May 22, 10am – 6pm: Infinite® Material Solutions AquaSys® 120 Water Soluble Pellets & Custom AquaSys® High Temperature Water Soluble Test Pellets
AquaSys® 120 is a new material
from Infinite® Material Solutions specifically for 3D printing applications
requiring high-performance attributes, quality, ease of use and increased
throughput. Compatible with a wide range of materials, AquaSys® 120 features
fast dissolution rates, high thermal stability, superior adhesion and is fully
water soluble. AquaSys® 120 is compatible with a wide range of engineering
grade resins, such as ABS, PC/ABS, Nylon, TPU, CPE, PC and PP. Titan will
conduct live printing of AquaSys® 120 in pellet form as a soluble support
material with nylon as the model material on the second day of Rapid.
Titan will also demonstrate live
printing of a custom test material from Infinite® Material Solutions: AquaSys®
High Temperature Water Soluble Pellets. While not commercially available, this
proof-of-concept material is a high temperature, tap water only, soluble
material that would be used in additive manufacturing applications requiring
high processing temperatures. Titan will print this material during the second
day of Rapid as a single, soluble tool demonstration.
Thursday, May 23, 10am – 3pm: Push Plastic ABS with 15% Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Pellets and PETG with 10% Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Filament
Push Plastic’s ABS reinforced with 15% of carbon fiber pellets and PETG with 10% carbon fiber reinforcement filament provide a production solution for additive manufacturing. Designed for structural components that require high stiffness, the CF ABS pellets and CF PETG filament feature an ease of printing with excellent stiffness, great dimensional stability and a matte appearance with exceptional surface quality. Titan will conduct live printing of Push Plastic CF ABS pellets, CF PETG filament and PLA pellets during the final day of Rapid.
Please stop by Titan’s exhibit booth, #527, at the Rapid + TCT Expo at the Cobo Center in Detroit, May 21 – 23, 2019.
Zytel® is a registered trademark of DuPont™
Hytrel® is a registered trademark of DuPont™
AquaSys® is a registered trademark of Infinite® Material Solutions
In Morelia, Mexico, one pattern shop is revolutionizing its business and the foundries it serves by utilizing Pellet Extrusion and Filament Extrusion 3D Printing on the Atlas. Proveedora de Servicios y Suministros Industriales (PSSI) is a leading pattern shop owned by the same group as Fundidora Morelia. PSSI specializes in manufacturing patterns for pumps, turbines, high-pressure valves and industrial parts.
PSSI’s traditional method of making large patterns
required cutting the pattern out of wood. This process was time consuming,
taking up to 8 weeks in some cases. Using wood feedstock was also costly,
sourcing expensive mahogany that was often not a uniform size that required
By utilizing 3D Printing on the Titan Atlas with both pellet and filament extrusion capabilities, PSSI was able to achieve shorter production times of the patterns, in some cases cutting the time in half. Affordable Pellet and filament feedstocks also eliminates the need to source expensive raw wood materials.
3D Printed Pump Body
Print Method: Pellet Extrusion on the Atlas
Print Setting: 2mm nozzle
Feedstock: ABS Pellets
Print Time: 10 Hrs (3 parts)
Material Weight: 31Lbs
Material Cost: $89
3D Printed Pump Core Box
Print Method: Pellet (red) and Filament (orange) Extrusion on the Atlas
Print Setting: 2mm nozzle (pellet) and 0.8mm nozzle (filament)
Feedstock: ABS Pellets, ABS Filament
Print Time: 20 Hrs (6 parts)
Material Weight: 25Lbs
Material Cost: $72
3D Printed Body and Core Box Post Processing
Sanding parts to reduce layer lines and apply for high-fill primer can take one to two weeks depending on size and number of parts. Once a smooth surface is achieved, a primer and mold release paint is applied. Patterns are ready for no-bake sand casting with total manufacture time at 3-4 weeks.
Production time to manufacture this Pump Body and Core Box Pattern was cut in half, reducing the process from 8 weeks using traditional methods down to 3-4 weeks using 3D printing on the Atlas. 3D printing also reduced raw material costs, with an estimated 15% – 20% Savings.
“Working with Titan has been the best decision we have made. We have improved in so many ways because of the flexibility (referring to pellet and filament extruders) and the speed the machine works with. We have won a lot of projects because of the efficiency of the machine. We can offer better delivery times with the same quality,” said Alonso Alvarez of PSSI.
Titan Robotics shared this case study from PSSI and brought large-format industrial polymer 3D printing to CastExpo for the first time this year, held in Atlanta from April 27 – 30, 2019. Occurring every three years, CastExpo is the largest North American gathering of the metalcasting supply chain companies. Exhibiting at CastExpo 2019 was a great opportunity to share how 3D printing and Titan’s line of Atlas 3D printers can improve pattern making processes with lower cost patterns, faster turn around time and increasing return o investment.
CHICAGO, IL – Titan Robotics, Ltd. will showcase for the first time its state-of-the-art, industrial Hybrid Atlas 3D Printer with Pellet and Filament Extrusion capabilities at this year’s Additive Manufacturing Users Group conference. To demonstrate printing of production parts using high-performance materials on the Atlas 3D printer platform, Titan is excited to partner with three of the top chemical companies serving the Additive Manufacturing industry: Arkema Inc., DuPont™ and NatureWorks.
As a leader in advanced, production-ready AM machines and technology, Titan’s expertise continues to grow in both pellet extrusion 3D printing and high flow filament extrusion 3D printing. As a solution provider to industrial customers, Titan continues to partner with global materials companies to offer high-performance materials to make functional parts.
Titan will be printing with three unique materials on the Atlas 3D Printer during the AMUG Expo, March 31 and April 1. AMUG Expo attendees will have the opportunity to witness high speed printing of these materials from Arkema, DuPont™ and NatureWorks. Representatives from Titan and the material companies will be at the Titan booth to discuss printer capabilities, material properties and, customers’ application needs.
A high temperature, high
performance material, Kepstan® PEKK is an ideal material for production
applications due to its high strength, ease of processing, flame retardancy,
low outgassing, dielectric properties, and chemical resistance. Titan will
conduct live printing of Kepstan® PEKK with glass fiber in pellet form during
the first night of AMUG.
NatureWorks has developed a
series of Ingeo™ PLA 3D printing materials specifically designed to meet the
performance requirements of industrial-use parts including high strength, heat
resistance, and even clean incineration for foundry applications while
maintaining printability. Expanding this portfolio, NatureWorks has recently
introduced Ingeo 3D450, a breakaway material combining great printability and
tailored adhesion ideal for building with supports, with a clean breakaway that
minimizes the need for post-processing. Titan will conduct live printing with
these materials on its Atlas Hybrid Pellet + Filament Extrusion system while
also showcasing a proof-of-concept Ingeo polymer made from a blend of
post-consumer and post-industrial recycled materials.
DuPont™ Hytrel® TPC-ET 3D printing material is
a versatile copolyester that combines the flexibility of rubber with the
strength and processability of thermoplastics. It blends heat and chemical
resistance with strength, resilience and durability. Titan will conduct live
printing of DuPont™ Hytrel® in pellet form during the second night of AMUG.