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
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.
Titan Robotics is excited to unveil our latest products at several of the biggest additive manufacturing events and expos this Spring! You’ll have a chance to see Titan’s newest industrial 3D printers in action and meet the Titan Robotics team at three events across the country.
2019 will be the first year Titan Robotics showcases an Atlas 3D printer at the Additive Manufacturing User’s Group (AMUG) conference, held this year in Chicago, March 31 – April 4, 2019. The AMUG expo is much more than a trade show, with an intimate setting focused on sharing information and networking. Not open to the general public, the AMUG expo is exclusively for conference attendees and innovative companies like Titan Robotics demonstrating the latest in AM technology.
Titan will be printing with several unique materials (announced at a later date) during the AMUG expo on the Atlas 3D printer with the hybrid pellet + filament extrusion system. Materials being printed will include high temperature and high performance polymers. The Titan team and materials experts will be on hand to answer questions and discuss your specific application needs. Register to attend AMUG hereand visit Titan Robotics at Booth 78! (Early registration pricing ends March 2, 2019)
Titan Robotics will also be exhibiting at CastExpo for the first time, held this year in Atlanta from April 27 – 30, 2019. Occurring every three years, CastExpo is the largest North American gathering of the metalcasting supply chain companies. Titan Robotics is excited 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 better ROI.
Titan will showcase a wide variety of examples, demonstrating how pellet extrusion and filament extrusion on the Atlas can be a game changer for foundries of all kinds. To register for CastExpo 2019 using Titan’s unique code,click here. And come visit Titan Robotics at Booth 2818!
This will be Titan’s biggest year yet at RAPID+TCT, the largest 3D printing event in North America! Held this year in Detroit from May 20 – 23, 2019, the RAPID+TCT trade show is the most comprehensive event in the Additive Manufacturing industry. Each year Titan’s presence has grown more prominent at RAPID, and 2019 will be no exception. With multiple machines on the show floor, Titan will unveil its latest developments and new technology at RAPID 2019!
This event will also be an opportunity to see a wide range of unique and new materials being printed live in the Titan booth. As always, Titan’s experts will be on hand to answer your questions, discuss unique applications and demonstrate our cutting edge AM technology. Contact Titan Robotics to receive your FREE pass to the RAPID+TCT Expo! We look forward to seeing you at the Titan Booth 527!