Tag: Pellet 3D Printing

01
Dec

Titan Robotics and Infinite™ Material Solutions Collaborate on Novel Water Soluble 3D Printing Materials

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.

3D Printed Soluble Core out of AquaSys® 180 pellets
Soluble Core 3D printed on Titan’s Atlas with AquaSys® 180 pellets

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.

3D printed duct GF PEKK and AquaSys® 180
3D Printed Aerospace Intake Duct out of Glass Fiber PEKK pellets and AquaSys® 180 filament

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

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17
Nov

Titan Robotics and Jabil Collaborate on Engineered Materials for Large-Format Industrial Additive Manufacturing

Titan and Jabil validate new formulation for pellet extrusion on Titan Atlas printers

November 17, 2020  – Titan Robotics, Ltd. today announced a strategic collaboration with Jabil Inc. to accelerate the adoption of large-format, industrial additive manufacturing. Jabil Engineered Materials, a unit of Jabil, which develops innovative polymer formulations and compounds at its ISO 9001 Materials Innovation Center, is working with Titan to qualify and integrate customized materials for use on Titan’s pellet-based Atlas 3D printers.

Together, the companies are driving the production of large-format tooling for applications in, sheet metal forming, composite layups, welding fixtures, molding, casting patterns and end-use parts on Titan Atlas printers to meet a growing need for increased part strength and faster printing speeds. Jabil’s specialized materials science expertise, combined with Titan’s robust printing performance, are ideally suited for addressing the growing list of rigorous industrial, as well as demanding medical, defense and aerospace applications.   

“Titan and Jabil are fulfilling a joint mission to move additive manufacturing into serial production and advanced manufacturing,” said Titan Robotics Partner and CTO, Bill Macy. “By choosing Jabil’s engineered materials customized for applications with high-throughput pellet printing on the Atlas, we can help customers reduce costs, create products with mass customization, reduce cycle times and innovate quickly.”

Titan and Jabil have tested and validated new pellet formulations of Jabil’s carbon fiber reinforced nylon materials, which are designed to produce stronger, lighter and more flexible parts. “Jabil takes a polymer science approach to developing engineered materials,” said Matt Torosian, director of additive product management at Jabil. “All of our materials are designed exclusively for additive manufacturing, so Titan receives pellets that embody all the necessary attributes to optimize performance and reliability.”

The collaboration between Titan Robotics and Jabil gives customers greater choices from a wide variety of high-performance pellet materials as well as the opportunity to create custom compounds to address specific requirements. By teaming, both organizations also offer an intermediate yet vital step to validate materials and part designs before customers print extremely large and costly, high-end final parts.

As an authorized distributor of Jabil’s 3D printing pellet materials, Titan will support Jabil’s ongoing development of new material formulations for pellet extrusion 3D printing on the Atlas platform.

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

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Cell: 972-333-6323Instagram: www.instagram.com/titan3drobotics
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10
Nov

Introducing the New Atlas 3.6 3D Printer with 6 Feet Build Height

Titan expands its Atlas line of industrial 3D printers featuring Dual Pellet and Hybrid Pellet + Filament Extrusion Options

Formnext November 10, 2020

Colorado Springs, CO – Titan Robotics, Ltd. is bringing industrial large-format 3D printing to greater heights with the launch of its largest system, the Atlas 3.6. With a build volume of 50”x50”x72”, the Atlas 3.6 is one of the largest production additive manufacturing systems on the market with state-of-the-art pellet extrusion technology  and an actively heated enclosure , enabling customers to print large parts out of high-performance materials including CF-PEI, GF-PEKK, nylons, ABS and more.

The robust Atlas 3.6 is designed to handle the additional weight and size of the machine, making it compatible with Titan’s Dual Pellet Extrusion and Hybrid Pellet + Filament Extrusion systems. Built with a heavy-duty, rigid design and powerful components, the Atlas 3.6 can maintain accuracy and fast rapid travel speeds with the larger print area.

Atlas 3.6 3D Printer
Atlas 3.6 with Industrial Heated Enclosure

“When several of Titan’s industrial customers began requesting larger custom Atlas machines to meet their production needs, Titan began innovating to provide a robust solution to meet that need,” said Titan Robotics Partner, Rahul Kasat. “With our team of engineers, manufacturing experts and our extensive experience in providing production additive manufacturing solutions, the development of the Atlas 3.6 further enables printing large parts at lower cost reliably using large-format industrial 3D printing. With this large build size, customers can now print large parts as is without worrying about slicing it in multiple sections for printing and trying to assemble it post-printing.”

Titan’s industrial customers are utilizing the Atlas 3.6 across several industries, including aerospace and defense, consumer appliances, foundry and more. With an actively heated chamber reaching 80C and several extrusion configuration options, including Dual Pellet and Hybrid Pellet + Filament, the Atlas 3.6 provides solutions across a wide range of applications, from large-format tooling, patterns and molds, to functional parts.

Atlas 3.6 Printed part
72″ ABS Pellet Printed Part

The Atlas 3.6 is immediately commercially available with extrusion configurations including Dual Pellet Extrusion, Hybrid Dual Pellet + Filament Extrusion, Hybrid Single Pellet + Filament Extrusion, and Single Pellet Extrusion. As a production additive manufacturing system, the Atlas 3.6 features an actively heated chamber, door safety interlocks and industrial CNC control system with closed loop servos on all axes.

Contact Titan’s production additive manufacturing experts to learn more about the Atlas 3.6.

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 material cost savings up to 10 times 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

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Cell: 972-333-6323 Instagram: www.instagram.com/titan3drobotics
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23
Jul

Titan and Braskem Partner to Commercialize Polypropylene Pellets for Industrial 3D Printing

Titan and Braskem launch new strategic partnership to provide industrial additive manufacturing solutions

Colorado Springs, CO – Titan Robotics, Ltd. and Braskem are providing new additive manufacturing solutions after entering into a strategic partnership and announcing the launch of a new 3D printable polypropylene (PP) resin optimized for printing large-format, production parts. This is the first commercially available grade of unfilled polypropylene engineered for 3D printing on Titan’s industrial Atlas 3D printers with pellet extrusion capability.

Braskem Logo

Utilizing Titan’s innovative pellet extrusion system on its Atlas 3D printers, Titan and Braskem worked together for more than a year on the research and development of this new polypropylene grade for additive manufacturing. Through a strategic partnership Titan and Braskem plan to continue to offer innovative new grades and custom compounds of Braskem’s polypropylene resin to meet the needs of Titan’s industrial customers.

Polypropylene is ideal for additive manufacturing based on its recyclability, impact strength, chemical resistance, and dimensional stability. Additionally, polypropylene has durable live hinge capabilities and a lower density compared to other plastics.

“3D printing large parts using polypropylene resin has been a challenge for many years. In collaboration with Braskem, a global leader in the polypropylene market, we have now solved that challenge. Our industrial customers will be able to print functional parts with this first of its kind polypropylene grade. We are also excited to continue to develop new polypropylene based solutions for our customers in collaboration with Braskem,” said Rahul Kasat, Titan Robotics’ Chief Commercial Officer.

As one of the most widely used polymers across dozens of industries, polypropylene has been highly sought after in 3D printing. Due to its crystallinity, the existing grades of polypropylene have been not suitable for 3D printing. Because Braskem’s new polypropylene pellets, and filament, are engineered for 3D printing, the materials have little to no warpage and strong interlayer adhesion, overcoming traditional challenges of 3D printing polypropylene.

polypropylene pellets
Braskem Polypropylene pellets for 3D printing

Launch of this product enables industrial use cases across a broad range of industries including automotive parts, components for the chemical and gas industry, packaging applications, storage and creating live hinges.

Jason Vagnozzi, Braskem Additive Manufacturing Leader, North America, commented, “Through Braskem’s partnership with Titan Robotics, a leader in High Speed 3D printing market, we have combined competencies in machine development and polymer design to introduce a unique product to the market .  It is our goal to continue to listen to the needs of our clients and evolve our 3D product portfolio to best support the value chain.  We look forward to our continued collaborations with Titan.”

Titan and Braskem are breaking down barriers to the adoption of additive manufacturing by enabling customers to utilize their end-use material, polypropylene, in 3D printing. Titan is proud to be an authorized distributor of Braskem’s 3D printing pellet products.

3D printed polypropylene propeller
Propeller 3D printed out of Polypropylene pellets on the Atlas

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 material cost savings up to 10 times 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.

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.

About Braskem

With a global vision of the future oriented towards people and sustainability, Braskem is committed to contributing to the value chain for strengthening the Circular Economy. The petrochemical company’s almost 8,000 team members dedicate themselves every day to improve people’s lives through sustainable chemicals and plastics solutions. Braskem has an innovative DNA and a comprehensive portfolio of plastic resins and chemical products for diverse segments, such as food packaging, construction, manufacturing, automotive, agribusiness, healthcare and hygiene, among others. With 41 industrial units in Brazil, the United States, Mexico and Germany, and net revenue of R$52.3 billion (US$13.2 billion), Braskem exports its products to clients in more than 100 countries.

Braskem America is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Braskem S.A. headquartered in Philadelphia. The company is the leading producer of polypropylene in the United States, with six production plants located in Texas, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, an Innovation and Technology Center in Pittsburgh, and operations in Boston focused on leveraging groundbreaking developments in biotechnology and advanced materials. For more information, visit www.braskem.com/usa.


14
May

Titan’s Global Customer Network 3D Printing PPE

Titan Robotics would like to take a minute to thank and highlight Titan’s global network of customers and partners who are helping healthcare workers in their communities by 3D printing personal protective equipment (PPE). As designs were validated for 3D printable face shields, nearly a dozen of Titan’s customers across the US and Mexico jumped into action, responding to the shortage of PPE due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

3D printed face shield
A health care worker in Morelia, MX wears a 3D printed face shield provided by PSSI

One amazing example of innovation and community support can be found in Morelia, MX, where Titan customer PSSI shifted their operations from printing foundry patterns to face shields. To date, PSSI has printed approximately 1,400 face shields to provide their community and local hospitals. Using pellet extrusion on their Atlas 3D printer, the team at PSSI reduced print times down to just 3 minutes per face shield head band, enabling them to quickly and affordably get these much needed parts into the hands of those who need them most.

Health care workers wearing face shields
PSSI provided local hospitals and the community with thousands of 3D printed face shields

And just outside of Dallas, TX, Titan customer Triumph Group optimized their large format Atlas 3D printer with filament extrusion to print more than 2,500 face shields for the Dallas VA Hospital and JPS Health Network in Fort Worth, TX. The team at Triumph maximized the large print bed and large nozzle diameters to reduce print time by 90% to more quickly produce the face shields.

Triumph Innovation and Technology 3D prints face shields
Triumph’s Innovation and Technology Team 3D prints up to 50 face shield halos at a time on their Atlas 3D printer.

“I optimized the face shield head bands designs to leverage Titan’s large extrusion width so a continuous vase tool path could be used.  This improved the quality and speed of the prints.  I was able to achieve a 90% print time reduction,” said Innovation and Technology Engineer John Hannappel in an email to Titan regarding Triumph’s PPE printing efforts.

The Titan team thanks our incredible customers who are utilizing industrial additive manufacturing to 3D print PPE for healthcare workers during this pandemic, providing their communities with thousands of face shields to keep them safe.

10
Apr

Titan Uses Pellet Extrusion to Produce 1000’s of Face Shields

As a manufacturer of industrial 3D printers, Titan Robotics is utilizing our production additive manufacturing technology to make personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers in Colorado and across the country.

With Pellet Extrusion 3D Printing on the Atlas, Titan is able to print these parts at much faster rates, with much lower material costs compared to traditional filament desktop 3D printers. Printing directly with pellets also enables the use of a wider range of materials, such as flexible materials, for some of these PPE parts.

In order to provide the right parts that are approved by medical professionals, Titan is working through accredited organizations such as the Colorado Coronavirus Innovative Response Team, America Makes, the Department of Defense, as well as local hospitals such as UC Health. The parts that Titan Robotics is printing are either already approved by these organizations or under review by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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One of Titan’s focuses is 3D printing face shields for healthcare workers. With our industrial 3D printers using pellet extrusion, Titan is able to print a face shield halo in 5.5 minutes using less than 50 cents in material. With traditional filament 3D printing, each of these parts would take 2-3 hours. But with Titan’s pellet extrusion technology, we can printing 32 halos in the time it would normally take to make just one. This design for face shields has been approved by UC Health as a re-usable part that can be sanitized.

As part of another effort through the state, Titan also printed hundreds of halos for the Colorado Coronavirus Innovative Response Team, which are being delivered to Genesis Plastics in Greeley for distribution to hospitals in Colorado. Titan worked with another Colorado Springs small business, Motominded, to complete these face shields. Motominded used its laser cutting capabilities to cut the clear shields that fit onto the halos. For this project, several of Titan’s employees brought in their personal 3D printers from home to make these parts as this design was smaller and required filament 3D printing. 

3D printed prototypes of medical masks for evaluation by doctors

Titan has also received requests for 3D printing face masks from local hospitals and have printed several prototypes out of different materials, such as flexible materials, for the doctors to test out. However, 3D printing face masks is a more complicated effort that will take longer for the additive manufacturing community to develop. The 3D printed face mask designs are currently being evaluated by medical authorities such as NIH and UC Health. If these designs are approved, Titan will utilize our printers and capabilities to produce these parts.

20
May

Titan Robotics Debuts Atlas-H 3D Printer with Dual Pellet Extruders at RAPID+TCT 2019

Detroit, MI –Titan Robotics, Ltd. will debut its latest innovative production 3D printer with Dual Pellet Extruders at the Rapid+TCT exhibition, May 21 – 23, 2019. As a production additive manufacturing (AM) solutions provider, Titan continues to innovate and offer novel solutions for the AM industry. The new Atlas-H product line features dual retracting pellet extruders combined with a robust frame and industrial closed-loop motion control system that enable print speeds reaching 30,000mm/minute. The Dual Pellet Extrusion System further reduces part production costs by combining high-speed printing with the ability to use a wider range of low-cost pellet feedstocks. This provides additional production solutions that enable the adoption of polymer extrusion 3D printing on the factory floor.

Dual Pellet Extrusion Atlas-H
Dual Pellet Extruders on the new Atlas-H

“Titan has been a pioneer in the development and implementation of pellet extrusion technology in the additive manufacturing industry. Our Atlas-H product launch aligns with Titan’s mission to develop innovative solutions and technologies to bring additive manufacturing into industrial production,” said Clay Guillory, Titan Robotics CEO. “It strengthens Titan’s reputation as one of the most innovative companies in the industry.”

Pellet Extrusion 3D printing on the Atlas with a heated enclosure significantly increases the number of materials that can be 3D printed, with a wide range from the very flexible, to high stiffness and from low-temperature commodity materials to high-temperature engineering thermoplastics. This wide range of materials in pellet form is also the lowest cost 3D printing feedstock available on the market to date, with cost savings reaching 10X lower than traditional filament feedstocks.

Carbon Fiber ABS Pellets
ABS Pellets reinforced with Carbon Fiber

The new Atlas-H model with a build volume of 42”x42”x48” also features a new industrial design, capable of reaching print speeds of up to 30,000 mm/min with multiple extruder heads on the same gantry. This superior, high speed motion control system utilizes industrial controllers and servo drives on all axes, enabling precise and reliable movements and smooth G-Code execution.

“At Titan Robotics, we value innovation that addresses our customers’ needs as we continue to push boundaries for extrusion-based 3D printers. With a second pellet extruder on Titan’s Atlas-H, our customers can deposit multiple model materials within a single part or model and support materials so that parts with complex features can be more readily realized,” explained Bill Macy, Titan’s CTO.

Atlas-H Dual Pellet Extrusion
The Atlas-H with Dual Extruders and Heated Enclosure

Titan’s Atlas line of 3D printers are currently used by industrial customers across multiple industries, including aerospace, government, defense, automotive, foundry, manufacturing, universities, apparel and visual merchandise across the globe. Customer applications range from end-use production parts to mass customization, molds, tooling and design iteration.

“With the launch of Atlas-H, we believe both existing and new customers will benefit from increased speed and reduced raw material cost with high reliability never seen before in this industry. Our expanded product portfolio empowers our customers, enabling them to choose the configuration that meets their production needs,” said Titan’s CCO, Rahul Kasat. “Available configurations include options for multiple filament and pellet extruders on a single gantry, thus optimizing customers’ capital investments and operating expenses.”

Titan will conduct live 3D printing on the new Atlas-H Dual Pellet Extrusion 3D Printer during Rapid 2019, utilizing dual materials as well as showcasing high print speeds. Rapid attendees will also see Titan’s flagship Atlas 2.5 3D Printer with Hybrid Pellet + Filament Extrusion 3D printer in action in the Titan booth (#527).

Atlas 2.5 enclosure

See the New Atlas-H with Dual Pellet Extrusion and Titan’s Flagship Atlas 2.5 with Hybrid Filament + Pellet Extrusion at Titan’s Booth #527, at the Rapid+TCT Expo at the Cobo Center in Detroit, May 21 – 23, 2019.

16
May

Titan Robotics Conducting Live Printing of New and Unique Materials on Two Atlas 3D Printers at Rapid + TCT

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 functional parts.

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

DuPont™ Logo

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.

Zytel(R) Pellets
Zytel® Pellets with 30% Glass Fiber Reinforcement from DuPont

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.

Hytrel(R) Pellets
Hytrel® Pellets from DuPont

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.

AquaSys(R) 120 Water Soluble Pellets
Infinite® Material Solutions AquaSys® 120 Water Soluble Pellets

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.

AquaSys(R) High Temperature test pellets
Infinite® Material Solutions: AquaSys® High Temperature Water Soluble test pellets

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.

ABS Pellets with 15% Carbon Fiber Reinforcement
ABS with 15% Carbon Fiber Reinforcement pellets from Push Plastic

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

11
May

A Solution for Foundry: Customer Highlight & CastExpo

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.

The Challenge

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 extensive machining.

The Solution

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 Pattern
3D Printed Pattern by PSSI. Dimensions 22″x17″x14″

Case Study

3D Printed Pattern

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 Pattern

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.

Sanding and Painting of 3D Printed Pump Body
Sanding and Painting of 3D Printed Core
Final 3D Printed Pattern ready for casting. Dimension 22″x17″x14″

Customer Conclusions and Value

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.

CastExpo 2019

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.


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Mar

Titan Collaborates with Global Material Suppliers for Live Printing of High-Performance Materials at AMUG 2019

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.

AMUG logo

Printing Schedule During AMUG Expo

Sunday, March 31, 5pm – 9pm: Arkema’s Kepstan® PEKK

Kepstan® PEKK
Kepstan® PEKK by Arkema

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.

Monday, April 1, 10am – 2pm: NatureWorks’ Custom Ingeo™ PLA for Additive Manufacturing

Ingeo™ PLA
Ingeo™ recycled PLA pellets & Ingeo™ 3D450 breakaway filament by NatureWorks

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.

Monday, April 1, 5pm – 9pm: DuPont™ Hytrel® TPC-ET

DuPont™ Hytrel®
DuPont™ Hytrel® TPC-ET 3D printing material

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.

Please stop by Titan’s exhibit booth, #78, at the AMUG conference and Expo at the Hilton Chicago, March 31 – April 1, 2019.

Kepstan® is a registered trademark of Arkema

Ingeo™ is a registered trademark of NatureWorks

Hytrel® is a registered trademark of DuPont™