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We are the 3D printing arm of a larger company called Express Group Ltd. Fixing printers since 1988, today we are a Specialist Parts Distributor and Experts in 3D Printing.
We take quality control very seriously, which is why we are audited for ISO9001:2015 certification, this helps ensure we provide great customer service.
3D printers have been in use in the manufacturing industry for more than thirty years, but it is only really in the last ten that the market has opened itself up to other applications on a large scale, such as mould making for investment casting and tooling. Applications are also emerging for the medical and dental fields.
All of which is to say, 3D printing is no longer constrained by manufacturing limitations or design complexity; and as a result, it is seeing incredible growth.
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The 3DP Workbench Xtreme is a large-format 3D printer for manufacturers who require a larger build area than the Workbench 300 Series offers. With a 1 m X 1.5 m x 0.7 m build volume, the Workbench Xtreme has 500mm more print length than the Workbench Pro for a total build volume of more than 1 cubic metre. It prints at a fast rate, with 16x the volumetric output of 3DP’s previous-generation extruders.
The Workbench Xtreme will print down to a layer height of 50-microns (0.0019-inches), at print speeds of up to 273 mm³ /s (59.97 in³ /hr).
Used By The World's Leading Brands
3D Platform's range of 3D printers are used by some of the World's leading brands, including Lockheed Martin, Nike, John Deere, The University of Warwick, Caterpillar and even Walt Disney.
An Uncompromised 3D Printing Experience
The Workbench Xtreme offers extremely fast print speeds, with 16x the volumetric throughput of 3DP’s previous generation of extruders. With print speeds of up to 273 mm³ /s (59.97 in³ /hr), the Workbench Xtreme offers manufacturers greater efficiency without sacrificing quality. The Workbench Xtreme also retains mechanical and Automatic Mesh Levelling, as well as single, dual and HFE print head support.
Another advantage the 3DP Workbench Xtreme has over the Workbench Pro are its premium mechatronics, which are of a higher quality than the enhanced mechatronics in the Pro. The Xtreme’s mechatronics are designed for high-output 3D printing, making this 3D printer ideally suited to demanding environments such as manufacturing floors.
Enhanced Workbench and Features for Usability
With its enhanced workbench, the 3DP Workbench Xtreme is a practical 3D printer for workshops and manufacturing floors. The frame is on lockable caster wheels for easy relocation, and the gantry folds in two for manoeuvrability. The Workbench Xtreme has the same physical dimensions as the Workbench Pro too, so if you need more build space but can’t sacrifice any more floor space, the Workbench Xtreme is a good solution.
The Workbench Xtreme is controlled through a 7” touchscreen, and it has USB, SD card and Wi-Fi connectivity. To find out more about the 3DP Workbench Xtreme, contact us today.
What People Say
“Having a 3D printer with a big build area allows us to develop the support fixtures we need all in one piece”
– Taylor Johnson, Innovative3D
“ We run our machine hard and it shows almost no signs of wear. This machine directly competes with the best equipment on the market. The cost and speed of the machine lets us directly challenge the status quo...and even challenge what qualifies as a final product”
– Tom Price, Titanic Design
“ Being able to print models all at once reduces the extra labor of breaking down digital models, and assembling and body-shopping pieces post-printing.”
– Thingergy Case Study
The best 3D printers fabricate models and parts that are true to design. In other words, models and parts that are a perfect physical representation of the digital model drawn in CAD. To achieve this high degree of dimensional accuracy, printers must produce a very fine edge across the build area. This is how we perceive parts to be high quality or not when we look at them and inspect them.
Of course, multiple variables determine how fine that edge is, and you cannot always rely on the quantitative values manufacturers place on their 3D printers. If we did, every printer on the market would be pinpoint accurate.
When you are shopping for your next printer, consider this: accuracy is the value that determines how close a 3D printed part is to its digital drawing. Precision refers to the repeatability experience of a printer, or how reliable the printing experience is. If you want a consistently good 3D printing experience, you need both.
The two most common 3D printer technologies are FFF and SLA.
The most common technology is fused filament fabrication (FFF), also known as fused deposition modelling (FDM). Both technologies are in fact one in the same.
These 3D printers are the lowest cost. They melt a plastic and extrude it layer-by-layer to build up models from nothing. This process is traditionally best suited to low-cost prototyping, but advancements in technology mean this is no longer the case. There’re more variables that can affect the quality of a print with FFF than SLA, but solutions like an enclosed build chamber and heated build plate reduce this.
SLA (stereolithography) 3D printers use a laser to cure resin (liquid plastic) onto the build platform in desired areas.
Unlike with an FFF 3D printed part, parts printed by an SLA 3D printer need to be post-processed with UV light. This cures the resin, causing it to solidify and reach the mechanical properties required for the application. The method of production is cure, peel, raise, with the laser curing the resin layer by layer; the peel mechanism lifting each new layer off the surface; and the raising action allowing new resin to flow under the build platform.
3D printers are available in all shapes and sizes to suit any project, but there are two common classes: desktop, and large-format.
Desktop printers do exactly what they say on the tin - they fit on a desktop (or most workspaces) and take up around the same footprint as a large LaserJet printer. Large-format printers are four or five times bigger, enabling you to manufacture models and parts like car bumpers and snowboards in one go.
You’ll find the bigger you go, the rarer photopolymer technologies like SLA and DLP (digital light processing) become. This is because they get very expensive as you scale up. Most large-format 3D printers are of the FFF variety because the technology is cheaper and easier to produce on a large, industrial scale.