The ProX line of DMP 3D printers are providing seamless and intuitive metal 3D printing in a variety of industries: custom dental prostheses, orthopedic implants, tire molds, watch manufacturing, aerospace parts and more. In addition, these systems are wisely used for direct creation of conformal tooling, tooling insert and blow mold production.
Manufacture small, complex metal parts in hours
The ProX™ range of Direct Metal Printing (DMP) 3D printers builds on 3D Systems’ stellar laser sintering capabilities by incorporating 10 years of research and development in metal 3D printing.
The smallest of the ProX DMP line, the ProX 100 is designed as the starting point for people wishing to manufacture small, complex metal parts at high quality and speed using DMP. The ProX 100 features a build volume of 100mm x 100mm x 80mm along with manual material loading and an optional external recycling station. The system supports materials including Maraging 1.2709, Stainless 17-4PH, Ti6Al4V, AlSi12. The ProX 100 also includes 3D Systems’ software tools, which are specifically designed to ensure successful direct metal or ceramic manufacturing processes.
Exceptional surface finish and resolution
Minimal waste of materials
Able to produce parts not normally manufacturable using traditional methods
Fast production times
Very dense, non-porous parts
Consistently high accuracy parts even on first-time builds
Michal Hermanek, founder and owner of MicroDent, the largest dental lab and dental CAD/CAM services supplier in the Czech and Slovakia regions, believes that 3D Systems’ metal 3D printers allowed his company to grow faster than he could ever have anticipated.
Five years ago, Hermanek founded his dental businesses based on joining two worlds: traditional dentistry and digital solutions. As a tech-savvy graduate and member of a family of dentists, he immediately saw the potential between the developing dental CAD software solutions and scanning. Soon after, the idea of 3D printing became a target for him and his teams. As the company grew, Hermaneck started researching direct metalsintering (DMS) systems.
Having created a small 3D dental bridge model, Hermanek sent the file to several 3Dprinting vendors to create a test part and then assessed the results.Of the 3D printer models he assessed, one stood out. “The sheer qualityof the part created on the ProX™ 100 dental system from 3D Systems (formerly the Phenix PXM) meant that the part didn’t twist and deform, and also stood up to repeated firing,” stated Hermanek. “The accuracy and the price of the system was also a huge factor in choosing the ProX 100.”
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