Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd. announced the release of the 3DFF-222 FFF 3D printer co-branded by Sindoh of Korea, available from the end of this April.
This desktop 3D printer using FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) technology forms objects of sizes of up to 210 (width) x 200 (depth) x 195 (height) mm. In addition to building geometric samples and prototypes, the printer, when used in combination with a Mimaki flat-bed UV printer, allows customers to have various propositions that will help their printing business.
The use of a unique print jig for creating objects inexpensively contributes to stabilized print quality and reduced jig creation costs. By making a formed object decorative using a Mimaki UV printer, eye-catching three-dimensional full-color indoor signs can be created. In addition, use of the formed object as a mold for vacuum forming realizes speedy and cost-cutting prototype production.
Mimaki genuine polylactic acid (PLA) filament is used for molding filaments. A plant-derived eco-plastic made from corn and potato starch as raw material, PLA is suitable for creating jigs because it is hard and hardly warps.
The Perfect Partner for Flat-Bed UV Printers
When printing with the UJF-3042/6042MkII UV-LED curable flatbed inkjet printer or UJF-7151 Plus high-performance flatbed UV inkjet printer, a print jig is used to fix the workpiece. However, unique custom-made items that would be costly to create are often printed without such a jig, and this can result in difficulties in positioning or leveling. Using the 3DFF-222, a unique print jig in-house can be created that realizes lower manufacturing costs and stabilized print quality by in-house production.
By using Mimaki UV printers that directly print on three-dimensional indoor signs and channel letters formed with the 3DFF-222, highly eye-catching full-color signs can be created. Objects with irregularities can be created with the LD Mode print function of Mimaki UV printers, which maintain high quality even for a height difference of up to 4 mm.
Using the 3DFF-222, molding tools that are needed for creating vacuum-molded products can be formed. There is no need to perform special processing, such as making holes in the formed molding tools. Printing on films to be shaped is possible with the LUS-350 flexible ink that can be mounted on the UJF-7151 plus and JFX200-2513 large format UV-LED flatbed inkjet printer. It is suitable for extremely small-lot molding, prototype production, etc.
Easy to Use With Various Safe & Secure Functions
A complete filament installation is possible by just inserting a reeled filament into the dedicated cartridge and setting it to the main unit. By this alone, the filament is supplied to the nozzle automatically.
No conventional troublesome work is required, such as passing a filament through a tiny hole. Auto filament cutting is possible after printing is completed, allowing significant reduction of bothersome operation.
By slightly bending the modeling table (bed), it is possible to remove a modeling object from the bed. Unlike 3D printers that require removal of objects by using a scraper, this work can be done safely. Also, the modeling table (bed) has a built-in thermostatic function for stable formation.
A key point of perfect modeling for any 3D printer is to keep the printing table (bed) horizontal. The 3DFF-222 automatically measures the horizontal error of the table, and gives instructions to the color monitor to maintain a horizontal position, which allows for constant horizontal level of the table and enables stable formation.
A camera and LED light are mounted for remotely monitoring the formation process. By just installing a mobile app to your smartphone or tablet computer, the progress of formation can be checked from anywhere you desire.
The 3DFF-222 uses a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) high-performance filter for preventing the discharge of foul air.
A motor driver with superior performance is used to reduce the noise level to 45dB during 3D molding, which is almost the same sound level as in a museum, so the sound of 3D printing no longer distracts people doing other work next to the printer.