miniFactory Ultra – The most cost-efficient and versatile industrial 3D printer for ULTEM™, PEEK, PEKK and other ultra polymers
Ultimate strength and quality with 250°C heated chamber
Master the heat and take advantage of high-performance polymers. miniFactory Ultra’s heated chamber allows great layer adhesion, high mechanical strength, low mechanical stress and low warping compared to objects printed with chamber temperature below polymers Tg.
Versatility with ultra polymers
Get the best of both worlds with ULTEM™ and PEEK plastics. Control the costs by choosing the right material for each job. We achieve results by making the most of the raw materials, without exception.
Hit the right glass transition temperature
It takes more than a heated nozzle to achieve high-quality prints. Heated chamber relieves stress in print and ensures durable and unwarped prints. The bigger the print, the more critical the heat. When size matters, miniFactory Ultra offers a large build area in the heated chamber and consistent prints within the whole build area. With our 3D printer, you will produce consistent high-quality prints in larger formats, fast and conveniently.
Presicion and stability with high-end servo motors, ball screws and linear guides ensure large, dimensionally accurate and precisely repeatable prints.
Easy to use
miniFactory Ultra’s easy-to-use touch screen guides you through the printing process step by step which makes controlling the printer a fluent experience. A large touch screen allows you to adjust and fine tune the printing process on the fly and smart filament monitoring detects possible defects and prevents misprints.
Automated and integrated post-processing
miniFactory Ultra’s post-processing features are activated straight from the touch screen, providing optimized annealing process to the selected material. The benefits of annealing process include the reduction or removal or residual stresses and strains, dimensional stabilization, reduction or elimination of defects, and improvement of physical properties.
Active carbon filtering
The miniFactory is a pioneer in printing safety. The filtering will considerably reduce the amount of emissions present in the printing process of industrial polymers. The filters can be easily replaced, when necessary.
- Ultimate strength with heated chamber up to 250°C
- Large print size with 330 x 180 x 180 mm build area
- Versatility with ultra polymers like ULTEM, PEEK, PEKK
- High nozzle temperature up to 480°C
- Extreme printing quality with servo motors
- Integrated annealing system for post-processing
- Device measurements: 100 x 80 x 100 cm
- Device weight: 160 kg
- Power requirements: 230V / 16A
- Fully automatic calibration – optimal first layer adhesion
- Separable dual extruder – cleaner printing result & support material available
- Large 7” touch screen – easy to operate
- Vacuum table – easy & fast build platform change
- Activated carbon filtering – considerably reduce the amount of emissions
Costs of 3D printing?
After the 3D printer is in a house, costs of 3D printing consist mainly of material consumption. 3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process where material is added layer-by-layer until the object is done. It only uses the amount of material that is needed to create that particular object. Unlike 3D printing, many manufacturing processes are subtractive. It means you start with a block of material, machine it and mill it with lot of waste until it has been processed as your intended design. With 3D printing material consumption is relatively much lower.
3D printing and 3D modeling software?
The recommended printing software is Simplify3D, which has the optimal parameters and settings for each tested ultra-polymer. Simplify3D reads STL and OBJ files that are global file formats for any 3D printing technology. Files of this format are supported by almost all 3D modeling software solutions. Please note that in the modeling software the export and quality settings are in millimeters. Simplify3D printing software is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Ultra 3D printer has the widest temperature ranges and adjustability; therefore practically all thermoplastic filaments are printable. Different polymers have different melting points and different glass transition temperatures, and therefore the combination of the nozzle and chamber temperature is different for almost all polymers. Every tested ultra-polymer has its own profile in the printing software, and there are more to come as new ones reach the market and they are tested. The users can also compile their own new profiles.
Support & Maintenance?
miniFactory Ultra is designed for industrial use and it is based on robust technology. The primary maintenance of the device is the lubrication of sliding surfaces every few months. The device has no loosening belts, so the printing resolution stays high with simple maintenance. When needed, support is quickly available either from our local partner or directly from us.
Resellers & Delivery time?
We are actively looking for new partners and resellers around the world. You can find the up-to-date list of resellers here. The easiest way to confirm the delivery time is from our local partner or directly from us.