Trumpf’s (Farmington, CT) TruPrint 1000 is a compact metal additive manufacturing machine ideal for fast and cost-efficient small series production. It features a build volume of 100 mm in diameter and 100 mm in height. The build volume may be reduced for precious metal manufacturing. The build cylinder can optionally accommodate up to four substrate plates, allowing the substrate plates to be exchanged automatically without stopping the Laser Metal Fusion process. Trumpf additionally offers the TruPrint 1000 Green Edition for printing parts with highly reflective materials.
The multilaser option increases productivity by using two 200 W fiber lasers simultaneously to scan the build volume and generate up to 80% more parts within the same timeframe.
The operator can automatically monitor the powder bed via an integrated camera in the TruPrint component chamber and with the system’s automatic image processing function, providing component analysis layer by layer. Additionally, the Powder Bed Monitoring function records the state of the layer and identifies protruding parts in the powder bed.
The TruPrint 1000 coordinates powder coating and laser exposure. The tilting recoater accelerates the powder application process and reduces non-productive time to a minimum, enabling higher processing speeds.
The Trumpf TruPrint 1000 Green Edition prints pure copper, copper alloys, and precious metals with technology by using the TruDisk 1020, an industrial green laser with a wavelength of 515 nm. The applications of additive manufacturing and thermal and the electrical properties of copper and copper alloys provide opportunities for manufacturing induction coils and components for complex cooling applications. The TruPrint 1000 Green Edition is able to achieve an electrical conductivity of 100% IACS and porosity values far below 0.5% for such applications.
For more information on TruPrint 1000: https://www.trumpf.com/en_US/products/machines-systems/additive-production-systems/truprint-1000/
For more information on TruPrint 1000 Green Edition: https://www.trumpf.com/en_US/products/machines-systems/additive-production-systems/truprint-serie-1000-green-edition/