New Stratasys Carbon Fiber Lineup
In May 2022 saw the launch of Stratasys’ two new 3D Printers – F190CR and the F370CR.
These new printers in the FDM range are designed to supplement traditional fabrication technologies, allowing industrial manufacturers to replace metal components with high-strength 3D printed composite parts. This in turn accelerates throughput while avoiding the opportunity cost of using production resources or the lead time of outsourcing.
With the new printers does come a whole load of new questions though, so we’ve taken some of the most frequently asked ones and answered them below…
1. When can I order an F190CR or F370CR?
You can order your printers now! Stratasys will be looking to start shipping in early July, so get in the queue to avoid disappointment.
2. What software comes with the printer? Can I use my own?
GrabCAD Print is the only software you need to print which comes with both the F190CR and F370CR. The F370CR also has the addition of Insight software. The only other software you need is your preferred CAD software.
3. What is the printer speed of the F123CR Series printers?
About 1 CI, or 16.4cm3, per hour depending on the geometry.
4. What materials can be used on these two printers?
Both printers have ABS-M30, ASA, FDM TPU 92A, ABS-CF10, and FDM Nylon-CF10. Additionally, the F370CR offers PC-ABS, Diran 410MF07, and ABS-ESD7.
5. What are the facility requirements of the F123CR Series Printers?
The F123CR Series printers are rugged machines that are office or shop floor ready, requiring no extra ventilation. They require a standard wall outlet as specified per printer. Power requirements: 100-132V/15A or 200–240V/7A. 50/60 Hz.
6. How do I choose between F123 Series™, F770™, F123CR Series?
The first thing to consider is if you need composite materials for your applications. If the answer is yes, then you choose between the F190CR and the F370CR. If you need basic engineering thermoplastics larger than 14” in any direction for your applications, then the F770 would be the best choice. Apart from that, it is a matter of your size, material, and software needs.