EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems of Krailling, Germany, rolled out its new generation of plastic laser sintering systems for rapid prototyping May 1 at Rapid 2007 in Detroit.
Formiga P 100 is a cost-effective, flexible entry into laser sintering and not a scaled-down version of the firm's EOSINT P-Class machines, said Jim Fendrick, vice president of EOS of North America Inc. in Novi, Mich.
“It is an entirely new design,” Fendrick said.
The Formiga is smaller and lower priced, he said. It has 23 components made by laser sintering, such as the hopper, switch cover and pyrometer elements — proving the process also can be used for manufacturing, not just rapid prototyping, the firm said.
The Formiga P 100 offers a build envelope of 8 inches by 10 inches by 13 inches.
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