This takes our fleet of industrial additive manufacturing machines to 8. This acquisition promises to improve our production processes and bolster our position as a frontrunner in the industry, offering further 3D printing options for their customers.
The newly acquired 3D printing machine, the UnionTech Martrix 520 boasts a range of features including high precision with 0.15mm of detail achievable and print speeds of up to 50mm/h.
Our decision to invest in this 3D technology reflects our commitment to staying at the forefront of innovation, and providing fast, effective & high quality 3D printing solutions.
"This acquisition is another stepping stone in the right direction for us," said Rich Proctor, our Managing Director. "The Martrix 520 allows us to significantly reduce lead times whilst continuing to provide high-quality parts, and ultimately deliver greater value to our customers. We are excited to harness the full potential of this technology."
The Martrix 520 works with a broad material portfolio and with it, we are adding 6 new materials to our offering. These materials will allow for the creation of prototypes and end-use parts that require various different properties. This includes higher temperature resistance, easy burn out for investment casting, flexible rubber-like and a resin aimed specifically at dental applications. This versatility opens up new possibilities for us, as we can now provide our clients with different solutions relating to DLP 3D printing. The print volume size of this new machine is 298 x 165 x 320mm.
One of the key advantages of the new machine is its print speed of up to 50mm/h. In comparison to our larger, industrial 3D printing machines, this is a great solution for pushing quicker turnaround times with just as much detail and accuracy on parts.
In addition to reducing lead times and increasing efficiency, the UnionTech Martrix 520 further increases our low-volume production ability. Physically smaller components and projects can be pushed through the workshop more quickly and at higher, repeatable volumes.
As we gear up to integrate the new machine into our operations towards the end of the year, 2024 is looking like another exciting year of growth. With a commitment to innovation and a newfound ability to bring customers’ ideas to life with unprecedented precision and speed, we are well-positioned to remain a leader in our field.