Taiwanese company XYZprinting has announced the new MfgPro236 xS 3D printer. The system operates on the technology of Selective Laser Sintering of polymer powders (SLS) and will be available this year along with new consumables from BASF Forward AM.
Last year, XYZprinting and the BASF Forward AM additive brand entered into a strategic partnership to develop end-to-end industrial solutions such as additive manufacturing equipment and specialized consumables.
“Our collaboration with BASF Forward AM is the essential link to enable more 3D printing solutions for different commercial applications. XYZprinting offers a wide range of technologies, and now, thanks to BASF Forward AM’s unique range of advanced polymers, we are creating value at a much more competitive cost. We are confident that our innovative 3D printers combined with premium materials are taking this technology to the next level of excellence,” commented Fernando Hernandez, Managing Director EMEA at XYZprinting.
The MfgPro236 xS 3D printer is an additive system based on selective laser sintering technology with a build volume of 230 x 230 x 250 mm. It is designed to work with a wide range of polymer powders, including polyamide-6, polyamide-11, polyamide-12, and thermoplastic polyurethane. The open software architecture allows you to manually configure hardware to work with other suitable materials, including those by third parties.
BASF Forward AM will add two new materials to the ecosystem:
Ultrasint PA6 MF (XYZ sPro6MF) is a mineral-filled polyamide-6 powder that features high rigidity, low shrinkage, and high chemical resistance.
Ultrasint PA11 Black is a castor oil-based biopolymer material from polyamide. Due to its high ductility, the material demonstrates resistance to cracking under deformation loads. In addition, Ultrasint PA11 Black has good resistance to solvents, detergents, and oils.
MfgPro236 xS 3D printer specifications:
Technology: Selective Laser Sintering
Build area: 230 x 230 x 250 mm
Supported materials: sPro12W, sPro11CF, sProTPU, sPro11B, sPro11W, sPro6FR, sPro6LM, sPro6MF, sProPP, sPro6NE
Laser type: carbon dioxide
Laser power: 60W
Layer thickness: 0.06, 0.08, 0.1, 0.15, 0.2, 0.3 mm
Productivity: up to 22 mm/h along the Z-axis (depending on the geometry of the objects)
Shielding gas: nitrogen
Software: XYZprint AM, Buildware
File formats: STL, 3WS, 3WN
OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
Dimensions: 1480 x 850 x 2040 mm
Weight: 360 kg
Additional information about MfgPro236 xS 3D printers and consumables is available on the official website of XYZprinting. It is noteworthy that it’s not only SLS systems that work with BASF materials — the latter are also supported by conventional FDM 3D printers, such as the Raise3D Pro3.