In use in toolmaking for several weeks: The new 3D printer Onxy One from Markforged.
Its tasks: The printer is primarily used for the production of robotic grippers and component holders and is therefore intended to relieve conventional toolmaking or contribute to overall process optimization. The print material consists of a mixture of micro-carbon fibers and nylon PA 6.
It is much more robust and stiffer than other plastics such as PLA or ABS and, compared to conventional toolmaking, allows for a more cost effective production of, i.a. device parts, etc.
Primarily, the technology serves the development of competence in the field of 3D printing-appropriate design in toolmaking, product development and production of Möller Medical.
3D printing is a technology that has found its niche in the low volume area with low surface and mechanical stress requirements. The majority of the tools and device parts continue to be produced conventionally.