presents a new range of desktop 3D printers from Stratasys designed to make 3D printing more accessible to companies.
The new Mojo desktop 3D printers from Stratasys incorporate features to make 3D part-making more intuitive and seamless for users, thereby lowering the threshold for adopting the technology.
Tasman Machinery had earlier presented Stratasy’s flagship Fortus 3D Production System at the Austech 2012, Australia’s leading manufacturing and machine tool show in Sydney, using the platform to introduce high-end additive manufacturing technology to around 10,0000 attendees.
According to Managing Director Dermid McKinley, the company was able to generate huge interest in their high-end machines including the 3D Fortus Production System. He also believes that their latest FDM 3D printer, the Mojo is going to be a game changer in the industry as it can work straight out of the box and produce professional grade models.
While the Fortus 400mc 3D Production System can be used as a full production machine, producing everything from assembly jigs through to end-user parts to replace injection moulded and CNC machined components, the new Mojo 3D printers bring the possibilities of 3D printing right to the desktop, provided the part can fit within the unit’s build envelope of 127 x 127 x 127 mm.
Though the number of manufacturers producing end-user parts through additive manufacturing is relatively small, the number of organisations considering the option is large. The new Mojo 3D desktop 3D printer helps ease the transition by being virtually affordable for anyone, along with a feature set aimed at making 3D printing as easy as using a traditional desktop 2D printer.
The Mojo desktop 3D printers, like other 3D printers from Stratasys build parts through fused deposition modelling (FDM), a process that creates resilient plastic parts out of durable and strong ABS thermoplastic. Applications of FDM extend beyond prototyping to include functional tools, fixtures and end-use parts.
The Mojo comes with a print pack, which includes PrintWizard software that allows users to design products and print. The process is further simplified through the integration of the material spool and print head into a single package that enables straightforward loading of material into the Mojo unit.