Why We Use An FDM Fortus 900mc Printer
- Consistency – There is little point in buying a 3D printer that is not capable of producing consistent results. The Fortus 900mc is capable of producing parts to within .005 - .010” tolerances, something no hobby printer can do.
- Minimal Warpage – Fortus 900mc printers are designed to minimize the risk of warpage and increased accuracy. Depending on the complexity of the part and the built-in supports, there is always a chance for warpage to occur. Commercial Fortus 900mc printers have extra safeguards to maintain tolerances, the thickness of each layer, and stabilized print mechanics to help reduce or eliminate any warpage.
- Scaring and Divots – Most inexpensive printers require all support structures to be removed manually. Commercial printers use specific types of scaffolding to guarantee the quality of the finished product without scars and divots.
- Set It and Forget It – While we monitor our manufacturing and 3D printing processes closely, we can't be there to babysit every part as it's made. At Additive Manufacturing, our master machine operator must be able to set up the product run and let the printer do its job. There isn't a good reason why our engineers need to be there every minute of the build while the printer does its job.
- Reliability – A hobby cube printer is not designed for continuous use. If you place one of these printers in a production setting, its lifespan is very short. Professional grade printers are built tough enough to handle the stress of being used in a production setting where they will be kept very busy without breaking down.