In these challenging times as businesses and individuals learn to live alongside the coronavirus, industrial additive manufacturing (AM) machine supplier FELIXprinters continues to add to its impressive array of 3D printing solutions.
FELIXprinters is entirely focussed on the development and production of holistic AM solutions for industrial clients, and is now well-known for its FELIX PRO L and XL models which were added to its broad portfolio of robust and reliable 3D printers at the beginning of 2019. These two 3D printers took the company’s dedication to producing precision AM technology and scaled it up to larger build volumes catering for an array of industrial applications.
The Pro L and XL models build on the highly successful Pro 3 series of 3D printers, and cater for the growing demand for bigger parts but without compromising quality. Delivering on this is not just a case of scaling up the architecture of our Pro 3D printers, but instead FELIXprinters used all of its experience in precision engineering to develop these bigger machines that fit seamlessly into any workshop. Building on the success of the Pro L and XL platforms, FELIXprinters has now also developed a range of high temperature printers which are now a few weeks from commercial use
Wilgo Feliksdal, Co-Founder of FELIXprinters says, “Like all businesses as we moved through the first quarter of 2020, we have had to adapt and adjust the way that we work. As soon as it was obvious that the coronavirus pandemic was going to severely disrupt the usual way of working, we made some far reaching and strategic moves to ensure the continuity of production or our 3D printers, and also our relationships with our customers. First and foremost, we had to ensure that our FELIX team could operate in a way that they were comfortable with and which guaranteed their safety. So from very early on, we ensured that they had masks, had access to all the sanitiser and hygiene measures that they needed, and that we put in place protocols that meant everyone in the factory could work while maintaining social distancing requirements.”
“Once this had been arranged, and with the continued demand for our industrial range of 3D printers and our newly introduced BIOprinter still high, it became clear to us that we were in a position to continue our 2020 plans relatively uninterrupted. Earlier in the year we had received a tender from a large multinational client looking at the possibility that we could produce a series of high temperature 3D printers, and we have now geared up to produce these in large batches through Q2 and Q3”, Feliksdal continues.
3D printers that are capable of reaching higher temperatures are able to print with advanced, engineering grade materials that require higher temperatures, like polycarbonate 3D printing filament and polypropylene 3D printing filament.
3D printing at higher temperatures allows manufacturers to use stronger, more functional materials to create the parts necessary for practical applications. High-temperature additive manufacturing for rapid prototyping in industries like aerospace, architecture, engineering, and design allows for minimal downtime during the product development process.
Co-Founder of FELIXprinters, Guillaume Feliksdal comments, “There is no doubt that we are in unprecedented times, and we like many companies operating in the 3D printing space are having to adapt our ways of working as we begin to defeat the coronavirus, and we are delighted that despite everything we have successfully developed our high temperature solutions. In many ways, the 3D printing sector is unique in that it is likely to see an upswing in attention as globally, companies begin to reassess and localise their supply chains. At FELIXprinters, the continued demand for our industrial 3D printers, the enormous interest in our BIOprinter, and the recent developments we have made in term of high temperature additive manufacturing show the vibrancy of the niche, and also demonstrate the resilience of industry as we all drive on and innovate, even in these difficult times. I feel we have the edge in many areas due to an exceptional, dedicated, and passionate team, and I would like to thank each and every one of them for their hard work and talents.”
FELIXprinters is unique in the industriual 3D printing space, as it does not just sell off the shelf solutions, but also builds “tailor-made” AM platforms for specific customer applications. The team would be delighted to discuss your projects and requirements to see which solution best fits your applications.