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SHINING 3D launches EP-M250 Pro dual laser metal 3D printer

SHINING 3D launched at Formnext the latest product in its line of additive manufacturing solutions, emerging as one of the 3D printer manufacturers with the most diversified and complete offer. The EP-M250 Pro is a dual-laser metal 3D printer that uses advanced metal powder bed fusion (MPBF) technology. It is capable of easily and quickly converting CAD data into high-performance, complex structure metal parts. The 3D printer is ideal for medium-sized parts and small batch production.

The SHINING 3D industrial line of 3D scanners and printers continues to grow to meet customer demands. As the industry continues to grow and adapt additive manufacturing solutions to various applications it is important that companies remain flexible in such a dynamic and ever-expanding field. SHINING 3D looks to continue making professional 3D solutions accessible for all levels of customers. The EP-M250 Pro is the latest product in the metal AM segment, which completes the offer including the smaller EP-M150 system and the single laser EP-M250.

Like the single laser, the new Dual-laser system equipped with a build volume of 262x262x350mm and features a number of other optimizations, including non-stop operation during filter change and an optimized filter system ensuring a more stable building environment. Other new features include an innovative gas flow management system and real-time monitoring of the production environment and building process.

SHINING 3D EP-M250 Pro

Known as one of the premier industrial 3D scanner providers, SHINING 3D focuses on accessible 3D solutions for a broad segment of potential adopters within a number of industrial segments. Among the key application cases for the new EP-M250 Pro, the company highlighted a cupping manufacturer that used the SLM 3D printer to produce metal molds with conformal cooling channels, in order to improve the quality of the final cuppings and injection efficiency.

In this case, SHINING’s metal 3D printing technology was able to manufacture the injection mold with conformal cooling channels, improving the heat dissipation and thus injection efficiency and meeting increasing demands on the quality of final injection molding products. The cupping mold produced via traditional CNC milling was only able to process vertical cooling channels. Although the diameter of the cooling channel is up to 20 mm,this is not sufficient to cool the molds efficiently, leading to low transparency of final injection parts. Manufacturing the cupping via metal 3D printing easily produced complex conformal cooling channels, perfectly in line with the molds‘ required shapes the and engineers’ requirements.

 

 

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Davide Sher

Since 2002, I have built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, I spent 12 years in the United States, where I received my Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree. As a journalist covering the tech industry - especially the videogame industry - for over 10 years, I began covering the AM industry specifically in 2013, as blogger. In 2016 I co-founded London-based 3D Printing Business Media Ltd. (now 3dpbm) which operates in marketing, editorial, and market analysis & consultancy services for the additive manufacturing industry. 3dpbm publishes 3D Printing Business Directory, the largest global directory of companies related to 3DP, and leading news and insights websites 3D Printing Media Network and Replicatore. I am also a Senior Analyst for leading US-based firm SmarTech Analysis focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets.

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