KraussMaffei has announced that its
powerPrint large-scale 3D printer, which launched at the K trade show in 2022
alongside the precisionPrint system, is now available for purchase, as well as
announcing a print-on-demand service using the system. The powerPrint can
manufacture products with a volume of up to ten cubic metres.
The company says that since the
introduction of the 3D printer at K 2022, it has been successfully tested for a
wide variety of fibre-reinforced and compounded materials.
Rolf Mack, Vice President of Additive
Manufacturing at KraussMaffei said: “The powerPrint is ready to produce custom
parts for the customer at the customer’s facility with the highest industry and
KraussMaffei manufactures systems for
extrusion, injection moulding and reaction process machinery, and use this
process knowledge to develop new technologies such as 3D printing according to
The powerPrint offers an output rate of up
to 30 kg/h and produces components with dimensions of up to 2 x 2.5 x 2 m
independently and without manual intervention at a temperature of up to 350°C.
The parts are removed from the machine from the front door by crane via a
folding roof in the heat-resistant enclosure.
As an alternative to purchasing the
powerPrint, the company also offers a print-on-demand service as an
alternative. In this service, applications are designed according to customer
specifications and technical possibilities and then printed, with KraussMaffei
also handling post-processing. Components already manufactured through the service
include a moulding tool for the vacuum infusion process, a sand casting mould
and a charging column, among others.