Desktop Steel introduced on September 7 the launch of the Figur G15, a brand new industrial platform that shapes commonplace sheet steel on demand immediately from a digital design file utilizing new, patent-pending digital sheet forming (DSF) know-how, with no stamping instruments, moulds, dies or presses required.
The Figur G15 will likely be on show at IMTS 2022 in Chicago, with stay demonstrations deliberate each morning and afternoon in Desktop Steel Sales space 432212.
Digital slicing instruments are generally used within the sheet steel forming and fabrication trade, however no turnkey digital sheet forming options have been broadly commercialised. Most options require customized forming instruments, moulds or dies, which normally have lengthy lead occasions and are costly to supply.
The ‘breakthrough’ Figur DSF know-how is created with the goal of sustaining excessive precision with a versatile, incremental forming method by a proprietary construct field design that reduces drive distribution throughout the sheet throughout the construct. With this answer, Desktop Steel hopes to remove excessive startup prices and lengthy lead occasions to unlock the advantages of digitisation for sheet steel producers.
The corporate hopes that with this, sheet steel producers will enhance their enterprise agility and make sheet steel forming accessible to new functions throughout a spread of volumes.
“After years of growth, we’re excited to indicate our Digital Sheet Forming know-how to sheet steel fabricators,” stated Ric Fulop, Founder and CEO of Desktop Steel. “Sheet steel forming with the Figur G15 is accessible, versatile, and cost-effective, even at low volumes. Producers within the automotive, aerospace, equipment and different industries can now produce a totally fashioned half in lower than an hour and not using a main funding of time or cash.”
The Figur G15 incorporates a software-driven ceramic toolhead on an XY gantry that progressively kinds giant steel sheets layer by layer with as much as 2,000 lbs of drive.
The 1450 x 1000 mm forming space permits the Figur G15 to course of optimistic and adverse kinds as much as 400 mm within the vertical Z route. A wide range of metals and thicknesses can be processed, together with metal as much as 2 mm thick and aluminium as much as 2.5 mm.
Desktop Steel additionally just lately expanded the lineup for its steel binder jet system with the Store System+ and Store System Professional.
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