Prism Engineering, a leading Dimension Reseller servicing
the US Mid-Atlantic States, is proud to announce the addition of the Fortus
250mc cross-over 3D printer to the Prism product line
Philadelphia, PA, July 15, 2011: Prism is pleased to
offer the new Fortus 250mc™ Production 3D Printer – a rapid prototyping and
production machine designed to give users the convenience of a Dimension 3D
Printer with the flexibility of a Fortus Production 3D Printer.
Fortus 250mc, Stratsys’
first cross-over system, combines the ease-of-use and affordability of
Stratasys’ industry-leading Dimension
3D Printers with the control of Insight Software, used to drive the Fortus
line of production 3D printers. With Insight, users will have added control of
build speed, part accuracy, and feature detail. Like all Stratasys additive
manufacturing systems, the Fortus 250mc is based on the Fused
Deposition Modeling (FDM®) process.
“The engineers interested in this new product will likely be
traditional 3D printer candidates, but who want more sophisticated
build-parameter control.” says Product Manager Mary Stanley. “Users are moving
beyond prototyping into production with their additive manufacturing machines.
The most common manufacturing application is to build functioning
manufacturing tools, like jigs and fixtures to be used in the production
The Fortus 250mc has a 10 x 10 x 12 in. (254 x 254 x 305 mm)
build envelope and offers three build layer options: 0.007, 0.010 and 0.013 in.
(0.178, 0.254 and 0.330 mm). To create parts, the machine uses ABSplus
thermoplastic, which offers excellent mechanical proprieties, including impact
strength, tensile strength, flexural strength, and bonding strength for tough,
functional applications. ABSplus comes in ivory, white, blue, fluorescent
yellow, black, red, nectarine, olive green, and gray colors.
The Fortus 250mc uses Stratasys SR-30 soluble support
material, which has a faster dissolve time than other soluble support
materials. The Fortus 250mc is supported by a 12-month warranty and is now
available for shipment.
About Prism Engineering, Inc.
Prism Engineering is the Mid-Atlantic’s leading provider of
3D CAD/CAM Solutions and 3D Prototype Printers since 1991. Major product
offerings include SolidWorks® CAD, Simulation, Documentation and Data
Management Software, Mastercam CNC Machining Software, and Dimension 3D
Printers. In addition to these products, Prism offers a host of complimentary
Training and Support Services at its regional facilities and Certified Training
Centers in suburban Philadelphia (Horsham), Allentown, PA and Pittsburgh, PA.
For more information on Prism products and services please contact Prism at
888-441-9696 or visit www.prismeng.com
Stratasys, Inc., Minneapolis, is a maker of additive
manufacturing machines for prototyping and producing plastic parts. The company
markets under the brands Dimension 3D Printers and Fortus Production 3D
Printers. The company also operates RedEye On Demand, a digital manufacturing service for
prototypes and production parts. According to Wohlers Report 2011, Stratasys
had a 41 percent market share in 2010, and has been the unit market leader for
the ninth consecutive year. Stratasys patented and owns the Fused Deposition
Modeling (FDM®) process. The process creates functional prototypes and
manufactured goods directly from any 3D CAD program, using high-performance
industrial thermoplastics. The company holds more than 285 granted or pending
additive manufacturing patents globally. Stratasys products are used in the
aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, business & industrial equipment,
education, architecture, and consumer-product industries. Online at: www.stratasys.com
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