Stratasys 450mc 3D printer

Fortus 380mc and Fortus 450mc

Build strong, accurate tools and prototypes

From functional prototypes with exacting tolerances, to manufacturing tools that perform under pressure, the Fortus 380mc and 450mc 3D Production Systems set a high bar for speed, performance and accuracy.

Familiar materials, firm control

Production-grade thermoplastics
Build with many of the same standard, engineering-grade and high-performance thermoplastics you use in traditional manufacturing processes.

Speed and efficiency
Produce complex, high-requirement parts faster than ever. Plus, get up to two weeks of unattended build time with high-capacity material options available on the 450mc.

Flexibility and control
Embed hardware or circuitry, fine-tune part performance, optimize build speed or achieve a smoother finish. Custom tool paths and other advanced features of Insight software give you ultimate control over your build parameters.

No special facility requirements
Install Fortus Systems virtually anywhere.  No special venting is required because Fortus systems produce no noxious fumes, chemicals or waste with most materials.

Easy to operate and maintain
Quickly teach anyone how to load materials, replace build trays and use the simple touch-screen interface. Operation is intuitive and requires no special skills.

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Digital Touchscreen

New touchscreen allows for easy adjustments during a print job.

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Digital Touchscreen

Custom Assembly Pallet

Oreck saves up to 65 percent by 3D printing PC fixtures in-house.

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Custom Assembly Pallet

PPSF/PPSU Carafe

PPSF/PPSU is a highly heat-resistant FDM material.

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PPSF/PPSU Carafe

Polycarbonate Wrench

Strength and durability make PC great for custom tooling.

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Polycarbonate Wrench

Sterile Nebulizer

This medical nebulizer was 3D printed with ABS-M30i.

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Sterile Nebulizer

Hard Drive Workstation

Electronics applications benefit from ESD7 static dissipation.

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Hard Drive Workstation

3D Printed Medical Tool

ABS-M30i enables 3D printing of sterilizable medical equipment.

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3D Printed Medical Tool

Fortus 380mc Parts

The 380mc is ideal for manufacturing complex, smaller parts.

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Fortus 380mc Parts

Fortus 380mc System

Suitable for complex geometries, it prints parts 20 percent faster.

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Fortus 380mc System

Fortus 450mc System

This 3D production system produces consistent parts 15 percent faster.

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Fortus 450mc System

Static Dissipative Fixture

This hard drive fixture was 3D printed with ABS-ESD7 material.

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Static Dissipative Fixture

Fade-Resistant Thermoplastic

ASA remains vibrant and stable, even outdoors.

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Fade-Resistant Thermoplastic

Eight New Colors

UV-resistant ASA offers the most color options of any FDM material.

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Eight New Colors

ASA in 10 Vibrant Colors

UV-resistant ASA offers the most color options of any FDM material.

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ASA in 10 Vibrant Colors

Fortus Prototype With Inserts

Fortus software allows embedding metal inserts during printing.

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Fortus Prototype With Inserts

Spray Paint Caps

Strong and durable, ASA is suitable for a wide range of applications.

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Spray Paint Caps

Translucent Bottles

ABSi translucency is beneficial for monitoring material flow.

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Translucent Bottles

ABSi Taillight Prototype

FDM Technology offers translucent ABSi thermoplastic.

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ABSi Taillight Prototype

Architecture Model

This architectural concept model was 3D printed in ABS-M30.

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Architecture Model

BMW's 3D Printed Fixture

BMW factory workers use this lightweight, ergonomic fixture.

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BMW's 3D Printed Fixture

3D Printed Skull

Parts 3D printed with ABS-M30i material are biocompatible.

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3D Printed Skull

Automotive Turn Signal

This turn signal was 3D printed with translucent ABSi material.

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Automotive Turn Signal

ABS-M30 Paper Pulp Mold

Small pores provide uniform vacuum draw.

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ABS-M30 Paper Pulp Mold

ABS-M30 Fan Blade

This 3D printed fan blade contains embedded metal inserts.

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ABS-M30 Fan Blade

3D Printed Rocket

Durable ABS-M30 material is available in six colors.

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3D Printed Rocket

3D Printed Battery Box

FDM Nylon 12 parts are durable, with high impact strength.

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3D Printed Battery Box

3D Printed Snap Fit

Fatigue-resistant FDM Nylon 12 is ideal for snap fit prototypes.

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3D Printed Snap Fit

FDM Nylon 12 Shovel Handle

This sturdy shovel handle prototype was 3D printed in Nylon 12.

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FDM Nylon 12 Shovel Handle

Elongation Strength

FDM Nylon 12 provides superior elongation at break.

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Elongation Strength

PC-ABS Saw Handle

PC-ABS 3D prints strong parts for confident testing.

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PC-ABS Saw Handle

Blow Mold Master

This blow-molding master (white) was 3D printed in PC.

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Blow Mold Master

Aerospace Fairing Tool

ACS 3D printed this layup tool in ULTEM 9085 resin with FDM.

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Aerospace Fairing Tool

3D Printed Spray Paint Caps

Soluble supports are easily removed from tiny crevices.

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3D Printed Spray Paint Caps

3D Printed ASA Outlet

Build custom outdoor end-use parts with ASA.

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3D Printed ASA Outlet

Black ULTEM Semi Fender

Minimizer 3D printed this semi fender in ULTEM 9085 resin.

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Black ULTEM Semi Fender

ULTEM 9085 Tank Prototype

This gas tank prototype and its modular fixture are 3D printed.

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ULTEM 9085 Tank Prototype

Semi Fender in Use

Minimizer's ULTEM fenders are strong enough for road tests.

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Semi Fender in Use

Xtend 500

Xtend 500 delivers more than five times the output of standard canisters.

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Xtend 500

Snow Shovel Blade

This shovel blade was printed from tough ULTEM 9085 resin.

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Snow Shovel Blade

Materials

  • ABS-M30 in six colors for great tensile, impact and flexural strength
  • ABS-M30i for biocompatibility
  • ABS-ESD7 for static dissipation
  • ASA for UV stability and the best aesthetics
  • PC-ISO for biocompatibility and superior strength
  • PC for superior mechanical properties and heat resistance
  • FDM Nylon 12 for maximum toughness

The Fortus 450mc also works with ULTEM 9085 for high strength-to-weight ratio and favorable FST rating. ULTEM 1010 compatibility is coming in 2015.

More 3D Production Systems

Fortus 360mc and 400mc owners:

Ask about the Fortus Plus Upgrade. A half-day customer support visit aligns your material capabilities with the latest Fortus Systems, so you can access a growing list of FDM thermoplastics and share inventory across the complete range of Fortus 3D Production Systems.

Fortus 900mc large 3D production systemFortus 900mc
Full range of FDM plastics, largest size

Fortus 380mc and 450mc Specs

Materials:
Fortus 380mc and 450mc:

  • ABS-M30
  • ABS-M30i
  • ABS-ESD7
  • ASA in black and ivory, with full range of colors coming in 2015
  • PC-ISO in white and translucent
  • PC
  • FDM Nylon 12

Fortus 450mc only:

  • ULTEM 9085 resin
  • ULTEM 1010 resin (coming in 2015)

Build envelope options:
Fortus 380mc: 355 x 305 x 305 mm (14 x 12 x 12 in.)
Fortus 450mc: 406 x 355 x 406 mm (16 x 14 x 16 in.)

Material delivery options:
Fortus 380mc: One bay each for material and support canisters
Fortus 450mc: Two bays each for material and support canisters

For maximum material capacity on the Fortus 450mc, Xtend 500 Fortus Plus material boxes are available for ABS-M30 (ivory and black), PC (polycarbonate) and their support materials. Each box contains 500 cubic inches (8194 cubic centimeters) of thermoplastic, so the 450mc can run nonstop for over two weeks without changing material.

Layer thicknesses:
0.330 mm (0.013 in.)
0.254 mm (0.010 in.)
0.178 mm (0.007 in.)
0.127 mm (0.005 in.)

Support structure:
Soluble for most materials; break-away for PC-ISO and ULTEM; soluble or break-away for PC

System size/weight:
129.5 x 90.2 x 198.4 cm (51 x 35.5 x 78.1 in.)/with crate: 680 kg (1,500 lbs.), without crate: 601 kg (1,325 lbs.)

Achievable accuracy:
Parts are produced within an accuracy of ± .127 mm (± .005 in.) or ± .0015 mm/mm (± .0015 in/in), whichever is greater. (Accuracy is geometry dependent. Achievable accuracy specification derived from statistical data at 95% dimensional yield.)

Workstation Compatibility:
Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 (Pro, Enterprise), Microsoft Windows 7 (Pro, Enterprise, Ultimate), Microsoft Windows Vista (Business, Enterprise, Ultimate), Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Network communication:
10/100 base T connection; Ethernet protocol

Power requirements:
Fortus 380mc: 208VAC 3 phase, 50/60 Hz consumes 18 Amps
Fortus 450mc: 208VAC 3 phase, 50/60 Hz consumes 18 Amps

Regulatory compliance:
CE, TUV listed

Special facility requirements:
None

Insight Software

Monitor Displaying CAD rendering of 3D Printed Part

Insight software prepares your CAD program’s STL output to be manufactured on a Fortus system by automatically slicing and generating support structures and material extrusion paths. For maximum control, users can manually edit parameters that determine the look, strength and precision of parts as well as the speed and material use of the FDM process.

With Insight, you can:

  • Optimize build orientation for maximum strength and smoothest surface finish
  • Customize supports for fast, easy removal and best use of materials
  • Program pauses into the build for any reason, such as to embed hardware or circuitry
  • Manipulate tool paths for advanced control over part properties

Included with Insight is Control Center. This sophisticated software application communicates with user workstations and Fortus systems, to manage jobs and monitor production status. Design, engineering and manufacturing teams can network and share 3D manufacturing capacity to maximize efficiency and throughput.