Fortus 900mc large 3D production system

Fortus 900mc

The ultimate 3D production system

The Fortus 900mc is the most powerful FDM system available, delivering remarkable agility, sharp accuracy and high return on investment. With 12 real thermoplastic options and a massive build envelope, its only real competition is the old way of doing things.

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11 identical complex parts on a Fortus 900mc build tray

The Fortus 900mc 3D Production System builds durable, accurate, repeatable parts as large as 914 x 610 x 914 mm (36 x 24 x 36 in.). With 12 material options, it’s suitable for building fixtures, factory tooling and end-use parts, as well as the most demanding functional prototypes. This system features two material bays for maximum uninterrupted production. The 900mc builds in 12 real thermoplastics for applications that require high performance, biocompatibility, static dissipation or resistance to heat, chemicals or UV radiation. With three layer thicknesses to choose from, you can strike just the right balance between fine feature detail and FDM’s fastest build.

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Fortus 900mc Print Head

The print head extrudes semi-liquid thermoplastics precisely.

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Fortus 900mc Print Head

900mc 3D Production Systems

In a large installation, several machines can share workload.

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900mc 3D Production Systems

900mc 3D Production System

The 900mc is the top of the Production Series line.

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900mc 3D Production System

Fortus 900mc in Use

The large 900mc build envelop offers top throughput.

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Fortus 900mc in Use

Fortus 900mc Output

Fortus accuracy and repeatability enables digital manufacturing.

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Fortus 900mc Output

Fortus 900mc With Large Part

The Fortus 900mc build parts as large as 914 x 610 x 914 mm.

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Fortus 900mc With Large Part

3D Printed Rake Prototype

ASA is UV-stable and strong for outdoor prototyping.

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3D Printed Rake Prototype

Altimeter Housings in ULTEM

Kelly Manufacturing 3D prints end-use aerospace parts.

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Altimeter Housings in ULTEM

Ultem 1010

This strong FDM thermoplastic resists heat and chemicals.

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Ultem 1010

Static Dissipative Fixture

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

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Static Dissipative Fixture

Hard Drive Workstation

Electronics applications benefit from ESD7 static dissipation.

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Hard Drive Workstation

Automotive Turn Signal

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

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Automotive Turn Signal

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

ABS-M30 Fan Blade

This 3D printed fan blade contains embedded metal inserts.

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ABS-M30 Fan Blade

ABS-M30 Paper Pulp Mold

Small pores provide uniform vacuum draw.

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ABS-M30 Paper Pulp Mold

3D Printed Rocket

Durable ABS-M30 material is available in six colors.

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3D Printed Rocket

Sterile Nebulizer

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

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Sterile Nebulizer

3D Printed Medical Tool

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

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3D Printed Medical Tool

3D Printed Skull

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

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3D Printed Skull

Aerospace Fairing Tool

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

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Aerospace Fairing Tool

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

3D Printed Snap Fit

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

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3D Printed Snap Fit

3D Printed Battery Box

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

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3D Printed Battery Box

Elongation Strength

FDM Nylon 12 provides superior elongation at break.

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Elongation Strength

Blow Mold Master

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

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Blow Mold Master

Custom Assembly Pallet

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

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Custom Assembly Pallet

Polycarbonate Wrench

Strength and durability make PC great for custom tooling.

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Polycarbonate Wrench

PC-ABS Saw Handle

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

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PC-ABS Saw Handle

PPSF/PPSU Carafe

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

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PPSF/PPSU Carafe

Black ULTEM Semi Fender

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

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Black ULTEM Semi Fender

Semi Fender in Use

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

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Semi Fender in Use

ULTEM 9085 Tank Prototype

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

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ULTEM 9085 Tank Prototype

Snow Shovel Blade

This shovel blade was printed from tough ULTEM 9085 resin.

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Snow Shovel Blade

Fortus Prototype With Inserts

Fortus software allows embedding metal inserts during printing.

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Fortus Prototype With Inserts

Oreck Custom Fixture

Oreck uses 3D printed fixtures to speed new-product testing.

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Oreck Custom Fixture

Materials

The Fortus 900mc builds parts in 12 production-grade engineering thermoplastics:

  • ABS-ESD7 for static dissipation
  • ABSi for translucence
  • ABS-M30 for great tensile, impact and flexural strength and environmental stability
  • ABS-M30i for biocompatibility
  • ASA for UV stability, durability and great aesthetics
  • FDM Nylon 12 for maximum toughness
  • PC for superior mechanical properties and heat resistance
  • PC-ABS for the highest impact strength, plus the mechanical properties and heat resistance of PC and the surface appeal of ABS
  • PC-ISO for biocompatibility and superior strength
  • PPSF for highest heat and chemical resistance
  • ULTEM 1010 for the highest heat resistance, chemical resistance and tensile strength of any FDM thermoplastic.
  • ULTEM 9085 for best mix of mechanical, chemical and thermal properties

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Fortus 900mc Product Specs

Four 900mc systems stand in a production facility.

Materials:

Build envelope:
914 x 610 x 914 mm (36 x 24 x 36 in.)

Material delivery:
Two bays each for material and support canisters

Layer thicknesses:

  • 0.330 mm (0.013 in.)
  • 0.254 mm (0.010 in.)
  • 0.178 mm (0.007 in.)

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

System size/weight:
2772 x 1683 x 2027 mm (109.1 x 66.3 x 79.8 in.)/with crate: 3287 kg (7247 lbs.), without crate: 2869 kg (6325 lbs.)

Achievable accuracy:
Parts are produced within an accuracy of ± .09 mm (± .0035 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.)

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

Power requirements:

  • 230VAC nominal three-phase service with 5% regulation
  • 230VAC as measured phase-to-phase; 50 Hz or 60Hz; 40 Amp circuit

Regulatory compliance:
CE

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.