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Fortus 450mc High Performance 3D Printer

3D Printing Solutions for Any Industry

Fortus 450mc High Performance 3D Printer
Harness the speed, cost and material advantages of industrial FDM additive manufacturing. The Fortus 450mc 3D Printer delivers accurate, reliable performance that lets you transform supply chains, accelerate manufacturing and reduce production costs.

Typical Application Use

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Prototyping

Bypass the high cost and lead time of traditional prototyping. Accelerate product development with 3D printed functional prototypes made with durable polymers. Carbon fiber, polycarbonate, PEI and PEKK are some of the strong materials available for fast prototyping to validate your design.

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Jigs, fixtures and workholding

Reduce CNC machine setup time by up to 80% and free up CNC capacity using 3D printed workholding tools. The Fortus 450mc’s design freedom and carbon fiber material let you make workholding tools faster and for less cost. Other 3D printed jigs and fixtures offer lightweighting and ergonomic benefits over machined metal tooling in addition to time and cost savings.

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End-use parts

The Fortus 450mc is the ideal on-demand solution for cost-effective manufacture of low-volume and bridge-to-production parts. Tool-less 3D printing means parts can be produced much faster and for lower cost, bypassing the traditional supply chain.

Fortus 450mc FDM Materials

Explore over 25 materials to handle applications in virtually any industry. Standard thermoplastics support general 3D printing applications and also include ESD compliant and biocompatible versions of ABS. Engineering and high-performance materials including nylon, carbon fiber, PEI and PEKK provide the right properties for demanding applications.

ULTEM™ is a registered trademark of SABIC or its affiliates.

Compatible Materials

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ASA

ASA is similar to ABS but is UV resistant and produces a smoother printed surface.

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ABS-M30

ABS-M30 is a strong, tough thermoplastic appropriate for many 3D printing applications.

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ABS-M30i

ABS-M30i

This production-grade thermoplastic can be used in medical and food service industries due to its biocompatibility and ability to be sterilized.

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ABS-ESD7

ABS-ESD7 has static dissipative qualities for applications involving electronics.

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Poly Carbonate (PC)

Polycarbonate (PC)

PC meets demanding needs for prototyping, and manufacturing fixtures.

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PC_ABS

PC-ABS

PC-ABS is ideal for form, fit and function prototypes and low-volume production parts

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PC-ISO

PC-ISO

PC-ISO is a biocompatible, heat-resistant thermoplastic suitable for food packaging, medical and pharmaceutical applications.

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FDM Nylon 12

FDM Nylon 12

FDM Nylon 12 is tough, has good impact resistance and high fatigue resistance, making it suitable for snap fit closures.

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Ultem9085

Ultem™ 9085 resin

Flame, smoke and toxicity-rated ULTEM™ 9085 resin features a high strength-to-weight ratio and high thermal and chemical resistance.

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Ultem1010

ULTEM™ 1010 resin

ULTEM™ 1010 resin offers superior mechanical, thermal and chemical resistance properties compared to other FDM thermoplastics.

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Antero800NA

Antero 800NA

This PEKK-based material has excellent mechanical properties, chemical resistance and low outgassing characteristics.

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Antero840CN03

Antero 840CN03

Get a stronger lighter weight alternative to metal with Antero 840CN03, a high-performance PEKK-based electrostatic discharge (ESD) thermoplastic.

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FDM Nylon 12CF

FDM Nylon 12CF

FDM Nylon 12CF (carbon filled) features the highest strength-to-weight ratio and stiffness of any FDM material.

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ST-130

ST-130

ST-130 soluble material is engineered for sacrificial tooling applications for easy creation of hollow composites parts.

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Compare the Fortus 450mc printer

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  • Cartridge capacity
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  • Tray size and build plate shape 16 x 14 x 16 in.
    (406 x 355 x 406 mm)
  • Materials 25
  • Cartridge capacity Up to 500 cu in.
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  • Tray size and build plate shape 39 x 24 x 24 in.
    (1,000 x 610 x 610 mm)
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  • Cartridge capacity 200 cu in.
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  • Tray size and build plate shape 36 x 24 x 36 in.
    (914 x 610 x 914 mm)
  • Materials 16
  • Cartridge capacity Up to 500 cu in.
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Fortus 450mc delivers

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Demonstrated industrial performance.

Demonstrated by over 1800 worldwide installations, Fortus 450mc printers deliver results that manufacturers rely on. Tool up, prototype and produce faster and for lower cost compared to traditional manufacturing.

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Accurate and repeatable results.

Stratasys FDM printers set the standard for repeatable print results that accurately reflect your CAD model. For consistent production in industrial printing applications, you can rely on the Fortus 450mc.

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Data protection.

ProtectAM data security safeguards sensitive printer system information and provides ongoing security of information processing. This includes U.S. DOD STIG compliance, enabled by Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® software.

Red Hat is a registered trademark of Red Hat, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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Prototypes, tooling and production parts.

Whether you need accurate prototypes, strong manufacturing aids or on-demand end-use parts, the Fortus 450mc can tackle your application. It offers the materials you need to meet demanding production applications in any industry. From soft jaw tooling to ESD-capable space components, the Fortus 450mc is the additive manufacturing multi-tool.

The alternative to CNC machining.

When challenged to find alternative solutions to traditional manufacturing methods, the team at UK-based John Crane looked to 3D printing and settled on the Fortus 450mc. It wasn’t long before that investment made an immediate impact on the manufacturer’s production process. See how the industrial grade Fortus 450mc helps John Crane overcome traditional manufacturing challenges and grow its 3D printing capability from tooling to production parts.

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Creating opportunity with the Fortus 450mc.

East/West Industries is a tier-one manufacturer for major aerospace OEMs. It maximizes the utility of its Fortus 450mc, employing it for multiple applications to better serve its customers. Watch the video to see how East/West leverages additive manufacturing to help it achieve top supplier status.

Software

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GrabCAD Print Software

GrabCAD Print software provides a streamlined, user friendly workflow to help designers go from CAD model to 3D printed part in just a few clicks. Create more accurate parts and make better design decisions with build preparation, and manage print queues from anywhere.

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GrabCAD Shop Software

GrabCAD Shop has been proven to save a typical 3D printing model shop over 15% in wasted time and productivity by streamlining the workflow between engineers, designers, and shop operators. As an online web application, your team can remotely access and collaborate on 3D printing work orders, using popular features such as work order tracking, chat and notifications, cost calculator, tray consolidation, and more!  

GrabCAD Shop also saves 3D printer operators time managing, scheduling, and budgeting 3D printing work orders by directly integrating with GrabCAD Print to streamline the 3D printing process.  

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Lower production costs with new 3D printed materials.

The days of believing 3D printing isn't a manufacturing technology are over. As polymer material advancements continue, more manufacturers are realizing the cost benefits of additive manufacturing in lieu of traditional methods. This white paper highlights how several companies are using the Fortus 450mc and its material capabilities to develop and produce products faster and for lower cost.