RAPID 2019: Titan Robotics Unveils New Atlas H 3D printer & Dual Pellet Extrusion System

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RAPID 2019: Titan Robotics Unveils New Atlas H 3D printer & Dual Pellet Extrusion System

RAPID 2019: Titan Robotics Unveils New Atlas H 3D printer & Dual Pellet Extrusion System

Cobo Center is on fire with new technology this week as the Rapid+TCT
event comes to town from May 20-23, with exhibits opening from over 400
‘technology providers’ on the 21st.

Companies like Titan Robotics
(Colorado Springs) are unveiling helpful new innovations for their users
like the Atlas-H product line, featuring the Dual Pellet Extrusion
System, including:Dual retracting pellet extrudersLow-cost pellet feedstock as materialRobust frameIndustrial closed-loop motion control system

The new Atlas H 3D printer also offers:New industrial designMultiple extruder heads functioning on the same gantryBuild volume of 42”x42”x48”Print speeds up to 30,000mm/minuteIndustrial controllers and servo drives on all axes

Atlas H design also features a heated enclosure. According to the
recent press release sent to 3DPrint.com by Titan, this means that
significantly more materials can be used—whether the user requires
flexibility or stiffness, or low-temperature commodity materials or
high-temperature engineering thermoplastics.

“Titan has been a
pioneer in the development and implementation of pellet extrusion
technology in the additive manufacturing industry. Our Atlas-H product
launch aligns with Titan’s mission to develop innovative solutions and
technologies to bring additive manufacturing into industrial
production,” said Clay Guillory, Titan Robotics CEO. “It strengthens
Titan’s reputation as one of the most innovative companies in the

The pellets required for are not just affordable but offer cost savings ten times lower than typical feedstocks.

Titan Robotics, we value innovation that addresses our customers’ needs
as we continue to push boundaries for extrusion-based 3D printers. With
a second pellet extruder on Titan’s Atlas-H, our customers can deposit
multiple model materials within a single part or model and support
materials so that parts with complex features can be more readily
realized,” explained Bill Macy, Titan’s CTO.

Industrial customers around the globe currently benefit from 3D printing and additive manufacturing processes via the Atlas line, which is suitable for applications such as:AerospaceDefenseAutomotiveFoundryApparelManufacturing of end-use production parts

“With the launch of Atlas-H, we believe both existing and new
customers will benefit from increased speed and reduced raw material
cost with high reliability never seen before in this industry. Our
expanded product portfolio empowers our customers, enabling them to
choose the configuration that meets their production needs,” said
Titan’s CCO, Rahul Kasat. “Available configurations include options for
multiple filament and pellet extruders on a single gantry, thus
optimizing customers’ capital investments and operating expenses.”

you attending the RAPID conference this year? If so, check out Titan’s
exhibit at Booth #527. They will be 3D printing live on the new Atlas-H
Dual Pellet Extrusion 3D Printer, using multiple materials and
demonstrating high print speeds. Attendees will also be able to see the
flagship Atlas 2.5 3D Printer with Hybrid Pellet + Filament Extrusion 3D
printer in action.

3D printing technology has expanded immensely just in the past few years, allowing researchers, designers, and engineers all over the world to create inexpensive, lightweight parts—and often in one step—with hardware featuring open print head technology, systems for printing multiple, complex materials, and even 4D printing with multiple metals on the desktop.

Origin to Unveil “Origin One” at RAPID; New Manufacturing-Grade 3D Printing System Enables Additive Mass Production

footwear manufacturer ECCO is using Origin One’s programmable
photopolymerization process and Open Material Network to cut production
costs and get to market faster

DETROIT, May 20, 2019
/PRNewswire/ — Origin, the developer of a new open platform for
additive mass production, is debuting Origin One, the company’s new
manufacturing-grade 3D printer. Origin One’s technology is based on
programmable photopolymerization (P3) and enables manufacturers to
reduce production time and product development costs while delivering
consistent, accurate parts with commercial-grade materials.

came out of stealth mode late last year and has pioneered a new
approach, Open Additive Manufacturing, that combines modular hardware,
open materials, and fast post-processing with its unique print
technology to enable mass production.

Origin One uses P3 to
precisely control light, heat, and forces among other variables to
produce parts with exceptional accuracy and consistency. A responsive
print process monitors polymerization data and automatically optimizes
process conditions for the best possible results. The optimized build
volume (192x108x350mm), compact footprint, and fast post-processing
enables manufacturers to maximize production capacity per sq ft. One
operator can manage a large fleet to produce thousands of parts a day
without the need for external automation.  Learn more on Origin’s

ECCO partners with Origin

Origin’s open
additive platform attracted ECCO, and the two companies have launched a
partnership to develop a new approach to manufacturing footwear. ECCO is
using Origin’s printing platform with BASF’s materials at their R &
D department at the company’s headquarters in Denmark. “We expect
Origin’s open additive approach will enable us to reduce development
time, lower costs, and accelerate our time-to-market,” said Jakob Møller
Hansen, Vice President Research & Development, ECCO.

ECCO, Origin One is used by leading automotive, industrial, and contract
manufacturers, as well as government organizations looking to integrate
new technologies into their supply chains.

Origin Material Network Delivers Unique High-Performance Materials

experience highlights the benefit of Origin’s open material network.
ECCO is using BASF’s materials, designed to print consistently at very
high resolution. ECCO can trust the production and supply experience of
BASF while also tapping into new classes of materials.

material network is growing. The company recently expanded its network
to include DSM, a leading global materials company with extensive
experience in the additive manufacturing market. “With the addition of
DSM to our network, we’re enabling an even broader set of chemistries
available to our customers,” says Chris Prucha, founder and CEO of


Available to order now, the
Origin One printer will begin shipping in the Fall of 2019. See the
technology live at Rapid + TCT in Detroit, Michigan, May 21-23 at booth

About Origin

in San Francisco, CA, Origin is pioneering the concept of Open Additive
Production, a new way to build based on open materials, extensible
software, and modular hardware. Origin One, the company’s
manufacturing-grade 3D printer, uses programmable photopolymerization to
precisely control light, heat, and force among other variables to
produce parts with exceptional accuracy and consistency. The company
works with a network of material partners to develop a wide range of
commercial grade materials for its system, resulting in some of the
toughest and most resilient materials in additive manufacturing. The
company was founded in 2015 and is led by alumni from Google and Apple.
Investors include Floodgate, DCM, Mandra Capital, Haystack, Stanford
University, and Joe Montana. Learn more about Origin here: https://www.origin.io

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