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AON3D Launches AON-M2 2020 Industrial 3D Printer

By AON3D Press Release

AON3D has launched its AON-M2 2020, the latest industrial 3D printer in the company’s flagship product line. The AON-M2 2020 has been designed to print the expanding array of melt-processable thermoplastics, including PEEK, ULTEM, PEKK, polycarbonate, and hundreds of other materials.

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The new AON-M2 2020 industrial 3D printer.

Customers can target demanding applications, since the printer’s material compatibility offers the opportunity to 3D print parts that can resist harsh chemicals, stand up to extreme temperatures, and withstand intense mechanical stress, according to the company.

Open Materials = More Applications

According to AON3D, since its founding, the company has been committed to the open materials standard, unlike other companies that use proprietary materials. In addition, the company says it focuses its materials engineering expertise on developing optimized process parameters for vendors that provide high quality materials. These brands include Solvay, SABIC, Kimya, DSM, Infinite Material Solutions and others.

The AON-M2 2020 is designed for fabricating parts for a range of applications, including tooling, jigs and fixtures, end-use parts, or rapid prototyping.

The AON-M2 2020 industrial 3D printer improves upon the original design with its focus on part accuracy and repeatability, as well as reliability, according to the company. “From the all stainless-steel frame to minimize thermal expansion, to the chamber heater redesign that offers precise control of the thermal environment and heats up in less than 15 minutes, the AON-M2 2020 is an exciting step-up for AON3D,” said CEO Kevin Han. “We are thrilled to continue offering customers the widest range of material options for their applications and materials expertise that goes well beyond the machine design.”

The AON-M2 2020 industrial 3D printer improves upon the original design with its focus on part accuracy and repeatability, as well as reliability. “From the all stainless-steel frame to minimize thermal expansion, to the chamber heater redesign that offers precise control of the thermal environment and heats up in less than 15 minutes, the AON-M2 2020 is an exciting step-up for AON3D,” said CEO, Kevin Han. “We are thrilled to continue offering customers the widest range of material options for their applications and materials expertise that goes well beyond the machine design.”

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ULTEM 9085 with AMS31F support filament can be printed on the AON-M2 2020.

Higher Temperature Operation

With its higher chamber temperature of 135°C (275°F), and bed and hot end temperatures of 200°C (392°F) and 470°C (878°F) respectively, the AON-M2 2020 can work with a wider range of high-performance materials that are in demand by industries such as aerospace, defense, R&D, and manufacturing, according to the company. “Operators can achieve better mechanical properties for printed parts with its precision thermal control, enabled by the innovative chamber heater design and engineered convective flow path,” the company said in a statement. Also, it’s the machine’s 454 x 454 x 640 mm (18 x 18 x 25ˈ) build chamber accommodates larger parts, and its dual independent tool-heads can print support material for complex designs.

AON3D pairs its industrial 3D printing platform with a process expertise offering; application engineers, trainers, and PhDs support users in achieving desired part outcomes.

“We are seeing a growing demand for an additive manufacturing platform that can print the strongest thermoplastics, as well as an increasing recognition that reaching the maximum mechanical property potential for any part-material combination is a challenge best met with expert support,” said Director of R&D Andrew Walker. “The AON-M2 2020 is the bedrock of a complete solution we offer customers for getting from CAD file to end-use parts, without sacrificing affordability.”

The AON-M2 2020 is already shipping.

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