Unveiling the new printing machine at this year’s Formnext in Frankfurt Germany they have certainly turned many heads owing to the Malachite’s sleek design and compact size while nevertheless boasting a build volume of Ø125 x 100 mm.
Measuring only 715 x 705 x 1020 mm (WxDxH) and weighing 220 kg, it’s easily one of the smallest LPBF machines around, giving a whole new perspective on the term tabletop 3D printer. What is more the entire printing process is additionally accelerated by a double-piston powder loading system that adds metal powder from both the left and the right side of the print bed in turn, greatly minimizing coater downtime.
It is intended for both free-standing floor- and tabletop use, but can also come with a matching stand suitable for powder canister and equipment storage. The exceptionally low power consumption averaging 500 W in addition to an average inert gas consumption of 0,3 L/min point toward the Malachite’s sustainability and longevity.
During the entire process of design and creation the company’s main drive was to make cutting edge technology accessible and affordable to individuals as well as businesses, making it an ideal 3D metal printer for small enterprises, educational institutions, designers, laboratories, but can also prove to be invaluable to large scale operations. With a starting price of 75.000 € + VAT it is a breath of fresh air in the field of AM.
Regardless whether you want to print machine parts with intricate geometries, hidden channels and voids or challenging internal passages, produce functional prototypes in just a matter of hours all the while saving on material, or just explore your imagination by creating unique and stunning designs and jewellery, the Malachite 3D printer for metal undoubtedly deserves your attention.