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The Apium P400 is a large industrial FDM 3D printer from the German manufacturer Apium Additive Technologies. This machine features a variety of smart functions and is capable of printing with high-temperature engineering polymers such as PEEK, ULTEM, and others.
One of the distinctive features of the P400 is its patented next generation adaptive zone heating system. Instead of heating the entire build chamber, like most printers do, an infrared heater is integrated into the print head, saving time and reducing energy consumption. This technology ensures superior interlayer adhesion since the heater remelts the previous layer allowing strong bonds to form between layers. This results in isotropic properties of finished parts, comparable to conventional manufacturing methods like injection molding.
The independent dual extrusion system allows for multi-material printing, and the adaptive heating system makes it possible to simultaneously print with materials requiring different temperature settings. With the IDEX system, the user can double the productivity, printing in duplication or mirror mode. The P400 is a versatile platform which allows for easy print head switching depending on the material being used. Spare nozzles and other necessary tools are stored in a convenient built-in tool drawer.
In addition to being a highly efficient and flexible platform, the Apium P400 provides automatic functions ensuring seamless integration into the production environment and convenience of use. Auto bed leveling and optical system for print head calibration ensure consistent printing results with minimum efforts. All important print process parameters are automatically saved as a PDF protocol.
The high-temp extruder with adaptive zone heating system and interchangeable nozzles ensure industrial-grade quality of large parts and small objects. Isotropic properties, high mechanical strength and excellent surface quality of the printed models make the P400 suitable for functional prototyping and small-run production in automotive and aerospace industries, for manufacturing microfluidic devices, liquid or vacuum pumps, high current insulators, and more. The machine can print layers of 50–600 microns and ensures print accuracy of 7.5 and 1 micron in XY and Z planes respectively.
The maximum nozzle temperature of the P400 is 540 °C. Combined with a print bed heated up to 200 °C and innovative 500 °C adaptive heating, this allows processing a wide range of engineering thermoplastics, including PEEK, PEEK-CFR, PEEK-GFR, PEKK, PP, PEI 9085, ABS, PA6-CFR, PVDF, PA6-GFR, and others. As an open material system, the printer is compatible with a wide range of polymers from different manufacturers. The integrated filament dryer houses up to four spools and can heat up to 150 °C, providing optimal storage conditions and eliminating residual humidity.
Equipped with a spacious build volume of 400 x 300 x 300 mm, the Apium P400 provides enough space for printing large models or small series manufacturing. The IDEX system allows printing two identical models in one printing session.
The P400 can be operated via a built-in LCD touchscreen with an intuitive, user-friendly interface, allowing you to manage print jobs and check the printer status. The open software system provides the user with the possibility to employ any slicer of their choice.
Thanks to Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity options, the printer can be controlled remotely via Apium web interface. The user can visualize models in the 3D viewer, arrange the printing queue, or check the printer status.
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The Apium P400 3D printer is available in a black-and-gray color scheme. Its solid look makes it ideal for any industrial application.
The machine dimensions are 41.7 x 27.8 x 76.4 in (1060 x 705 x 1941 mm). It weighs approximately 573.2 lb (260 kg).
To learn the current price of the Apium P400 3D printer, click the "request the quote" button and fill in the form. We will contact you as soon as possible and send you all the details.
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