Large-part printer draws interest from automakers

April 1, 2020
BCN3D's new desktop printer, the BCN3D Epsilon, can produce strong, functional parts from a wide range of industrial-grade materials.

BCN3D Epsilon BCN3D’s newest desktop 3-D printer can be used for low-volume production of large parts. The dual-extrusion system has a completely enclosed, passive-heating build chamber that can handle a range of industrial-grade materials, including ABS, PP, polyamide, TPU, polylactic acid and PET-glycol. Using open-source Cura software from Ultimaker B.V., Utrecht, Netherlands, it offers wireless connectivity and remote communications. In the U.S., the printers are distributed by Matterhackers, Foothill Ranch, Calif.; Dynamism, Chicago; and Archematerial 3D, Chantilly, Va.

What’s new? The printer, which hit the U.S. market in February. Unlike BCN3D’s earlier printers, the BCN3D Epsilon has a new “safety pause” feature that stops the printing process whenever the enclosure door is opened. According to BCN3D, the company already is working with a number of foreign carmakers, including Renault, Nissan and BMW, that are interested in using the printer.

Benefits The production of high-quality, strong, functional parts.

BCN3D Technologies Inc., Barcelona, Spain, 34-934-137-088,