KraussMaffei enters AM market with powerPrint

Sept. 8, 2023
The company's first 3D printer uses standard resin pellets to create large-form objects.

powerPrint KraussMaffei has recently leveraged its expertise in extrusion, injection molding and reaction process machinery to enter the additive manufacturing market. Its large-scale powerPrint 3D printer uses the same type of resin pellets used in injection molding machines. KraussMaffei said powerPrint is suitable for all industries that require high-quality, large-format objects, such as the automotive industry and tool and mold makers. The 3D printer’s heat-resistant enclosure can reach a temperature of up to 662 degrees Fahrenheit, and users can remove parts from the front through a door or through its folding roof.  

What’s new? The powerPrint, which was displayed at K 2022 and became available for purchase in July.  

Benefits Faster, more economical printing of large-scale parts. The 3D printer uses pellets making costs for the materials it uses lower than most other 3D printers. Meanwhile, its extruder feeds a nozzle ranging from 2mm to 20mm, allowing it to print at a rate of up to 66.1 pounds per hour. The powerPrint also is capable of producing components as large as 6.5 feet by 8.2 feet by 6.5 feet. Changing print jobs is quick because of the printer’s vacuum-fixed printing plates. KraussMaffei also is offering a print-on-demand service as an alternative to purchase. 

KraussMaffei Corp., Florence, Ky., 859-283-0200,   

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David Tillett | Associate Editor

Associate Editor David Tillett writes and edits for Plastics Machinery & Manufacturing, Plastics Recycling and The Journal of Blow Molding. He covers new products, industry news, patents and consumer and business equipment. He has more than 20 years of experience in daily newspaper, online and magazine journalism.