THE STRATASYS

FORTUS 380MC CARBON FIBER EDITION

Advanced Prototyping and Production with Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Nylon 12 3D Printing Material.

The Stratasys Fortus 380mc™ Carbon Fiber Edition 3D Printer combines production grade accuracy, reliability and repeatability with the strength and durability of carbon-reinforced nylon. It is powered by proven Stratasys FDM 3D printing technology and designed to tackle the tough engineering and manufacturing challenges on the factory floor. It fills the gap between unreliable and capability limiting desktop 3D printers and high-end production 3D printers, providing a low-risk opportunity to 3D print strong jigs and fixtures, prototypes and end-use parts.

Unparalleled Reliability, Throughput, Speed, and Design Freedom in a Carbon Fiber 3D Printer

The Stratasys Fortus 380mc Carbon Fiber edition 3D printer is designed to produce accurate, reliable and high strength parts. It is a solution built to tackle functional prototyping, production parts and rugged tooling with the strength and stiffness of carbon-filled nylon material and general purpose ASA.

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Key Features

The Strength of Carbon Fiber 

With carbon reinforced nylon 12 you can build parts that withstand tough manufacturing applications

Swap Metal for Carbon

With Nylon 12 CF you can be confident in swapping metal for lighter tools, functional prototypes and production parts

Improved Quality 3D Technology

Trust Proven Solutions

No warping, curling, or inconsistency that you get with desktop 3D printers. Only industrial grade reliability with Stratasys

Complex and High Requirement Parts

Complete design freedom, with soluble support removal and the consistency of proven FDM 3D Printing

Intuitive and Easy Software

Monitor your productivity and easily prepare files for 3D printing with GrabCAD and Insight Software

No Special Facilities Required

You can install a Fortus 380mc CF 3D Printer anywhere, with no special venting required and no noxious fumes

Powered By FDM

FDM builds parts in production-grade thermoplastics, enabling the most durable parts. Fortus systems use a wide range of thermoplastics with advanced mechanical properties so your parts can endure high heat, caustic chemicals, sterilization and high-impact applications

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Advantages

Advanced Tooling Applications

Reinvent your manufacturing tooling production and take advantage of the benefits that additive manufacturing offers. With the Stratasys Fortus 380mc Carbon Fiber 3D printer you can produce strong but lightweight production tools on-demand in the aerospace, automotive and industrial manufacturing industries. You have the complete design freedom to 3D print complex shapes, including voids and undercuts, along with light weighting the interior of the print to find the perfect balance between cost, strength, and performance.

 

FDM Nylon 12CF™ chopped carbon fiber-filled polyamide 3D Printing Material Microscope

The Strength of Carbon Fiber

FDM Nylon 12CF™ 3D printing material was specifically engineered by the Stratasys materials team to have a high strength-to-weight ratio and tensile strength. It is a chopped carbon fiber-filled (35% by weight) polyamide 12 with the highest specific modulus of any FDM 3D printer material.  Due to the unique design of the material and the directional orientation of carbon fibers, Nylon 12CF exhibits anisotropic properties that can be tailored similar to a composite laminate. This enables parts to have a higher uniaxial stiffness than injection molded parts of the same material, yet still have the freedom of design associated with additive manufacturing.

An Industrial Solution

When it comes to 3D printing, trust Stratasys Fortus 3D printers to get the job done. At the core, the Fortus 380mc Carbon Fiber Edition is powered by fused deposition modeling 3D printing technology, enabling you to print confidently with materials that can endure heat, chemicals, and high-impact. The system is designed to have industrial reliability and throughput, yet requires no special facilities to operate or special skills required to maintain and print. Trust the name that invented additive manufacturing, and has been enabling innovation for over 30 years.

Applications

3D printing Manufacturing Tools

Manufacturing Tools

Create highly customized tooling, resulting in greater productivity, capability and ergonomics.

Jigs and Fixtures with 3D Printing

Jigs and Fixtures

Lower production time and cost by producing custom jigs and fixtures in-house, on-demand.

Functional Testing with 3D Printing

Functional Testing

Produce 3D printed parts that are ready for testing, and mimic the end part

Rapid Prototyping 3D printing Tray

Rapid Prototyping

Design and iterate faster than ever before with professional 3D printing

3D printing Production Parts

Production Parts

Produce strong and durable end-use parts, with complete design freedom and flexible supply chains

Lightweighting with 3D printing

Lightweighting

Make parts that have the same strength and durability, but are lightweight and efficient

Software

The Stratasys Fortus 380mc Carbon Fiber Edition is powered by both GrabCAD Print and Insight software, providing you with an easy, accessible and smooth workflow for additive manufacturing.

  • Native CAD file support
  • Prepare, schedule, monitor, and report on all 3D print jobs
  • Track progress with automated notifications
  • Monitor material levels and organize print queues
  • Control Center job processing and management software
  • Automatically adjust support structures and material extrusion paths
  • Share project information between users
  • Pause production to change materials or embed hardware

GrabCAD Print Software

Materials

ASA Mirror FDM 3D Printing Material

ASA

Now you can build consistently high-quality parts, with exceptional UB stability and the best aesthetics of any FDM thermoplastic printing material.

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Nylon12 Jig Carbon Filled Stratasys FDM 3D Printing Material

Carbon Fiber Nylon 12CF

Nylon 12CF delivers the highest strength and stiffness-to-weight ratio of any our FDM materials, suitable for markets like aerospace, automotive, industrial & recreational manufacturing

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Technical Specifications

System Specifications

Build Envelope (XYZ)
Build Envelope (XYZ)
355 x 305 x 305 mm
(14 x 12 x 12 in.)
Material Delivery
Material Delivery
One bay each for material and support canisters
Achievable Accuracy
Achievable Accuracy
Parts are produced within an accuracy of ± .127 mm (± .005 in.) or ± .0015 mm/mm (± .0015 in/in), whichever is greater. Z part accuracy includes an additional tolerance of -0.000/+slice height. (Accuracy is geometry dependent. Achievable accuracy specification derived from statistical data at 95% dimensional yield.)
Material Options
Material Options
ASA
FDM Nylon 12 CF
Power Requirements
Power Requirements
208VAC 3 phase, 50/60 Hz, 18 Amps
System Size & Weight
System Size & Weight
129.5 cm x 90.2 cm x 198.4 cm
(51 x 35.5 x 78.1 in.);

601 kg
(1,325 lbs.)
Network Communication
Network Communication
10/100 base T connection. Ethernet protocol
Operator Attendance
Operator Attendance
Limited, attendance for job start and stop required.
Regulatory Compliance
Regulatory Compliance
CE, cTUVus, EAC, FCC Part B
Software
Software
All Fortus® systems include Insight and Control Center job processing and management software. Compatible with GrabCAD Print for use with job reports, scheduling and remote monitoring.
Operating System
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 (Pro, Enterprise, Education), Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Windows 8
(Pro, Enterprise), Microsoft Windows 7 (Pro, Enterprise, Ultimate), Microsoft Windows Server
2012 R2. Insight software requires a 64-bit operating system.

Material Specifications

 
Stratasys ASA FDM 3D Printing Material fortus 380mc
ASA
Stratasys Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber CF FDM 3D Printing Material
FDM Nylon 12CF
Layer Thickness
0.330 mm (0.013 in.), 0.254 mm (0.010 in.), 0.178 mm (0.007 in.), 0.127 mm (0.005 in.) 0.254 mm (0.010 in.)
Layer Thickness
0.330 mm (0.013 in.), 0.254 mm (0.010 in.), 0.178 mm (0.007 in.), 0.127 mm (0.005 in.)
0.254 mm (0.010 in.)
Support Structure
Soluble Soluble
Support Structure
Soluble
Available Colours
Black, Dark Gray, Light Gray, White, Ivory, Dark Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red Black
Available Colours
Black, Dark Gray, Light Gray, White, Ivory, Dark Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red
Black

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