On this edition of 30 on 3D, we’re going to be covering the differences between the F370 and Fortus 450mc. While both are FDM 3D printers from Stratasys, each are geared toward different applications.
The F370 enables users to print models with complex geometries in eight different materials. Operators can quickly and easily print with strong, stiff materials like ABS-CF10 and Diran; creating low-cost prototypes, strong jigs, accurate fixtures, and durable manufacturing tools.
The Fortus 450mc gives users the power to print low-volume production parts, high-quality custom tools, and functional prototypes. With fourteen material options, you can create models with durable Nylon 12CF or flame-retardant, high-performance ULTEM 9085.
If you’re looking to primarily print parts in ASA, ABS, or a stronger engineering-grade plastic, the F370 is your solution. If your workflow requires robust, high-temp materials, the Fortus 450mc is your solution.
Meet Brandon Liu
Meet our Assistant Design Engineer, Brandon Liu. Brandon works alongside our Engineering team to create innovative products for our customers. Whether he’s designing parts for the ProtoMAX or assisting our Post-Processing team, Brandon brings enthusiasm and a learning mindset. Brandon’s favorite part about working at Purple Platypus is that every day there is a diverse array of applications, and each come with their own learning experiences.
Outside of the office, Brandon enjoys competitive dance, spending time with friends, and trying new Irvine restaurants. If you haven’t had the chance to meet Brandon yet stop by our office and say hi!