Searching for the best solution for creating strong and light weight parts yourself?
This is not easy as the market is full of different systems and technologies that all claim to be the best. Are you looking for an Industrial system that is:
✓ Fast, accurate and robust?
✓ Competitively priced?
3D printing thermoplastics like PEEK and/or PEI/ULTEM™ has many advantages compared to traditional manufacturing
Within the 3D industry, one of the top notch materials is PEEK. This high temperature material has amazing properties, such as chemical resistance, a low moisture absorption and great durability and strength. 3D printing PEEK is used for both prototyping and end use and sees its application in the medical, aerospace and automotive industries. PEEK can also be used as a substitute for certain metals. Similar to PEEK is the material PEI/ULTEM™. This is also a thermoplastic and boasts a high temperature resistance, great dielectric strength and an excellent strength-to-weight ratio. PEI/ULTEM™ is a great material for medical use due to its low moisture absorption and it is also used a lot in aeroplanes. And it is actually a cheaper alternative to PEEK, making it more suitable for prototyping. Because 3D printing thermoplastic helps increase material efficiency it is used a lot in product development.
The benefits of using 3D printing for producing strong (metal-like) and light weight parts:
- It is a complementary tool that can be integrated into current manufacturing processes to reduce steps, time to market and cost.
- You can produce complex geometries such as lattice structures and conformal channels to improve performance.
- You can merge multiple parts into single or fewer components to improve reliability and reduce inventory.
- You can create fully bespoke or customized components to improve performance.
- You can deal easier and faster with design modifications
- Light weight.
- Only build material where it is needed.
- Manufacturing waste can be reused (thermoplastic materials can be melted, cured (cooled down such that they become solid), melted again, cured again, and so forth).
- Reduced tooling costs – parts can be manufactured directly without the need for tooling.
- Rapid design iterations right up to the manufacture.
- manufacturing from your desk
Let us introduce your best choice for smarter and faster manufacturing
✓ Most advanced ✓ Competitively priced ✓ You are always covered
Tractus3D printers are born from a passion for perfection —a single-minded goal to build the most advanced and affordable 3D printers in the world. We differentiates ourselves by developing the most powerful PEEK 3D printers which are still affordable.
Our PEEK 3D printer boasts a high printing speed, a high accuracy and a low weight, making it easy to move around to any location you desire. The PEEK 3D printer is perfect for 3D printing smaller objects extremely accurately and has a good temperature stability due to the fact that the 3D printers have a closed chamber, minimizing the possibility of warping.
Guaranteed: more advanced, complete and easier than any other comparable PEEK 3D printer
We understand what you need (and DON'T NEED) and you want to have the best value for your money. We don’t invest our time and resources in fancy designs or expensive marketing campaigns, but in making the most advanced PEEK 3D printers you can buy for that price.
✓ Because your goal is to have the highest quality output fast
Fast printing speed
600 millimeters per second
When using a PEEK 3D printer, you will want to see your finished object as soon as possible. At Tractus3D we know this feeling all too well, which is why the travel speed of our industrial PEEK 3D printer goes up to 600 millimeter per second and the printing speed up to 200 mm/s. This means that an object of 1 kilo can be finished in less than 5 hours. With this speed, your 3D designs will become reality in no time.
0,01 mm (10 microns)
When designing exquisite models for PEEK 3D printing, you want them to be as detailed as possible so that you can truly see the expertise put into it. With a resolution of 0,01 millimeter (10 microns) on the XY-axis and a resolution 0,05 millimeter (50 microns) on the Z-axis, our PEEK 3D printer can print even the finest details. When your objects do not require such detail, you can print at a lower resolution up to 1000 micron.
Intiutive touchscreen interface
Large Full Color Display
The user-friendly full color 5 inch touch control enables you to easy operate the PEEK 3D printer. The modern and advanced interface has a lot of handy functionalities and you can conveniently choose which design you want to print (4GB memory). The touchscreen also gives you the ability to modify settings directly on your PEEK 3D printer during printing, such as temperatures and speeds.
✓ Because quality output depends on perfect first layers
Automatic build platform compensation
To ensure the first layer sticks to the build plate and has an even thickness, its important that the platform is ‘leveled’. With auto build platform calibration a sensor in the plate checks for any imperfections and automatically compensates it. The calibration is done in less than 50 seconds and you are ready to print. This saves a lot of time compared to manually calibrating and reduces the risk of a failed 3D printed object.
Heated build platform
The heated build platform improves the adhesion of the first layers to the build plate. Each filament material requires a particular build platform temperature for optimal adhesion. A heated build platform reduces the risk of error while printing. The temperature of the heated print bed goes up to 175 degrees Celsius (in 105 seconds to 100 degrees), enabling you to print with almost any material.
PEI build plate
The heated build platform has a PEI (Polyetherimide) surface. The amber / orangish to transparent colored surface is known for its adhesive properties. It requires no preparation when starting a 3D print. Compared to a glass build plate you don't need to use adhesives, for example glue sticks or hair spray. If you accidentally do not spray properly, it will end up in the wrong place and may cause harm to the PEEK 3D printer.
✓ Because you want to be able to work undisturbed on other tasks as well
Ready to print
Less than 30 minutes
We understand you want to start using your new industrial 3D printer as fast as possible. All of our 3D printers are ‘ready to print’ and a starter kit is included. Just plug it in and, follow the steps of the manual and you will be ready to go.
Also a Simplify3D lifetime license is included for free. Smart 3D printing software to provide you the best results.
Light and silent
35 dB - 9,5 kg
We measure the noise level of our 3D printers regularly to make sure the sound level is as low as possible. We can assure you, operating at very low decibels, the printer fades into the background to provide you an undisturbed working environment. It's possible to work next to the 3D printer without being distracted. Our PEEK 3D printer weighs far less than most other printers. This makes it easy to move without having to take it apart.
Out of filament detection
When your 3D PEEK printer runs out of filament, it will go in stand-by mode, in which the nozzle will move to the side. Once you have added new filament, the print will continue where it left off and finish your object.
Also in unforeseen circumstances, such as a power outage, you can continue your print from where it left off. This way, we ensure quick, foolproof PEEK 3D printing processes and reduction of material waste.
✓ Because you want to have flexibility and freedom in material choice
Not tied to one supplier
Our PEEK 3D printer has an 'open filament system', offering you freedom of choice. This means you are free to choose your prefered filament supplier and not obligated to buy a particular brand. Print with over 20 different print materials, just make sure the filament is 1.75 millimeter in diameter.
The closed chamber preserves the heat of the PEEK 3D printer (which can go up to 450 degrees). The casing makes sure temperature fluctuations are kept to a minimum. As a result you are not limited in the print materials (filaments) you want to use. You will not have to compromise on the quality of your prints as well.
Enjoy maximum design freedom when choosing for two extruders. Dual extrusion gives you the ability to print in multi-color and multi-material. It's also possible to use soluble support material. Create complex geometries and after the print is finished you can dissolve the support material in water.
✓ Because you deserve a machine that lasts and great service
Easy to maintain
As is possible with any machine, some parts can get worn over time. If this happens, you can simply buy a replacement which you can easily install yourself. If you require assistance, our skilled engineers are always ready to offer support.
Modulair build and upgradeable
With the modular build of our printers, new technologies can be added. Never work with an outdated PEEK 3D printer, let our engineers update it to the latest standards (when new upgrades are available).
When you own a Tractus3D printer, you own a machine of superb quality. Made of aluminium with lexan casing, our industrial 3D PEEK printers are robust and durable. The large format printers even have a bulletproof casing.
Overwhelming? No worries. We will explain you everything you need to know!
We understand that all these features can be overwhelming for you. Especially when you are just discovering all the amazing possibilities of high temperature 3D printing. Just drop us a message here, chat with us or send an email to [email protected] and we will explain you everything there is to know about the 3D printing process.
And that is not all. You are always fully covered!
One of our core values is to support those who have supported us. If you have purchased our PEEK 3D printer we will make sure you are taken care of, no questions asked. It is our belief that we have designed, tested, and manufactured the best possible big delta printer on the market. We want our customers to have the same confidence. Being a customer, you are a part of our family, so we have got you covered.
And you don't need to be concerned about new systems anymore - With the PEEK 3D printer you will ALWAYS have the newest technology!
Tractus3D printers are built to last. We are so confident in the quality, craftsmanship and durability of our PEEK (also PEI (ULTEM™) and other high-performance materials) 3D printer that we can offer an industry-leading Service Level Agreement. So by purchasing the PEEK 3D printer, you will never have to make a large investment in another 3D printer again.
Our 3D printing PEEK machines are all modularly built, which means that you can upgrade it with the newest technologies at any time. Whenever our newest technology hits the market, you can purchase it from our website and incorporate it in your current PEEK 3D printer. By signing a Service Level Agreement, you get a huge discount on all these improvements. You will never have an old model again!
Of course you want to compare. We would do the same!
Tractus3D strives to provide the absolute best 3D printers to the communities we serve, at affordable prices. That is why we routinely monitor prices of our competitors to ensure that we have the best offer possible.
When you want to do the comparison yourself, you can use the overview of Aniwaa of ‘Best PEEK 3D printers and ULTEM® 3D printers 2017’. The 3D printers featured in this list are professional 3D printers that are able to handle high performance materials. Our conclusion about our PEEK 3D printer is:
Highest value at a competitive price!
✓ Higher quality and more advanced
✓ Able to 3D print more different materials which are freely available
✓ Easier to handle and maintain (upgradeable)
✘ No ultra fancy 3D printer design
Why does Tractus3D gives you so much more value than others in the market?
Founded by a man on a mission
To know Tractus3D is to know its founder. A few years ago inventor and engineer Daniël van Mourik bought his first 3D printers because he wanted to produce customised parts for his own business. While he saw major opportunities in the 3D printing technology, he was not at all pleased with the machines itself. When a friend asked him: "When you think you can do better, why don't you?" he accepted the challenge.
He set out on a quest to build the best 3D printer so businesses could take real advantage of this new technology. Led by Daniël in his role as chief engineer, the Tractus3D team has changed the 3D printing industry. Until now he keeps looking for ways to improve, making sure his 3D printers will stay amongst the best in the market.
We're obsessed with innovation
It is probably in our Dutch blood; all Tractus3D engineers love everything that is new and different. Tractus3D is responsible for countless industry-changing 3D printer innovations:
2015 - One of WORLD'S FIRST (!) High Temperature PEEK 3D printer - temperatures up to 450 °C
2016 - THE LARGEST commercially available Delta 3D printer - up to 2,1 meter
2018 - Developments and innovations continue, but don't worry! Our 3D printers are upgradeable so you can always benefit from the newest 3D printing technology.
Examples how others used our PEEK 3D printer for faster and smarter manufacturing up to 1/10 of the costs
3D printed custom motorcycle parts cost 90% less
3D printing custom bike parts has enabled Joost Motoren to widen their service and take on more customers while it also means that there is no limit to what they can achieve. This new working process makes it possible for Joost Motoren to create the final part in just a few hours. There is no longer the need to rely and wait on external suppliers. It also means that the designs of the 3D printed bike parts became owned by Joost Motoren and this safeguards the intellectual property of the company.
The old methods involve trial and error and used to be time-consuming. Since the implementation of 3D printing into their working processes, the delivering time and number of errors have been significantly reduced. There are less people involved and there are no physical products to break or damage. “For my customers, this service has an enormous advantage as I could really fulfill all of their wishes and they were no longer dependent on the standard retail parts. I can 3D Print the hard to find spare parts now.”. Read more here about the advantages of 3D printing for Joost Motoren.
Customized orthopedic solutions are developed faster
The results for Orto+ are quite phenomenal as there is now a level of accuracy that comes with using a 3D printer that has never been seen before. Orto+ now has the ability to create many different kinds of 3D printed prosthetics that are anatomically correct and designed around the needs of each user. Alongside this, the process is also more cost effective and efficient. 3D printing offers them the possibility to alter the whole production process in a way that has never been seen before.
Creating orthopaedic models using traditional methods involved specialist technicians who have the experience, skills, knowledge and training to manage the task. However, now the whole process is automated while customization is taken to a whole new level. “On average it takes 2-3 design iterations before a design is finalized. Through using 3D printing, we can simply create individual designs in a timeframe that is shorter, more cost efficient and require a lot less labour.” You can read more here about the benefits of 3D printing for Orto+.
Also want to cut your prototyping and production costs? It's up to you!
As with all new technologies it takes a bit of time to get used to it. But no worries, we are always there to help you out. Most of our customers have no experience with 3D printing. And what did we found out? When they understand how it works, they wish they had started earlier!
"I didn't know anything about 3D printing but these guys helped me out, and now I have a machine on my desk that just runs and runs for months already."
- Ben Hart, Exalto Wiper Technologies
"I was a real newbie and now I can't even imagine having none in my practice. My work just got so much easier and faster and it is really life changing for my patients."
- Alexandra Markovic, Orto+
"This printer is an amazing machine straight out of the box. Little to no set up required before you're 3D printing amazing quality prints."
- Rob Flint, Sensor System Engineering
Not sure yet if high temperature 3D printing is right for your business? Ask a free test sample!
Of course you want to see if our PEEK 3D printing quality is high enough for your business. We totally understand that and are more then willing to proof our 3D printer quality to you. Just give us your name and email address and we come back to you with some questions to find out what you exactly want to produce with 3D printing.
Be the innovator in your industry and make your manufacturing processes faster and smarter with our PEEK 3D printer
✓ Most advanced ✓ Competitively priced ✓ You are always covered
Tractus3D embraces innovation in any way possible. We do not like good, we want great or perfect. While the latter is difficult to achieve with our mindset to always keep improving, we feel like we are doing a pretty good job. We get to use our passion to create a state-of-the-art product range. May we present to you our T650P:
We are more than happy to help you find out or PEEK 3D printing is a good choice for your business.
As Tractus3D we take pride in the trust our customers have in us, so want to offer everyone the best service possible. We would love to help you find your best PEEK 3D printer. As 3D printing specialists we know what you need (and don't need!). So just drop us a message here, chat with us or send an email to [email protected], together we will find out which solution is best for your business!
Do you have a question about 3D printing? Please don't hestiate to ask us!
Please ask us any questions you have or request a free quote today. We are happy to help and to provide you with whatever assistance you need in researching the ideal solution for your business - in whatever way works best for you.