The Fortus 250mc crossover system combines the ease-of-use and affordability of a Dimension with the control of Insight Software, which empowers users with added control of build speed, part accuracy, and feature detail. Like all Stratasys systems, the Fortus 250mc utilizes the additive manufacturing technique and is based on the fused deposition modeling (FDM) process.
The Fortus 250mc addresses the needs of traditional 3D printer candidates, who want to move beyond prototyping into low-volume production. The 250mc can be used to build functioning manufacturing tools, such as jigs and fixtures. Additive manufacturing with a Fortus 250mc can be performed in-house, saving companies money on production, documentation, raw materials, and warehousing.
"We are excited to offer our customers an additive manufacturing solution for under $45,000, while still providing 3D printing and prototyping functionality with one system," says Joe Rocca, director of rapid technology at Fisher/Unitech.