How does the HP Jet Fusion 5210 print?


How does the HP Jet Fusion 5210 print?

The model goes through several stages before we send it to the customer.

1. Visualization

At this stage, the 3D model is input into the HP SmartStream 3D Build Manager—an application that turns the model into an actual task for the printer to undertake. The area outlined in blue is the printer’s build area with the dimensions of 380 × 284 × 380 mm. Once the parts are ‘stacked’, the application prepares the task for printing.

2. Printer preparation

The powder is loaded into the container for the source material, then the container is placed into the printer. Everything is ready to begin. Using this polyamide, the HP Jet Fusion 5210 will print the model.

3. Printing

The 3D Build Manager gives the command, and then the product, layer by layer, is fused with bonding agents and infrared light. After a layer is done, the print head starts the next one. Hewlett Packard technology allows the entire layer to be fused at the same time.

4. Cooling

The products are then cooled down gradually so that they retain their operational properties and do not become brittle. In a forced cooling system, it only takes 4 hours; whereas normally, parts would take about 12 hours to cool down. Meanwhile, the HP Jet Fusion 5210 is already creating a new batch of products.

5. Cleaning

Multi Jet Fusion is a powder-based printing technology, so finished products need to be cleaned of residual polyamide. To do this, Infomir uses its own cleaning station.

Once cleaned, the parts are ready for use without further processing. If required, we dye them in black or grey. Then we send the parts to the customer.