Endless Stainless Steel Belts and Pulleys for 3D Printing
To construct complex parts quickly and cost effectively, many manufacturers elect to use 3D printers. PureSteel® endless stainless steel belts and drive tapes improve printing quality and accuracy during production. As such, our experts are often called upon by 3D printer OEMs to develop and fabricate parts that aid in the 3D printing process.
Stainless steel has a high resistance to temperature extremes that can be achieved as printer heads move throughout applications and across sintering materials. It is also highly durable and resistant to chemical corrosion and physical impact, other considerations of professionals involved in 3D printing.
Our PureSteel® stainless steel belts and drive tapes provide a precisely movable base to print on. This allows for multiple items to be printed simultaneously, without operator action to remove completed printed parts from the machine. They also allow for the printing of larger parts: a section can be printed and then indexed by the belt to print the next section until the part is completed. Both applications improve efficiencies and runtimes of projects, helping to reduce labor expenses while increasing profit margins.
Our stainless steel 3D printer components include:
- Endless belts and drive tapes: Our team can produce varying sizes—as large as 35” for industrial-level additive manufacturing equipment or as small as 0.1”.
- Pulleys: Pulleys control belt systems and are engineered to provide optimal belt tension and motion control.
Custom Engineered Components
Belt Technologies will work with your design and engineering teams to ensure your 3D printer components not only achieve optimal results, but also maximize the lifespan of your equipment. Depending on the intended application, our engineers will recommend stainless steel alloys and components including attachments, coatings and surface treatments, if required, to meet your needs.
For more information about our PureSteel® 3D printer drive tape, timing tape and pulley manufacturing capabilities, contact the experts at Belt Technologies today.