Array Shipping Begins, Element Shipping in November
After years of development and a six month customer pilot, we have started to ship Array production units out to customers. Element and Element HT printers are soon to follow, with the first batch scheduled to ship on November 16.
To commemorate this milestone, we’ve released a deep dive product video outlining Array’s key features, linked below. Watch to discover some of the many benefits and applications for Array.
Discover Array's key features and benefits with our new, in-depth product video
The shipping of Array marks a significant step towards unlocking distributed, digital, on demand manufacturing of polymer parts at scale. Array is the first system on the market able to print thousands of polymer parts on site, without operator intervention. This means lower lead times for manufacturers (and customers), as well as greater flexibility and overall resiliency for supply chains. Array will allow companies to re-shore their polymer supply chain, upskill their teams, and build their manufacturing capacity to ensure they're ahead of the curve for years to come.
Each Element inside of Array comes equipped with a large build volume, and individually temperature controlled chambers. This means users can print high temperature materials on one Element, and in parallel, low temperature materials on another.
The first Array and Element production units are being shipped after the completion of a six month customer pilot program, which was conducted to ensure product stability and reliability. This pilot included the shipping of 4 Array units and over 40 Element / HT printers. These units were deployed to companies in the manufacturing, education and healthcare industries. We were able to capture some of their experiences with Element and Array in a series of case studies, some of which are detailed below.
Avid Engineering, a Lubrizol Company
Avid team member, Connor Reddington, discuses product design and engineering with Array.
Avid, A Lubrizol company, is a design engineering firm that was looking for a cost effective way to offer their clientele new capabilities in additive manufacturing. Array offered an automated solution that helps keep their team focused on building the best client experience, while also offering an FFF solution that produces high quality parts in any number of colors or material types.
“Array really automates 3D printing by making it a hands off procedure, I can send a print from my computer at home and not have to come into the office at 9pm - the parts are just sitting there ready for me the next day”
-Connor Reddington, Avid, a Lubrizol Company
Cody Soska, Technical Specialist with IDeATe, inspecting a finished part from Array.
IDeATe is a cross-faculty network offering students a number of minor degree programs with a focus on interactive design, engineering, and advanced technology - with emphasis on fabrication. Array offers them a cost effective, automated printing solution that gives course instructors a print volume that meets the needs of over 10 programs-worth of student work.
“Students at all levels of education should have access to an Array. It is essential if we’re encouraging STEM education, design engineering thinking, prototyping, iteration - students should have a reliable 3D printer to make parts in the volumes they need.”
-Cody Soksa, Technical Specialist at IDeATe
PolyUnity Tech Inc.
Learn more about high volume 3D printing with Mosaic Element and PolyUnity in our video testimonial
PolyUnity Tech Inc. has been leading the charge in employing additive manufacturing to help improve lives and healthcare outcomes. They first founded the MUNMed3D Network to address a need for 3D printing in remote healthcare facilities across Newfoundland. From there, they recognized the benefits of establishing a wider network of remote and automated 3D printing across the country and beyond. Expanding on that idea has been their mission ever since.
What to expect in Q4 and into 2024
If you are an Array or Element customer, our team will be in touch shortly with your delivery window. As of today, our first production run is over 80% sold, and we are on track to deliver all Array and Element pre-orders before the end of this year. New equipment orders placed will ship out starting in December, and will stretch into January.
As we continue this roll out, Mosaic Materials and accessories will be made available to users on our online shop and through our account management team. If you’re interested in learning more about Mosaic’s 3D printing platform, contact us using the form below.