- Omega Launchpad Program
BCN3D Omega I60 is a high-speed, all-in-one industrial FFF 3D Printer designed to produce big, strong prototypes and end-use parts, particularly tooling, jigs, and fixtures.
The BCN3D Omega I60 features a modernised version of BCN3D’s signature IDEX technology, which doubles productivity by using both toolheads simultaneously. It boasts a massive print volume of 60L and a heated chamber that can reach temperatures up to 70oC, allowing for the production of large-scale, robust pieces in engineering-grade materials.
The printer is equipped with a temperature and humidity-controlled material operations system that prepares filaments for printing. Additionally, it utilizes a 1.75mm direct-drive high-speed extruder capable of speeds up to 300 mm/s, enabling faster production of parts than ever before.
- IDEX Technology: Double your productivity by using both toolheads simultaneously.
- Active Heated Chamber up to 70ºC: Control chamber temperature for part uniformity, dimensional accuracy, and mechanical properties.
- Material Operations System: Integrated temperature and humidity-controlled system that prepares filaments for printing.
- Powerful Extrusion System: 1.75mm direct-drive Bondtech extruder and custom E3D Revo Hotends with easy-swap nozzle change.
- High Speed Ready: Print parts at 300 mm/s thanks to built-in accelerometers.
- Massive Print Volume of 60 Liters: Create big robust parts with solid mechanical properties
Modernized BCN3D’s signature Independent Dual Extrusion (IDEX) technology
IDEX stands out as the sole extrusion system with the unique capability of printing using two independent heads. Users can double productivity with duplication and mirror modes or produce parts with support without cross-contamination. BCN3D Omega I60 is equipped with a refined IDEX technology, where the X motors remain stationary during the printing process. This design feature minimizes inertia, resulting in accelerated print speeds.
This motion architecture is considered one of the best systems for dual 3D printers and CNC machines, as it provides a lightweight, robust and precise approach. BCN3D Omega I60 utilizes an improved version of this kinematic system by placing the pulleys in a more optimal position. As a result, the system experiences a significant reduction in torsional moments along the X axis during the printing process. These torsional moments are highly undesirable as they can have detrimental effects on the system’s performance and potentially lead to undesired deformations in the X axis, thereby directly impacting the quality of the printed parts.
BCN3D Omega I60 equips a powerful extrusion system with industry-leading components, including 1.75 mm direct drive Bondtech LGX Pro extruders. This system provides more control and precision. It also includes custom E3D Revo hotends, which offer best-in-class extrusion reliability, as well as an easy-swap nozzle change.
High speed ready
Omega is equipped with built-in accelerometers and 32-bit electronics, together with a custom version of Marlin 2.1. This combination enhances the capabilities of the BCN3D Omega I60, enabling it to efficiently manufacture parts at an impressive speed of 300 mm/s and achieve accelerations of 10 m/s². With this state-of-the-art platform, BCN3D Omega I60 is the only high-speed and IDEX 3D printer on the market, providing users with exceptional productivity.
Active Heated Chamber
A heated chamber facilitates the manufacturing of engineering polymers by maintaining an ideal temperature for the printable part throughout the printing process. This temperature control ensures the uniform construction of the part, minimizing the formation of internal stresses. By heating the chamber close to the material’s glass transition temperature, it promotes relaxation and eliminates internal tensions during manufacturing, effectively preventing issues like warping and cracking. After completion, the part undergoes a gradual cooling process. All of this ensures the best dimensional accuracy and mechanical durability for the printed part. The BCN3D Omega I60 heated chamber can reach temperatures of up to 70ºC, making it ideal for printing materials such as ASA, PA, ABS and reinforced PA, among others.
Massive print volume
The printing volume available in the Omega I60 is 450 x 300 x 450 mm (17.7 x 11.8 x 17.7 in), offering up to 60 liters. This, combined with the heated chamber, gives Omega the ability to produce large technical parts.
Material Operations System (MOS)
This integrated material module offers a complete all-in-one experience. The MOS allows you to control not only the humidity, but also the temperature. It provides two key advantages: the ability to recover compromised material and the ability to preheat your filament before starting a print. This is especially important for engineering materials with higher heat deflection temperatures. Furthermore, the material operating system enables automatic filament loading and unloading. So, if your print job runs out of filament halfway through, the machine will automatically change the filament for you. BCN3D’s Omega I60 MOS can reach up to 75ºC and provides an RH below 10%.
This technology, that uses piezoelectric sensors, eliminates human dependence and guarantees correct first layer adhesion. It calibrates by measuring multiple points to adjust printing surface height (Z) and (XY) offset between nozzles. For Omega I60 with Independent Dual Extrusion System (IDEX), precise XY alignment is crucial. A dedicated calibration zone outside the printing surface is used for toolhead alignment. The toolheads make contact with the machined calibration zone in order to calculate positioning and automatically calibrates offsets to avoid crossovers or shifting layers in duplication mode.
Last but not least, Omega I60 is equipped with a vast array of other important features such as a built-in camera, a flexible build plate, an Uninterruptible power supply (UPS), a Filament Runout Sensor (FRS), a barcode sensors for spool and components recognition, a andon light, a 7” capacitive touchscreen, an HEPA and Carbon filter, a Safety Pause function, an emergency stop button and WiFi or Ethernet connectivity functions.
The portfolio of materials offered for Omega I60 has been carefully selected to cater to specific verticals such as tooling, jigs and fixtures, short run production, masking, large prototyping, production line replacements, and end-use parts. The materials include:
Omega Proto: A custom formulation developed for BCN3D Omega I60 and ideal for prototyping, jigs and fixtures, low load bearing alignment guides, and drill guides. It offers a smooth matte black surface finish and isotropic properties, making it suitable for both basic and functional prototyping.
- Omega Impact ASA: This material excels in UV resistance, making it ideal for outdoor end-use parts. It is highly durable, making it suitable for tooling subjected to repetitive loading.
- Omega Resistant Nylon: Ideal for the factory floor environment, this material is chemical, wear and solvent resistant. It serves as a drop-in replacement for materials like Acetal commonly found across production lines.
- Omega Tooling CF: Specifically formulated for maximum strength, this material is well-suited for producing metal replacement parts, metal forming dies, bend tooling and end-use parts that require exceptional strength.
- Omega Support: A breakaway support material that works with all the aforementioned materials. This allows for easy removal of supports without the need for dissolving, enabling the immediate use of printed parts.
Customers have three pathways to choose from when selecting a filament for their Omega I60. The first option is BCN3D Filaments, which encompasses all previously mentioned materials as well as upcoming materials currently in development and scheduled for future release. The second option is the Open Filament Network, where BCN3D collaborates with material manufacturers to create specialized printing profiles. These materials cater to niche applications with materials that offer unique properties like ESD, flame retardant, or food-safe. Lastly, since the Omega I60 is an open material platform with no limitations, customers can use custom materials and create their own printing profiles at no additional cost.
To let customers experience Omega I60, BCN3D has devised the Omega Launchpad Program, aimed at businesses of all shapes and sizes. By participating in this program, individuals can anticipate being among the first to explore the capabilities of the new BCN3D Omega I60, witnessing its true potential through the creation of tangible, 3D printed parts. Moreover, participants will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with a dedicated Additive Manufacturing applications engineer who will provide personalized assistance in analyzing and developing custom solutions specifically designed for the integration of the Omega I60 within their respective organizations.