In 2017, the Q10plus 3D printer from Arcam, a subsidiary of GE Additive, was introduced to the market. It joins the existing portfolio, which also includes machines such as the Arcam A2X, Spectra H, and Spectra L. The Q10plus is the first of its kind in the world. This machine, which makes use of the electron beam melting (EBM) process, is considered a cost-effective way to produce orthopedic implants, according to the manufacturer, which is particularly notable for its high resolution and surface quality. Developed for industrial use, the Q10plus 3D printer relies on a high-temperature vacuum environment for its prints, resulting in the ability to process reactive materials and reduce porosity. In terms of economic efficiency, the Q10plus also stands out because users have the option of stacking, as this maximizes the capacity of the build chamber.

Other features of the Q10plus 3D printer

You should know that the Q10plus includes Arcam EBM xQam™ technology, which provides high-precision auto-calibration as well as a powerful software platform. In addition, this 3D printer, which uses metal as its material, has a monitoring system equipped with cameras, which is used to check the inlines. This system is called Arcam EBM LayerQam™. However, when it comes to the size of the 3D printer’s build space, you should note that they differ here: Version 2.0 of the Q10plus measures a build space size of 200 x 200 x 180 mm, while Version 2.1 has a size of 200 x 200 x 200 mm.

Furthermore, this 3D printer, which is compatible exclusively with Arcam materials, is equipped with analysis software, which inspires users to perform extensive analysis on the performance of each build job. This includes factors for analysis such as powder distribution, or even the condition of auxiliary units such as the cooler.