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GoProto Adds 2 Fortus 450MC Printers!

4 Ways The Fortus 450MC 3D Printer Can Advance Your Project or Prototype

Officially here, the Fortus 450MC and ProX 800 SLA

GoProto’s new San Diego, CA facility has also just added two new Stratasys Fortus 450 MC FDM 3D printers as well as two 3D Systems ProX 800 SLA printers.

Here is a quick video of the two new Fortus 450mc’s and how it works:


Here are the 4 ways the Fortus 450MC 3D printer can advance prototyping:

Our industry has made massive gains in reducing product development time to market, reducing cost and increasing product quality. Behind these advancements is incredible gains in the effectiveness of 3D printing (additive manufacturing) machines. Each machine technology has its own benefits and weaknesses that, when well-understood, can help you capture the amazing advancements by properly leveraging the right technology at the right time for the right project. GoProto will help you sort through the large number of available options.

So, let’s get into this…

The Stratasys Fortus 450MC’s were built for high-performance materials and highly demanding applications. Examples of these materials are FDM Nylon 12CF (carbon fiber), ULTEM™ 1010 and 9085 resins and ST-130 soluble material for sacrificial composite tooling.

  1. Complex, High-Requirement Parts – By using additive manufacturing with FDM from the Fortus machines you can create very complex parts allowing for higher strength, functionality, tight tolerances, high heat and/or high mechanical load than ever before.
  2. Additive Manufacturing Speed – With the latest advances in FDM technology the Fortus machines are faster than ever before. This translates to being able to make more parts in a shorter time at lower cost. The Fortus 450MC’s at GoProto will let you sit back knowing your parts will be to you quickly – in higher quantity.
  3. Extreme Temperatures – Our machines are set up to run high temp materials such as Ultem 1010, 9085, Antero and Carbon-Filled Nylon. This is crucial for components that are needing high resistance to heat. This does vary by material. Check out our materials properties and finishes available at:
  4. Larger Capacity – Directly compared to the previous version, the 350mc, this new model can build parts as large as 406 x 355 x 406 mm (16 x 14 x 16 in.).

Based on Stratasys FDM technology, the Fortus 450mc is, “…durable parts in production-grade and high-performance thermoplastics.”1

The technical specifications (Fortus 450MC):

Layer Thickness:
Varies from .005 – .013” depending on material type and resolution settings

Parts are produced within an accuracy of ± .127 mm (± .005 in.) or ± .0015 mm/mm (± .0015 in/in), whichever is greater).
Z part accuracy includes an additional tolerance of -0.000/+slice height.
Note: Accuracy is geometry-dependent. Achievable accuracy specification derived from statistical data at 95%-dimensional yield.

Resource materials available at:


On a different note – details on the ProX 800 SLA

GoProto has added two ProX 800 SLA systems by 3D Systems. Stereolithography (SLA) produces parts with high resolution, smooth surface finish and great part accuracy.

Common 3D printing use case applications:

  • Master patterns for vacuum casting
  • Complex assemblies
  • Test models for form, fit and function
  • Wind tunnel models
  • Rapid production of flow test models
  • Mass customization production (orthodontic, dental)
  • Custom assembly jigs and fixtures

See resources and material sheets

GoProto’s Certifications and Services

To top it all off, we are in the process of acquiring the AS9100 certification. With an already impressive set of certifications, even the ITAR Certification, we are well prepared to take on any project, whether related to aerospace and defense or any other of these key industries: automotive, medical devices, consumer products, and jigs/fixtures/assembly aids.

GoProto Services: GoProto continues to offer a vast array of conventional quick-turn manufacturing options, which have only been strengthened by the addition of FDM and SLA. Whether you need 3D printing, Machining or Sheet Metal, Cast Urethane, Tooling or Finishing, GoProto is your one-stop shop that will help solve your most complex engineering challenges.