Fortus 380mc and Fortus 450mc

Build strong, accurate tools and prototypes

From functional prototypes with exacting tolerances, to manufacturing tools that perform under pressure, the Fortus 380mc and 450mc 3D Production Systems set a high bar for speed, performance and accuracy.

Materials:Fortus 380mc and 450mc:ABS-M30



ASA in black and ivory, with full range of colors coming in 2015

PC-ISO in white and translucent


FDM Nylon 12

Fortus 450mc only:

ULTEM 9085 resin

ULTEM 1010 resin (coming in 2015)

Build envelope options:Fortus 380mc: 355 x 305 x 305 mm (14 x 12 x 12 in.)Fortus 450mc: 406 x 355 x 406 mm (16 x 14 x 16 in.)
Material delivery options:Fortus 380mc: One bay each for material and support canistersFortus 450mc: Two bays each for material and support canisters


For maximum material capacity on the Fortus 450mc, Xtend 500 Fortus Plus material boxes are available for ABS-M30 (ivory and black), PC (polycarbonate) and their support materials. Each box contains 500 cubic inches (8194 cubic centimeters) of thermoplastic, so the 450mc can run nonstop for over two weeks without changing material.

Layer thicknesses:0.330 mm (0.013 in.)0.254 mm (0.010 in.)

0.178 mm (0.007 in.)

0.127 mm (0.005 in.)

Support structure:Soluble for most materials; break-away for PC-ISO and ULTEM; soluble or break-away for PC
System size/weight:129.5 x 90.2 x 198.4 cm (51 x 35.5 x 78.1 in.)/with crate: 680 kg (1,500 lbs.), without crate: 601 kg (1,325 lbs.)
Achievable accuracy:Parts are produced within an accuracy of ± .127 mm (± .005 in.) or ± .0015 mm/mm (± .0015 in/in), whichever is greater. (Accuracy is geometry dependent. Achievable accuracy specification derived from statistical data at 95% dimensional yield.)
Workstation Compatibility:Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 (Pro, Enterprise), Microsoft Windows 7 (Pro, Enterprise, Ultimate), Microsoft Windows Vista (Business, Enterprise, Ultimate), Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Network communication:10/100 base T connection; Ethernet protocol
Power requirements:Fortus 380mc: 208VAC 3 phase, 50/60 Hz consumes 18 Amps Fortus 450mc: 208VAC 3 phase, 50/60 Hz consumes 18 Amps
Regulatory compliance:CE, TUV listed
Special facility requirements:None

Insight Software

Monitor Displaying CAD rendering of 3D Printed Part
Insight software prepares your CAD program’s STL output to be manufactured on a Fortus system by automatically slicing and generating support structures and material extrusion paths. For maximum control, users can manually edit parameters that determine the look, strength and precision of parts as well as the speed and material use of the FDM process.

With Insight, you can:

Optimize build orientation for maximum strength and smoothest surface finish
Customize supports for fast, easy removal and best use of materials
Program pauses into the build for any reason, such as to embed hardware or circuitry
Manipulate tool paths for advanced control over part properties
Included with Insight is Control Center. This sophisticated software application communicates with user workstations and Fortus systems, to manage jobs and monitor production status. Design, engineering and manufacturing teams can network and share 3D manufacturing capacity to maximize efficiency and throughput.

Download the Fortus 380mc and 450mc Spec Sheet


ABS-M30 in six colors for great tensile, impact and flexural strength
ABS-M30i for biocompatibility
ABS-ESD7 for static dissipation
ASA for UV stability and the best aesthetics
PC-ISO for biocompatibility and superior strength
PC for superior mechanical properties and heat resistance
FDM Nylon 12 for maximum toughness
The Fortus 450mc also works with ULTEM 9085 for high strength-to-weight ratio and favorable FST rating. ULTEM 1010 compatibility is coming in 2015.