A 3D printing solution which changes how UV curing printing materials are processed, LIFT stands for Light Initiated Fabrication Technology.
Liechtenstein-based additive manufacturing company, Coobx has today announced the launch of its flagship 3D printer, Exigo which boasts patent-pending LIFT technology.
A 3D printing solution which changes how UV curing printing materials are processed, LIFT stands for Light Initiated Fabrication Technology. It enables a number of different features to operate in a single workflow. LIFT allows the printer to output continuously, process high viscous materials and infilled materials, and change the print resolution in XY automatically. With all steps, from pre-processing to post-processing, coordinated and matched together in the same workflow, out of one hand, the Exigo ensures a qualified process from start to finish.
“LIFT is different. Coobx is different,” said Marco Schmid, Coobx CEO and head of R&D. “We are always thinking in new ways how to solve existing problems and find the most valuable solution. Putting the state of the art, bottom-up printing technology on the head back to top-down was a milestone in development.
“Together with the LIFE Zone (oxygen inhibition) it is an unbeatable team. Easy to handle, highly accurate and ground-breaking new material possibilities concerning viscosity and infill grade are possible.”
Exigo’s integrated operating modes give the user the option to print in the true continuous setting or the semi continuous setting. In both modes, the calculation of necessary curing time, intensity and layer height is done in real time, based on the actual printed layer. Coobx also aligned itself with several material partners and suppliers to develop and optimise fully functional, FEM calculable and lasting resins compatible with its maiden 3D printing technology.
The Exigo is available in two versions for medical and industrial use, with the core data corresponding each other. The main difference of the two systems is the build height. For the medical machine it is 110mm, while the industrial machine has a larger 340mm work space.
Coobx is a young additive manufacturing company based in Balzers, Liechtenstein. Though only a small team, they boast over 20 years experience in designing and producing machinery, components and automation systems for the semiconductor and machine tools industry. The team cite this experience as a key ingredient of their development of the LIFT technology.
Exigo’s integrated operating modes give the user the option to print in the true continuous setting or the semi continuous setting.