Four leading 3D printing service providers, Sculpteo, CIDEAS, The Technology House and WestStar Precision, have become the first companies to offer Carbon3D’s super-fast CLIP 3D printing technology as part of its early customer program.
Starting today, customers will be able to benefit from the Californian start-up’s unique resin technology, which continuously grows 3D parts at rapid speeds using a tunable photochemical process to transform 3D models into physical objects.
Carbon3D surprised the world last year when it unveiled its revolutionary technology with speeds up to 100 times faster than current technologies. Since then, other companies like NewPro3D and even industry stalwart, 3D Systems have chimed in to the race to the title of world's fastest 3D printing technology.
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Sculpteo is currently the only online 3D print service to own a printer of this type in its San Leandro facility in California. To celebrate this, the company is now unveiling a series of new resins ranging from rigid to flexible, all supported by Carbon’s technology.
This will open up possibilities for a wide range of products (from load-resistant mechanical parts to seals and flexible containers) at very high resolution, as well as producing commercial quality parts. Scultpeo currently supports seven Carbon resins which have been designed to respond to key engineering requirements, from the elongation and strength expected of injection-moulded elastomers to the temperature resistance of a nylon-glass composite. CLIP is available to users across the globe through Sculpteo’s CLIP pilot program designed to let users discover the technology and learn more about its capabilities. Users can request access here.
Clément Moreau, CEO and Co-founder of Sculpteo: "This new technology and the revolutionary materials offered are taking 3D printing to a new level. The gap between product design and manufacturing has never been shorter; these speeds are game-changing."
CLIP will enable product designers and engineers to produce polymeric parts that have the resolution, surface finish and mechanical properties required for both functional prototyping and production parts for industries as varied as automotive, medical and consumer electronics.
“These new customers are key drivers of innovation and production across industries,” Joseph DeSimone, CEO and Co-Founder of Carbon, explained. “We’re excited to partner with them and offer expanded access to CLIP to further uncover application opportunities for our technology.”
Mike Littrell, President of CIDEAS, added: “Carbon’s range of engineering grade materials are a game-changer in advancing what is possible with additive manufacturing. We pride ourselves on partnering with our customers to solve unique challenges and the CLIP-based machine is a powerful tool that helps us create production-quality parts, shorten product development timelines and bring new design concepts to life.”