Photocentric's Liquid Crystal Pro.
If you were a visitor to last year’s TCT Show you may remember a 3D printer debut from photopolymer company, Photocentric, who chose the flagship UK show as the place showcase its first entry into the 3D printing hardware market.
The machine in question was a sub-£500 Liquid Crystal 3D printer which uses a 10-inch, high resolution LCD screen and specially formulated visible daylight resins to rapidly produce high quality models, particularly for the jewellery industry.
Since then the company, which has earned itself a strong reputation in the manufacture of photopolymer resins since launching in 2002, has gone on to repackage the technology in various sizes including a smaller and cheaper version, the Mini Liquid Crystal, unveiled at CES in January featuring a 5-inch screen. At the Las Vegas event they hinted that two larger models were to follow shortly and those machines are about to go on display at TCT Show 2016 next month.
The first of the two is the Liquid Crystal Pro, a large format 3D resin printer which features a 20 inch LCD screen with a build platform of 45 x 28 x 30 cm and an accuracy of 25 microns on the Z-axis and 137 micron XY resolution. The LC Pro is available to pre-order now at an introductory price of £2990 and will begin shipping right after TCT Show.
Photocentric are also giving visitors a glimpse of the future with the first Liquid Crystal 3D printer using a 40-inch screen, which will be on the stand alongside its growing range of LCD machines and both daylight and UV curing resins.
Photocentric will be at TCT Show 2016 at NEC, Birmingham on 28-29th September on stand C34. Visitors can register to attend for FREE.