Global manufacturer of professional grade 3D printing solutions, EnvisionTEC, unveiled its patented new breakthrough technology Continuous Digital Light Manufacturing (cDLM) at the JCK Las Vegas tradeshow.
cDLM is the first 3D printer to print 3D models for direct investment casting for the jewellery industry in minutes rather than hours.
The Micro Plus cDLM has been on display at EnvisionTEC’s JCK booth #B62063, with demonstrations running throughout the event showcasing the cDLM building casting ready models in the industry standard 3D print casting material PIC 100 and also EnvisionTEC’s fastest material, QView.
“The addition of cDLM technology to EnvisionTEC’s Micro Plus 3D printer is a game changer for the jewellery industry,” comments EnvisionTEC chief executive officer Al Siblani. “Traditionally, 3D printing castable materials such as our PIC 100 would take hours to build. With cDLM, bridal and fashion rings can be designed, grown, and ready for investment casting the same day, which is a huge advantage for the jewellery market.”
The Micro Plus cDLM has average build speeds of 10-20 minutes per inch in Z for the full build envelope, depending on the material used, and a build size of 45 x 28 x 75 mm.
As the rest of EnvisionTEC’s Micro Plus line, the Micro Plus cDLM will feature an industrial UV LED light engine, an integrated PC with Wi-Fi, and a convenient built-in touchscreen.
“EnvisionTEC has a long history of innovation, with a focus on 3D printing parts that are made to matter. Providing real solutions to real application problems has become the hallmark of our research and development team’s efforts. Adding the speed of cDLM to our professional grade jewellery 3D printing line-up will provide our customers with unprecedented manufacturing turnaround times,” adds Siblani.
The Micro Plus cDLM will be available from August 2016.