EnvisionTEC to introduce the first continuous 3D printing process capable of producing models for direct investment casting in minutes, not hours
DEARBORN, Mich., June 3, 2016 – EnvisionTEC, a leading global manufacturer of professional grade 3D printing solutions, announced today the unveiling of the patented new breakthrough technology, cDLM™, Continuous Digital Light Manufacturing, at the JCK Las Vegas tradeshow. The first 3D printer to print 3D models for direct investment casting for the jewelry industry in minutes rather than hours, the Micro Plus cDLM, will be on display at EnvisionTEC’s booth #B62063. Demonstrations will be running throughout the event showcasing the Micro Plus 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 jewelry industry,” said EnvisionTEC CEO 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 jewelry 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 EnvisionT EC’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 jewelry 3D printing lineup will provide our customers with unprecedented manufacturing turnaround times,” added Siblani.
The Micro Plus cDLM will be available August 2016.
EnvisionTEC is a leading global provider of professional grade 3D printing solutions for the rapid manufacture of customized products utilizing its proprietary consumables across a variety of markets. Since its first patent submission in 1999, EnvisionTEC has developed and released 3D print solutions consisting of 3D printers, print materials and replacement parts, as well as training and other services. Their proprietary, multi-platform technology delivers high precision, speed, surface quality and functionality and uses a wide range of materials at high production speeds. EnvisionTEC works with strong customer and partner bases in diverse sectors, including jewelry, hearing aids, dental, consumer, auto manufacturing and design companies. For more information, please visit EnvisionTEC.com.