EnvisionTEC, a global 3D printer and materials manufacturer, has released P4K, a DLP 3D printer that employs a 4K projector and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Following its release, Al Silani, CEO of EnvisionTEC said, “The P4K is the highest resolution advanced DLP printer with the largest build envelope.”
“[It] deploys artificial intelligence in pixel modulation to deliver the highest accuracy parts with the smoothest available surface finish in the 3D printing space. This will deliver the next level of production-grade 3D printing solutions.”
EnvisionTEC P4K, a 4K DLP printer with AI
The Perfactory series (short for “personal factory”) of 3D printers were launched in 2002 by envisionTEC. This series of high-resolution DLP printers are mostly used for precision applications, especially in the medical and jewelry industry. The Perfactory line also includes one of the largest DLP printers on the market, the Perfactory 4 LED XXL.
Now to the latest model in the series the Perfactory 4K, envisionTEC has added a 2560 x 1600 resolution projector with UV wavelength set to 385nm. Furthermore, the printer uses AI that makes adjustments to the UV light in order to give the best pixel result.
The P4K has no deep vat to hold the liquid resin, instead, it uses a shallow tray which is filled with the exact amount of resin required by the print model. This saves materials cost.
Currently, the P4K is available in three sizes:
– P4K 62 has a build area of 16 x 10 x 22 cm and provides 62 µm resolution
– P4K 75 provides 75µm resolution a 19 x 12 x 22 cm build size
– P4K 90 comes with a build platform of 23 x 14.15 x 22 cm and 90 µm resolution
All models support a large number of materials manufactured by EnvisionTEC, including E-denture, an FDA approved biocompatible material for dental applications, and E-OrthoShape, an ABS-like resin, used in the dental industry.
Models available: P4K 62, P4K 75, and P4K 90
Machine footprint: P4K 62 and P4K 75 occupy 73 x 48 x 135 cm of space, whereas the P4K90 requires 73 x 48 x 160 cm
Volumetric pixel (Voxel) Size XY: 62 µm or 75 µm or 90 µm
Dynamic voxel resolution in Z: between 25–150 µm, the resolution varies depending on the material
Projector resolution: 2560 x 1600 (WZXGA)
Data file: .STL file
Materials: a range of envisionTEC materials can be used with the P4K. These include ABS Flex White, an ABS-like flexible material used in the aerospace and automotive industry, E-Glass 2.0, a transparent material, E-Shell® 200, a biocompatible material used in hearing aids, and dental materials such as E-Denstone, E-Dent 400 C&B MFH, E-Denture 3D +, and E-OrthoShape.
Price: customers can fill in the quotation form to find more about prices.
The P4K is on display at Formnext 2018, Hall 3.1, Stand E-10.
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Featured image shows the P4K printer by envisionTEC. Image via envisionTEC