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Carbon Finally Unveils First Commercial CLIP 3D Printer

by • March 31, 2016 • No Comments

  • The moment has finally arrived! There are pretty a ton of awe-inspiring innovations bringing place inside the 3D printing industry, but at any time since Carbon revealed their CLIP innovation at a TED Talk back in March 2015, all the industry eyes have been focused on this insanely swift 3D printing innovation. Carbon3D has been on a roll since last month, revealing a partnership with Kodak and rolling out their CLIP innovation to four 3D printing service bureaus. But, now a days is the day we’ve all been really waiting for, Carbon has just revealed their first-at any time CLIP-based commercial 3D printing device, the M1.


    If you are unfamiliar with their Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) innovation, it can be defined (in laymen terms) as a photochemical system involving a liquid interface of uncured resin and a passing light source. And, due to an oxygen permeable-bodied window, 3D printing can occur rapidly without interruption or visible layers. This system appears really much like to DLP, but the Carbon3D approach has been said to be up to 100x swifter, and is in addition able-bodied to create higher resolution and stronger mechanical properties, than other traditional 3D printing devices. The M1 is the cultivation of their long-awaited work, and comes equipped with Carbon3D’s software, materials, and services.


    Let’s begin with the M1, which comes equipped with a billet aluminum create platform, a foot-activated create area door, an oxygen-permeable-bodied window cassette, and a high-performance LED light engine. The create envelope itself measures at 144 x 81 x 330 mm, building it a excellent dimensions for functional prototyping and low-volume production purposes. The M1 in addition uses the Carbon3D software architectures and built-in sensors to provide diagnostics and optimize printing performance, ensuring which this awe-inspiring system can just improve overtime. The M1 runs on both a built-in and cloud-based server, with internet connectivity in order to provide seamless software updates.


    “We’re excited to unveil our M1 machine and revolutionary materials,” said Dr. Joseph DeSimone, CEO and Co-Founder of Carbon. “This product lays the groundwork for addressing significant gaps in additive making as we work with our customers to continually innovate and hustle the boundaries of product create and production.”

    Carbon3D is in addition releasing seven new resins alongside the M1, ensuring their prospective customers a wide-range of material options. There are three Rigid Polyurethane (RPU) resins, which are the stiffest and many versatile of Carbon’s materials, and are perfect for use in consumer electronics, car, and other industrial components which need the tough mechanical properties of the RPU. The other resins include Flexible Polyurethane (FPU), Elastomeric Polyurethane (EPU), Cyanate Ester-based resin (CE), and Prototyping Resin (PR), every of which are engineered for a specific mechanical purpose.

    The Carbon team is in addition bringing a one-of-a-kind approach to how they can provide their customers with the M1 printing device and new resins, offering an yearly subscription-pricing version. The subscription plan can include hands-on service of the Carbon3D team, who plan to additional improve the M1 experience with their collected operational data. The Carbon team has had a jam-packed 2016 thus far, but they don’t seem to be slowing their roll anytime soon either, in fact, DeSimone can be giving the opening keynote at the next Inside 3D Printing New York, which takes place between April 10-12. You can contact the Carbon team for additional information on the M1 subscription plan.

    In the meantime, here are a few prints created by Carbon’s M1!



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