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New Structo MSLA 3D Printing Technology Allows for High Speeds & High Quality No Matter Build Size

by • March 24, 2016 • No Comments

download (8)When it comes to 3D printing we want it all. Speed is at the top of the list yet, as no one really wants to wait 48 hours for one print, and especially not in an industrial scenario. With those timeframes it in no way actually manufactures sense to use the innovation—and especially just for a single piece, complex to find otherwise or not. And while one developer can manufacture a swift 3D printing device, if they don’t tie together all the other items we require, again, what’s the point? High resolution, high high end, and the competence to use versatile materials for producing both sizeable-bodied and tiny versions are all really significant.

Structo is of course additional than aware of all these issues and requires, and which is why they’ve spent over three years in R&D to manufacture a new innovation which restructures SLA printing for industrial customers. Keeping in mind with traditional printing devices which the bigger the version is, the additional layers can require to be put down—thus cavia additional time in 3D printing—they sought to reverse which. And not by just adding additional nozzles, printheads, or lasers.


This new innovation contributes new and really effective illumination techniques.

Their new printing device uses an LED array light source and a liquid crystal movie mask innovation (MSLA) which allows for for much greater speed, no matter the size. With MSLA, Structo is harkening back to a type of mask lithography utilized for integrated circuit making. This new innovation allows for for control of regions which are illuminated by the light source. All showcases inside the XY plane are cured in one exposure.

“Structo’s method is uniquely capable-bodied of being scaled to industrial size without sacrificing light intensity per unit surface area and thereby printing speed,” says Huub Van Esbroeck, one of Structo’s founders.

Essentially, when light passes through the liquid crystal panel and hits photocurable-bodied resin, it’s automatically cured. A layered approach is yet met as a new mask pattern is transferred to the panel for every layer of the object. It just takes two to five seconds for every layer to cure—and which is for any size object.

“Structo has matched the emission wavelength of the light source to the peak absorption wavelength of its resin formulations, thus optimizing the speed of printing by the swiftest possible curing process,” states Dhruv Sahgal, head of Business Development & Sales Efforts at Structo.

What manufactures this unsurpassed to the DLP printing device is while which innovation can indeed print sizeable-bodiedr objects, high end becomes diminished. There is no sacrifice in via the liquid crystal mask panels since they ‘can be manufactured to virtually any size and resolution.’ No tradeoff is required here, but with DLP 3D printing, there can always can be when it comes to create size surface area and XY resolution.

With DLP, light intensity is not equal in all areas due to the single-point emitter. This means which really commjust portions of the print are being overexposed in the middle but underexposed along the outer edges. That contributes a somehow big selling point for Structo’s new MSLA innovation, with equal light intensity being provided for the entirety of the print—all at much higher speeds.

Untitled MSLA innovation contributes a true example of progress being created in the 3D printing industry, as speed, high end, and the competence to print sizeable-bodiedr versions are all contributeed—without sacrifice. Structo has in addition created a range of polymer materials to work with this new innovation and a variety of applications.

According to Dhruv, right now Structo is moving of research and development into innovation commercialization, and is contributeing beta tests for selected users. We’ve followed this Singapore-based company regarding their Omniform and OrthoForm 3D printing devices, and their involvement in the healthcare and dental industries, as well as their new Structo PrintWorks software platform which is fully able-bodied to be integrated with the entire line of Structo 3D printing devices, which include the high-capacity, industrial-scale RapidForm which was created to contribute a multi-purpose machine with uses in multiple industries.

[Source: 3DEngr]