High Speed Investment Casting: EnvisionTEC Unveils Micro Plus cDLM 3D Printer for Jewelry at JCK Las Vegas
EnvisionTEC has been busy heating up the 3D printing industry all year, adding to both their industrial and desktop 3D printer lineups, as well as partnering in new materials development, and making a splash at RAPID 2016 just last month in Orlando where they unveiled the industrial SLCOM 1 3D printer.
But yes, there’s more already—and if you are a jewelry designer, EnvisionTEC’s newest release is meant to appeal to you. Their latest 3D printer, the Micro Plus cDLM, accentuates an already successful lineup, ushering in further excitement to the world of artists and designers, and especially those looking for more speed.
This means that today will mark yet another big event and another big release for EnvisionTEC, at the JCK Las Vegas tradeshow, running from June 3-6. Those attending will see that the latest machine from the German 3D manufacturer offers a patented new technology with continuous digital light manufacturing (cDLM), allowing jewelers to perform direct investment casting at the 3D printer in a matter of minutes.
“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.”
For an average build, you can look forward to 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. And in line with the rest of the Micro Plus hardware, it is made with the following:
- Industrial UV LED light engine
- Integrated PC with wifi
- Convenient, built-in touchscreen
We’ve been following the progress of this lineup since the EnvisionTEC team showed up in full force in January at International CES 2016 Las Vegas with both the Micro Plus Hi-Res and the Micro Plus Advantage 3D printers, meant to offer an attractive solution to desktop users as a stand-alone system.
“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.
JCK Las Vegas is one of the biggest shows in the country, offering visitors a chance to see exhibits from jewelry designers who hail from all over the world, showcasding their latest, stunning trends. Artists interested in melding their design work with 3D printing will definitely want to check out the Micro Plus cDLM on display at EnvisionTEC’s booth #B62063.
The company will be offering demonstrations throughout the event, building casting-ready models with their industry standard 3D print casting material PIC 100, a resin meant specifically for jewelry making. EnvisionTEC will also be showcasing QView, another one of their new resins. This material is meant for providing fast design verification models with the capability of printing up to an inch per hour for the full build envelope. EnvisionTEC recommends QView for those designing custom pieces that must be finished quickly, and it can also be used for making high-resolution templates in creating silicone molds.
Looking for further information on the new Micro Plus cDLM? That can be requested from EnvisionTEC here.
EnvisionTEC is a leading global provider of 3D printing solutions, and works with strong customer and partner bases in diverse sectors, including jewelry, hearing aids, dental, consumer, auto manufacturing and design companies. Discuss further in the EnvisionTEC Unveils the SLCOM 1 3D printer over at 3DPB.com.
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