Carima Continues in Quest to Dominate 3D Printing Market; Unveiling Jewelry 3D Printer at KCON 2016: LA
While Carima may be making further plans to infiltrate the worldwide market, they’ve certainly been dynamic already in attracting a following, from the release of their lightning fast C-CAT 3D DLP printer technology (announcing that you have the world’s fastest printer is a pretty good way to garner immediate attention in today’s 3D industry) to the impending release of the im-j 3D printer, a DLP machine optimized for jewelry production.
Continuing to draw crowds at shows in Asia and Europe, as the South Korean company forges ahead to introduce their wares around the world, they will be attending KCON 2016: LA, running July 29-31. KCON is in its fifth year, serving as a large Korean culture convention and music festival. The theme ‘hallyu’ is featured, and the Carima team is looking forward to being part of all things hallyu—which translates to ‘the flow of Korea’ and basically refers to the Korean cultural wave. The South Korean 3D printing manufacturer will attend the investment forum, business matching service, and IT exhibition to show off their 3D printing technology and products.
Eventgoers should be quite excited to hear that their C-CAT (which stands for Carima-Continuous Additive 3D Printing Technology) will be on display at the investment forum, giving everyone an opportunity to check out 3D printing at 1cm per minute, and 60cm per hour continuously; and in fact, according to Carima, 3D printers with C-CAT print up to 400 times faster than most other DLP printers.
The new im-j jewelry printer will be on hand at the IT show, along with a variety of prints, and in fact, attendance at KCON will mark the official release of the im-j on July 28th. Targeting the jewelry industry and using violet LED, the im-j has a span of 20,000 hours for printing, which is much longer than what we see today in the marketplace. The im-j is also able to print highly detailed parts with a resolution of almost 50 microns.
“The im-j machine is optimized for making jewelry based on its high resolution,” said Carima’s CEO, Byungkeuk Lee. “Carima will contribute to increase competitiveness developing 3d printing technology, as is representative of a Korean company.”
With a build size of 96 x 54 x 150 mm, the im-j is versatile and affordable. Materials such as wax can be used as well. Carima expects that upon further commercialization, this jewelry 3D printer should be quite popular with jewelry makers seeking an affordable and expedient tool for jewelry molding.
Carima, a company we’ve certainly covered often in a very short amount of time, was founded in 2000. With numerous accolades along the way—and certainly generating a great deal of hubbub with the speed of C-CAT lately—this is a company with 33 cumulative years of experience that developed the first DLP printer in Korea with investment capital of $18 million. The popular South Korean company has been rated 7th in the world for industrial 3D printing market share. Discuss their lineup of products and their new printer over in the Carima im-j 3D Printer forum at 3DPB.com.
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