The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) begins in just a few days at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and we’ve already heard a few announcements of new and exciting products that will be introduced on the showroom floor. Italian company Digital Wax Systems (DWS), a leader in stereolithography 3D printing, announced today that it’s bringing additive manufacturing 4.0 to CES 2018, and will be showcasing its expanded range of professional 3D printers and materials, along with its first automated high-speed SLA manufacturing cell.
The company’s new XCELL 3D printing systems, which feature three drivers and a smart XPOD cartridge, take the high print quality that DWS typically offers to the next level, with the patented Tilted Stereolithography (TSLA) 3D printing process. The automated manufacturing cell rapidly delivers a precision push-button solution, from 3D file to completed part, and also offers post-processing integration.
In addition to dental and jewelry products, the high-speed XCELL 3D printer can manufacture ready-to-use parts and direct casting molds at standard manufacturing tolerances, using the company’s special polymers. It offers a fast, all-in-one solution, and negates labor associated with curing and washing.
DWS is well-known for its semi-professional XFAB SLA 3D printer, which was originally launched at CES 2015. At this year’s CES, the company will be showcasing its expanded line of XFAB desktop 3D printers, which features three new professional-grade models based on the award-winning XFAB desktop platform.
The three new XFAB printers are a direct response to DWS customer requests, and each one has the next generation of BluEdge laser, along with proprietary integrated materials and vat management.
Each of the three new XFAB models are plug and play, and both the 2000 and the 2500 feature a patented, cylindrical 180 mm work area.
DWS will also unveil its new industrial-grade, large-format XPRO S 3D printer at CES 2018, which is designed to run 24 hours a day for optimal reliability, with no planned maintenance costs whatsoever. The powerful, high-resolution XPRO S, with a 300 x 300 x 300 mm print platform, is one of the most affordable large-format 3D printers currently available, with a starting cost of $110,000. It offers a top quality O30X quad-laser system, multiple 3D printing materials, and produces cost-effective precision parts, such as functional prototypes, automotive components, and life-size models.
“With its expanded automotive and 3D printing focus, CES 2018 is the best venue for us to showcase our most advanced professional additive manufacturing systems. For over two decades, we have been pioneering and disrupting segments of the additive manufacturing industry with our innovative stereolithography systems and materials,” said Maurizio Costabeber, the developer of the first desktop 3D printer and the General Manager of DWS. “We are taking bold steps to make additive manufacturing 4.0 real and affordable to automotive, aerospace and durable goods users through our groundbreaking new products and our geographic expansion into North America.”
New 3D printers are not all the company is announcing ahead of CES – DWS recently expanded its North American presence by opening a Customer Experience Center at California-based XponentialWorks. DWS will leverage the expert additive manufacturing advisory’s expertise and access to grow its reseller network.
Costabeber said, “North America is one of the most important additive manufacturing markets. After decades of pioneering the additive manufacturing industry with our innovative stereolithography systems and materials, we are enthusiastic about bringing our latest products and services to this important marketplace.”
DWS also invested in a new facility as part of its North American expansion, and is ready to offer local sales and marketing coverage of its professional SLA 3D printer and materials portfolio, which will likely attract many qualified professional US resellers. In addition, the company recently joined the Techniplas open innovation program, in order to reinforce its expertise in the automotive industry.
To see DWS’s additive manufacturing 4.0 technology for yourself, check out the company’s booth #8108 in the 3D Printing Marketplace at CES 2018, which runs January 8-12, 2018. Don’t forget, 3DPrint.com will also be at CES, bringing you all of the latest product and technology news right from the showroom floor.
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