UK company Satori, headquartered in London, is on a mission to empower creativity, and help its clients improve efficiency and save money, with its professional 3D printers developed for use in many industries, including dental, jewelry, engineering, and more. The name of the company means enlightenment in Japanese Zen, which is essentially the full comprehension of a situation. This says to me that Satori is confident in its knowledge of additive manufacturing.
“Our vision is to be a problem solver: help clients improve work efficiency, save long-term manufacturing cost, and push the boundary of innovation,” the company states on its website.
Now, Satori is announcing its official entrance into the 3D printing market with the launch of its new professional 3D printer, the compact ST1600.
Satori believes itself to be, according to a press release, more “than just a manufacturer,” but a problem solver. In addition to offering increased accessibility to its printers with what it calls more affordable prices, the company also provides a range of high-performance 3D printing materials to be used in different industry applications, as well as 3D printer accessories, and an exclusive business and technical consultation service for its clients and an on-boarding period for those customers that purchase its new ST1600 3D printing system.
The Satori team is a female-led business (which I always love to hear), with interdisciplinary tech entrepreneur and Oxford University graduate Chengxi Wang at the reins as CEO.
“A great technology product is a form of art, which connects deeply to who you are,” Wang says on the Satori site.
The company calls its desktop-sized, professional ST1600 printers “ideal problem-solvers in manufacturing.” The resin-based printer uses MSLA technology, and features a build platform with a volume of 120 x 192 x 120 mm, which can simultaneously print six dentures—making production time per model less than one hour. With a handy 5″ LCD touchscreen on the front, the ST1600 is easy to use, offering high print quality, and has increased light efficiency for rapid layer exposure and higher print resolution.
Here’s how the Satori ST1600 works: the build platform, with a 0.5 mm gap for resin, is lowered into the resin tank, and UV light is beamed from a 4k UV screen to cure and solidify the resin. This repeats until the model is completely built up, but it still needs additional curing to reach its final material strength. The printer’s curing station rotates the part, curing all angles with UV light, within just 15 minutes.
Additional features include:
- filtered exhausts
- UV protection lid
- metal frame
- USB port and Ethernet socket
The ST1600 is a good fit for dental practices, which is an ever-growing application for the 3D printing industry, and can be used to fabricate clear aligners, surgical drill guides, orthodontic models, and other dental solutions, including braces and retainers. But it also has the potential for several other applications as well, such as jewelry, sculptures, and eyewear.
In addition to introducing its new ST1600 3D printer, Satori has also launched a partnership program in order to collaborate with creatives and innovators from around the world across the many sectors in the design and manufacturing industry. The goal is to work together on impactful initiatives and solve problems, using 3D printing, that conventional methods of manufacturing are unable to fix.
“3D printing is becoming more crucial now than ever in the current pandemic world,” Wang said. “Increasingly, industries are turning to 3D printing to resolve supply chain disruption and achieve their targets in a more customised and efficient way.
“We strive to not just sell high-quality professional machines, but most importantly, we wish to empower creativity and act as a problem solver for our clients. We do this by providing advice on how to maximize the machines’ capacity to facilitate their business. We look forward to partnering with innovators to solve issues from all areas whether it be technology, medicine, sports, arts or lifestyle.”
If you’re interested in joining Satori’s new partnership program, you can fill out an application here.
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