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Digital Light Synthesis (DLS)

Why DLS?

A true additive manufacturing process, Digital Light Synthesis™ technology prints 100 times faster than traditional 3D printing methods. Using a photochemical process to project light through an oxygen-permeable window into a reservoir of UV-curable resin, the resultant parts are layer free with consistent, isotropic and predictable mechanical properties.

The Digital Light Synthesis™ technology was developed by California tech giant, Carbon Inc. It’s continual production process enables multiple iterations of your design in one print. Prototyping turns into production without having to create tools. Because it has been developed with production in mind, the more efficient we are with platform utilisation, the more economical it becomes for you.

Materials (click for basic data sheet)

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PA650 Standard Nylon

A white, heat and chemical resistant powder resin combining strength and durability to produce strong, end use prototype parts. Heat resistant to 134ºC. Can be coloured without losing integrity.

SLS with PA615-GS

PA615-GS Glass Filled Nylon

50% Glass sphere-filled material offering improved dimensional stability, increased stiffness and higher heat resistance.

Technology

SINTERSTATION 2500 HiQ (3 Machines)

Lead time: 1 – 4 days
Build platform (mm): 300 x 330 x 457
Accuracy: to ± 0.3%
Layer resolution: 0.15 mm
Wall thickness: 1 mm
Surface structure: No support structures

SLS parts have obvious layering and a grainy texture. Powder residue usually evident. Can be blasted and polished or vibrofinished.