Interview with Manuela Pipino of Stereolithography & DLP Company Lumi Industries

Lumi Industries is an Italian company specializing in stereolithography 3D printers. 3D Printing curing SLA resin with UV light Desktop DLP 3D Printer dlp italy Lumi Industries Lumifold TAB lumiofold Manuela Pipino photopolymer photopolymer resin photopolymerization sla sla printerWe covered the company’s Kickstarter launch in 2015, the launch of their DLP printer, the Lumifold foldable. View the entire article via our website.

Understanding the Risks and Benefits of 3D Printing Resins

While vat photopolymerization, such as stereolithography (SLA) and digital light processing (DLP), is the oldest method of 3D printing, it’s only recently made its way to casual users. 3D Printing Sustainability 3d printing resins Digital Light Processing dlp sla stereolithography toxicity vat photopolymerization

What’s in a name? Thoughts on Stereolithography terminology

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Is it important to make a distinction between SL and SLA as a descriptor of the stereolithography process? Stereolithography was the first widely used process in what has become the additive manufacturing industry. Any student of 3D printing history understands SLA as the abbreviation for StereoLithography Apparatu s, similar to PCA as the commonly used abbreviation for Post-Cure Apparatus. Leslie's blog Vat Photopolymerization uniontech

Design Tips for Stereolithography 3D Printing

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Stereolithography (SLA) is a versatile and high-quality manufacturing and prototyping process. Stereolithography is one of several 3D printing variants of vat photopolymerization: a process in which a light source is used to cure liquid resin, turning it into hard plastic. 3ERP offers several resin material options for Stereolithography 3D printing. The post Design Tips for Stereolithography 3D Printing appeared first on Rapid Prototyping & Low Volume Production.

How Safe Are 3D Printing Resins?

Resin-based techniques, like stereolithography. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3d printing resins 3d printing safety dlp photopolymers resin 3d printing resins sla vat photopolymerization

The Basics of Stereolithography: Benefits, Limitations, and Buying Guide

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Stereolithography, or SLA, is an additive manufacturing technology that is similarly capable of creating fully customized 3D models. What is stereolithography? Stereolithography (SLA) was a term coined by Chuck Hull when he applied for a patent in 1984, which was then granted in 1986. Instead of forming objects by material extrusion, SLA relies on photopolymerization technology to cure the liquid resin and turn it into hard plastic.

Design choices–an interview with Roland 3D printer developer

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This printer is in the category of professional, desktop stereolithography or vat photopolymerization systems. Additive Manufacturing Consumer Products Leslie''s blog Personal 3D printers Rapid Prototyping Vat Photopolymerization Roland DGA Roland is also a developer of 3D printers. The company’s most recent 3D printer is the monoFab ARM-10, which uses a layered projection system and resin material.

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Orange 4K Hits Kickstarter with 4K Resolution and Subpixel 3D Printing Technology

We are increasingly seeing an influx of new, lower cost vat photopolymerization 3D printers that making such technologies as stereolithography and digital light processing more accessible than ever. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printers Sponsored dlp 3d printing Longer3D Orange 4K sponsored subpixel

Additive manufacturing moves beyond the “cool” phase

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The capacity for various additive processes is impressive with the following machines: 13 Polyjet, 42 stereolithography, 43 laser sintering, 97 extrusion, 14 direct metal laser sintering, 23 CNCs, and 13 injection molding systems. 3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Aerospace Automotive CNC Milling Machines Consumer Products Directed Energy Deposition Extrusion Industrial Leslie's blog Material Jetting Materials Medical Powder Bed Fusion Rapid MFG Rapid Prototyping Vat Photopolymerization

Form 2 desktop SL 3D printer offers bigger build volume

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For those engineers who do use desktop 3D printers , a popular choice is to use stereolithography (SL) technology. 3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Consumer Products Entertainment Industrial Leslie's blog Materials Medical News Packaging Personal 3D printers Vat Photopolymerization FormlabsDesktop 3d printers are an excellent and affordable way to prototype parts during the initial design iteration stages.

Additive manufacturing helps build a system than blends multiple solar technologies

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For example, due to the precise nature of the panels’ mechanical drivetrains, 3D printed prototypes will be built using stereolithography (SL). 3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Industrial Leslie''s blog Machining / Milling Materials News Production 3D Printers / AM Systems Professional 3D Printers Rapid Injection Molding Rapid Prototyping Vat Photopolymerization Proto Labs Inc

3D printing shifts into manufacturing

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Chuck Hull, Inventor of stereolithography, and Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, 3D Systems, notes that the 3D printing technology is well suited as a material development delivery tool. “A So we aren’t bound with the user requirement of stereolithography where the material has to be very stable for 1 year, 2 years or 3 years.”. 3D Printers Industrial Leslie's blog Materials Rapid MFG Vat Photopolymerization 3D SystemsAt the recent AMUG Conference in St.

How service providers can meet your low-volume 3D printing needs

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–at least one or more additive manufacturing machines (such as stereolithography, extrusion, multi-jetting, various material laser sintering systems, and so on). At this plant, Proto Labs offers five additive technologies: stereolithography from 3D Systems, laser sintering from 3D Systems, direct metal laser sintering from Concept Laser, Polyjet from Stratasys, and HP’s multijet system.

Stratasys Completes Acquisition of Origin, Accelerating Expansion Into Mass Production Additive Manufacturing

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Origin’s resin based Programmable PhotoPolymerization (P 3 ) technology addresses fast-growing demand for tooling and end-use parts across multiple applications. Featured News Origin Programmable PhotoPolymerization software-centric additive manufacturing solution Stratasys Ltd.

Master Class: Chuck Hull on the 3D printing industry

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One such master is Chuck Hull, the founder of stereolithography (SL). It’s pretty easy to use, a natural fit to stereolithography. The big driver in stereolithography is always the materials,” said Hull. 3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Aerospace Automotive Consumer Products Entertainment Industrial Industries Leslie's blog Master Class Materials Medical Vat Photopolymerization

3D Printing Post Processing and Support Removal Using SVC Technology

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Specifically, additive users often turn to vat photopolymerization print technologies like stereolithography (SLA), Digital Light Processing (DLP) and Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) for benefits like highly accurate part builds and cost-effectiveness.

3D Systems says its fab-grade printers as good as or more productive than injection molding

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According to the company, this feat opens up the possibility of just-in-time, high volume, flexible additive manufacturing using the companys precision Stereolithography (SLA) and Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) manufacturing printers, enabling manufacturers to produce functional, precision parts in seconds, without the need for tooling or a lengthy supply chain.

Stratasys to Acquire Origin, Bringing New Additive Manufacturing Platform to Polymer Production

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Origin’s resin-based Programmable PhotoPolymerization (P 3 ) technology expands Stratasys leadership in the fast-growing market for 3D-printed mass production parts.

Testing consumer 3D printers

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The main stereolithography (SL) entrant, it can deliver 0.1, 3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Consumer Products Entertainment Extrusion Leslie''s blog Material Jetting Personal 3D printers Rapid Prototyping Vat Photopolymerization The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is underway, so you can expect to see a number of consumer based 3D printing introductions. Would you consider using a consumer style 3D printer?

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Get the latest 3D printing developments at the AMUG and RAPID Conferencess

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“There will be hands-on workshops and presentations that cover art and architecture, metal casting, education, manufacturing tools, materials, medical, direct metals, scanning, stereolithography, laser sintering and transportation.” For the professional user of additive manufacturing systems, there are two key conferences.

Nexa3D Delivers Highly Effective Eco-friendly Cleaning Solvent xCLEAN for All Resin-based 3D Printers

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xCLEAN is safer to handle than other cleaning solvents and does not require any special storage or adherence to shipping regulations typically associated with post processing photopolymeric parts. Sustainable: Lasts 3X longer than isopropyl alcohol with less waste and fewer changeovers.

New 3D printing technique–Build parts through software controlled chemical reactions

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In typical UV stereolithography approaches, a build tray dips into a vat of photo-reactive resin where a UV light cures that one layer. 3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Aerospace Architecture Automotive Consumer Products Entertainment Industrial Leslie's blog Materials Medical Rapid MFG Rapid Prototyping Vat Photopolymerization CarbonBetter living through chemistry is a phrase that could be applied to the company Carbon.

Tips for using 3D printing in medical applications

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The major 3D printing technologies used in the medical industry are fused deposition modeling, laser sintering and stereolithography. For the development of medical devices, Weimer noted that the Food and Drug Administration said that they see about 81% of the medical devices made using metal powder bed fusion, and 13% using stereolithography. Design for the human body is growing. And patient-specific is the latest trend for medical devices.

Is Spark the answer to faster, easier 3D printing?

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Spark will eventually address all the major forms of 3D printing, but it initially operates with stereolithography through the introduction of Autodesk’s new 3D printer. 3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Aerospace Automotive Extrusion Featured Industrial Leslie''s blog Production 3D Printers / AM Systems Professional 3D Printers Rapid MFG Vat Photopolymerization

How to insure a design is 3D printable

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Chuck Hull invented the first stereolithography 3D printer, and he is also credited with inventing a program that can take a CAD file and convert it into code that would enable the 3D printer to build the design. As 3D printing / additive manufacturing becomes a more accepted every day industrial tool, the focus is turning to best practices that help smooth out the kinks in preparing parts for the additive build. By Leslie Langnau, Managing Editor. –Think differently.

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Additive manufacturing—after the hype

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By lining up several stereolithography systems and connecting them with a couple of robots, the Feature 4 is a mini 3D printing manufacturing system. 3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Aerospace Automotive Binder Jetting Directed Energy Deposition Entertainment Extrusion Industrial Industries Leslie's blog Material Jetting Materials Medical Powder Bed Fusion Rapid MFG Rapid Prototyping Sheet Lamination Software Vat Photopolymerization

With 3D printing materials, knowledge is power

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Stereolithography has essentially no wasted resin in the process; just a small amount of the support material is lost. It allows tooling to be designed with the strength to achieve more parts per mold than traditional stereolithography materials used in the injection molding industry. The more you know about available materials, the easier it will be to get the final build results you seek. By Leslie Langnau, Managing Editor.

3D printing and scanning movie expert headlines RAPID keynote lineup

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3D Printers 3D Scanners Additive Manufacturing Aerospace Automotive Binder Jetting Consumer Products Directed Energy Deposition Entertainment Extrusion Industrial Leslie''s blog Material Jetting Materials Medical Personal 3D printers Powder Bed Fusion Production 3D Printers / AM Systems Professional 3D Printers Service Bureaus Sheet Lamination Software Vat Photopolymerization

Will HP’s 3D Printing Technology Revolutionize the Industry?

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Photopolymerization is a kind of free radical polymerization in which a plastic undergoes change upon exposure to light, for example, glossy nail polish rapidly hardening. Digital light processing (DLP), Multi Jet, PolyJet and stereolithography (SLA) harness this property of light induced phase change to create objects layer by layer. In summary: — Photopolymeric parts are a thermoset plastic, i.e., they cannot be melted down and recycled.

Introducing: 3D Print Pulse: 3D Print Pu

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Featuring an impressively wide variety of topics, ranging from vat photopolymerization to stereolithography, in places like California, Miami, and even all the way to Europe, this is the epitome of rapid prototyping. Introducing: 3D Print Pulse: 3D Print Pulse is THE 3D printing hotspot.

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M. Holland’s 3D Printing Group Launches Online Solutions Portal

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This virtual platform offers 3D printing training, part printing, materials and technical guidance. Northbrook, Ill., April 20, 2020: M. Holland Company , a leading distributor of thermoplastic resins , formally launched an online solutions platform dedicated to 3D printing.

Advice, Design, Resources: 3D Printing Experts Are Here For You

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These include: Material extrusion Material jetting Binder jetting Sheet lamination Vat photopolymerization Powder bed fusion Directed energy deposition.

Carbon3D Unveils Breakthrough CLIP 3D Printing Technology, 25-100X Faster

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Sounds an awful lot like Stereolithography (SLA) technology, doesn’t it? In this subsection of the resin, it is literally impossible for photopolymerization to take place.

Additive or Subtractive Manufacturing: Which is Better?

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Vat photopolymerization. Stereolithography (SLA) uses this technique and was the first patented 3D printing technology. Manufacturers are always seeking the best ways of optimizing production, reducing costs and improving the outcomes of their parts and products. Among the various methods of manufacturing, two are highly prominent: additive and subtractive manufacturing.

What is Additive Manufacturing? – A Complete Guide

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Seven ASTM-recognized 3D printing processes are the most common forms of this technology suite, and include: Material extrusion Material jetting Binder jetting Sheet lamination Vat photopolymerization Powder bed fusion Directed energy deposition. Vat photopolymerization.

What’s In A Technology Name?

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This technology suite traces its current roots back to the 1980s when processes like stereolithography (SLA) and fused deposition modeling (FDM) were being developed.

How Much Can You Print with a Bottle of 3D Printer Resin?

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That title belongs to stereolithography or SLA. This whole process is called photopolymerization. The resolution of an SLA print is only limited by the size of the individual beams of ultraviolet light that induce photopolymerization. While most people who are casually into 3D printing are more familiar with the image of layers being built by extrusion of filament, FDM technology actually isn’t the first technology that was developed for 3D printing.

Is it Time to Think Differently about 3D Printing?

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So the rules for SLA, or stereolithography, also known as photopolymerization, are going to be totally different from powder bed fusion, also known as SLS, or selective laser sintering. By Mark Shortt, Design-2-Part Magazine. The ‘Wow!’ factor is still strong, but engineers and designers are thinking about 3D printing in new ways, from evaluating its business value to learning the ropes of designing for additive manufacturing. .