Carbon 3D is an American additive manufacturing company founded in 2013 by Jo and Phillip DeSimone, Alex and Nikita Ermoshkin, Edward Samulski and, last but not least Steve Nelson. It is specialized in digital manufacturing with a unique 3D printing technology and based in Redwood City, California. Joseph DeSimone presented the company’s holistic manufacturing solution of their first commercial M1 3D printer on the TED stage in 2015. In this talk, Jo explains how 3D printing is revolutionizing the manufacturing industry. Furthermore, he gives an insight into the platform’s combination of software, hardware, and molecular science such as the CLIP-process (=Continuous Liquid Interface Production > part of Digital Light Synthesis).
Carbon 3D printer in the United Kingdom
PLG Global is going to be the second company to implement the Carbon M1 3D printer into their commercial services in the United Kingdom. Our digital manufacturing plant in Nottingham (Midlands) guarantees your local manufacturing process to be overviewed easily and provides direct face-to-face consultation.
This is your opportunity to profit from one of the fastest 3D printing technologies – suitable for serial production in a large scale.
Why is the Carbon 3D printer faster than other additive manufacturers?
Carbon’s core technology, based on the Continuous Liquid Inferface Production (=CLIP), is called Digital Light Synthesis (=DLS). It works without a layer by layer approach. Therefore, the printed objects have more consistent technical properties and make it possible to exploit a range of materials that have the details needed for end-use parts.
Generally, Carbon’s DLS-technology combines the fast “Continuous Liquid Interface Production” (=CLIP) method with a secondary heating-process, which changes the chemical composition of the printing material after it has been printed. Similar to the Stereolithography (=SLA) process, objects are made from liquid resin, that is primarily cured with UV-light.
Adidas and Carbon’s DLS Technology
After Carbon has implemented the Digital Light Synthesis TM into Adidas’ manufacturing process, the company became globally known. Their new Futurecraft 4D Sneaker is partially produced with light and oxygen by utilizing Digital Light Synthesis. This process successfully cuts Adidas’ manufacturing costs and increases their production speed.
Cutting edge Carbon materials
Objects of other approaches are relying on their printing-direction. The final heating phase of the DLS-process initiates a chemical reaction inside of the semi-cured object that determines its properties. This process helps us to offer the best suitable material for the desired needs. From high-strength automotive materials to consumer product elastomers, we are able to provide a range of applications. Our printers manufacture objects with high resolution and engineering-grade mechanical properties. Be one of the pioneers to access cutting-edge Carbon materials with PLG Global.