Printing technologies and Nexa3D LSPc Technology

Printing technologies and Nexa3D LSPc Technology

The Differences Between a 3D Resin Printer and a Filament 3D Printer

It is important to differentiate between a 3D resin printer and a filament 3D printer especially for Professional use.

Filament 3D Printers

Filament 3D printing is also referred to as fused deposition modeling technology (FDM or FFF). In filament 3D printing, a solid polymer filament goes through an extruder assembly. After that, a motor drives it through a thermal core. It is then heated up to the point where it melts prior to being extruded onto a build plate with the help of a nozzle. The molten material is then deposited layer.

Resin 3D Printers

Resin 3D printers use liquid resin material which cures when it is subjected to UV light. It’s use depends on factors including surface quality, part throughput, proprietary technologies and more. Resin 3D printers have good surface finish quality, accuracy and precision and fast printing. There are in total three generations of 3D printers: SLA, DLP, and mSLA.

Stereolithography (SLA) 3D Printing

SLA is the first 3D printing technology invented in 1986 A liquid resin material is held in a vat which is exposed to a laser source reflected onto the resin using a set of mirrors. The polymer resin cures, the laser traces the entire cross-section of the geometry to complete one layer. Then, the process repeats itself until the part is completely printed.

Digital Light Processing (DLP) 3D Printing

DLP 3D printers use a light projector which flashes the image of a section, thus printing an entire layer, which brings about fast printing speeds.

Carbon DLS™ (Digital Light Synthesis) technology

A digital light projector generates a series of UV images through an oxygen-permeable. A
small amount of oxygen passes through, which brings about a dead zone. The process leads to
high quality surface finish and part production in fast speeds.

Masked Stereolithography (mSLA)

LSPc technology is the patented technology of Nexa3D and a variant of mSLA resin 3D
printer. 3D image slices are projected onto the vat where photopolymerization takes place layer by layer. It also ensures high performance. The LSPc membrane creates a no-stick zone between the printed part and the vat, which makes this. technology ultra-fast.

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Ultimaker Metal Expansion Kit

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Ultimaker Metal Expansion Kit

Meet Ultimaker Metal Expansion Kit

Ultimaker Metal Expansion Kit is now available. With the metal expansion kit, you can print complex stainless steel parts more easily. You can upgrade the Ultimaker S5 with the Metal Expansion Kit and explore new metal 3D printing applications. Thanks to the easy and smooth workflow of the kit, it is possible to create stainless steel parts easily and in a much more efficient and affordable way.

Metal 3D Printing Workflow in 4 Steps For Metal Expansion Kit

Step 1: 3D print your part

Print with BASF Forward AM Ultrafuse® 17-4 PH stainless steel filament to create a “green part”.

Step 2: Send to post-process

Send your green part for post-processing by BASF’s network of certified debinding and sintering services.

Step 3: Track and receive

Track debinding and sintering progress via an online portal, and receive your part back in 10 business days.

Step 4: Use your metal part

Put your finished metal part to use – from small series of tools to auxiliary components

17-4 PH stainless steel plus, which is a metal-optimised support material, gives you the possibility to create strong parts with complex geometries freely. Also, Ultimaker Cura 5.0 includes metal FFF features which provide you with full control and guarantee high-quality metal part production. Furthermore, the Ultimaker s5 has a low total cost of ownership and a small size, which makes it easy to adopt and scale an easy-to-afford metal 3D printing solution. Compared to some other additive methods, you can save up to %90 when you are producing the metal parts and tools that you need. Freely 3d printing plastic or metal parts on the Ultimaker S5 makes it brings together a much wider range of possible applications. Moreover, you can switch between materials easily and quickly just by changing out the print cores, which makes your printer all the more versatile.

The Ultimaker Metal Expansion Kit includes:

  •  BASF Forward AM Ultrafuse® 17-4 PH (1 kg)
  •  BASF Forward AM Ultrafuse® Support Layer (300 g)
  •  Packaging for green parts and a voucher toward post-processing
  • Ultimaker Print Core CC 0.4
  • Ultimaker Print Core DD 0.4
  • Magigoo Pro Metal (50 ml) adhesive
  • Free Ultimaker Cura software with optimized metal part slicing features
  • Access to exclusive metal FFF e-learning content on Ultimaker Academy

BASF Forward AM Ultrafuse® 17-4 PH, which is an ideal stainless steel, is the perfect choice for high-strength and stiff parts. Its excellent corrosion and heat resistance makes it possible to withstand the most challenging operating conditions. A catalytic debinding and sintering process carried out for traditional metal injection moulding is what makes it possible to achieve these properties.

Ultimaker Metal Expansion Kit comes with a voucher toward post-processing your 3D print within 10 business days. What makes it possible is BASF’s network of certified debinding and sintering services. You can easily book your part’s post-processing on the calendar through an online portal, and check in on the progress any time you want. Furthermore, you can unlock some additional features inside t

Finally, if you are not an expert 3D printer-user, do not worry. With the Ultimaker Metal Expansion Kit, you will have access to a 1-hour e-learning course and get guidance, which will help you create high-quality metal parts with Ultimaker successfully.

BCN3D Sigma Series

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BCN3D Sigma Series

Sigma Series

BCN3D Sigma series became the best-selling 3D printer of BCN3D. It is known throughout the desktop 3D printing market for introducing IDEX (Independent Dual Extrusion) technology. Sigma D25 3D printer offers a new generation workhorse which is built for the highest productivity and provides a great 3D printing experience thanks to its high print volume and connectivity. Sigma D25 has one of the largest printing volumes in the market, with 420 x 300 x 200 mm and it is equipped with IDEX system.

The Sigma D25 is the go-to choice for quick prototyping thanks to its printing modes including mirror and duplication, which accelerates product development processes by eliminating the need to wait for long periods of time. Sigma D25 works seamlessly with the most used materials such as standard BCN3D filaments; PLA, PET-G, TPU and PVA. BCN3D Cura allows you to choose the refined printing profile for each filament without the need for any adjustments to be made, and you can rely on Sigma D25 to work its magic! Furthermore, Sigma D25 is equipped with the latest connectivity features allowing you to send print files from anywhere thanks to BCN3D Cloud service. BCN3D Over the Air (OTA) updates make sure that your printer is always up to the minute. So, you do not have to worry about manual firmware.

The Sigma D25 is the go-to choice for quick prototyping thanks to its printing modes including mirror and duplication, which accelerates product development processes by eliminating the need to wait for long periods of time. Sigma D25 works seamlessly with the most used materials such as standard BCN3D filaments; PLA, PET-G, TPU and PVA. BCN3D Cura allows you to choose the refined printing profile for each filament without the need for any adjustments to be made, and you can rely on Sigma D25 to work its magic! Furthermore, Sigma D25 is equipped with the latest connectivity features allowing you to send print files from anywhere thanks to BCN3D Cloud service. BCN3D Over the Air (OTA) updates make sure that your printer is always up to the minute. So, you do not have to worry about manual firmware.

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BCN3D Epsilon & Sigma

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BCN3D Epsilon & Sigma - Epsilon W50 and W27

Introducing BCN3D Epsilon and BCN3D Sigma Series

BCN3D’s Epsilon and Sigma series respectively combine maximum performance with
reliable part production and a smooth workflow. Epsilon and Sigma series help professionals
access innovative production with the highest possible quality.

BCN3D Epsilon Series

BCN3D Epsilon series brings strength, technology, reliability and industrial power together.
This series is able to achieve powerful part production with high precision and quality. Aimed
at manufacturers, engineers and designers alike, BCN3D Epsilon can help you produce parts,
prototypes, jigs & tools and anything you might need for your production. BCN3D Epsilon
W50 has a print volume of 420 x 300 x 400 mm, and consists of one of the largest build
volumes available. BCN3D Epsilon W27 is smaller in size, with the same performance and a
build volume of 420 x 300 x 220 mm. They are both able to achieve large scale part
production via water-soluble supports, guaranteeing precision and accuracy even with
complex geometries. Furthermore, BCN3D offers its Independent Dual Extrusion (IDEX)
technology consisting of 5 different printing modes such as Mirror and Duplication, thus
making Epsilon series one of the perfect BCN3D options to choose from.

The Smart Cabinet

BCN3D Smart Cabinet allows seamless integration in higher runtime. The Smart Cabinet
allows perfect integration with Epsilon W50 and W27 and greatly improves print quality. It
has a filament humidity control, which enhances material performance, protects the filament
from getting any kind of damage, thus decreasing the possibility of failure caused by
moisture. Moreover, The Smart Cabinet has an uninterruptible power supply, which keeps
production going while protecting it from harm even during power outages. Even if there is a
blackout, printing continues for up to 2 minutes and the printers automatically go back to the
home position. Printing continues once the power is back on.

Safe and Easy Printing

Epsilon series has a full enclosure and passive heated chamber where the temperature

can reach up to 60ºC, which makes even the most challenging printing processes easy to

achieve. Printing is easy and safe with Epsilon series thanks to its safety features (HEPA
Filter and Carbon Filter), preventing harmful particles to be released into the air. Furthermore,
the Safety Pause stops printing if / when the door of the printer is opened keeping you and the
work safe.
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printers and technologies.

Nexa3D Launches New Desktop Resin 3D Printer: XiP

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Nexa3D Launches New Desktop Resin 3D Printer: XiP

Nexa3D has recently launched its new desktop resin 3D printer: XiP. The XiP uses Nexa3D’s signature technology, Lubricant Sublayer Photocuring (LSPc) technology just like its other industrial 3D printers NXE400 and NXD 200.

Resin 3D technology is generally divided into 3 categories: Stereolithography (SLA), Digital Light Processing (DLP) and Masked Stereolithography (mSLA). Mainly, mSLA technology exposes resin material to UV light to cure it. It does not trace each layer, but uses a large area UV light source, which is masked with LCD screen. In this way, the patterned light is exposed to the resin simultaneously throughout the curing plane, which makes the whole process fasther than SLA. However, LSPc is the fastest among all.

 Nexa3D improved printing times in a revolutionary way by introducing a self-lubricated membrane which does not stick to the printed part or the LCD screen underneath. This is what makes ultrafast printing possible. Furthermore, the XiP is easy to use. It can be easily operated by an expert user or a dentist who does not have any related experience in 3D printing. Another user-friendly feature the XiP provides is the Smart Resin System. Nexa3D cartridges provide ease of use, allowing quick load and unload of the materials. Also, thanks to its modular design, XiP gives you the possibility of repairing or replacing parts easily and quickly. You will not need to do this very often, though, as the XiP is tough and long-lasting. You can also easily leave the printer unattended overnight. Without the need of constant monitoring, the XiP provides fast and easy 3D printing experience. Also, Nexa3D cares about maintaining sustainable production. As mentioned earlier, the XiP is long-lasting. However, if your printer needs to retire, the aluminium body can be easily recycled.

 

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