Photocentric to announce new large-format 3D printing capabilities at Formnext
Large format 3D printing
Some of the parts on display at Formnext have been produced in the largest Photocentric 3D printer to date, Liquid Crystal Titan; a prototype with a massive 700 x 395 x 1200 mm build volume, an impressive 8K 32” LCD screen, a fast 16mm/h and a 91µm pixel pitch resolution. This disruptive combination of enormous size, high resolution, print speed and accuracy makes large scale production a reality for additive manufacturing applications in automotive, transport, creative arts and merchandising.
“We are thrilled to be back at Formnext bringing our latest advancements on materials, hardware and control software to scale up additive manufacturing processes through automation and enable customers to run production parts in our 66,000 sqft digital factory.” said Paul Holt, Founder of Photocentric. “This year, we are co-exhibiting with software partner Core Technologie; jointly, we have developed Photocentric Additive software for our Liquid Crystal 3D printers. On display there will be an array of parts with textures and finishes that we manufacture using the combined technologies.”
Ceramics Additive Manufacturing
What else is new? Photocentric is delivering ceramic production parts in Alumina and Silica and benefiting from extensive years of experience in photopolymer and LCD-based large-scale manufacturing to mass manufacturing Alumina parts. Alumina is a great versatile ceramic showing superior electronic, chemical and thermal properties and customers use it in advanced applications such as aerospace, medical, automotive, chemical and electronic industries.
Photocentric is working in partnership with Centre of AM Excellence, AM-COE to provide mass production of Silica cores with improved performance beyond what injection moulding can offer. Typically, customers are from high-value-manufacturing industries such as aerospace, energy, automotive and oil & gas.
Dental labs have eagerly adopted Photocentric’s latest plant-based resins and processes to use more sustainable materials and less energy. The results are cost-effective production runs and affordable patient care. At Formnext, Photocentric will be displaying dental models made in several materials and optimised for various 3D printers.
Partners’ Applications on Display
Aerospace turbine blade ceramic cores printed by AM-COE, Automotive vents printed by 3D Next Level, aligners and mouthguards printed by S4S Dental, immobiliser casts printed by Xkelet are some of the 3D prints to be exhibited at Photocentric stand. Visit Photocentric at Formnext 2022 in Hall 12.0, Stand D79 from the 15th – 18th November.
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