BASF Photocentric Partnership 3D Printing

Strategic Partnerships

Working together to deliver the next generation of 3D materials.

The printing problems we are addressing together

The current limitations to enabling custom mass manufacture.

Parts are not functional

Limitations in material properties have hindered the ability of 3D prints to be used as functional end-use parts.

Parts are too expensive

Printers, software, maintenance and resin costs are all much too high. Fully costed finished AM parts come out at about 150 times those of injection moulded items.

No scale or volume

DLP’s and Lasers can only make small parts and make them very slowly.

The solution

Our new scalable, cost-effective, manufacturing process for a wide variety of industrial applications.

Functional end-use parts

New chemistries jointly developed by BASF and Photocentric. Mechanical properties of printable materials which are stable against UV, humidity, aggressive chemicals and perform even under heavy mechanical duress.

Affordable end-user prices

Photocentric and BASF mutually agreed at the outset to provide value to our industrial customers. Our aim is to offer prices on bulk resin that are low enough to be nearer to injection moulding costs than current SLA prices.

Large scale printing for manufacturing

Large format screens (up to 98”) allow large part or multiple small part production at high resolution and fast speeds. LCDs unlocked the AM productivity problem.

LC Magna

Dental technicians, product designers, engineers and manufacturers can benefit from LC Magna’s outstanding large volume and high-resolution capabilities.

Printer Specs

Build Volume- 20.1 x 11 x 13.8″
Print Speed- 13.3mm per hour at 100µm
LCD Screen- 23.6″, 4K- 3840 X 2160px
Layer Thickness-25,50,100,150 & 200µm

LC Maximus

Enabling Custom Mass Manufacture and Large Component Prototyping. The largest format LCD printer currently available featuring a 4K 43” LCD screen and an 31.5″ build height.

Printer Specs

Build Volume- 920 x 510 x 800mm
Print Speed- 8mm per hour at 100µm
LCD Screen- 43″, 4K- 3840 X 2160px
Cure Speed-100µm 45sec / layer*

*Dependent on resin

(Available now for purchase to select customers)

Ultracur3D® EPD1006

Ultracur3D® EPD1006 Powered by Photocentric is the first in a new portfolio of 3D printing resins developed in partnership with BASF. This durable resin is perfect for creating functional parts capable of movement and flexibility without breaking where required.

Key Features:

  • Impact resistant
  • Ideal for functional parts
  • Stiff parts with flexibility

Ideal Application:

  • Engineering, Prototyping

 

Manufactured in the UK

Understand how your company can benefit from custom design, freedom of geometry and absence of tooling. Start your journey making low-cost plastic parts in scale with our unique LCD solution, contact us today with details of your application.