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Newly available at Jellypipe

Digital Light Processing (DLP) for precise series components

Digital Light Processing (DLP) is a 3D printing process similar to Stereolithography (SLA), which offers the advantage of higher surface quality and detail accuracy. The quality of the 3D printed components is comparable to that of conventional injection moulding. Additionally, components are printed much more quickly, which is optimal for additive series production.

Now available on the Jellypipe platform this additive manufacturing technology is suitable for a wide range of applications including spare parts and prototypes, injection moulding, thermoforming and series components in the range of 100 to 1000+ pieces.

 

Advantages of DLP Technology:

  • High level of detail
  • Very good surface quality
  • Hollowed components are printable
  • Material diversity
  • Print speed: quickly available, lower unit price

Available Materials from Digital Light Processing:

Material

Properties

Advantages

xCE-black
  • High accuracy
  • High bending strength
  • High temperature resistance
  • Colour: Black
  • Automotive components
  • Series production mechanical engineering
  • Injection moulding inserts
xCE-white
  • Light and robust
  • High bending strength
  • isotropic properties for automotive, electronics and industry
  • Colour: white
  • Injection moulding inserts
  • Series production mechanical engineering
  • Robotics
xPEEK147
  • High temperature resistance up to 230°C
  • High dimensional stability
  • Good surface quality
  • Colour: Black
  • Material for high demands on temperature, stability, and surface
  • Injection moulding
  • Mechanical Engineering
xMed412
  • High impact strength, like polypropylene
  • Biocompatible (ISO 10993, FDA Class I)
  • Stable and resistant
  • Serilisation in autoclave possible
  • Good polishability (transparent finish)
  • Colour: Translucent
  • Medical applications
  • Components with skin contact (diving, sports, earplugs, etc.)
xABS black
  • High-performance plastic
  • High tensile and flexural modulus
  • Colour: Black
  • Series parts
  • Robotics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Automotive
KeyTray
  • Dental technology
  • Biocompatible
  • Colour: translucent purple
  • Personalised impressions
KeyGuide
  • Dental technology
  • Biocompatible
  • Polishing possible
  • Sterilisation in autoclave possible
  • Colour: Translucent
  • Medical technology, (drilling templates, etc.)

Difference in the curing of additive manufacturing

In the DLP process, the resin is cured simultaneously on the entire print surface by arranging UV light sources. Using the SLA process, a laser cures the material step by step, which takes much longer. Due to the increased printing speed (up to 1cm/min in the Z-axis), the unit prices for additive manufacturing with DLP are significantly lower, but the quality is higher. Optimally suited to produce components in series and a real alternative to injection moulding. The 3D printer manufacturer Nexa refers to the DLP process as Lubricant-Sublayer-Photo-Curing (LSPC).

Try out the new material today, order your components: Order now

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Autor

Markus Grimm
Chief Virtual Printfactory