3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) has officially introduced the new SLA 750 stereolithography additive manufacturing (AM) solution. Designed to meet large format or high-volume production applications, the solution includes the SLA 750 and SLA 750 Dual – the first synchronous dual-laser stereolithography printer – as well as the company’s new Accura AMX Durable Natural material and PostCure 1050 post-processing system.
The solution is optimized for cost-effective SLA batch part production at up to twice the speed and triple the throughput of other available stereolithography solutions. Additionally, the entire solution can be seamlessly integrated into the factory via Oqton Manufacturing OS. The result is a solution for providing large production resin parts and batch part production for industries such as transportation and motorsports, consumer technology and durable goods, manufacturing services, aerospace and health.
“I see the launch of this new platform – which includes a dual synchronous laser option, Accura materials and the specialized curing oven – as an example of how we are executing a comprehensive AM strategy that focuses on our points. strong,” said Dr. David Leigh, executive vice president and chief technology officer for additive manufacturing, 3D Systems. “I believe we are entering an era where there will be a rapid evolutionary path for our innovations. With this in mind, our versatile SLA platform will become a system that can help scale production applications with built-in functional and throughput enhancements.
The SLA 750 platform is designed to deliver the best combination of print size, speed, accuracy and resolution for final parts that possess unmatched finish and mechanical performance. The SLA 750 Dual, which is a dual-laser synchronous system, delivers up to 2x faster print speeds and up to 3x faster throughput than previous generation SLA printers. The SLA 750 is a single laser configuration that delivers up to 30% faster print speeds and is field upgradeable to the SLA 750 Dual. Both printers feature a 15% larger build envelope and smaller hardware footprint than previous models, allowing manufacturers to optimize and scale production. The system includes a self-calibrating dual-rail capper to improve the reliability of the printing process and the mechanical properties of the final part.
“We produce hundreds of SLA parts every week, so part lead time is paramount to us,” said Matt Harman, Technical Director, BTW Alpine F1 Team, one of the first test customers to receive the new systems. “The SLA 750 increases our productivity and efficiency, allowing us to deliver top quality production parts faster than ever. The whole system has been designed to be easy to use, including the automation. This is a huge step forward for our additive manufacturing capabilities and we look forward to expanding our fleet with two additional SLA 750s in 2022.”
The SLA 750 and SLA 750 Dual utilize Hyper-Scan vector technology – a proprietary scanning algorithm developed to meet the unique requirements of production additive manufacturing applications. Hyper-Scan optimizes key elements of speed and productivity such as focus and laser power, as well as vector engine kinematics to deliver dramatically improved print speed and throughput. The printers are ready for downstream automation and are compatible with robots for 24/7 operation (eg fully automatic printer rotation, job offloading, washing, integration).
Both printers include 3D Sprint, an all-in-one software for preparing, optimizing and printing 3D CAD data. 3D Sprint provides all the tools needed to quickly and efficiently move from design to high-quality, true-to-CAD printed parts without depending on multiple software packages.
“We rely on our fleet of SLA 3D Systems printers to deliver high quality, accurate parts with maximum uptime and uptime. The SLA 750 will allow us to be even more productive with its new user-friendly design and automation features. Our customers love the finish of the parts we produce using the new production-grade Accura AMX materials. The result is the closest we’ve seen to injection molded parts while giving engineers the freedom to design for real functional applications,” commented Roger Neilson, Jr., co-CEO, vice president, sales and marketing. , In’Tech Industries, Inc.
General availability of the SLA 750 is expected in Q2 2022, and the SLA 750 Dual is expected to be available in Q4 2022.