Carbon, a leading 3D printing technology company, unveiled its new next generation range of DLS 3D printers. The new M3 and M3 Max 3D printers further evolves its idea-to-production platform.
Speaking about the new Carbon 3D printers, Bobby Bott, VP of Manufacturing at Fast Radius, a Carbon Partner shared, “Fast Radius uses Carbon’s printers and materials to produce parts for a wide range of customers, across varying applications. We’ve also leveraged the Carbon Design Engine—in conjunction with our own software capabilities—to help customers evaluate materials and technologies to produce parts that exceed quality standards and timelines. Having worked with Carbon for five years, we are thrilled to continue our partnership and bring the M3 capabilities to our customers.”
M3 and M3 Max 3D Printers
The next generation of Carbon printers will come in two models, the M3 and M3 Max, providing an advanced end-to-end idea-to-production platform when combined with the Carbon Design Engine™ and Carbon DLS materials. The M3 is designed for faster printing, a simpler print experience, an expanded design space and a more consistent surface finish. The M3 Max offers these same benefits as well as a true 4K light engine, enabling double the build area with the same pixel size and density. Both printers have a wide range of high-performance materials tailored for applications across industries, including automotive, life sciences, dental, consumer products, and industrial.
“With these next generation printers — combined with our Design Engine software and Carbon DLS materials — design teams across business verticals can create high-quality prototypes with end-use performance quicker and more efficiently than ever before. And once the product development is complete, Carbon’s platform enables companies to move to production quickly and efficiently anywhere in the world. We believe this new generation of Carbon DLS technology will empower more collaboration and help to revolutionize how products are designed and made.”– Phil DeSimone, Chief Product and Business Development Officer at Carbon
Key features of the M3 and M3 Max 3D Printers
- Simplified printer experiences: The next generation of DLS printing introduces closed-loop control of force and temperature, reducing failure modes and simplifying the print experience.
- Broader design space: Printers using the next-generation of DLS printing technology can create parts that previous generations could not, allowing for more geometries, particularly for elastomeric parts or parts with features that are sensitive to high forces.
- Faster printing: In thermally limited scenarios, the printers deliver more throughput per square foot due to improved heat management.
- Smoother parts: The next generation of DLS printing produces smoother parts than previous generations, with early testing revealing a 1.4 m reduction in surface roughness as measured by Ra.
- More consistent parts: The next-generation of DLS printing reduces part variation across a single build by up to 50%, resulting in less variation in general accuracy and greater production repeatability in engineering resins.
- Fast and simple installation: The M3 is designed to be installed in hours, with the option for customers to relocate the printer within their facility as they see fit.
- Larger Build Area: The M3 Max printer has twice the build area of the M3 printer while maintaining the same pixel size and density, making it ideal for larger parts or producing many smaller parts with comparable quality.
The M3 printer is now available for order and shipping and the M3 Max printer is available for order and is expected to ship in the second half of 2022.
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