Additive manufacturing, or "3D printing", has been around since the early 80s of the last century. Since then, the technology has been mainly used to manufacture prototype products or showcase models. A lot has changed since these early days. Now, Digital Light Processing (DLP®) lays basis for a new era of additive manufacturing: through photopolymerization, a liquid photopolymer is selectively cured by structured light.
In partnering with Texas Instruments and our customers, who are spread out over four continents, we have been able to advance this technology to an extend where mass manufacturing has become reality. The products printed by help of our light engines span from spare parts in industrial applications over pre-forms for jewelry production to every-day houshold articles. This technology is a game-changer for how we think of supply chain today. It literally takes seconds from initial design to a tangible product in your hands.
Our digital light engines, optimized for addive manufacturing purposes, contain an LED illumination and projection system which is optimized for low-distortion, near-telecentric, temperature-stable light output as required for single or multiple-wavelength applications. Customized optics, electronics and form factors are available through our in-house engineering and manufacturing team.
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