3D Printing Industry Trends

Adaptive3D Ships First Carima DM400A In North America

February 9, 2021 | Dallas, TX

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Figure 1 Carima DM400A

Adaptive3D today announced the first shipment of a Carima DM400A in North America.  The large vat top-down DLP® 3D printing machine was delivered to a leading health system in the US. It is anticipated that it will be used to process Adaptive3D’s high performance elastomer products, Elastic ToughRubber™ and Soft ToughRubber, for medical applications.

The Carima DM400A represents a revolutionary departure from standard bottom DLP 3D printers in that it configures the dual 2K ultra HD light engines at the top facing downward toward the print area, reminiscent of large vat SLA 3d printers. It is widely accepted that a major challenge to higher volume additive manufacturing using DLP® is overcoming separation forces experienced during a print. By returning to a more scalable top-down setup, Carima has elegantly overcome this significant barrier to higher volume printing: fighting gravity and separation forces.

“As the leader in additive manufacturing elastomers, we believe that top-down DLP is the optimal platform for processing this class of photopolymers for larger parts or larger batch sizes, higher throughput and lower cost,” said VP Sales & Marketing Kial Gramley. He went on to say that “with a build envelope of 400mm × 330mm × 500mm, the Carima DM400A delivers part and batch sizes more than 10× of the highest throughput bottom-up DLP systems that the competition has to offer.”

Adaptive3D sells photopolymer resins to enable additive manufacturing of tough, strain-tolerant, tear-resistant rubbers, such as its flagship resin product, Elastic ToughRubber 90™: a tough, printable elastomer for all seasons. Adaptive3D printable photo-resins are optimized for high-throughput manufacturing of functional complex 3D plastic and rubber parts in consumer, healthcare, industrial, transportation and oil and gas markets.

About Adaptive3D Technologies

Adaptive3D is the leader in elastomeric solutions for Additive Manufacturing.  The company has a mission to enable high volume additive manufacturing through optimized materials. Adaptive3D offers leading additive manufacturing polymer resins and specialty polymers to a range of industries around the world in consumer, healthcare, industrial, transportation and oil and gas sectors. The company leads in printing and processing rubber-like materials, tough damping materials, and low-cure stress photopolymers. The deeply technical company has developed a patent portfolio based on fundamental materials processing, some of which has been translated from the University of Texas at Dallas and is based on the team’s past funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the National Science Foundation.

About Carima

Carima Co., Ltd. is Korea’s first 3D printer manufacturing company. Carima is selling Korea’s first DLP 3D printer, Master, IM2, optimized for precious jewelry and dental, and TM200, TM4K industrial desktop 3D printers. Recently, Carima launched IMD for the digital dentistry, DM250K with 4K engine for the industrial field, and DM400A, a large printer with top-down dual 2K High UV engine as world 1st.

Carima is well known by its continuous additive manufacturing technology named C-CAT. Carima is being under development for the commercialization of products containing C-CAT technology.

Carima operates foreign agents in 20 countries all over the world including USA, Germany, Japan and Russia and contributes to the popularization and globalization of Korean 3D printers. In particular, Carima will continue to grow as a company that provides 3D printing total solutions including 3D printer manufacturing, software, materials for various industries, and 3D printing training.

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