Photocentric's large-format 3D printers

Manufacturer of parts, photopolymer resins and 3D printers Photocentric will be exhibiting at Formnext 2022 showcasing a wide range of exhibits 3D printed at its purpose-built print farm in Peterborough, UK.

Large format 3D printing
Some of the parts on display at Formnext have been produced in the largest Photocentric 3D printer to date, Titan; a prototype with a massive 700 x 395 x 1200mm build volume, an impressive 8K 32” LCD screen, a fast 16mm/h and a 91µm pixel pitch resolution. This disruptive combination of enormous size, high resolution, print speed and accuracy makes large scale production a reality for additive manufacturing applications.

“We are thrilled to be back at Formnext bringing our latest advancements on materials, hardware and control software to scale up additive manufacturing processes through automation and enable customers to run production parts in our 66,000 sqft digital factory.” said Paul Holt, Founder of Photocentric. “This year, we are co-exhibiting with software partner Core Technologie; jointly, we have developed Photocentric Additive software for our Liquid Crystal 3D printers. On display there will be an array of parts with textures and finishes that we manufacture using the combined technologies.”

Ceramics Additive Manufacturing
What else is new? Photocentric delivers ceramic production parts in Alumina and Silica benefiting from extensive years of experience in photopolymer and LCD-based large-scale manufacturing to mass manufacture Alumina parts. Alumina is a great versatile ceramic showing superior electronic, chemical, and thermal properties and customers use it in advanced applications such as aerospace, medical, automotive, chemical, and electronic industries.

Photocentric is working in partnership with Centre of AM Excellence, AM-COE to provide mass production of Silica cores with improved performance beyond what injection molding can offer. Typically, customers are from high-value-manufacturing industries such as aerospace, energy, automotive and oil & gas.

Sustainable Photopolymers
Dental labs have eagerly adopted Photocentric’s latest plant-based resins and processes to use more sustainable materials and less energy. The results are cost-effective production runs and affordable patient care. At Formnext, Photocentric will be displaying dental models made in several materials and optimized for various 3D printers.

Resin Partners
Photocentric has partnered with Loctite and BASF Forward AM to develop and validate high-performance engineering-grade resins for industrial applications. There will be parts with remarkable properties such as high elongation, high rebound, and high impact absorption.

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