Sister company Genistar, a distributor of 3d printers from Prodways, has finalized its showroom where it is currently featuring an operational Prodways ProMaker L5000, which boasts one of the fastest printing speeds in the category of DLP (Digital Light Processing) printers.
The 300-square-foot showroom will give prospective buyers an opportunity to get a first-hand look at a Prodways unit in action, as well as MovingLight® — first-in-the-market technology that delivers superior results in resolution, curing consistency, and printing efficiency when compared to traditional DLP printing methods. It will also serve as a hub for rapid prototyping and 3d printing services that require DLP/SLA processing.
With a platform measuring 400 x 330 x 400 mm (16 x 13 x 16 in.), the ProMaker 5000 prints parts with a layer thickness or mechanical resolution of 25 – 150 microns while maintaining an XY resolution of 42 microns. The photopolymer (which Prodways also manufactures) cures after it is subject to 365-nm UV wavelengths, which are powered by strong LEDs found within the moving HD DLP projector. The ProMaker “D” series allows for the printing of parts on a granite platform without the need for support material.
A New Breed of SLA DLP 3D printers
Prodways became the first 3d printer manufacturer to employ moving DLP projector heads in its curing platform. Aptly named MovingLight®, this proprietary VAT photopolymerization technology rests on the concept of repeatability —common in traditional mass manufacturing processes. MovingLight® provides a repeatable curing process to solidify objects across the X,Y,Z dimensions at any point on the platform, with the largest platform measuring 840 x 660 x 550 mm. (33 x 26 x 22 in.) With that comes a repeatable native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels; in other words, every UV light projection emanated by its mobile projector delivers the same two million-plus pixels at any point on the platform.
“Whether you want to cure a tiny cross section of the layer at the corner of the platform or the full layer, every 2-million-pixel projection ensures consistent high resolution over the entire build area, something DLP printers with fixed projector heads cannot achieve,” adds Desharnais.