EnvisionTEC, a leading global manufacturer of desktop and full-production 3D printers and materials, announced a cost-saving, disposable material tray for its premium desktop 3D printers.
The new M-Type tray, which was developed and tested in EnvisionTEC’s R&D facility in Gladbeck, Germany, will be offered as an optional replacement for the current Pre-Stretched Assembly (PSA) tray system in the Micro and Vida lines of 3D printers.
The M-Type features optical glass coated in a film that is similar to a Mylar-type film and allows easy separation of each exposure layer during the 3D printing build. The outer perimeter of the tray is a flexible silicone.
The M-Type tray will be available in North America this summer. Pricing for the new tray, which is estimated to last 3-4 months with routine use, varies by global market area. Unlike the PSA, which has to be professionally replaced by EnvisionTEC, the new M-Type is disposable.