Union Technology Corp. will launch its PILOT commercial series at the TCT Show, in Birmingham UK, September 26-28. The PILOT product line is for additive manufacturers looking for high quality equipment with excellent surface aesthetics, application range, ease of use— at an affordable price.
The PILOT 250 stereolithography (SL) equipment has a 250 mm x 250 mm x 250 mm platform, while the PILOT 450 series offers a 450 mm x 450 mm x 400 mm build platform. The PILOT series features open design for materials and build preparation software and has all the “industrial strength” capabilities of UnionTech’s RSPro production series. Typical features include scan speeds up to 12 m/s, layer thicknesses as low as 0.05 mm, and accuracy of +/- 0.1% over part length.
Similar to the RSPro production series, the PILOT series of SL equipment features key components from globally recognized suppliers including Spectra-Physics, American Optowave, SCANLAB and Panasonic. Robust construction details include a granite recoater frame, closed loop control of key operating parameters, pump fed refill capability, and a high efficiency vacuum recoating system.
The SL process produces prototypes across a spectrum of toughness, temperature resistance, and strength and stiffness for fit and function evaluations. There are broader ranges of stereolithography applications that include: prototype tooling for injection molding, patterns for investment casting to create near net shape metal parts, and metal plated composites capable of die cast metal properties that can be developed with a single piece of equipment.