Sculpteo is the first online 3D print service to offer CLIP 3D print technology developed by Carbon, and to unveil new materials. This technology enables the continual production of commercial quality parts with an incomparable quality of finish.
Sculpteo, a leading online 3D printing service, is the first and only global 3D print platform to use the CLIP technology offered by Carbon3D, the printer that uses a breakthrough printing method to enable continual production of commercial quality parts. Sculpteo reveals new resins specifically for use with the Carbon 3D printer. This service is available exclusively at sculpteo.com.
The Carbon3D process was unveiled nearly a year ago by the Californian startup of the same name. The CLIP (Continuous Liquid Interface Production) technology uses light and oxygen to model a photosensitive liquid resin instead of printing parts layer by layer. The printer developed by Carbon grows parts in a single unit. The resin used is targeted by a projected light source that passes through a special window that is transparent to light and permeable to oxygen: the light polymerizes the resin and the oxygen inhibits that process, so by controlling the oxygen flux through the window, the process creates a ‘dead zone’ – a thin layer of uncured resin between the window and the object.
As a Carbon partner, Sculpteo is currently the only online 3D print service to own a printer of this type in its San Leandro facility in California. So Sculpteo is unveiling a series of new resins ranging from rigid to flexible, all of which are supported by the Carbon 3D printer. They make it possible to prototype a range of products (from load-resistant mechanical parts to seals and flexible containers) at very high resolution, as well as producing commercial quality parts. These materials have been designed to respond to key engineering requirements, from the elongation and strength expected of injection-molded elastomers to the temperature resistance of a nylon-glass composite.