The Technology House (TTH), is one of just five sites in the country selected to offer the innovative new Carbon CLIP 3D printing machine. TTH has just installed its third production capable additive manufacturing machine from Carbon at it’s Streetsboro facility, according to company president Chip Gear.
Gear also stated that the company has worked closely with the engineers at Carbon during the past year to pilot its new technology with a variety of design suggestions to improve its performance in the field, representing a dramatic improvement for an engineering team.
The CLIP (Continuous Liquid Interface Production) technology advances 3D printing capability in speed, quality and materials. Production speeds can be up to 10 times faster than with traditional 3D printers.
CLIP is able to produce production-level quality parts similar to what’s achieved with injection-molded components, with smooth finishes and excellent consistency. CLIP is able to produce components that can be accepted by demanding industry applications such as automotive, medical and consumer electronics.
CLIP allows design engineers to select from the entire range of polymer materials. Some materials provide high elasticity while others provide greater temperature and strength properties, so the designer is able to match material properties to the application more effectively.
Carbon describes CLIP as a photochemical process that rapidly transforms 3D models into physical objects.
The Technology House