Re: [rp-ml] New Low Cost 3D Systems 3D Printer

From: Gary D. Mitchell (
Date: Wed Dec 20 2006 - 17:20:49 EET

3D Systems introduced it yesterday at the open house. Under $10,000 calling it FLASH. 3D Systems has setup a separate web site but I can't remember the address something flash. No parts were shown but was told SLA like. Did show the machine. Looked compact about the size of a high-end paper printer.

3D Systems has built a very impressive operation in Rock Hill.

Gary D. Mitchell
Acu-Cast Technologies, LLC
Phone: 931 762 6004
Mobile: 931 212 0167
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    Check out

    Anyone know the specifics?

    B. Matthew Michaelis, Ph.D.
    Research Scientist
    Physical Optics Corporation
    20600 Gramercy Pl. Suite 100
    Torrance, CA 90501
    Phone: 310.320.3088 x154


  See the top of this page:

  Here's the straight poop on it from this quarter's Additive Fabrication Spy (TM) Newsletter:

  * "3D Systems has had a couple of patent applications published this period for what might be next-generation photopolymer-based technology. One describes the use of an endless transparent belt to provide thin, bubble-free layers of photopolymer at the top of a build stack. Area-wise exposure is done through the belt using a spatial light modulator such as a deformable mirror device (DMD). A second patent application presents methods of increasing the resolution and edge smoothness parts fabricated with such exposure devices. In addition, specific photopolymer materials with characteristics which fit the process are being explored by the company."


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  Castle Island Co.
  781-646-6280 (voice or fax) (email)

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