Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies (PADT), the Arizona-based supplier of Product Development and Rapid Prototyping services has announced its opening of a 3D printing factory, Which works using Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis technology and manufacturing system to weekly produce 2,000-5,000 parts on-demand.
Normal techniques of developing sometime caused design limitations. Currently, the company can produce parts in one go without using any kind of molds and complex shapes can b created without fear of assembling. Currently, PADT can provide their service for the medical and automotive industries and maybe more. This new tie-up means that using Carbon’s printers, PADT can make a lucrative class production of plastic parts on-demand within no time.
Rey Chu, co-founder, and principal of PADT impatiently said:
“Since we started in 3-D Printing almost 25 years ago, we have dreamed of the day that we could use additive manufacturing to move beyond prototyping and deliver production parts to our customers when they need them, the way they need them. Carbon’s (Digital Light Synthesis) technology has made this possible by giving us a faster process that creates parts with the same properties as injection molding.”
During its trial stage, Co-owner Eric Miller Said PADT produced almost 20 parts within 3 hours.
Dana McCallum, head of Production Partnerships at Carbon said:
“Our goal is to deliver true, scalable digital fabrication across the globe, enabling creators to design and produce previously unmakeable products, both economically and at scale. PADT has a long history in the industry and a strong reputation for engineering excellence. We’re thrilled to have them as a certified Carbon production partner,”.
The reasons why the company preferred Carbon technology are, Firstly digital light projection is a lot quicker than a laser or print head, Oxygen permeable optics allow exact project while keeping the part from sticking to the optics and lastly programmable fluid resins make parts with brilliant motorized properties, resolution and surface finish. The major benefit of using the technique is that no tooling is required.