EnvisionTEC Launches cDLM™ – Continuous Digital Light Manufacturing

EnvisionTEC to introduce the first continuous 3D printing process capable of producing models for direct investment casting in minutes, not hours

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DEARBORN, Mich., June 3, 2016 – EnvisionTEC, a leading global manufacturer of professional grade 3D cDLM Microprinting solutions, announced today the unveiling of the patented new breakthrough technology, cDLM™, Continuous Digital Light Manufacturing, at the JCK Las Vegas tradeshow. The first 3D printer to print 3D models for direct investment casting for the jewelry industry in minutes rather than hours, the Micro Plus cDLM, will be on display at EnvisionTEC’s booth #B62063. Demonstrations will be running throughout the event showcasing the Micro Plus cDLM, building casting-ready models in the industry standard 3D print casting material PIC 100 and also EnvisionTEC’s fastest material, QView.

“The addition of cDLM technology to EnvisionTEC’s Micro Plus 3D printer is a game changer for the jewelry industry,” said EnvisionTEC CEO Al Siblani, “Traditionally, 3D printing castable materials such as our PIC 100 would take hours to build. With cDLM, bridal and fashion rings can be designed, grown, and ready for investment casting the same day, which is a huge advantage for the jewelry market.”

The Micro Plus cDLM has average build speeds of 10-20 minutes per inch in Z for the full build envelope, depending on the material used, and a build size of 45 x 28 x 75 mm. As the rest of EnvisionT EC’s Micro Plus line, the Micro Plus cDLM will feature an industrial UV LED light engine, an integrated PC with Wi-Fi, and a convenient built-in touchscreen.

“EnvisionTEC has a long history of innovation, with a focus on 3D printing parts that are made to matter. Providing real solutions to real application problems has become the hallmark of our research and development team’s efforts. Adding the speed of cDLM to our professional grade jewelry 3D printing lineup will provide our customers with unprecedented manufacturing turnaround times,” added Siblani.

The Micro Plus cDLM will be available August 2016.

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evok3d – professional 3D printer preventative maintenance

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The term preventive maintenance refers to the practice of regularly servicing equipment on a pre-determined schedule so that your machine does not develop catastrophic failures and performs better over its useful lifetime.

Although it is well known that equipment routinely serviced on a pre-determined schedule outlasts equipment that is not, many companies still indulge in the practice of neglecting 3D printing equipment and/or only responding reactively to equipment failures.

Preventive maintenance has a number of powerful advantages that make it worth utilising. Because of these advantages, more and more companies are starting to realize the importance of taking proper care of their professional 3D printing equipment.

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• Reduced production downtime
•Better conservation of assets and increased life expectancy of assets, thereby eliminating premature replacement of machinery and equipment
•Reduced overtime costs and more economical use of maintenance services due to working on a scheduled basis instead of a crash basis to repair breakdowns
•Timely, routine repairs circumvent large-scale repairs
•Reduced cost of repairs by reducing secondary failures. When parts fail in service, they may damage other parts or waste consumables
•Reduced product rejects, rework, and scrap due to better overall equipment condition
•Identification of equipment with excessive maintenance costs, indicating the need for corrective maintenance, operator training, or replacement of obsolete equipment
•Improved safety and quality conditions

Contact evok3d today for preventative maintenance or corrective service.

Emergence of the Digital Supply Chain

How your business can leverage 3D Printing to realise competitive advantage

Last week we were honored to be asked to give a presentation at the annual SMART conference. Managing Director Joe Carmody addressed the audience regarding the ongoing advances in additive manufacturing (3D printing) technologies. He outlined what these mean for industrial and consumer products now being manufactured geographically closer to the end user and the subsequent effects upon the value chain.

Industry experts predict this transition from centralised manufacturing of stock to a distributed on demand model will, in the long term, significantly reduce inventory levels and slash transportation requirements. Together with the trend towards mass customisation, the impact to the supply chain industry will be transformative.

In this presentation Joe provides an insider’s glimpse of the state of the industry, shares insight into how businesses can leverage 3D printing today and also position themselves for the inevitable convergence of manufacturing and supply chain functions.

 

Is your business ready to take the next step in digital manufacturing?

Be sure to check out our range of professional and production ready 3D printers. Don’t hesitate to contact us today to find out how we can help you business find the best 3D printing solutions for your needs.

evok3d features on Nissan Nismo Insider

evok3d is the subject of the latest Nissan Nismo Insider video (Season 2, Episode 17). Special guest host James Moffat chats with evok3d founder and Managing Director Joe Carmody, taking a closer look at the in-house 3D printing center at the Nissan Motorsport headquarters. Chief designer Perry Kapper also shares some insight into how the race team is using these facilities for rapid prototyping to improve design and manufacture of parts  for testing, helping to give the drivers a competitive edge.

Check out the video below and if you have parts you need printed or are in the market for a 3D printer yourself we would love to hear from you.

evok3d + Nissan Motorsport = Front row lockout

While we have been there a little while now, we wanted to officially announce that evok3d are proud to be an official supplier to Nissan Motorsport. Through this partnership we have co-location of high end 3D printing equipment and services onsite at the Nismo V8 Supercar headquarters in Braeside, Victoria.

The evok3d team works closely with the Nismo race engineers, utilising our ProJet Professional 3D printers to build bespoke parts that provide the team with a competitive edge. Stay tuned for further posts where we will run through some case studies highlighting some of the processes employed in the prototyping and production of parts for this exciting industry.

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From this facility we also provide contract 3D printing services to all industries. If you need something 3d printed or are in the market for a machine, please don’t hesitate to contact us today with your requirements to receive a competitive quote.

Hi, we’re evok3d. Nice to meet you.

3D printers, 3D scanners and all things additive manufacturing. That’s what we’re all about here at evok3d. Whether it’s a desktop machine for making things in the home or office or something for high end, industrial grade, end use parts (or anything in between), we’ve got you covered.

Like most businesses, we started with humble beginnings. A couple of small FDM machines and a laser focus on bringing all the benefits of this exciting new technology to Melbourne.  Now just over 12 months later and we have large, high end printers, stock of consumables, a wide range of products and services on offer and space to keep all this goodness in. Not bad, if we may say so ourselves.

The evok3d team brings together many years of professional experience in 3d design, engineering, manufacturing, logistics, information technology and customer service. So without further adieu, let’s get acquainted with some of the key players.

Joe Carmody – Owner, Managing Director

The driving force behind the business, Joe firmly has his eyes set on achieving our company mission – to make 3D printing accessible to homes, schools and businesses so all can benefit from the technology and enjoy improved quality of life, work and play. Selling a few printers along the way is an added bonus.

 

Daimon Cooke – Designer, Developer, Professional Additivologist

Every good business needs a resident nerd and Daimon doesn’t disappoint. With a long running passion for technology, 3D printing was a natural progression for this multi-talented fellow. If you were to come and visit our showroom you’d find him doing any one of a wide variety of tasks.  He runs our printers, fixes and services machines sent to us, is our in house graphic designer and web developer and makes a pretty darn good coffee too. If you’ve contacted us, chances are you’ve been in contact with him. He is a wealth if knowledge and is always happy help or just have a general chin wag about the tech that he loves, so feel free to drop us a line any time.