Carbon Printing 2017-05-02T15:26:18+00:00

“CLIP Printing Is Now Available at ECS Singapore!”

ECS is proud to offer Carbon’s CLIP Technology via the new M2 printer ­— enabling you to 3D print bigger objects, up to 100 times faster than commercial 3D printing methods.

CLIP, which stands for Continuous Liquid Interface Production, will enable you to print larger parts, increase your print capacity, and have better overall accuracy and repeatability from all Carbon products. CLIP prints also feature production-quality surface finishes.

Materials

The materials available for additive manufacturing on the CLIP machine were designed to rival current thermoplastic materials. Parts will be tough, resilient, isotropic and machinable. Each material was engineered to provide similar properties to production injection molding materials like ABS, Glass Filled Nylon, Polypropylene and Soft Durometer Santoprene. CLIP materials have consistent mechanical properties because the parts are isotropic. The resulting part will have characteristics similar to an injection molded thermoplastic.

Materials available are:

  • RPU – Rigid Polyurethane
  • FPU – Flexible Polyurethane
  • EPU – Elastomeric Polyurethane
  • CE – Cyanate Ester for high heat applications
  • EPX – Epoxy
  • UMA – Urethane Methacrylate

Versatile, tough and rigid

Rigid Polyurethane is our most versatile rigid material family. It is used across a wide range of industries, including consumer products, automotive, and industrial. RPU 70 has a UL 94 HB flame resistance classification.

RPU is comparable to ABS.

It performs well under stress, combining strength, stiffness, and toughness.

Ultimate Tensile Strength 40 – 55 MPa
Elongation At Break 90 – 140%
Young’s Modulus 1500 – 2000 MPa
Heat Deflection Temperature 58 – 70 ºC
 
Currently offering RPU60, RPU61 and RPU70.
 

Impact resistant

Offering high impact strength, abrasion and exceptional surface finish. FPU is a fatigue resistant semi-rigid material without equal in the additive industry. It is designed to withstand repetitive stresses, making it ideal for tough enclosures, hinging mechanisms, and friction fits.

FPU is comparable to polypropylene.

 
Ultimate Tensile Strength 28 – 30 MPa
Elongation At Break 270 – 300%
Young’s Modulus 750 – 970 MPa
Impact Strength 35 – 45 J/m
 
Currently offering FPU50 material.

Highly elastic, tear resistant, and resilient

EPU is a high performance polyurethane elastomer which exhibits excellent elastic behavior under cyclic tensile and compressive loads. Its combination of tear strength, energy return, and elongation make it perfect for cushioning, vibration isolation, gaskets, and seals.

EPU is comparable to TPO elastomer.

Ultimate Tensile Strength 5 – 7 MPa
Elongation At Break 250 – 300%
Young’s Modulus 6 – 8 MPa
Tear Strength 15 – 20 kN/m
 

Currently offering EPU40 material.

Highly temperature resistant and stiff

With a 231°C heat deflection temperature, excellent strength, and stiffness, CE 221 is perfect for applications that need long term thermal stability, like under-the-hood components, electronics assemblies, and industrial products.

CE is comparable to glass-filled nylon.

Ultimate Tensile Strength 90 – 110 MPa
Elongation At Break 2.5 – 4.0%
Young’s Modulus 3800 – 4500 MPa
Heat Deflection Temperature 219 ºC

Currently offering CE220 and CE221 materials.

Temperature resistant, strong, and accurate

EPX 81 is our most accurate high strength rigid material, with mechanical properties comparable to 20% glass-filled PBT. It has a heat deflection temperature of 140°C and excellent abrasion resistance and withstands over 85 MPa of stress before breaking, making it useful in a variety of automotive, industrial, and consumer product settings.

EPX is comparable to glass-filled PBT.

Ultimate Tensile Strength 85 – 91 MPa
Elongation At Break 4.5% – 5.9%
Young’s Modulus 3035 – 3245 MPa
Heat Deflection Temperature 140 °C

Currently offering EPX81  material.

Manufacturing jigs and fixtures

The UMA family contains rigid resins similar to conventional SLA resins. They print quickly, excellent resolution and are single-cure resins therefore post-processing does not require a thermal bake step. UMA resins are available in six colors – Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, White and Gray. These colors can be mixed to create custom colors. They are well suited for producing manufacturing jigs, fixtures, and general purpose prototypes.

Ultimate Tensile Strength 43 – 49 MPa
Elongation At Break 15% – 19%
Young’s Modulus 1900 – 2100 MPa
Yield Strength 43 – 49 MPa

We are currently offering UMA90 material.

Process

Carbon’s proprietary CLIP technology, DLS (Digital Light Synthesis) is a breakthrough process that uses digital light projection, oxygen permeable optics and programmable liquid resins to produce parts with excellent mechanical properties, resolution and surface finish.

Traditional

3D printed parts are notoriously inconsistent. Their mechanical properties vary depending on the direction the parts were printed due to the layer-by-layer approach.

DLS

Parts printed with DLS are much more like injection-molded. DLS produces consistent and predictable mechanical properties, creating parts that are solid on the inside.

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