EnvisionTec unveils its new Perfactory 4 LED 3D printer and its new Custom LED light system
EnvisionTEC, one of the main global provider of professional-grade 3D printing solutions takes advantage of the current 3D Rapid+ TCT fair in Pittsburgh to exhibit its new 3D printer P4 LED Standard XL. This new printer of the Michigan-based company expands the large package of professional-grade printers proposed on the market.
A new custom LED light system will be offered across the company’s popular Perfactory 4 (P4) model lineup. For more than a year, the new LED system is being developed. It is more powerful and efficient than other light projector systems on the market. That’s why it offers a variety of benefits such as lower operating costs and crisper black-white contrast between pixels, which means a better final part detail.
For the CEO Ad Siblani,“this new LED system is an example of how [they] listen to [their] customers and have worked with them for 15 years to develop better 3D printing solutions. This change will offer [their] production 3D printer users much lower operating costs. As an added benefit, the exceptional detail that [their] machines already produce will get even better because of the improved range of brightness from the LEDs.”
The P4 LED Standard XL offers a building envelope of 192 x 120 x 180 or 230 mm (7.6 x 4.7 x 7.09 or 9.06 in.) with XY accuracy of 100 μm (0.0039 in.). With the new custom LED system, the P4 line now comes standard with the most powerful and cost-efficient light source, too. The average cost per hour of the P4’s outgoing ultra-high-performance (UHP) lamp, which uses high-pressure mercury gas to emit light, was $2.90, with an estimated life of 500 hours. However, the new LED system will cost an average of $0.50 per hour for about 10,000 hours.
Created 15 years ago, EnvisionTEC takes advantage of this event dedicated to additive manufacturing in North America to introduce its first-ever line of research-grade materials for its 3D-Bioplotter Series printers as well as three new engineering-grade materials for industrial customers.
“These new offerings showcase our commitment to material development as well as our close relationships with customers, who have asked us to develop specific materials for our highly accurate and reliable desktop and production machines,” said Al Siblani.