About EnvisionTEC

Overview of a Leading 3D Printer Manufacturer

EnvisionTEC is a leading global provider of professional-grade 3D printing solutions. Our company invents, develops, manufactures and sells 3D printers and proprietary materials worldwide.

Founded in 2002 with its pioneering commercial DLP printing technology, EnvisionTEC now sells more than 40 printers based on six distinct technologies that build objects from digital design files. The company’s premium 3D printers serve a wide variety of medical, professional and industrial markets, and are valued for precision, surface quality, functionality and speed. EnvisionTEC’s intellectual property includes more than 100 pending and granted patents and 70 proprietary materials.

Global Reach

EnvisionTEC has facilities and partners around the world, where we develop 3D printer technologies, materials, manufacture our printers and sell, service and support our products.

We also sell our printers through an experienced and consultative sales team, which includes dealers and resellers, with locations around the world.

EnvisionTEC is proud to offer support from experienced 3D printing technicians on the phone and in person.

Detroit, Michigan – North American Headquarters . Business operations, R&D, Service & Support.

→ Gladbeck, Germany – International Headquarters. R&D, Production.

→ Los Angeles, California – Production, R&D

→  Montreal, Canada – Chemistry R&D

→ United Kingdom – Service & Support

→ Kiev, Ukraine – Software R&D

Our Story

EnvisionTEC was founded in 2002 by engineer entrepreneur Al Siblani.

Siblani immigrated to the United States from Lebanon to attend college. After earning a bachelor’s degree in engineering at Lawrence Technological University in Metro Detroit and a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Wayne State University, also in Detroit, Siblani entered a 3D printing market still in its infancy. He was 26.

The first rudimentary methods of 3D printing were developed in the early 1980s, and Siblani began working in 1993 for an early 3D printing company, Helisys, that used Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOM) technology to create prototypes for automakers and other commercial customers. Shortly thereafter, he founded Sibco Inc., which provided 3D printing services and materials, often to the Detroit Three automakers.

In 1996, after mastering the 3D printing technologies and materials at that time, Siblani decided to make his own 3D printing machines using a novel idea to cure liquid resins into objects.

His first patent submission, which laid the foundation for EnvisionTEC, was filed in 1999. Sasha Shkolnik, who had worked with Siblani at Helisys, helped to develop the technology with Siblani and has been the Chief Technology Officer of the company since its founding.

EnvisionTEC’s first 3D printer was a hit in the jewelry market – largely because of its ability to deliver incredible precision and surface finish, quickly – and the technology spun out to other sectors from there. Customers who manufacture hearing aids, dental prosthetics and other small and smooth parts followed.

Today, as the 3D printing market continues to mature, many different processes are used around the world to 3D print objects from digital design files.

EnvisionTEC now relies on six unique and different processes to 3D print objects from digital design files, and its technology makes parts big and small in a wide range of industry-leading materials, including a growing library of materials certified for medical use.

EnvisionTEC 3D Technologies

Digital Light Processing: A vat of liquid photopolymer or resin is cured by a digital light source to build parts.

Scan, Spin & Selectively Photocure (3SP): A laser uses a rapidly spinning mirror to selectively cure liquid resin into parts.

Continuous Digital Light Manufacturing (cDLM): An improvement to the DLP process that relies on continuous motion of the build plate to provide exceptionally fast builds.

Bioprinting: Processing of biomaterial using air or mechanical pressure to a syringe, which can fabricate scaffolds using a wide variety of materials.

Selective Lamination Composite Object Manufacturing (SLCOM): Processes a wide range of woven fibers preimpregnanted with thermoplastics using an ultrasonic cutting blade to create large composite parts.

Robotic Additive Manufacturing (RAM): Through an exclusive strategic partnership with Viridis3D, EnvisionTEC is leading the way with robotic 3D printing, initially using binder jetting technology for sand casting in the foundry industry.

15

Years

66

Countries

5000

Printers

200

Employees