Continuous 3D printing is a newer approach to DLP printing in which the build plate moves constantly in the Z direction ― allowing light to cure photosensitive polymers without interruption to produce a final part.
In this paper, you will learn more about technical considerations for continuous 3D printing:
EnvisionTEC launched its Continuous Digital Light Manufacturing technology in early 2016 with the Micro Plus cDLM.
The technology is based on a patent-protected approach our technology leaders came up with a decade ago. A twist on our DLP technology, this process allows for continuous motion of the build plate to deliver exceptional build speeds.
Today, we offer our cDLM technology in four configurations, specifically to meet the needs of our customers in the jewelry, dental and manufacturing markets:
All cDLM machines offer dynamic resolution in the Z axis ranging from 25 to 150 µm (0.001 to 0.06 in.), depending on material.