Additive technology is a key component of life for the next generation involved in digital manufacturing.
The possibilities offered by 3D printing are virtually limitless. We can now make lighter, custom parts created with geometries that are impossible with conventional technologies. To do this effectively, children need to be shown the whole process from the conception of an idea, through its digital incarnation as a CAD design and ending up where they can learn how to slice it as a 3D printable model. Learning this process will be a vital part of the education for the future of digital manufacturing in the forthcoming industry 4.0.
The LC HR is an ideal printer for integration into 16-18 STEAM projects and curricular. Its small footprint, low capital and consumable costs, together with low maintenance costs make it the most attractive options for schools and colleges. There are no hot parts hazards, but children must be aware that polymer is an irritant. It can educate them in the whole process from the creation of an idea of an object through its digital incarnation of an idea, through to its CAD incarnation and then onto its presentation as an object created by our 3D printer.
Our range of LC printers and resins are ideal for use in research laboratories. As the originators of using LCD screens in 3D printing and the creators of functional visible light curing photopolymers back in 2004, we have learnt how to be experts in their manufacture and use. We have the widest range of polymers right across the spectrum of any chemical company. The compact footprint of LCD based printers and their simplicity of use mean they can be integrated into laboratory use with the minimum of effort.