Liquid Crystal Titan

The largest LCD 3D printer
in the world
A complete manufacturing solution

See how Titan can transform your business by requesting a free Total Cost of Ownership for your part, unlike most companies this is comprehensive with full disclosure

Printer
Specifications

Extremely large print volume

695 x 385 x 1200mm
27.3 x 15.2 x 47.2″

High resolution pixel pitch

91μm pixel pitch delivering outstanding surface finish

≤ 86mm/hr print speed

At 350μm layers volumetric speed = 24 ltr/hr

Interchangeable platform with ResinGlide coating

Easy cleaning with less waste

Patented Blow-Peel technology

Ensures reliable, fast printing

Remote control and monitoring

4k time-lapse cameras

Automatic resin control

Auto vat fill and empty functions

Complete Printing Ecosystem

Software

Prepare files using Photocentric Studio or VoxelDance Additive; both perpetual licences are included at no cost

VoxelDance provides incredible flexibility, easily managing large files (>1GB) while also offering automatic supports

Upload file remotely through web UI or USB

Preloaded Titan print profiles

Printer

Intuitive & user friendly
Reliable process with peel release technology
Automated resin control
Remote inspection
Remote control
Interactive GUI
Factory calibrated platform
Accessories for finishing printed parts and maintaining system

Handler

Open print door, insert purpose-built platform handler

Remove platform with part

Transfer between print, wash, cure and finishing station

Wash XL

All in one, wash, rinse and dry processing unit

Manually direct sprays of resin cleaner to all parts while platform is rotated with auto or manual control

Separate water rinse system

Air gun to dry parts

Cure XL

Load into cure unit

Full cure with dual wavelength 365 & 405nm and heat

360°rotating platform

360°rotating lower glass turntable for off-platform parts

Remove platform and remove parts

Services offered

DFAM

  • Design for Additive Manufacturing  consultancy
  • Evaluate your part and assess its suitability for printing
  • Propose design changes to reduce cost and improve printability

TCO

  • Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) on your part, just supply your stl and the quantity
  • Complete cost of manufacture, from part design to disposal of waste with payback

Service Plans

  • 3 comprehensive service plans, Standard, Premium and Elite
  • Including installation, training and maintenance
  • Providing all options from budget support through to concierge service

Training

  • Email and telephone support
  • Online software support training in how to design for additive manufacturing
  • Training in optimising the printing process

Carbon Footprint

  • Carbon Footprint Analysis offered with all resins
  • Embedded Carbon Calculator of each part taking your intake feeds

Tailored made wash and cure units

Photocentric Wash XL
Photocentric Cure XL

Photocentric Wash XL

Three in one. Wash, rinse and dry

Photocentric Wash XL is purpose-built to effectively clean large complex parts printed on Liquid Crystal Titan, combining wash, rinse and dry functions in a single compact unit.

360° platform rotation

Adjustable speed to access all surfaces

Environmentally Friendly

Recycling option for used
Photocentric Resin Cleaner 30

Smart fluid management

For water and resin cleaner flow

Multi-directional adjustable nozzles

Efficient spray cleaning of complex large parts

Push fit easy
clip platform

Easy transfer between printer, wash and cure units

Internal light, inspection window and wipers

Interactive user interface and ergonomic design

Photocentric Cure XL

Cure large parts with heat and dual wavelength light

Photocentric Cure XL is designed to cure parts printed on Liquid Crystal Titan. Cure XL provides uniform post-curing with dual wavelength light and evenly distributed heat with 360° platform rotation, resulting in dimensionally accurate tack-free parts.

Dual wavelengths
365 & 405nm

Optimised evenly distributed dual wavelength light

Heating function up to 60°C (140°F)

Evenly distributed with smart fume extraction and inspection window

Adjustable speed 360° platform rotation

Curing on-platform parts evenly

Interactive user
interface

Optimised part-dependent curing process

360° rotating lower
glass turntable

Cure off-platform parts evenly

Push fit easy clip
platform

Easy transfer between printer, wash and cure units

Tailored made wash and cure units

Photocentric Wash XL

Three in one. Wash, rinse and dry

Photocentric Wash XL is purpose-built to effectively clean large complex parts printed on Liquid Crystal Titan, combining wash, rinse and dry functions in a single compact unit

360° platform rotation

Adjustable speed to access all surfaces

Environmentally Friendly

Recycling option for used Photocentric Resin Cleaner 30

Smart fluid management

For water and resin cleaner flow

Multi-directional adjustable nozzles

Efficient spray cleaning of complex large parts

Push fit easy clip platform

Easy transfer between printer, wash and cure units

Internal light, inspection window and wipers

Interactive user interface and ergonomic design

Photocentric Cure XL

Cure large parts with heat and dual wavelength light

Photocentric Cure XL is designed to cure parts printed on Liquid Crystal Titan. Cure XL provides uniform post-curing with dual wavelength light and evenly distributed heat with 360° platform rotation, resulting in dimensionally accurate tack-free parts.

Dual wavelengths
365 & 405nm

Optimised evenly distributed dual wavelength light

Heating function up to 60°C (140°F)

Evenly distributed with smart fume extraction and inspection window

360° rotating lower glass turntable

Cure off-platform parts evenly

Adjustable speed 360° platform rotation

Curing on-platform parts evenly

Push fit easy clip platform

Easy transfer between printer, wash and cure units

Interactive user interface

Optimised part-dependent curing process

Titan advantages

Titan creates the largest, highest resolution parts, most rapidly and cost effectively

Wide range of resins; tough, hard, investment casting and elastomeric

Creates massive stunning parts

Part making support and Titan Service

We pride ourselves on our customer service and guarantee you print successfully. We have the most experience of printing with LCD screens of any company. All Titan customers can access this knowledge. We will orientate and support your part for you using the latest Voxel Dance software and give you advice on how to make your part most efficiently.

Printer comparison

Why buy Titan?

LCD is now accepted as the superior technology for resin printing, even entrenched DLP and laser manufacturers have now been won over. A major benefit of using screens is that they cure over the entire area simultaneously, which increases as you get larger in format.

Bottom-up printing requires minimal resin to operate, simplifies processing and there is no risk of the tank going off. Free radical polymerisation gives you the widest range of functional materials, including elastomers.

Titan is an open system with a wide variety of Photocentric and BASF validated resins.

IP secure, operates without internet connection.

Complete processing system with Carbon analysis, TCO, full software and maintenance.

UK manufactured with dedicated highly experienced service department ensuring success.

Printer

Technology

Resolution XY

Resolution Z/layer Thickness

Build Volume WxDxH

Vol Litres

Peel-release Technology

Fastest reliable rate of print volume

Open / Closed System

Processing Solution

Printer Price

Resin Price /kg

Total Cost of Ownership

Printed Part Cost

Printer

Photocentric LC Titan

Technology

LCD

Resolution XY

91μm

Resolution Z/layer Thickness

350-50μm

Build Volume WxDxH

685 x 385 x 1200

Vol Litres

316

Peel-release Technology

Patented Blow Peel

Fastest reliable rate of print volume

Open / Closed System

Open

Processing Solution

Designated wash and cure units

Printer Price

$99,500

Resin Price /kg

$40-80

Total Cost of Ownership

Low

Printed Part Cost

Very Low

Printer

Massivit

Technology

UV Gel Extrusion

Resolution XY

N/A

Resolution Z/layer Thickness

1500-500μm

Build Volume WxDxH

1450 x 1110 x 1800

Vol Litres

2897

Peel-release Technology

Top Down UV Extrusion

Fastest reliable rate of print volume

Open / Closed System

Closed

Processing Solution

Surface finishing required

Printer Price

Starts from $300,000

Resin Price /kg

$100

Total Cost of Ownership

High

Printed Part Cost

Moderate

Printer

3D Systems 750

Technology

SLA

Resolution XY

Max 2000dpi

Resolution Z/layer Thickness

100μm

Build Volume WxDxH

750 x 750 x 550

Vol Litres

309

Peel-release Technology

Top Down SLA

Fastest reliable rate of print volume

Open / Closed System

Closed

Processing Solution

Designated cure unit

Printer Price

Starts from $400,000

Resin Price /kg

$100-450

Total Cost of Ownership

High

Printed Part Cost

High

Printer

Hp

Technology

MJF

Resolution XY

1200dpi

Resolution Z/layer Thickness

90μm

Build Volume WxDxH

380 x 284 x 380

Vol Litres

41

Peel-release Technology

Self Supports

Fastest reliable rate of print volume

Open / Closed System

Closed

Processing Solution

Designated depowder/cure

Printer Price

$350,000-500,000

Resin Price /kg

$35-60

Total Cost of Ownership

High

Printed Part Cost

Very low

Printer

Kings 800Pro

Technology

SLA

Resolution XY

75-800 μm (Variable Beam)

Resolution Z/layer Thickness

50-150μm

Build Volume WxDxH

800 x 800 x 500

Vol Litres

320

Peel-release Technology

Top Down SLA

Fastest reliable rate of print volume

Open / Closed System

Open

Processing Solution

Requires 3rd party solution

Printer Price

$100,000

Resin Price /kg

$40-80

Total Cost of Ownership

Low

Printed Part Cost

Very Low

Printer

Stratasys Neo 800

Technology

SLA

Resolution XY

150-600μm

Resolution Z/layer Thickness

100μm

Build Volume WxDxH

800 x 800 x 600

Vol Litres

384

Peel-release Technology

Top Down SLA

Fastest reliable rate of print volume

Open / Closed System

Open

Processing Solution

Designated cure unit

Printer Price

$250,000

Resin Price /kg

$204

Total Cost of Ownership

High

Printed Part Cost

High

The accuracy of parts printed on Titan
Titan compared to other manufacturing methods
Aspects impacting Titan’s printing tolerances, accuracy and precision
How we test accuracy on Titan

 

 

Titan is a remarkable printer, and it will deliver accurate, precise and consistent parts if you understand how to use it correctly and adopt the recommended digital file modification.

When using high resolution LCD screens 460nm polymerisation allows consistent and repeatable cure through depth, across the build area and across different Titan printers.

Titan has an 8K screen which provides a 91µm pixel pitch across its entire 695mm (27.3”) by 385mm (15.2”) build area. One benefit of using large LCD screens is that they remain fixed in the same position, this means the high-resolution LCD light mask will deliver the same curing profile today as it will in years to come, never going out of focus or alignment. This ensures reliability in the x:y plane. Titan is equipped with a highly accurately engineered linear drive and control system, which ensure reliable and precise performance in the z direction, and hence in overall build volume.

 

3D printing with resin (stereolithographic printing) by laser, DLP or LCD systems and powder bed fusion 3D printing (SLS and MJF) have the highest tolerances of commercially available plastic 3D printing technologies. Compared to machined accuracies, resin and powder 3D printing tolerances fall between standard machining and fine machining tolerances.

These are the terminologies when discussing accuracy:

Accuracy

Accuracy is how close a measurement is to true value, which is derived from comparing the measured value from a Titan part to the dimensions designed in CAD.

Precision

Precision is the repeatability of a measurement, which means how much you can rely on Titan to produce your expected results, every time.

 

Tolerance

Tolerance is how precise the critical elements of a part need to be, generally, achieving tighter tolerances means higher manufacturing costs, Titan’s pixel pitch is a factor in determining this.

 

Tolerancing in 3D Printing

In traditional machining, tighter tolerances are exponentially related to increased cost. Tighter tolerances require additional and slower machining steps than wider tolerances, so machined parts are designed with the widest tolerances allowable for a given application.
Unlike machining, 3D printing has a single automated production step. Tighter 3D printing tolerances may require more effort in the design stage, but can yield significant savings in time and costs in prototyping and production.

 

 

Part design and preparation

Designing the model to suit large format LCD Additive Manufacturing is essential in achieving print success. The orientation of the part to position the leading angle correctly, its support network and the design of high aspect ratio thin walls are all critical in avoiding warpage. Our Customer Service department will assist you in learning how to orientate and support your type of geometry and share with recommendation on how to design your models for Titan. All different categories of geometry require different treatment, and we can provide guidelines.

 

Post processing

Titan comes as part of a full eco-system with a transfer unit, Wash XL and Cure XL units. This enables the parts to maintain isotropy by being washed and post exposed on the platform. The wash solution is designed to remove excess of resin while not reducing mechanical integrity. The combination of heat and double wavelength light fully cures the parts and the constant rotation ensures that curing is delivered evenly to all sides, removing the possibility of warping.

 

Finishing

Finishing steps for 3D printed parts assemblies commonly include de-supporting, sanding support artefacts and spray painting. Sanding an active surface is a reasonable method for achieving the correct fit if the part is a one-off, because less tolerancing work is required in the design phase, but with larger assemblies, or when producing multiples of something, proper dimensional tolerancing is essential.

 

 

Material selection

Resins that print successfully provide a compromise between the desired end use properties and the temporary green strength (modulus before post-curing) necessary to hold the weight of the part and withstand the shrinkage forces that are exerted during printing. Bottom-up printing is more physically demanding on the green state of a part than printing top-down. It is always the case that the immediacy of rapid double bond conversion is an advantage in end-use properties and a disadvantage in part creation. Poorly formulated resins can exhibit very high green strength achieved by high functionality of the monomers and then lead to significant shrinkage and warpage. The effects of this are more evident in large parts. Photocentric select the chemical raw materials carefully to deliver the necessary short terms properties while still delivering the essential long-term functionality.
In addition to resin formulation optimisation, compensation factors in every Photocentric resin print profile are tailored to deliver accurate parts.

 

 

 

 

We set up a full 1.2m high test print and then measure all the elements of the part, relative to each other.

 

Build volume accuracy

You will be able to achieve within +/- 0.10% volumetric accuracy in printed parts compared to CAD.

Build volume repeatability

To test repeatability, we set a file up with 112 cubes (10x10x10mm) distributed evenly across the platform and print them at 100µm layer thickness. With repeated processing, measuring and comparing the cubes, we can determine that the x:y tolerance across the build is within +/- 100µm.

 

Costing print examples

Lattice

Cost of print: €1070

Print time: 48 hrs   |  Dimensions: 120 x 70 x 40 cm

Brain

Cost of print: €192

Print time: 24 hrs  |  Dimensions 30 x 20 x 20 cm

Running Man

Cost of print: €585

Print time: 60 hrs  |  Dimensions: 170 x 220 x 50 cm

Lectern

Cost of print: €252

Print time: 60 hrs  |  Dimensions: 155 x 50 x 40 cm

Engine Cover

Cost of print: €208

Print time: 32 hrs  |  Dimensions 60 x 60 x 10 cm

Lampshade

Cost of print: €180

Print time: 29 hrs  |  Dimensions 60 x 40 x 40 cm

Neptune

Cost of print: €1370

Print time: 130 hrs  |  Dimensions: 220 x 110 x 70 cm

Genie

Cost of print: €1190

Print time: 65 hrs  |  Dimensions: 160 x 90 x 90 cm

Cures entire build area simultaneously

Order of magnitude more curing ability than lasers.

Cures the entire platform not single pixels, individual control of over 33 million pixels. At 100 μm over 300 quadrillion addressable voxels

Energy efficient 3D printing

Lowest CO2 plastic printing process

We can supply a Carbon Footprint for your part

Cures entire build area simultaneously

Order of magnitude more curing ability than lasers.

Cures the entire platform not single pixels, individual control of over 33 million pixels. At 100 μm over 300 quadrillion addressable voxels

Energy efficient 3D printing

Lowest CO2 plastic printing process

We can supply a Carbon Footprint for your part

We are experts in printing large dimensionally accurate parts

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