DEARBORN, Mich. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 29, 2015 — EnvisionTEC, the originator of the first DLP based 3D printer, the Perfactory®, is proud to announce another first from its innovative engineering team. The Perfactory® WaxEra™, the first DLP printer that can print light curable paste as an alternative to liquid based polymers will be unveiled today at the JCK show, the largest jewelry show in North America. The first material the WaxEra™ will run is E-Wax, a new wax paste with a photosensitive polymer binder designed for jewelry investment casting. The quality and resolution of the parts 3D printed using E-Wax paste rivals those that have been 3D printed using liquid photopolymer materials on the EnvisionTEC Perfactory® equipment.
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“We are proud to deliver the very first Digital Light Projection technology based 3D printer that can print with a paste material, opening up the possibility to 3D print using highly filled materials. These new highly filled paste materials will allow EnvisionTEC to penetrate new markets, and deliver 3D printing solutions not previously available in the 3D printing space. Whether you want a highly filled ceramic part for high temperature resistance or a highly filled wax part for direct investment casting, the WaxEra™ brings 3D printing into a new ERA by delivering innovative 3D printing solutions to an expanding selection of new markets,” said AL SIBLANI, CEO of EnvisionTEC.
EnvisionTEC is a leading global provider of professional grade 3D printing solutions for the rapid manufacture of customized products utilizing its proprietary consumables across a variety of end markets. Since its first patent submission in 1999, EnvisionTEC has developed and released solutions for desktop applications up to large scale enterprises and manufacturers. EnvisionTEC’s platform provides organizations of any size the capability to rapidly manufacture true to life and functional duplications of any CAD rendering. With nearly 20 U.S. and 95 foreign patents, EnvisionTEC works with a strong customer and partner base in jewelry, automotive, dental, medical, sporting goods, aerospace and consumer packaged goods. Please visit www.envisiontec.com for further details.