3D Printing
End-Use Quality
Polymer Parts

3D Printing Production-Ready Parts and Conceptual Prototypes

This method enables previously impossible designs, from single-part combinations of complex assemblies to un-moldable and un-millable geometries like lattices. Your object are printed from a resin tank without interruption using the Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) process. Sherpa Design will be able to construct prototype or production-ready parts in a single operation.

Since this signature printing process is 25 to 100 times faster than standard 3D printing techniques, our design process in many cases will be able to skip any prototyping stages and go directly to end-use part production. This process produces isotropic polymer parts similar to those produced by traditional injection molding processes. So, no stair-stepping like typical 3D printers produce.

Carbon M2 - 3D Production Specs

What is DLS and CLIP?
DLS (Digital Light Synthesis) enabled by Carbon’s proprietary CLIP technology, is a breakthrough process that uses digital light projection, oxygen permeable optics, and programmable liquid resins to produce parts with excellent mechanical properties, resolution, and surface finish.

CLIP (Continuous Liquid Interface Production) is a photochemical process that carefully balances light and oxygen to produce parts with isotropic material properties. It works by projecting light through an oxygen-permeable window into a reservoir of UV-curable resin. As a sequence of UV images are projected, the part solidifies and the build platform rises. Once a part is printed, it is baked in a forced-circulation oven. Heat sets off a secondary chemical reaction that gives parts their ultimate mechanical properties.

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