Solidwscape, which is a subsidiary of the French 3D printer group Prodways, has announced the SolidscapeDL, a 3D printer designed for the jewellery market.
Solidscape, which was acquired by Prodways just six months ago, has specialized in serving the jewellery market for over 20 years with a range of 3D printers producing castable wax models.
However, the SolidscapeDL is its first DLP printer and uses an LED light source. The machine has a build area of 84x47mm with 90mm height. It can produce precise parts with 25 micron thick layers.
The launch is accompanied by a new range of castable resins developed by Deltamed, another subsidiary of the Prodways Group. The new resins include EmeraldCast, DiamondCast and ProtoPearl
Prodways says that the new printer and resins should cut production costs by up to a third. Roughly 10% of global jewelry production uses direct 3D printing, mainly in the high-end jewelry segment. Solidscape aims to increase this percentage to 50% within 5 years.
The new machine should be available in the second quarter of this year.