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Carbon DLS™ 3D Printing Capacities

Digital Light Synthesis is a breakthrough technology that uses digital light projection, programmable liquid resins and oxygen-permeable optics to produce parts with exceptional durability, resolution, and surface finish. Together with Carbon’s custom liquid resins it unlocks new business opportunities and allows you to bring unique products to market by introducing previously impossible designs, consolidated parts, faster iterations, and programmable lattices.

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Multiple designs for different parts can be imported at the same time to produce a single quote. In less than a minute, a detailed cost estimation appears on the screen.

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First, select the manufacturing process you require. You can then choose from over 70 materials, both metals and plastics, and from a wide range of finishes and certifications.

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Once you have selected the required options, all you need to do is confirm the order and pay for it on the secure payment platform. Your design will be analysed by engineers.

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Within a short amount of time, you will receive the parts you ordered directly to your shipping address. You can track your package at any time in your personal account.

Advantages of Carbon DLS™ with Xometry

Massive Capacity

Massive Capacity

We can quickly produce both prototypes and large batches thanks to the largest manufacturing network in Europe, with over 2,000 vetted partners.

Fast Production

Fast Production

You will get your 3D printing fast delivered in as fast as 5 days.

Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance

We have strong QA procedures, controlled by an in-house team of QA engineers, which allows us to deliver high quality parts.

Engineering Check & Status Updates

Engineering Check & Status Updates

All designs are checked by engineers before they’re sent for 3D printing. After confirming your order, you will receive status updates on your production.

Carbon DLS™ Materials

Rigid Plastics
  • CE 221 (Cyanatester)
  • DPR 10
  • EPX 82
  • FPU 50
  • RPU 70
  • UMA 90
Rubber-Like Plastics
  • EPU 40
  • SIL 30

Finishing Options

Standard

Carbon DLS parts usually have a matte to semi-gloss surface finish depending on the feature direction. Extended protrusions will show vertical lines in the part that are parallel to the direction of growth. Supports are removed and mitigated as required.

Custom

We can provide additional processing to meet your requirements.

Textures can be applied in-CAD using various design software. Because of the continuous printing process, matte and geometric textures can be aesthetically pleasing and help mitigate cosmetic variations on the surface.

Pros & Cons of Carbon DLS™ 3D Printing

AdvantagesConsiderations
Large platform: you can print very large parts using this technologyBuild Size: Parts with dimensions exceeding 10 x 10 x 15 cm will require manual review for producibility
Rubber-Like Flexibility: Parts produced using Carbon DLS technology are very flexibleTolerances: DLS prints in tight tolerances of ±0.1% (min 0.1mm). However, tolerances are not guaranteed on the first attempt of a new design. Tolerance ranges can vary across different materials (e.g. elastomeric versus rigid materials)
Durability: Parts made with Carbon DLS are not only flexible but also durableFeature size: Although DLS prints are isotropic, the orientation of the part during building will dictate minimum feature sizes. In general, we recommend keeping any feature above 1mm
Part Production: The carbon platform is well suited for end-use production, including low-volume, high-mix, and mass productionPrototyping: Single, one-off prototypes may be more costly due to production setup cost factors
Material Selection: Compared to top injection molded materials, the Carbon platform offers the widest range of materials suitable for end-useBiocompatibility: Even though some DLS materials are biocompatible-certified, end-user parts for compatible with ISO 10993-5 and -10 norms are extremely challenging to obtain

Carbon DLS™ Manufacturing Specifications & Capabilities

Carbon DLS SLS HP MJF SLA FDM DMLS Polyjet

Lead time

5 days

3 days

3 days

7 days

8 days

14 days

7 days

Build volume

188 x 117 x 325 mm

up to 340 x 340 x 605 mm, but usually, we recommend the maximum size of 320 x 320 x 580 mm

up to 380 x 284 x 380 mm, while we normally recommend the maximum size of 356 x 280 x 356 mm

up to 736 x 635 x 533 mm

up to 914 x 610 x 914 mm

400 x 400 x 400 mm

up to 490 mm x 391 mm x 200 mm

Layer thickness

~0.1 mm

~0.1 mm and for water-tight parts 1.5 mm, when wall thickness is higher

~0.08 mm

min 0.02

~0.05-0.3 mm

0.02 – 0.08 mm depending on the material

0.04 mm

Minimum feature size

0.5 mm

0.5 mm

0.5 mm

0.2 mm

up to 0.2 mm

0.75 mm for cosmetic features, 1.5 mm for structural features

1.2 mm or greater for rigid. 2 mm or greater for rubber-like

Tolerance

±0.1% (±0.1 mm). However, tolerances are not guaranteed on the first attempt at a new design.

±0.3% (± 0.3 mm)

±0.3% (± 0.2 mm)

±0.5% (± 0.15 mm)

±0.5% (± 0.5 mm)

±0.2% (±0.1 – 0.2 mm)

±0.1 mm for the first dozens of mm is typical, plus ±0.05 mm for every mm thereafter

Description

A breakthrough technology that uses digital light projection, programmable liquid resins, and oxygen-permeable optics to produce parts with exceptional durability, resolution, and surface finish

One of the most popular and inexpensive technologies for industrial 3D printing

A technology that produces highly accurate and durable parts at fast speeds, especially compared to other powder bed fusion technologies

A technology that produces extremely accurate and high-resolution parts

Widely known for a great material selection, accuracy, and possibility to print large parts

Metal 3D printing technology. Selectively fuses a fine metal powder in aluminium or stainless steel

Polyjet is a rigid photopolymer 3D printing technology that produces high-detailed models

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