Shapeways first launched with one guiding directive: to make 3D printing technology available to every creator who had a vision or idea. Part of that mission is ensuring that we always have access to the latest cutting-edge technologies and highest quality materials to better support our community of innovators and entrepreneurs. Today we’re thrilled to announce one very large step in our ongoing quest: a new partnership with Carbon, a digital manufacturing pioneer.
Carbon have been revolutionizing the worlds of fabrication and design since 2013, working with globally renowned brands like Ford to digitally manufacture parts and products at scale. Through our partnership with Carbon, select Shapeways customers will now have access to their breakthrough Digital Light Synthesis™ (DLS™) technology, which opens up entire new worlds of manufacturing possibilities.
Along with DLS™ technology, our relationship with Carbon introduces three new materials to Shapeways:
- Elastomeric polyurethane (EPU 40), a highly elastic, tear-resistant, and resilient material, great for printing foam-like products
- Rigid polyurethane (RPU 70), a versatile and rigid material, great for automotive products, and industrial parts
- Urethane methacrylate (UMA 90), a tough, rigid resin similar to conventional SLA and used to manufacture jigs and fixtures
These powerful, multipurpose materials greatly expand our ability to meet even the most detailed and unique design challenges.
These materials are available to all Shapeways customers upon request. Sign up now to receive a quote and discover how your product or business can benefit from these groundbreaking processes and materials, only with Shapeways.