High-precision SLA 3D printer producer DWS is expanding its existing portfolio with a new line of automated systems. Named XCELL 3D, the 900 x 1400 mm machines integrate cleaning and curing into a single workflow, reducing time wasted in manual post processing.
Auto wash and cure
After printing in an XCELL 3D, the build plate elevates and moves objects into a second chamber for washing. In the next step, the plate dips the objects into a third chamber where they are cured to remove any residue.
The out-of-the-printer result is a plate containing fully cured objects, ready for support removal and use in a chosen application.
Further pushing automation, a noticeable trend in the industry, material management inside the XCELL is handled by DWS’ XPOD concept. Enhancing existing material cartridges, the XPOD is capable of extracting unused photopolymer resin from the bed to be recycled in the next print job.