Carbon technology is next-generation 3D-additive manufacturing
Diversified Plastics, Inc. (DPI), a custom plastic-injection molder and digital manufacturer of high-precision components, has announced that it has joined the Carbon Production Network (CPN). Carbon’s innovative digital manufacturing solution gives Diversified Plastics, Inc. the ability to offer customers prototyping and end-use part digital manufacturing.
“Traditional plastic injection molding requires tooling. Until we have the tooling in place, there is little DPI can do from a manufacturing standpoint,” says Kevin Hogan, CEO of Diversified Plastics, Inc. “Carbon’s digital manufacturing technology doesn’t need tooling. This opens new markets for us and offers a manufacturing solution to customers who don’t want to invest in a steel tool for injection molding.”
Combining hardware, software and molecular science, Carbon’s proprietary Digital Light Synthesis™ (DLS) technology fuses light and oxygen to economically produce products from programmable liquid resins. Carbon manufactures nonporous parts, comparable to thermoplastic injection molding, using a wide selection of engineering-grade materials customized for mechanical properties, surface finish and stability. The list of parts that can be manufactured with Carbon is continuing to grow.
Digital manufacturing is backed by DPI’s inhouse design for manufacturing assistance, inspection, injection molding, cleanroom assembly and packaging expertise. Carbon allows many parts, including some previously un-manufacturable products, to be produced economically. Precision components are manufactured without the time or expense of creating molds and are inspected under the company’s stringent quality system.
The Carbon Production Network is an elite ecosystem of industry-leading design firms and contract manufacturers that have implemented Carbon’s technology and demonstrated advanced capabilities in additive manufacturing, design, production, machining and injection molding. The network offers a true partnership model that focuses on hands-on advanced training and certification, production engineering, marketing and sales to help ensure its partners’ continued success.
Carbon is a Silicon Valley-based company working at the intersection of hardware, software and molecular science to deliver on the promise of digital manufacturing. The company empowers its customers and partners to evolve beyond 3D printing for basic prototyping to production at scale by revolutionizing how they design, engineer, make and deliver their products. With Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis™ technology and its SpeedCell™ system (M Series Printers and Smart Part Washer), manufacturers can unlock new business opportunities such as mass customization, on-demand inventory and differentiated products made with unique functional materials. Carbon’s solutions also provide substantial operational efficiencies, such as the elimination of tooling costs and decreased time to market. To learn more, visit www.carbon3d.com.