Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP)

A UV light continually cures photosensitive resin to create parts with production-grade strength and surface features

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Our M1 Printer (left) and our two M2 Printers (center & right)

Our M1 Printer (left) and our two M2 Printers (center & right)

About Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP)

CLIP works by projecting a continuous sequence of UV images, generated by a digital light projector, through an oxygen-permeable, UV-transparent window below a liquid resin bath. A dead zone created above the window maintains a liquid interface below the advancing part. Above the dead zone, the curing part is drawn out of the resin bath to produce parts with excellent mechanical properties, resolution, and surface finish.

 

Build Specs

With both M1 and M2 printers, we're able to bring the power of the Carbon SpeedCell™ to your next project. From first iteration functional prototypes, or production runs of end-use products, the M1 and M2 offer the size and material strength necessary for the job. Click the link below to learn build dimensions for each machine

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Material Info

Carbon has created a diverse and growing selection of materials that enable product designers and engineers to build functional prototypes and production-quality parts. The materials were designed to meet the specifications of common injection molded alternatives.To see all of the available materials and their defining characteristics, click the link below. 

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CLIP Tolerances

Expected tolerances for CLIP parts using UMA 90 material are +/- .005” for the first inch and +/- .002” for each additional inch. For all other engineering materials available, tolerances are dependent upon material selection. Part geometry, wall thickness, and build orientation can have an effect on tolerances. Please let us know if you have critical dimensions that need to be met.

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