Realize adopts 3SP technology for 3D printing

EnvisionTEC has announced that Realize, Inc., one of the nation’s largest and most experienced service bureaus for rapid prototyping and low-volume production, has adopted its 3SP technology for 3D printing.

Based in Noblesville, Indiana, Realize has been a leading rapid prototyping company. The company currently owns more than a dozen 3D printers that serve a wide range of customers in the automotive, medical, electronics and consumer goods markets.

Realize took delivery of its Vector 3SP from EnvisionTEC in the spring. The Vector 3SP can print a variety of engineering-grade materials, including tooling materials for short-run injection molding.

EnvisionTEC’s patented 3SP (Scan, Spin and Selectively Photocure) technology uses a unique process to cure photopolymers in the Xede 3SP model. A white paper detailing how 3SP is superior to SLA for manufacturing and production can be found at EnvisionTEC.com/learn3SP.

While EnvisionTEC already offers a wide range of materials with its 3SP technology, the new castable material under development with Somos is slated to be available by year’s end.