Additive Manufacturing Desktop Metal announces “giant leap for digital mass production of polymers”

Source: Press release

USA — Additive Manufacturing company Desktop Metal announced the launch of Etec, a new 3D printing brand that will enable Envision TEC, the original inventor of digital light processing (DLP) technology, to better connect with industrial customers.

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In the build tray, a digital light projector transforms resin into anything customers might imagine.
In the build tray, a digital light projector transforms resin into anything customers might imagine.
(Source: Business Wire)

Envision TEC 3D printers have been used in the healthcare, dental, medical and jewelry industries since 2002. After Desktop Metal acquired Envision TEC in 2021, the company launched Desktop Health to focus on healthcare and dental customers. Now, Etec wants to focus on bringing its high-speed, photopolymer 3D printing solutions to volume manufacturers of consumer and industrial products.

By strategically integrating 3D printing technologies, materials, software, and applications, Desktop Metal aims to propel growing numbers of manufacturers into AM 2.0 so they can benefit from increased design flexibility, reduced waste, improved time to market, and greater financial savings while de-risking their supply chains.

For example, Etec has partnered with Adaptive 3D, another subsidiary of Desktop Metal, to offer its 3D printed photo elastomers exclusively on Etec additive manufacturing systems. The company now offers one of the broadest portfolios of photopolymer 3D printing materials, including Elastic Tough Rubber 90 (ETR 90), the highest tear strength elastomer on the market. ETR can be found in products on store shelves, including power tool adapters and recoil pads, with additional applications for Adaptive 3D’s broader library of elastomers across consumer and industrial applications such as shoe midsoles, seat cushions, and more.

While the ETEC brand remains rooted in the original Envision TEC name, customers may see either name referenced in certain documents.

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