Chinese 3D printer manufacturer Zhuhai CTC, who released it affordable consumer SLA 3D printer Riverside mid-last year, is now introducing an industrial-grade stereolithography device to the market. Riverbase 500 is the company’s first industrial 3D printer, featuring laser galvanometer scanning technology.
The new device measures 1.75 m x 1.1 m x 1.95 m and uses a laser to cure photosensitive resin into objects with a maximum size of 500 x 400 x 300 mm. It is equipped with CTC’s proprietary operating system RiverOS that uses Gcode file format. CAD files can be imported in STL file format.
Zhuhai CTC describes the printer’s advantages as follows:
- stable operation and mobility of high precision-screw rails; negative pressure-and-adsorption-based system enabling reliable and uniform coatings
- automated optimisation of software-designed scanning paths, which allows for faster processing
- online measurement of laser power; setting and optimisation of technological parameters
- automated liquid level control, which ensures precision of product processing
- unique solid design, which supports scanning design separation and convenient post-processing
- high level of automation, which supports fully automated control and 24-hour unattended processing
The Riverbase 500 will be available for $ 86,000 in the US and RMB 530,000 on the Chinese market.
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