Paragon becomes the first UK Production Partner for Carbon

We’re excited to announce that we have become the first UK production partner for US-based additive manufacturing experts, Carbon. Read more.

The addition of ground breaking manufacturing technology, Digital Light Synthesis™, compliments our growing 3D printing facility, and enhances our additive manufacturing capabilities to supply end-use parts from a wide range of industrial grade materials.

Unlike conventional 3D printing systems, Carbon’s CLIP process manages a liquid gradient using light and oxygen to create robust parts with mechanical properties and surface finish that reflect injection molded plastics. Now our customers can have 100’s or even 1000’s of production parts, very quickly and without the need for tooling.

Traditional part design can be challenged as un-mouldable geometries become feasible, allowing weight reduction and greater efficiency in production. Costly tooling and design modifications are now a thing of the past for small component parts of up to 185mm x 118mm x 326mm (h).

The Future of Additive Manufacturing: Digital Light Synthesis™

Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) is a new 3D additive manufacturing technology pioneered by US-based experts at Carbon that combines the Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) process with liquid resins to manufacture high-performance, durable polymer components at unmatched speeds and build quality.

What is Digital Light Synthesis™ (DLS)?

Offering a vast array of thermal and mechanical properties, the materials available through the DLS process combine high resolution and exceptional surface quality to produce parts suitable for almost any application.

Unlike conventional 3D printing systems, Carbon’s CLIP process manages a liquid gradient using light and oxygen to create robust parts with mechanical properties and surface finish that reflect injection molded plastics. Now our customers can have 100’s or even 1000’s of production parts, very quickly and without the need for tooling.

How does the DLS process compare?

Key Benefits of DLS

  • Production quantities without the tooling cost
  • Quick turnaround for a reduced time to market
  • Complex geometries for increased efficiencies

Material Selection

  • RPU: Rigid Polyurethane Versatile, tough and rigid.
  • EPU: Elastomeric Polyurethane Highly elastic, tear resistant and resilient
  • CE: Cyanate Ester Highly temperature resistant and stiff.

Why Choose Paragon for your batch production?

Growing Capacity

  • Paragon continues to invest in state of art high speed precision equipment, to allow us to deliver precise parts within required lead times at a competitive cost.

Superior Customer Service

  • We pride ourselves on our technical expertise and strong reputation for delivering superior customer service. Your dedicated Project Manager will endeavour to deliver your project on time to your exact specification. Our aim is to meet your budget, time and quality expectations throughout the process.

Quality and Investment

  • At Paragon, we are committed to investing in new technology and innovations that will further improve our capabilities. As part of our focus on quality, we are now ISO 9001:2015 certified, underlining our company-wide commitment to delivering superior parts for our customers.

Post-Production Support

  • We have a Faro ScanArm on site for 3D Scanning and reverse engineering where CAD is not available. Our dedicated team can also perform 3D part inspections and provide Quality and Validation reports.
Download the DLS Brochure

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