5 Advantages of Carbon Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) 3D Printed Parts

When it comes to manufacturing custom 3D printed parts quickly, accurately and consistently, carbon Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology offers a number of advantages when compared to other common 3D printing methods, such as Digital Light Processing (DLP) and Selective Laser Sintering (SLS).

Also referred to as Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP), DLS 3D printers can streamline the manufacturing of high-quality, fully dense parts with tight tolerances and outstanding surface finishes.

  1. Production-Quality Printed Parts with Full Density

    Carbon DLS printing can reliably manufacture production-ready parts with a high level of infill density. The ability to print end-use quality parts streamlines all design phases and helps you seamlessly transition your project into full-scale production. DLS printed parts are also perfect for on-demand production applications and just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing projects.

  2. Quick Turnaround and Rapid Production Capabilities

    The speed afforded by DLS 3D printing is highly beneficial for both quick-turnaround production and rapid prototyping projects. Whether you are trying to beat your competition to market or streamline the process of design iteration, carbon DLS is an ideal solution.

  3. Greater Material Flexibility

    Compatible with a variety of elastomers and a wide range of engineering-grade rigid materials, carbon DLS offers greater versatility in design for your products. Compared to many other 3D printing methods, DLS lets us choose a more optimized material for each custom application – optimized for manufacturing quality and consistency, as well as cost.

  4. Extremely High Quality and Consistency

    In terms of quality and consistency, carbon DLS 3D printing is in the top tier of additive manufacturing processes. The technology is able to consistently produce fully dense isotropic parts which are stronger, more reliable, and higher quality in appearance.

  5. A Better Surface Finish for Premium Aesthetics

    Speaking of appearance, DLS printed parts offer an outstanding surface finish, giving your products a premium aesthetic. Essentially, the superior structure of DLS printed plastics runs all the way through the structure of the part and shines through at the surface. Gone are the days of cheap-looking brittle parts, with DLS 3D printing offering an appearance comparable to injection molded plastics.

The Greater Michigan Region’s Leading 3D Printed Part Manufacturer

Elite Mold and Engineering is an experienced American contract manufacturer offering state-of-the-art additive manufacturing services via carbon DLS 3D printing technology.

Our company has built a reputation on unparalleled quality, consistency, and customer service in the realm of plastic injection molding since 1982. We are an ISO 9001:2015 and ITAR registered domestic manufacturer specializing in a wide range of industries – from precision aerospace and automotive components to cutting-edge industrial and medical tech.

Published: May 15, 2023
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