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Transitioning to Thinner Boundaries: LSPc Technology is Revolutionizing Polymer Manufacturing

Additive and subtractive manufacturing in Germany is undergoing a paradigm shift, thanks to continuous developments in polymer production technologies, such as improvements in the capabilities of LSPc 3D printing. As we are no longer bound by the constraints of traditional polymer manufacturing processes, it is now possible to create high-quality, intricately thin polymer parts that stand up to the test of modern industrial requirements.

This technology can be used to manufacture components with thinner walls or even extremely narrow internal channels, which can then be mass-produced. The limits of product design for series-production-ready products are thus pushed back.


Breaking the Barrier of Ultra-Thin Wall Thickness

Benchmarking wall thickness in polymer mass production via 3D printing at MaxResolution3D

Traditional polymer manufacturing methods, such as injection molding, generally adhere to a minimum wall thickness of 0.6mm, which can fluctuate depending on the material used and the required strength-to-weight ratio. However, LSPc technology is making these limitations a thing of the past.


The transition from subtractive to additive polymer manufacturing using LSPc technology allows for exceptional thinness down to a wall thickness of 0.3mm - it defies conventional constraints, flipping the script on innovative design and applications in polymer manufacturing, from industrial production to mobility and healthcare.



Manufacturing at Scale: Wall Thinness in Mass Production

Going beyond the above-mentioned capabilities of renewed minimal wall thickness, the DLP-based LSPc 3D printing technology brings another important asset to the table - its efficiency and speed. By significantly minimizing production times - through automated production - and decreasing material costs - through mass supply -, machine developers can now meet and exceed market demands in a really short span of time, skyrocketing their competitiveness within the global

arena. Moreover, this aspect doesn't compromise quality. With LSPc 3D printers, there's no reliance on the traditional filament or powder. Instead, these contemporary devices leverage the innovative use of low molecular resins and LED light, delivering a seamless surface finish, while providing reliable strength to the polymer parts, since it is possible to produce simultaneously all across the building plate.


From exacting industrial requirements to the complex needs of the healthcare sector, LSPc technology proves to be a versatile, game-changing solution for a multitude of industries. At MaxResolution3D, for example, we are the service provider for mass production of extremely thin panels for the automotive industry. In numbers, this means that 1300 components with the dimensions 100mm x 200mm x 0.3mm can be produced within one week.



The Industrial Impact of New Thin Wall Limits

In conclusion, the advancements in LSPc technology represent a generational shift in the area of polymer manufacturing in Germany. This innovative process offers the capability to manufacture ultra-thin, high-quality parts at a scale not easily previously achieved, presenting a wide range of opportunities for various business sectors.


Statistical data reveals the growing reliance on this advanced additive manufacturing technology across diverse industries. A report shows that the additive manufacturing industry in Germany is growing at a steady yearly rate of 15%, emphasizing its increasing adoption in the production line. Predominantly, sectors such as mobility, healthcare, industrial production, gaming, and merchandise are increasingly employing this technology for the production and enhancement of their offerings. By extending the previous limits in terms of shape and wall thickness, it is thus possible to supply the market with completely new components, even in mass production.



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