MOVINGLight Technology

What is MOVINGLight?

MOVINGLight is a proprietary additive manufacturing technology developed by Prodways, based on a DLP photopolymerization process, which can print in plastic and ceramics. Rather than projecting a single image across the entire work area like most DLP machines, MOVINGLight projects a 40 x 70 mm image using a 2 million pixel UV projector that is moved across the work area, achieving high-resolution and accuracy. It can be used with a number of photosensitive pastes containing ceramic powders: tricalcium phosphate, hydroxyapatite, zirconia, and alumina (a technical data sheet for the materials can be found here). And has a number of different applications: medical and dental, various industrial components, and jewellery.

Advantages Disadvantages
  • Wide selection of materials
  • Limited commercial availability
  • Fastest speed for technical ceramics stereolithography
  • High cost of systems
  • Strength of large mother company
  • Not as much focus on ceramics AM by mother company

How does MOVINGLight work?

Unlike other DLP technologies, which project single UV image on the whole surface of the photosensitive resin, MOVINGLight projects a 40 x 70 mm high-resolution image made up of 2 million pixels with a native size of 32µm moving across the whole surface of the resin. This unique feature allows the process to achieve extremely high-resolution and layer thicknesses of between 25 to 150 µm throughout the entire build platform.

Available MOVINGLight 3D printers:

Prodways produces many machines using the MOVINGLight technology for 3D printing in plastic, but only one — the ProMaker V6000 — is currently capable of printing with ceramic materials. The ProMaker V6000 has an effective building volume of 120 x 500 x 150 mm.

Prodways ProMaker V6000 MOVINGLight Ceramic 3D Printer

Model  ProMaker V6000
Manufacturer  Prodways
Price (approx.) $500,000
Technology  MOVINGLight (DLP Stereolithography)
Materials  PRINT3D HA, TCP – PLASTCure Zirconia, Alumina
Effective Build Volume  120 x 500 x 150 mm
Layer Thickness  32 μm

You can find more information and the specifications for the machine here.

Further reading on Prodways and MOVINGLight:

• Prodways Signs Strategic Partnership With Chemical Specialist Arkema
• Group Gorge Launches IPO for 3D Printer Manufacturer Prodways
• Prodway Expands Sales Network in Europe with Two New Distributors
• Safran Partners with Prodways to Advance 3D Printing in Aerospace

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