Dinsmore Inc., a member of the Carbon Production Network, will expand its fleet of Carbon 3D printers with the installation of a new L1 Printer. Dinsmore is embarking on a lab rebuild which will showcase the existing Carbon fleet of M2 Printers alongside the new L1 Printer. The Carbon L1 Printer expands Dinsmore’s large-part and production capabilities using the Carbon DLS process.
“Our partnership with Carbon has grown tremendously since initiating the relationship in 2016. This collaboration has brought better products to market in less time,” said Jay Dinsmore, CEO of Dinsmore. “With this installation, we’ll be able to expand our offerings by increasing throughput and moving even faster. We’re in the midst of remodeling our labs and as Carbon’s first West Coast partner to install an L1 Printer we’ll be able to showcase it as a major feature of innovation. We’ve already identified relevant applications so we’ll be printing on day one”.
The L1 Printer is a large-format printer using the Carbon DLS process that allows organizations to prototype and produce larger parts and achieve new economies of scale when producing smaller parts. The L1 Printer has proven reliability, as it is used in demanding production environments to develop products including the Adidas 4D midsole, CCM Super Tacks X helmets, and models for clear aligners.
The L1 printer is a consistent and reliable printing platform that brings 3D printed production parts to life thanks to economies of scale, with the largest build volume in a Carbon printer, the L1 allows designers and manufacturers to make parts larger or smaller parts more cost-effectively. Applications printed with the L1 printer showed cost improvements of 15% to 50%.
It is a unique platform for prototyping and manufacturing, innovative products are brought to market faster by prototyping and producing parts on the same machine. The ability to produce end-use parts with high accuracy and unprecedented print speed accelerates time to market.
Another important feature of the L1 printer is the continuous software updates. As part of the subscription, Carbon provides ongoing software updates that provide new features, new material options, and improvements in printer performance over time.
“The strategic relationship we have built with Dinsmore has benefited customers who have sought new ways to develop ideas that they could not bring to market with traditional methods,” said Ellen Kullman, president, and CEO of Carbon. “This expansion of our partnership is another milestone in helping companies bring better products to market in less time.”