Chinese company Jinshi3D also operates as Kings3D and specializes in researching, producing and selling industrial SLA 3D printers (and providing relative 3D printing services using its technology). China’s widespread adoption of SLA technology offers yet another demonstration of how fast the Chinese AM market is growing by making technologies and materials more affordable. The impressive set of castles that Kings3D built for a client offers some insight into the company’s SLA production capabilities.
According to rather disorganized but constant communication activities that Kings3D – like many other Chinese based companies – carries out on social networks such as Facebook and LinkedIn primarily, the company houses over 110 large format SLA 3D printers. The company’s website is not easy to find (much easier to reach them on Alibaba or other Chinese e-commerce sites) and it reports that Kings3D systems “adopt the hard laser, the Germanic galvanometer scanner and an intelligent positioning vacuum coating system. The thickness of the coating layer ranges from 0.05 mm to 0.20 mm. The range of construction length of all printers ranges from 300 mm to an impressive 1700 mm. Precision can be set between 0.01 mm and 0.1 mm.
One of the most obvious advantages of Kings is that its 3D printers can produce all kinds of complicated and special molds, especially the shoe molds (a major application for SLA 3D printing in China) which can replace aluminum, iron and wood molds.
The company also has a Prototype division that is dedicated to prototype development and rapid prototyping since 2007. It is headquartered in Shantou and Shenzhen, Canton Province, and so far it has established 5 branches in Shantou, Shenzhen, and Jieyang. You may think that it is just another RP services but you’d have to think again as it is staffed with over 300 people, including professionals with expertise in design, 3D drawing, sculpture, and structure-function prototype, providing a series of effective solutions for the development and production of 3D products. These do not require mold production and thus have no minimum order quantity.
Kings Prototype alone houses over 50 SLA 3D printing machines (of the 110 the company reportedly has installed) and 80 CNC machines. With multiple kinds of 3D printing materials, common applications include prototypes for automotive, digital products, household appliances, medical instrument, lamps and lanterns, art products, stationery and toys, as well as aluminum prototypes for and sample products for exhibitions.