IN-VISION’s new system enables almost unlimited building size in polymer 3D printing

The gantry system includes a highly accurate portal and can accommodate up to four powerful HELIOS X Light Engines

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IN-VISION, an optics specialist firm based in Austria, has recently introduced a gantry system designed to facilitate the 3D printing of large structures. This innovative system includes a highly accurate portal and can accommodate up to four powerful HELIOS X Light Engines – enabling nearly unrestricted construction sizes. The standard system, featuring two projectors with a width of 415mm, can be expanded to nearly one meter and can manage nearly unlimited building area lengths. The system utilizes live sensor-based compensation to maintain accurate alignment of the moving multi-heads across the construction area.

IN-VISION has selected the HELIOS X as its projection system, citing it as the most powerful in the world. Newly redesigned electronics allow for dynamic curing as the projectors traverse the construction area – providing unique opportunities for system designers. Each projector provides up to 16 watts of pure light power within the image plane. The system comes equipped with a wide array of optical lenses, starting from a 6um pixel size, and has completely updated electronics, which includes an open FPGA onboard. This upgrade enhances the device’s intelligence and offers increased customization options. System designers have the choice between Gigabit Ethernet and PCIe interfaces.

Christof Hieger, CTO of IN-VISION, clarified the company’s role, stating, “No, we are not about to start building printers on our own; this is a job we are happy to leave to our customers. But we love to share our know-how with them and provide them with almost turnkey solutions for their projects.” The new gantry system can be employed in various applications such as 3D printing, lithography, and screen printing which have similar requirements.”

He further explained, “We give every developer a compelling infrastructure offering almost unlimited possibilities. The onboard system is the next step in merging our superior optical accuracy with powerful software options.” The system is built according to customer specifications and is currently available for immediate delivery.

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