The Xtreme 8K makes volume production of 3D-printed parts a reality, with the ability to print thousands of parts per day. With wide material compatibility, including hard plastics, high-temperature plastics, elastomers and rubbers, the Xtreme 8K enables the production of the broadest possible range of parts.
The Xtreme 8K leverages long-chain polymer chemistry to create fully-isotropic, stable, end-use parts, and features a heated vat, allowing users to process highly viscous and solid materials at room temperatures.
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1.Xtreme 8K offers the largest build area among commercially-available, production-grade DLP printers
Designed for volume production
With the largest build volume of any production-grade DLP 3D printer in the world, the Xtreme 8K is capable of producing thousands of parts per day.
Wide material compatibility
Everything from hard plastics, high-temperature plastics, elastomers and rubbers – the Xtreme 8K’s heated vat allows users to process a wide variety of highly viscous materials.
Exceptional part strength and quality
Long-chain polymer chemistry produces strong, stable, fully-isotropic parts suitable for demanding end-use applications.
Largest DLP build volume on the market
450 x 371 x 399 mm (17.7 x 14.6 x 15.7 in)
With the largest build volume on the market and an incredibly productive print engine, the Xtreme 8K is highly agile and productive. The large build volume allows users to print very large parts, thousands of smaller parts, or mix and match both in one build.
Fast print speeds
Built to be a production system, the Xtreme 8K has the print speeds required for high volume production printing.
Incredibly fast print speeds are made possible by key features that are unique to the Xtreme 8K. Top-down printing allows for faster curing of each layer by eliminating the peeling step that is required for traditional DLP systems. When it comes to material polymerization times, the Xtreme 8K uses high-powered projectors and a highly-efficient, custom optical train to ensure that high power is delivered to each voxel, resulting in fast polymerization.
Isotropic material properties
Parts printed on the Xtreme 8K are fully isotropic, allowing printed parts to rival traditionally manufactured plastic components such as injection molded plastic.
Unlike most plastic additive manufacturing methods, parts printed on the Xtreme 8K are made up of entangled long chain polymers, resulting in strong, fully-isotropic parts. This is vastly different from other processes, like FDM, where parts are anisotropic and have little to no polymer chains between each layer.
Creating those long-chain polymers requires processing highly viscous resins which need significant power to polymerize. Due to their high viscosity, these resins cannot be jetted (PolyJet,) and take too long to process with vector-based polymerization methods (SLA.)
Smooth surface finish
With the ability to achieve a surface roughness less than 1 um RA, Xtreme 8K parts feature the surface finishes required for end-use parts across a variety of industries.
DLP has long been known for its ability to deliver exceptionally smooth surface finishes on printed parts. The Xtreme 8K takes this one step further thanks to advanced DLP features such pixel tuning which further enhance surface finish. The Xtreme 8K also prints top down, meaning the parts are fully submerged in material during printing. This allows for less support structure requirements resulting in better surface finishes.
With the ability to print parts with a surface roughness of less than 1 um RA, the Xtreme 8K can deliver the surface finish required for end-use parts.
rpm chose the combination of Elastic Tough Rubber (ETR 90) and the EnvisionTEC 8K to add another serial-production technology into our portfolio. In conversations with customers from the industrial goods and automotive industries, we found that a performant, rubber-like material with a simpler production chain can cover a set of use cases that currently aren’t economically feasible for additive manufacturing. As the first production center for ETR 90 in Europe, we look forward to paving new series AM applications with the elastic tough rubber