Based in the United States and England, Photocentric was created in 2002 and specializes in the development of resin materials. It then embarked on 3D printing and now has a range of professional resin machines. In June 2019, it announced the launch of its Liquid Crystal Magna, a large-format 3D printer based on Digital Light Processing technology. It is particularly renowned for its large printing volume and speed.
Liquid Crystal Magna, the new 3D printer from Photocentric
The Liquid Crystal Magna offers a very generous printing volume of 510 x 280 x 350 mm, surpassing that of its big sister, the Liquid Crystal Pro, which already has some interesting figures. It features an LCD screen that cures successive layers of resin – it has a 4K resolution and is 23.8 inches, allowing a very large printing area to be covered at one time.
The Liquid Crystal Magna enables you to create parts very quickly: the manufacturer says the machine can design 36 eyeglass frames in less than 12 hours, 20 minutes per frame, or 46 gutter models in just 2 hours. Thanks to a touch screen, the user can easily launch a printout and monitor its status. The machine offers a Wifi, Ethernet and USB connection.
Materials and Applications of the Liquid Crystal Magna
The Liquid Crystal Magna professional 3D printer has been designed for dental and jewellery applications, offering a very high level of detail. It is ideal for producing small series and easily adapts to any working environment.
As for materials, the machine is compatible with Daylight Magna resins developed by Photocentric. The latter had announced the launch of three new materials at the same time as the machine: Daylight High Tensile White and Hard Black for prototypes, Dental White for the production of orthodontic dental models and Concept Green for the creative industries in order to obtain more depth in high precision objects