Specialized in resin 3D printing for several years now, German manufacturer EnvisionTEC offers machines designed for individuals, professionals, and industries. Bought up in 2021 by the American company Desktop Metal, EnvisionTEC continues to offer solutions based on DLP technology, a process similar to stereolithography but using a video projector rather than a laser. And among the various machines offered by the company is the Xtreme 8K 3D printer.

Features of the Xtreme 8K 3D printer

With a print volume of 450 x 371 x 399 mm, EnvisionTEC’s Xtreme 8K is based on the DLP process. With a printing speed of about 500/mm per hour, the machine is able to design high-quality and precise parts on a large scale. Incorporating a dual 4K projector, several of its features, such as its heated tank, allow the printer to use a variety of materials and manufacture industrial applications. Designed for mass production of parts, it offers the possibility of 3D printing thousands of parts per day. Capable of handling viscous and solid materials, it is able to meet the needs of several sectors such as aerospace, automotive, medical devices, consumer goods and education.

According to the manufacturer, Xtreme 8K parts have the surface finishes required for end-use parts in a variety of industries. DLP technology has long been known for its ability to provide exceptionally smooth surface finishes on printed parts. The Xtreme 8K takes this a step further with advanced DLP features, such as pixel adjustment, that enhance the surface finish. The Xtreme 8K also prints from the top down, meaning parts are fully immersed in the material during printing. This reduces support structure requirements and results in better surface finishes.