Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) 3D Printing Services

Digital light projection uses oxygen-permeable optics and programmable liquid resins to produce products with end-use durability, resolution, and surface finish. 

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Carbon Digital Light
Synthesis (DLS)

Selective Laser
Sintering (SLS)

Direct Metal Laser
Sintering (DMLS)

Stereolithography
(SLA)

Professional DLS 3D printing services

We serve mechanical engineers to make custom DLS 3D printed parts for application in multiple industries: space, aerospace, automotive, defense, hardware startups, industrial automation, machinery, manufacturing, medical devices, oil & gas and robotics. Use SyncFab expert 3D printing services to take advantage of our network of professional 3D printing capabilities, which means our customers get both competitive prices and fast lead times. We specialise in four processes, bringing you everything you need for custom DLS 3D printing projects, from rapid prototyping to small production runs of metal 3D prints for industrial applications.

Find the Right 3D Printing Process

3D Materials

Applications for DLS 3D Printing

Concept Models

The speed and versatility of 3D Printing lets product developers create physical snapshots of their designs through the iterative process.

Tooling Parts

3D Printing can be used to create fully-functional prototypes, complete with moving parts, as well as all-in-one assemblies.

Production Parts

The high accuracy and consistency of 3D Printing makes it an ideal way to build large quantities of discrete or customized parts.

DLS 3D Printing for Industrial Applications

3D printing is very versatile and can be set up for relatively hands-free production, which makes them ideal for many industries including automotive, electronics, aerospace & defense, robotics, and medical.

Carbon DLS™ Technology Basics

Carbon uses digital light projection, oxygen-permeable optics, and programmable liquid resins to produce products with end-use durability, resolution, and surface finish. This 3D printing technology is called Digital Light Synthesis™, or DLS for short. Another legacy term for the process is Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP). Along with Carbon’s custom liquid resins, DLS unlocks new business opportunities and product designs previously impossible, including mass customization and on-demand inventory of end-use products.

What Differentiates DLS

What differentiates DLS from similar processes like Stereolithography (SLA) or PolyJet 3D prints is that the resin has a secondary thermal step which activates dormant epoxies or urethanes, making parts much stronger than UV-curing alone. Additionally, the DLS process is continuous, without stopping layer-by-layer as with most additive manufacturing. This gives the parts isotropic properties, meaning that strength is even regardless of orientation. This is a significant advantage over processes like Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), where Z-direction features can be much weaker than similar features built in the XY-direction.

Production-Grade Parts Without Tooling

DLS uses digital light projection, oxygen-permeable optics, and programmable liquid resins to produce products with end-use durability, resolution, and surface finish. This technology, along with DLS custom liquid resins, unlocks new business opportunities and product designs previously impossible, including mass customization and on-demand inventory. 

Available Finishes for DLS Parts

Engineered Materials
3D print directly in urethanes, epoxies, elastomers, and other specialty thermosets.
Complex Shapes and Lattices
Best-in-class at 3D printing of lattice structures and organic shapes.
Scalability
Produce small parts in serialized production at pricing competitive with injection molding.

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