3D Printing Disruptor Carbon and PADT Partner to Offer On-Demand Production Part Manufacturing to the Southwest

PADT Adds Three Carbon M2 Printers Featuring Revolutionary DLS Technology to its headquarters in Tempe, Arizona
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Production Manufacturing with 3D Printing
Production Manufacturing with 3D Printing
TEMPE, Ariz. - Oct. 23, 2017 - PRLog -- Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies (PADT) today announced it has joined the Production Partner Program of Carbon, a Silicon Valley-based 3D manufacturing company, to offer production part manufacturing to the Southwestern U.S. With the addition of three Carbon M2 printers to its existing 3D Printing facility at their headquarter office in Tempe, Arizona, this partnership introduces real production capabilities for PADT that incorporate a revolutionary way to 3D Print plastic components called Digital Light Synthesis (DLS).

"We have been looking for a low-volume plastic manufacturing solution that uses 3D Printing for some time," said Rey Chu, co-owner and principal, PADT. "Since we started the company we have been providing soft tooling and rapid injection molding.  Once we saw the Carbon DLS technology in action, we knew we found our solution."

The long-term promise of 3D Printing has always been using the technology to replace traditional manufacturing as a way to make production parts.  The various technologies that are considered Additive Manufacturing have been fantastic for prototyping and making tools that are used to manufacturing end-use parts, but rarely work well for production.  Carbon is literally turning the 3D printing world upside down by introducing real production capabilities with their systems.

"PADT was an obvious choice to join our Partner Program because of its 20-plus years of experience as a 3D Printing service provider and more than $5,000,000 in injection molding projects, along with its in-house product development, scanning, simulation, and inspection capabilities," said Dana (Foster) McCallum, head of production partners, Carbon. "We look forward to getting our DLS technology in the hands of as many users as possible, and PADT helps make that possible."

The M2 system combines Carbon's proprietary continuous printing technology with programmable liquid resins to create parts with the same strength and surface finish of injection molded parts.  The part creation is fast because it is a continuous process, whereas most 3D Printing machines build up one layer at a time with pauses in-between.  This continuous process not only reduces build time, but it also avoids the stair-steps created with layered methods. This results in textured surfaces and a surface finish that no other process can approach.

Carbon's Production Partner Program establishes vetted service providers, such as PADT, with 3D Printing and manufacturing experience as manufacturing centers. This allows customers who are early adopters of Carbon's exciting technology, to find a trusted source for their production parts.

PADT can begin working with customers immediately to get parts ready for manufacturing with DLS. Visit www.padtinc.com or call 1-800-293-7238 to learn more.

About PADT

Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies, Inc. (PADT) is an engineering product and services company that focuses on helping customers who develop physical products by providing Numerical Simulation, Product Development, and 3D Printing solutions. PADT's worldwide reputation for technical excellence and experienced staff is based on its proven record of building long-term win-win partnerships with vendors and customers. Since its establishment in 1994, companies have relied on PADT because "We Make Innovation Work." With over 80 employees, PADT services customers from its headquarters at the Arizona State University Research Park in Tempe, Arizona, and from offices in Torrance, California, Littleton, Colorado, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Murray, Utah, as well as through staff members located around the country. More information on PADT can be found at www.PADTINC.com.

About Carbon

Carbon is a Silicon Valley-based company working at the intersection of hardware, software and molecular science to deliver on the promise of 3D manufacturing. The company empowers its customers and partners to evolve beyond using 3D printing for basic prototyping to producing at scale by revolutionizing how they design, engineer, make and deliver their products. With Carbon's Digital Light Synthesis® technology and its SpeedCell® system (M Series printers and Smart Part Washer), manufacturers can unlock new business opportunities such as mass customization, on-demand inventory and differentiated products made with unique functional materials. Carbon's solutions also provide substantial operational efficiencies such as the elimination of tooling costs and decreased time to market. To learn more, visit www.Carbon3D.com.


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