PADT Launches On-Demand Manufacturing with Carbon

Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies (PADT) will be able to deliver 3D-printed parts to customers on a scale of several thousand per week.

Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies (PADT) has announced the launch of On-Demand Manufacturing with Carbon. As a certified production partner, PADT says it can now deliver to its customers cost-effective, quality parts in volumes ranging from 2,000 to 5,000 in about one week, using Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology and the Carbon production system.

“Since we started in 3D printing almost 25 years ago, we have dreamed of the day that we could use additive manufacturing to move beyond prototyping and deliver production parts to our customers when they need them, the way they need them,” says Rey Chu, co-founder and principal, PADT. “Carbon’s DLS technology has made this possible by giving us a faster process that creates parts with the same properties as injection molding.”

Core to this service offering is Carbon’s proprietary DLS technology, which uses digital light projection, oxygen permeable optic, and programmable liquid resins to produce parts with good mechanical properties, resolution and surface finish, without tooling. High-quality parts are produced without the time or expense of creating molds, and shapes that cannot be made with injection molding can be created using Carbon’s DLS technology.

“Our goal is to deliver true, scalable digital fabrication across the globe, enabling creators to design and produce previously unmakeable products, both economically and at scale,” says Dana McCallum, head of production partnerships at Carbon. “PADT has a long history in the industry and a strong reputation for engineering excellence. We’re thrilled to have them as a certified Carbon production partner.”

PADT’s on-demand manufacturing is supported by in-house product development, inspection, simulation and injecting molding expertise. All parts are produced under its quality system, and its in-house Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machining lets the company complete critical features on-site.

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