Last year Carbon burst onto the scene with their Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) 3D printing technology. We are part of a select group of companies who have been working with Carbon to push the boundaries of CLIP across various industries. And we could not be more excited about our new relationship with Carbon. We recently spoke to one of our engineers, Pat Shevchek, who has been working tirelessly on CLIP on his thoughts about this ground breaking process.
What is your role?
I am a manufacturing engineer at TTH tasked with operating and integrating CLIP into our repertoire of production capabilities.
What is Carbonâ€™s CLIP biggest impact in the additive manufacturing world?
There is a lot to this question. It gives us the ability to design and directly manufacture geometries that could not be produced using any traditional manufacturing method in the past. The speed, library of printable production materials, and quality of final parts are CLIPâ€™s best advantages.
What industries can utilize CLIP?
The short answer is any and all. As more and more materials are developed there really is not a single industry that would not be able to utilize CLIP. There will certainly be niche markets early on but development will expand to all industries.
Where do you see CLIP going from here?
In the short term we currently have a limited build volume. I see this buildable volume as well as speed increasing. Long term, I see CLIP changing the way engineers design and the makeup of manufacturing as a whole.
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If you have a part you are interested in printing in CLIP, then feel free to contact us and we will work with you to determine what is best for your project needs.