New 3D printer said to advance the technology

The Singaporean company says its compact, high-speed 3D printer, for use in rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing, will offer competitive advantages over existing 3D printers.

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Singapore - Zecotek Photonics Inc., a developer of photonics technologies for medical, industrial, and scientific markets, has said that its wholly owned subsidiary, Zecotek Display Systems Pte. Ltd., is designing a unique 3D printer that will offer technical and commercial competitive advantages to existing 3D printers.

Zecotek is working with LT-Pyrkal of Yerevan, Armenia, a long-time contract partner that developed a number of key elements for Zecotek’s own patented 3D display technology. This is Zecotek's second product offering to the 3D market following the recently announced 3D printing platform that offers design, cost, and time advantages using the company's glasses-free, auto-stereoscopic, multi-view, HD 3D display.

“We are testing components of a compact, high-speed 3D printer to be used in rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing, as well as the associated software interface and look forward to working with LT-Pyrkal to move this project forward,” said A.F. Zerrouk, chairman, president, and CEO of Zecotek Photonics Inc.

3D printing is the process of making 3D solid objects from a digital model by laying down successive layers of material in different shapes. Companies are using 3D printing to evaluate more product models in less time to improve design throughout the product development process.

As the design of a product advances, technical issues are tested at various points to achieve improved performance and lower manufacturing costs, while delivering higher quality and more successful product launches. In rapid prototyping, 3D printing enables, faster more efficient production that supports marketing and sales.

Although 3D printing has now become cheaper and more customizable than regular manufacturing methods, there are a number of opportunities for improvement. This new 3D printer will be used for both prototyping and manufacturing applications in many industries.

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