ETEC® Xtreme 8K

ETEC®

Xtreme 8K

Volume production of rigid and high-temperature polymers, elastomers, and castable materials

The ETEC Xtreme 8K large-format DLP 3D printer is designed for the volume production of end-use polymer parts. With its industry-leading build volume, incredibly high speed, accuracy, and wide range of compatible materials based on long-chain molecule chemistry, you can produce fully isotropic and stable end-use parts in the thousands per day.  

Take Additive Manufacturing
to the Xtreme 


The ETEC Xtreme 8K makes the promise of additive manufacturing at scale with polymers a reality. Powered by continuous DLP  3D printing technology and a dual 4K projection system the 8K was engineered for the demands of AM 2.0 – injection molding surface finish and accuracy, isotropic material properties, and the cost and speed similar to traditional polymer manufacturing processes.

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Key Features

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Large Build Volume

A build volume of 450 x 371 x 399 mm (17.7 x 14.6 x 15.7 in) with the capability to print large parts or small all in one build

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Material Compatibility

The ETEC Xtreme 8K has a wide range of compatible materials with an expanding portfolio from hard plastics, high-temperature plastics, elastomers, and rubbers.

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Heated Vat

Equipped with a heated vat, Xtreme 8K allows users to process highly viscous and solid materials at room temperatures

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Long-Chain Polymer Chemistry

The chemistry of polymers used with Xtreme 8K produces parts with exceptional part strength, quality. and stability over long periods of time

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Faster Print Speed

Top-down printing allows for faster curing of each layer, eliminating the peeling step typical in DLP 3D printing technology

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High-Powered Projection

Dual 4K projector DLP technology with UV optics tuned to 385nm wavelength.

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Pixel Tuning

Pixel-tuning artificial intelligence modulation technique integrated into Xtreme 8K delivers a surface roughness of less than 1 micron RA.

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Fully Isotropic Parts

Parts printed on the Xtreme 8K are made up of entangled long-chain polymers, resulting in strong, fully-isotropic parts.

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De-risk supply chains, improve part performance and personalize products for your customers. Welcome to AM 2.0 

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8K Benefits

Designed for Volume Production

 

The ETEC Xtreme 8K has the largest build volume of any production-grade DLP 3D printer currently on the market with an increased manufacturing capacity of over 150L of parts per day. With a build volume of 450 x 371 x 399 mm (17.7 x 14.6 x 15.7 in), users can print large parts, thousands of smaller parts or mix & match both in one build.

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Up to 10,000 hrs Uniform Power

ETEC’s Xtreme 8K has an LED-based light source that delivers uniform power at 385nm for up to 10,000 hours and it is designed for 24/7 productivity. Its DLP 4K dual projector has the highest custom power of a 12W LED light source.

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Fast Print Speeds

 

Shorter polymerization times are possible with unique features such as top-down printing, high-power dual 4K projectors, and custom-designed optics. The ETEC Xtreme 8K 3D printer uses high-powered light sources and a highly efficient, custom optical train to ensure that high power is delivered to each voxel, resulting in fast polymerization.

 

 

 

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Isotropic Parts

Thanks to the long-chain chemistry of the polymers* used with Xtreme 8K, you can now compete with traditionally manufactured plastic components such as injection-molded plastic as the printed parts on this system are strong and fully isotropic.

*Creating those long-chain polymers requires processing highly viscous resins which need significant power to polymerize. Due to their high viscosity, these resins cannot be jetted (PolyJet,) and take too long to process with vector-based polymerization methods (SLA.) In other 3D printing processes such as FDM, the parts are anisotropic and have no polymer chains between the layers. 

 

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Smooth Surface Finish

ETEC’s DLP technology has made it possible to achieve a surface roughness of less than one micron RA thanks to a pixel-tuning patented technique. In addition, the Xtreme 8K also prints top-down which means that the parts are completely submerged in the material during printing and that there is less support structure required. 

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Materials

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E-Rigid Form

Material: Hard plastics

This polyurethane-like resin 3D prints strong, hard, and stiff end-use parts. It has high tensile strength, delivers good heat deflection, and is water-resistant.

Full Description

E-RigidForm is a versatile and tough material with characteristics such as

  • High tensile strength
  • High Stiffness
Specs
  • Tensile Strength: 68-73 MPa
  • Tensile Modulus: 2950-3250 MPa
  • Elongation at Break: 6%
  • Impact Strength (Notched): 30 J/m
  • Heat Deflection Temperature at 1.181 MPa: 62.5°C
Application
  • Industrial & Consumer Applications
  • Great for prototyping and end-use parts
Technology/Process
  • DLP (Digital Light Processing)

Henkel LOCTITE® 3D IND405 3D printing material

LOCTITE® IND 405

Material: Hard plastics

High-strength engineering plastic, good for end-use parts and tooling applications.

Full Description

A high-strength engineering plastic with good impact resistance and excellent surface finish. Ideal for a wide variety of tools on the production floor and end-use functional high production parts in various industries.

  • IND 405 is available in black or clear.
Specs
  • Tensile Strength: 52 MPa
  • Tensile Modulus: 1300 MPa
  • Elongation at Break: 127%
  • Impact Strength (Notched): 72 J/m
  • Heat Deflection Temperature: at 0.455 MPa 53° C
Application
  • Enclosures & housings
  • Light pipe prototypes
  • Bottle prototypes
  • Tooling for high-impact, high-pressure processes
Technology/Process
  • DLP (Digital Light Processing)

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LOCTITE® E-3843

Material: Hard plastics

This semi-flexible ABS-like material is a high-performance, high-modulus material with good impact resistance and thermal stability.

Full Description

Loctite® E-3843 is an ETEC-validated material from Henkel, with excellent flexural and tensile properties and a relatively high degree of elongation. Characteristics:

  • Tough resin with high impact resistance
  • High print resolution
  • Excellent surface finish
  • High heat deflection temp

Available in:

  • Black
  • Grey
Specs
  • Tensile Strength:60 MPa
  • Tensile Modulus: 1890 MPA
  • Elongation at Break: 47%
  • Impact Strength: (Notched) 53.8 J/m
  • Heat Deflection Temperature at 0.455 MPa (C): 56°C
Application
  • End-use parts production
  • Functional prototyping
  • Engineering applications
Technology/Process
  • DLP (Digital Light Processing)

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Elastic ToughRubber™ 70 by Adaptive 3D

Material: High-strength rubber with shore hardness A70

The ToughRubber™ 70 material is a tough, high-strength rubber with shore A70 hardness and extremely high elongation.

Full Description

Elastic ToughRubber™ (ETR) unlocks the benefits of additive manufacturing for the rubber, polyurethane, and foam industries.

Characteristics:

  • One-part, one-pot (no mixing required)
  • Extremely high elongation
  • Extremely tough
  • Feels and performs like rubber
  • Large part size possible, high resolution, smooth surface, and black color
Specs
  • Hardness: Shore A 70
  • Tear Strength: 31 kN/m
  • Elongation at Break: 400%
  • Tensile Stress at Break: 7.6 MPa
Application
  • Gaskets
  • Protective Housings
Technology/Process
  • DLP Technology

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Elastic ToughRubber™ 90 by Adaptive 3D

Material: High-strength rubber with shore A90 hardness

ETR 90 is a high-strength rubber that unlocks the benefits of additive manufacturing for the rubber, polyurethane, and foam industries.

Full Description

Thanks to a Shore A90 hardness and high elongation, this material is ideal for a wide range of applications.

Characteristics:

  • One-part, one-pot (no mixing required)
  • High elongation
  • Extremely tough
  • Feels and performs like rubber
  • Large part size possible, high resolution, smooth surface, and black colour
Specs
  • Hardness: Shore A 90
  • Tear Strength:38 kN/m
  • Elongation at Break: 190%
  • Tensile Stress at Break: 14 MPa
Application
  • Vibration dampening components
  • Seals
  • Baffles
Technology/Process
  • DLP Technology

Soft ToughRubber adaptive 3D

Soft ToughRubber™ | Adaptive 3D

Elastomer

Soft ToughRubber™ delivers silicone’s feel and mechanical properties with the ability to 3D print at high resolution.

Full Description

Key Features:

  • One-part, one-pot (no mixing required)
  • Soft AM photopolymer (Shore A 28.6)
  • Silicone/TPE feel
  • High strain, tensile strength, and toughness
  • Exceptional surface finish
  • Large part size possible, high resolution, smooth surface
  • Available in black colour
Specs
  • Digital Light Processing Technology
Application
  • Audio earbuds
  • Wearable electronics
  • Anatomical medical models
Technology/Process
  • DLP Technology

Loctite 3955 HDT280 FST

LOCTITE® 3955 HDT280 FST

Material: High-temperature plastics

LOCTITE® 3955™ is a halogen-free, high-performance, high modulus material with excellent flexural and tensile physical properties.

Full Description

The material passes UL94 flammability V-0 and FST (AirBus AITM2-0002, AITM2-0007, AITM3-0005) and its high HDT allows it to withstand harsh environments with negligible deformation. Parts printed with 3955 show-case an outstanding surface finish making it ideal for interior components for the aerospace and rail industries. LOCTITE® 3955™ has been tested in QUV exterior weathering conditions (ASTM G-154 at Cycle 1) for 1600 hours with less than a 15% change in Flexural properties.

Specs
  • Tensile Strength: 66 MPa
  • Tensile Modulus: 3556 MPa
  • Elongation at Failure: 2.10 %
  • Heat Deflection Temperature: at 0.455 MPa 300-plus°C
Application
  • Aerospace – LOCTITE® 3955 HDT280 FST is the first 3D photopolymer that passes vertical burn and aerospace standards
  • HVAC Components for Aircraft
  • Clips and Plugs for Control Systems/Cabinets
  • Connectors, Electronic Housings
  • Automotive
Technology/Process
  • DLP (Digital Light Processing)

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FreeFoam™

Material: Foam

FreeFoam™ is an expandable foam 3D printing resin designed for the DLP 3D printing process.

Full Description

FreeFoam photopolymer resins contain dispersed heat-activated foaming agents and are 3D printed into designs like other resins with Digital Light Processing (DLP). After printing, FreeFoam parts undergo a brief oven cycle, creating closed cells that expand the part a programmable amount between 2 to 7 times its original size maintaining tight tolerances

Specs
  • Hardness (Shore A): 60 ± 10
  • Volumetric Expansion Factor (m³/m³): 3.6 +/- 0.3
  • Expanded material density (g/cm³): 0.28 +/- 0.04
  • Elongation at break (%): Type V 125 ± 25
  • Tensile Strength (MPa): Type V > 4
  • Tear Strength (kN/m): > 10

 

Application
  • Foam replacement
  • Cushions, padding, and support
  • Shock and pressure absorbing applications
  • Footwear, apparel, and consumer goods
  • Packaging and transport
  • Seating, furniture, and mattresses
Technology/Process
  • DLP Technology

Technical Specs

Build Envelope
Build Envelope
450 x 371 x 399 mm (17.72 x 14.61 x 15.71 in.)
Voxel Size in XY with Pixel Tuning
Voxel Size in XY with Pixel Tuning
75 µm
Dynamic Voxel Resolution in Z (material dependent)
Dynamic Voxel Resolution in Z (material dependent)
100 - 150 µm
Print Speed (material dependent)
Print Speed (material dependent)
Up to 1.5 inches/hour
Footprint
Footprint
1420 x 1052 x 2083 mm (55.9 x 41.42 x 82 in.)
Electrical Requirements
Electrical Requirements
220 VAC, Three Phase, 20A
Weight
Weight
907.18 kg (2000 lbs.)