Carbon makes L1 printer available to all for $250k p/a

Published 19 November 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: design, manufacturing, product design, materials, carbon, carbon3d, adidas, jabil

Carbon’s largest format printer, the L1 printer - the likes of which being used to produce products like the Adidas 4D midsoles, and custom cushioning for Riddell’s American Football helmets -  is now available to order.

Ten-times larger in build area to the original M1 3D printer, and five-times larger than the current M2 from Carbon, the L1 was initially available to partner companies as part of Carbon’s High-Volume Solutions, but it is now available for any business to acquire.

L1 printers will begin shipping in the first half of 2020, and similar to Carbon’s other subscription offerings, the L1 printer will be available for $250,000 per year for a 3-year term.

The Carbon family of production-ready materials, such as rigid polyurethane (RPU), elastomeric polyurethane (EPU), epoxy (EPX), and silicone (SIL) are compatible with the L1 printer.

“The L1 printer has made history with the innovation it has enabled and the quality and production scale it has achieved,” said Carbon CEO and co-founder, Dr. Joseph DeSimone.

“It is an extremely efficient and capable machine, transformational for product designers and engineers looking to make what’s next, and rugged enough for production environments and versatile enough to produce a range of parts—from precise dental models to impact-absorbing helmet liners. Its most exciting days are still ahead of it. We can’t wait to see what our customers do with it!”

Additionally, one of the world’s largest manufacturing solutions providers, Jabil, will join the Carbon Production Network, further expanding access to the Carbon Platform. Healthcare applications leveraging the Carbon Digital Manufacturing Platform will be a central focus of the partnership.

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