Diversified Plastics: New Carbon 3D printing technologyDiversified Plastics, based just north of the Twin Cities, used MD&M Minneapolis to show off its use of Carbon 3D printing technology for customers. Diversified recently joined the 3D printing technology company’s Carbon Production Network.
Carbon officials argue that their next-generation 3D printing technologies are an ideal alternative to injection molding when it comes to producing plastic parts for smaller, more customized jobs. Sold through a subscription, its 3D printing technology takes advantage of light and oxygen to rapidly produce products from a pool of resin. Company officials say Carbon’s thermally-activated polymers are able to match the properties of injection-molded urethanes or nylon after the printed parts are fired off.