The new M-Type tray, which was developed and tested in EnvisionTEC’s R&D facility in Gladbeck, Germany, will be offered as an optional replacement for the current Pre-Stretched Assembly (PSA) tray system in the Micro and Vida lines of 3D printers.
“This new material tray system makes using EnvisionTEC desktop 3D printers even easier and more affordable,” said CEO Al Siblani. “Our company has offered a similar tray for years on our original desktop models, such as the Aureus and Apollo, as well as some Perfactory models. And although the PSA still has benefits for many applications, we decided to bring this cost-saving approach to our Micro and Vida lines, too.”
The M-Type features optical glass coated in a film that is similar to a Mylar-type film and allows for easy separation of each exposure layer during the 3D printing build. The outer perimeter of the tray is a flexible silicone.
The new M-Type tray will be available in North America this summer. Pricing for the new tray, which is estimated to last 3-4 months with routine use, varies by global market area. Unlike the PSA, which has to be professionally replaced by EnvisionTEC, the new M-Type is disposable.
Current Micro and Vida users can enquire about a new M-Type at EnvisionTEC.com/MType.