Using a grant from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Tethon 3D aims to launch its first 3D printer. Developed specifically for specialty ceramic and metal resins the DLP machine is the first step in the establishing of a whole new hardware division from the company.
Tethon 3D is known for its resin-based materials.The series includes metal and ceramics compatible with many desktop DLP printers.But the company is now working on getting its 3D printers to the masses.
This printer will be the first commercial desktop DLP printer designed for ceramic and metal 3D printing.
The company received money from the Nebraska department of economic development to develop the printer.Interestingly, the company has actually been looking at this printer for years, and has held patents on ceramic adhesive spray since it started operating in 2014.
3D Printing Functional End Use Metal or Ceramic Parts
To accomplish this daunting task, Tethon 3D teamed up with Dr Beatrice and Dr Prahaladha rao from the university of Nebraska.They specialize in ceramic additive manufacturing and 3D printing hardware.
As Tethon 3D’s materials have always been compatible with various desktop 3D printers, the company explains that this won’t change. Greg Pugh, Director of Technical Operations, said:
“We will continue to provide Tethon 3D materials that are compatible with various hardware platforms.However, by designing a printer specifically for ceramics and metals, Tethon will make its materials exactly the same as the printer Settings of our own printers.”
“The ultimate outcome is the opportunity for users to print objects that are currently impossible to fabricate. So, this is not simply a Tethon strategy. We consider this to be a strategy we share with the entire ceramics additive manufacturing industry,” said Trent Allen, Director of Business Development.