SEOUL, Korea (AVING/에이빙) — <Visual News> “Rapid Prototyping” that can manufacture prototypes has the advantage of enabling checking design errors with one’s own eyes, making it very useful for various companies, including product development, accessories and character.
In this regard, Carima (Representative Lee Byeong-geuk, www.carima.co.kr), a company specializing in optical technology, has developed “RP equipment (model name: D648/D868)” applying the DLP method for the first time in the world drawing the world’s attention.
Carima’s RP equipment is different from the existing laser method and distinctive in that it applies the “optical molding laminating method” that laminates liquefied resin based on video data (loaded with DLP chip).
The company enhanced the precision and the speed of lamination to 70mm per hour, while largely dropping the production cost by applying innovative technology, producing equipment that costs one third of other existing products.
Also, the company reduced the cost of small goods to one fourth of other products by using the liquefied resin it developed, enabling small businesses that use small goods to use it without burden.
Representative Lee Byeong-geuk of Carima said, “This equipment, launched at the end of last year, was sold to the Department of Machinery of Dongyang Mirae University, the Small and Medium Business Corporation, and the Anyang Machinery Academy in Korea, gaining favorable response.” He continued, “Not long ago, President Scott Pauls of Stratasys, the world’s number one producer of RP equipment, visited our company’s factory and expressed the desire to introduce our company’s technology, showing growing interest in the product in Korea and globally.”
Carima developed during the last 28 years various products from analog film developer and digital film developer to digital printing system and exported its products to about 40 countries.
(Photo caption: inside the RP equipment Carima developed)
(Photo caption: the laminating process of liquefied resin Carima developed by using the “optical molding laminating stiffening method”)
(Photo caption: prototype produced using Carima’s RP equipment)
(Photo caption: Prototypes produced using Carima’s RP equipment. The technology that enables expressing even the details of a tree branch is impressive.)
(Photo caption: A German hearing aid company is using Carima’s RP equipment’s technology to produce prototypes in order to develop customized hearing aids.)
(Photo caption: Representative Lee Byeong-geuk of Carima and President Scott Pauls of Stratasys, the world’s number one producer of RP equipment that boasts of KRW 150 trillion annual sales, at Carima Headquarters)