“A print job of this size and complexity would not have been possible before, simply because of the stiffness required during the 3-D printing process for so many links and layers,” CEO Al Siblani said in a news release.
The company will display what it calls its “mega-chain” Tuesday-Thursday at a 3-D manufacturing event called RAPID + TCT in Fort Worth, Texas. In 2019, RAPID + TCT will take place in Detroit at Cobo Center.
EnvisionTEC has 50 materials in its arsenal, including the new E-RigidForm. Its 3-D printers, which build physical objects from digital files, are used in industries ranging from medical device makers to automotive.