ADVANCE is one of the first in the industry to embrace laser beam lithography, and have been using this technology for many years. Our extensive experience with advanced lamination technology has produced the excellent ADVANCE 3-D printer molding technology.
ADVANCE offers a complete service from using modeling to generate the shaping data to producing the finished products.
We are able to offer a more efficient shaping service by producing design data optimized for manufacturing.
ADVANCE shaping technology
3-D printers provide a quick and convenient means of making physical models. For this reason, they are commonly used at the design stage to provide a general idea of how the final product will look. Compared to cutting, 3-D printers can produce more complex designs including hollow and undercut structures, and are therefore suitable for checking the shape.
At ADVANCE, models made with 3-D printers and laser beam lithography are often used as masters for plaster casting and vacuum injection molding. Post-shaping processes such as surface treatment are performed by ADVANCE group companies, ensuring smooth transition to other manufacturing services. Because we handle all aspects of prototype production, the resulting synergies allow us to reduce the lead time to clients.
Wide variety of 3-D printing shaping techniques
ADVANCE offers various different types of 3-D printing options, including FDM (fused deposition molding), powder 3-D printing, laser beam lithography and metallic sintering. We also offer a range of shaping methods including composite shaping of multiple materials and full-color shaping. The combination of shaping options and 3-D printing options gives our engineers a wide variety of solutions to propose to clients.
In addition to manufacturing, we also provide 3-D printing services for clients in industries such as construction, health care, education and cutting-edge research.
Laser beam lithography
Make 3-D modelGenerate 3-D model from CAD or CT/MRI data.
Create sectional dataConvert 3-D data to STL format and then generate sectional data for each designated thickness.
Subject liquid photo-cured resin to laser irradiationThe liquid photo-cured resin surface is subjected to laser scanning in accordance with the sectional data. Only the areas irradiated by the laser will harden. A single sectional layer is formed on the table.
The sectional shapes form layers that come together to form the complete modelThe table drops down with each layer. New layers of resin are steadily added and then hardened. Eventually the layers form into the completed model.
Finished productOnce the 3-D model is completed the table returns to the origin position so the model can be removed.