Photocentric in 3D printing
Photocentric was formed in 2002 to develop patented photopolymer applications. From the beginning, we aimed to innovate; introducing new products to markets and disrupting existing technologies- always aiming to provide better value to our customers at the same time.
We started in additive manufacturing in 2013 when we were awarded a UK Govt. Innovate grant to develop an idea we had for a new type of 3D printer. The concept was simple; use an unmodified display screen as the imaging source to harden layers of polymers. To achieve this we had to create the chemistry to make it work with low light intensity and solely in the visible light spectrum, without UV. It seemed unlikely that it would work so when we first saw our prototype create our first rook, just before Christmas in 2013, we were amazed and from that moment on, we became a 3D company… just with an established photopolymer business behind us.