After several months of research and development, finally the Chinese manufacturer of 3D printers Zhuhai CTC Electronic, better known as CTC, has just announced that for next August 28 they will officially launch on the market the new and first range of metal printers of the manufacturer, baptized as Walnut and the range Riverbase, composed of models equipped with SLA technology.
Within the range of Walnut printers we find three different models, 11, 18 and 26 that, despite sharing many of the characteristics of this model, differ in size or manufacturing volume, being this 110 x 110 x 110 mm, 180 x 180 x 180 mm and 260 x 260 x 260 mm respectively. Another feature that can differentiate one model from another is found in the laser that imporporate that they are 200 W, 400 W and 500 W respectively.
CTC will launch its new metal 3D printers to the market on August 28
Going into a little more detail, a common characteristic of all of them and that is very interesting is that they all use selective laser casting or SLM for the manufacture of objects. In turn, it works with metallic powder that must have granulometry between 20 to 60 microns. Among the metals that these printers can work with are cobalt-chromium alloys, stainless steel, aluminum alloys, nickel alloys, and iron-based alloys.
If you are interested in getting a unit, tell you that the prices will start from U.S. dollar 155.000 for the smallest model in the range reaching up to U.S. dollar 465.000 of the larger version.