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Is 3D is too mainstream?

What do you do when you have got an excellent idea about the product? I am pretty sure you will make a prototype for it which acts as a proof of concept  for investors to showcase your idea. You don’t make the fully functional product in the first go. Also, time is precious when it comes to any design. This stage is meant to be quicker. The process should be economical as well. No matter how complex the design is, it must be made with precision and prove it works.

What should I do if I face such issues in my product development? Can someone provide me a one-stop solution for all these queries? A big hello from Ethereal Halo. A Bangalore based deep-tech start-up named Ethereal Machines is to your rescue with Ethereal Halo. Ethereal Halo is the world’s first consumer-oriented 5-axis 3-D printer.

Ethereal Halo is a hybrid manufacturing machine capable of both additive manufacturing and subtractive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing is a process of joining materials to make objects from the 3D data model, usually layer upon layer.  Subtractive manufacturing removes materials to create parts.

You might have seen various start-ups dealing with 3D printing. What sets Ethereal apart is it delivers 5D printing. 5D printing is a five-axis technology. While others are playing around with X, Y and Z axis, Ethereal introduced two more axes, namely a translational axis and a rotational axis. It gives the kind of a finish which a standard 3D printer won’t deliver. While printing, due to the use of 5 axis’s no support material is required, which is must for a 3D printer. Also, there is a drastic reduction in machining time.

Ethereal Halo has got advanced nozzle design. The nozzle is part of a printer. It deposits the liquified filament into the production area. It has a dedicated PC-based controller. This enables real time monitoring and control of the printing job which is in progress. 

Ethereal Halo will cater to different verticals in the segment of manufacturing – like Medicine, Aerospace, automobile, jewellery, fab-labs, educational institutions, and even prototyping sectors. The price range is somewhere around fifteen to twenty lakhs. It is lesser in comparison to its contemporaries.

Talking about the material which can be used for printing, you could use all the plastics all the way up to Nylon. It is quiet flexible when it comes to material usage. The machine is capable of printing materials up to 350 degrees centigrade. It gives you a plethora of materials to choose from to build. The build volume is of the range 150mm*150mm*150mmm.   

So next time, when you want to develop a prototype, speed up your design process with lower production cost and affordable prices and ultimate customization, you know whom to approach.

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