Carbon Digital Light Synthesis (DLS)

Carbon DLS is a resin-based polymer process that uses light and heat to create parts with isotropic properties, complex geometries, and excellent surface finishes. DLS offers a wide range of production-grade materials, allowing engineers to build end-use parts right off the printer. Fast Radius’ Chicago factory is the largest public install-base of Carbon technology in North America.

Producing parts with Carbon DLS

Max. part size

• 189 x 118 x 326 mm
• 7.4 x 4.6 x 12.8 in

min. feature size

Material dependent, typically:

• ~0.25 - 0.5 mm
• ~0.01 - 0.02 in

LEAD TIME

• Get your parts in as little as three business days.

FINISHING/POST-PROCESSING OPTIONS

PaintingSmoothingPress-fit insertsHydrographics
Bead blastingHeat staked insertsDigital texturingLaser surface decorating/etching

Let’s make your Carbon DLS PARTS. Right now.

Reduced material usage by 70% in the final product

Made possible with Fast radius

Every day we’re working with the world’s leading product manufacturers to make the parts that matter most to their businesses.

Common Carbon DLS Applications

DLS is often used for end-use parts because it produces high tolerances and smooth surface finishes. The speed of the DLS process makes it attractive for rapid prototyping as well.

High-volume production runs

Cost-effective and quick production of small parts.

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Functional prototyping

Durable prototypes suitable for testing in real-world conditions.

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Complex parts

Process allows geometries that would be impossible with other methods.

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Foam replacement

Elastomeric lattice design enables custom mechanical responses.

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Chemical and heat resistant parts

Materials that meet many functional and regulatory requirements.

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Carbon DLS resources

Learn more about the Carbon DLS services we offer at the Fast Radius resource center.

4 applications you should produce with additive manufacturing
Product design with compliant lattices: 6 key considerations
Beyond prototyping: Scaling up to additive manufacturing for production

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