From Rapid Prototyping to Additive Manufacturing with BASF and Photocentric

The printing problems
we are addressing together

The current limitations to enabling
custom mass manufacture

Parts are not functional

Limitations in material
properties have
hindered the ability of
3D prints to be used as
functional end parts.

Parts are too expensive

Print hardware and material
cost has traditionally been
very expensive. Finished
parts have been many times
the cost of traditional
manufacturing methods.

You can't make them in the
required size and volume

Until recently build volumes
of 3D print hardware have
been extremely small. Whilst
ideal for certain industries,
producing functional end
parts at scale has been

The solution

A new scalable, cost-effective, manufacturing process
for a wide variety of industrial customers and applications.

Functional End-Use Parts

New chemistry. Mechanical
properties of printable
materials which are stable
against UV, humidity,
aggressive chemicals, or
heavy mechanical stress.

Affordable End-User Prices

Photocemric and BASF
mutually ofter industrial end
user prices that are much
closer to those of injection
moulding than current very
high prototyping costs.

Large Scale Printing for Manufacturing

Large formal screens allow
large part of multiple small
part production at high
resolution and fast speeds.

Liquid Crystal Magna

The Photocentric Liquid Crystal Magna
printer enable custom mass production
and large component prototyping.

Printer Specs

Build Volume: 510 x 280 x 350 mm

Print Speed: 13,3 mm per hour at 100 um

LCD Screen: 23.6”, 4K – 3840 x 2160 px

Layer Thickness: 25,50,100,150 & 200 um



DLP (Projector) technology enables fast accurate 3D scanning & printing for a variety of applications

3D printers powered by DLP are compatible with all our Ultracur3D photopolymers.
DLP technology enables fast and accurate 3D scans using structured light for industrial, medical and security applications. Fast, programmable pattern rates acquire 3D scan data in real time delivering high quality, high bit depth patterns for accurate scans with resolutions as low as a few micros. You can develop handheld, portable systems.

Large vat / Top DLP

365*385*405 nm

Small DLP / Bottom DLP

345*395*405 nm


Selective exposure tolight by projector
Selective exposure tolight by projector
DLP 3D printers use a digital projector screen to flash a single image of each layer across the entire platform at once. Because the projector is a digital screen, the image of each layer is composed of square pixels, resulting in a layer formed from small rectangular bricks called voxels.

DLP Technology is the best for:

One-off small and very intricate parts

Quickly printing large parts without much detail