Inkbit Ships First Vista Additive Manufacturing System
Vista takes inkjet 3D printing from the prototype shop to the factory floor .
Medford, Mass. – June 1, 2022 – Inkbit, announced today that the first of its kind Vista production additive manufacturing system is now operational at the Saint-Gobain Research Cross-Business R&D Center, a multidisciplinary research site developing processes and products for global businesses across numerous industries. Powered by Inkbit’s proprietary VCJ technology, the Vista system enables volume production of end-use polymer parts, with a combination of high throughput, low labor post-processing, and production-grade materials. “We are pleased to announce that our first Vista platform system is operational at Saint-Gobain’s Research Center in Northborough, MA. This is an important milestone for Inkbit: an idea conceived in an academic laboratory at MIT is now a commercial manufacturing system operating outside our building. We are thrilled to be working with Saint-Gobain at exploring novel applications of our technology. ” says Davide Marini, Inkbit Co-founder and CEO”. The Inkbit Vista system is available now. Further information, including full system specifications and the material data sheet, is available on the Inkbit website.
Inkbit strives to eliminate the existing chasm between prototyping and manufacturing to enable rapid, on-demand manufacturing of multi-material, end-use products. Using computer science to improve manufacturing, Inkbit developed the first 3D printer powered by machine vision and real-time feedback control to meet the speed, precision and reliability requirements of volume production. Based in Medford, MA, Inkbit is a 2017 spinout of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT. Inkbit’s technology is based on research led by Prof. Wojciech Matusik and intellectual property licensed from MIT. Early supporters include the MIT Deshpande Center, the MIT Industrial Liaison Program (STEX25) and The MIT Engine Network. To learn more about Inkbit, please visit https://inkbit3d.wpengine.com.