SINGAPORE, Jan. 31, 2014 /CNW/ - Zecotek Photonics Inc. (TSX-V: ZMS; OTCPK: ZMSPF; Frankfurt: W1I), a developer of leading-edge photonics technologies for medical,
industrial and scientific markets, today announced that its wholly
owned subsidiary Zecotek Display Systems Pte. Ltd. is designing a
unique 3D printing interface platform between existing and future
generations of 3D printers and its own patented 3D display technology.
The 3D printing platform offers significant design, cost, and time
advantages when Zecotek's glasses free, auto-stereoscopic, multi-view,
HD 3D display is used with commercial 3D printers for the creation of
solid objects used in rapid and manufacturing prototyping.
"Zecotek`s 3D display technology creates significant advantages in the
design process related to 3D printing," said Dr. A.F. Zerrouk,
Chairman, President, and CEO of Zecotek Photonics Inc. "By creating a
user interface between the 3D printer and our own patented 3D display,
we offer end-users the most realistic view of the solid object being
created on the printer. Individual or multiple users will have the
ability to view the object in full 3D, from all perspectives, and edit
the object as desired. The interface will have a rich variety of
interactive features and offer the ability to see a true 3D image
during the design process which can save both time, material and cost."
3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is the process of
making three dimensional solid objects from a digital model by laying down successive layers of material in different shapes. The
first 3D printer was introduced in 1984, and it took approximately 20
year`s for the industry to grow to $1 billion in sales. It has taken
another 5 years for total annual sales and service of 3D printers to
reach $2 billion. Leading industry analysts predict significant growth
with annual sales of 3D printing reaching $4 billion by 2015, and over
$10 billion by 2021.
The reason for the rapid growth in the market is due to the improving
performance of additive equipment and the expanding range of materials
being used. 3D printing has now become cheaper and more customizable
than regular manufacturing methods. Meanwhile, prices for both
printers and materials are dropping to a point where rapid adoption by
consumers is a distinct possibility.
Today, 3D printing technology is used for both prototyping and distributed manufacturing with applications in many industries including dental, medical,
biotech, architecture, industrial design, aerospace, military, civil engineering, geographic information systems, and
countless other fields.
Zecotek Display Systems commercialization program is to initially
subcontract the production of the 3D display units interfaced with the
3D printers and with the associated software for sale to end users.
Subsequent mass production and sales will be done through a strategic
About Zecotek's 3D Display System
Zecotek's 3D Display System is based on the auto-stereoscopic principle,
but with substantial innovative and patented improvements and
represents a new and unique generation of 3D displays. It has the
capability of simultaneously presenting 3D and 2D images on the same
screen, and for separate views at different viewing angles. Zecotek's
true, auto-stereoscopic 3D2D display system requires no eyewear and has
an effective viewing angle of 40 degrees with 90 concurrent
perspectives allowing for multiple views at the same time. Another
unique feature of the Zecotek system is constant motion parallax within
the viewing angle. Motion parallax eliminates the sense of imbalance
and dizziness during normal observation which can occur with polarized
and shutter glasses used with other commercial systems. Furthermore
Zecotek's 3D display features the preservation of the base resolution
in every perspective view irrespective of the number of such views.
This is not true for any other glasses-free displays where the base
resolution is divided by the number of views. Zecotek`s white paper on
3D display technology is available on www.zecotek.com.
Zecotek Photonics Inc (TSX-V: ZMS; Frankfurt: W1I) is a photonics
technology company developing high-performance scintillation crystals,
photo detectors, positron emission tomography scanning technologies, 3D
auto-stereoscopic displays, and lasers for applications in medical,
high-tech and industrial sectors. Founded in 2004, Zecotek operates
three divisions: Imaging Systems, Laser Systems and 3D Display Systems
with labs located in Canada, Korea, Russia, Singapore and U.S.A. The
management team is focused on building shareholder value by
commercializing over 50 patented and patent pending novel photonic
technologies directly and through strategic alliances and joint
ventures with leading industry partners such as the European
Organization for Nuclear Research (Switzerland), Beijing
Opto-Electronics Technology Co. Ltd. (China), NuCare Medical Systems
(South Korea), and National NanoFab Center (South Korea). For more
information visit www.zecotek.com, follow @zecotek on Twitter and "like" us in Facebook at www.facebook.com/zecotek.
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