In collaboration with Carbon, we have developed materials that are unbeatable for providing safety. Our materials are made through the process of Digital Light Synthesis. DLS™ is a breakthrough technology that uses digital light projection, oxygen-permeable optics, and programmable liquid resins to produce materials with extraordinary mechanical properties. These mechanical properties have allowed Arcis Nova to come up with light, flexible, and breathable paddings while providing exceptional protection. Our Safety Tech outperforms any other protective material in the safety industry and ensures comfort and agility while working in challenging and robust environments.
The Carbon DLS™ process gives our gloves ultimate protection, comfort, and flexibility by 3D printing complex geometries with UV-curable, liquid resins for previously unmakeable designs with unmatched mechanical properties - 3D as it’s meant to be.
Safety Tech materials are made up of Elastomeric Polyurethane (EPU). EPU is formed by combining hard (isocyanate) and elastic (polyol) parts. Its properties exhibit a combination of tear strength, energy return, and elongation, making it perfect for cushioning, impact absorption and vibration isolation. Through Digital Light Synthesis, we create a 3D mesh structure that has given us outstanding results in its absorbing capabilities.
The Carbon DLS™ 3D printing process uses software to automatically generate hundreds of highly optimized lattice designs that meet ANSI Level 3 protection standards. The perfect combination of cell pattern and strut size are combined to achieve the desired mechanical properties and performance criteria.
The open architecture of the lattice allows air to flow through its innovative design, providing breathability and comfort so you can stay focused on the task at hand.
Flexibility and Control
Carbon’s flexible poly-urethane material formulation is tough enough to absorb energy from dangerous impacts while not limiting the flexibility and control you need to get the job done.
Digital Light Synthesis
Light and oxygen combine to solidify liquid-polymer resins, building a part’s geometry pixel by pixel. A secondary chemical reaction is triggered during a thermal bake, reinforcing the integrity of the part by growing and cross-linking additional polymer chains.