Christie Digital Mixes 3D Printing Technologies to Optimize Products

“Build, test, optimize. That is our motto,” said Mark Barfoot, senior manager for Christie Digital Systems, which manufactures advanced digital projectors and displays. That philosophy of constant improvement drives Christie’s innovative prototyping program. Barfoot credits the strategy for Christie’s ability to meet customer needs with the very first shipment of each new product. The company serves demanding clients in cinema, large audience environments, 3D and virtual reality, simulation, education, media and government.

This FDM lamp assembly in ULTEM 9085 resin thermoplastic withstands high temperature.

Light engine mock-up (right) and production unit.

“We have had a mindset change with our engineers. Now they are not willing to live with one prototype and hope it works.”

Mark Barfoot, Christie Digital Systems