DLS 3D Printed EPU Bike Saddle for Professional Cyclist

DLS 3D Printed EPU Bike Saddle for Professional Cyclist

Process 3D Print, Support Removal, Post Curing, Polish
Material Resin
Quantity 1 pcs
Price Range $1-100
Lead Time 5 workdays


About Project

Adaptive padding is created through a process known as Digital Light Synthesis. DLS uses digital ultraviolet light projection, oxygen-permeable optics, and programmable liquid resins to essentially “print” saddle padding that is comfortable, supportive, and incredibly resilient—resistant to both UV exposure and prolonged, repeated use.


  • Step 1: Digital Light Synthesis is based on stereolithography. Both processes use UV light to cure resin. Unlike stereolithography, however, Carbon’s process doesn’t pause after each layer. Instead, the resin continuously flows through a “dead zone” just above the oxygen-permeable window. Parts are built upside-down, as the build platform rises from the vat of resin.
  • Step 2: After printing, the parts are cleaned of resin and freed from the build plate. Any supports are removed. UV-curable resin parts are complete at this stage. Many materials, however, require a thermal post-cure in an oven; this can take from 4 to 13 hours to complete. The heat sets off a secondary chemical reaction that strengthens the parts. Typically no further postprocessing is required after cleaning and curing.