Partnership between Incase and Carbon to usher in a new wave of strong 3D Printed device protectors

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  • Device protection solutions producer Incase will partner with Carbon, a 3D printing company to produce device protectors using 3-D printing.
  • Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) process will be used to produce resistant device protectors.
  • The multi-year partnership will help Incase develop mobile protection solutions using Carbon’s full-fledged manufacturing capability.

With electronic devices such as mobile phones and laptops becoming more and more expensive and valuable each day, there’s an increased need to protect them from harm. Although these devices are fortified with the latest protection technology with every release, it’s never enough as accidents will happen which will result in your phone or laptop to suffer in the process. It takes only one fatal drop or accident that ends up all that money you invested in your phone.

This is why device protectors are so important. They can save your hard earned cash from going to waste. Often, good mobile protectors can be very expensive and hard to make, however, things will be different now thanks to the partnership between Incase and Carbon.

3D printing is becoming more popular day by day with it producing things at a fraction of the cost using conventional manufacturing methods (in less time as well). 3-D printed mobile covers could be the future of device protection.


Incase will get to use Carbon’s latest M2 printer in order to 3-D print device protectors with complex lattice structures. The company will use durable lightweight elastomeric materials that’ll help them create products in a new way, both design and production wise.

Without going too much into the nitty-gritty regarding the production process, Incase will use Carbon’s “programmable materials”. These will let the Incase manufacturing team create products in such a way that offer maximal protection for devices. Just imagine, never before seen levels of drop protection and impact-resistance thanks to these 3-D printed protectors.

Carbon’s algorithmic design and simulation software will also allow the Incase engineers to create mobile protectors with the maximum amount of protection possible alongside a minimalistic frame. The simulation software will help them run test simulations ensuring the product is thoroughly tested and is the best possible version of itself before hitting stores.

Incase will also be able to run test simulations faster thanks to Carbon’s DLS 3-D printing technology. Faster test simulations will help Incase get an edge over its competitors as it will be able to test and roll out new innovative products faster than its competitors.


“With Carbon, we’re rewriting the playbook on device protection, marking a new era in the mobility industry, covering every aspect of the business,” said Andy Fathollahi, Chief Executive Officer, Incase.

Andy went on to state how this partnership will help redefine the way protective solutions for devices are manufactured. “Together, we are effectively changing the way mobile device protection will be thought of in the future.”

Carbon’s technology is proven to be effective in producing real products that can be used over the long run. Only last year they partnered with Adidas to produce Futurecraft 4D footwear. Now it’s working with Incase to further show the capabilities of 3-D printing. Carbon’s printing technology will pave the way for a new generation of device protectors.

According to Phil DeSimone, Vice President of Business Development and Co-founder Carbon: “We are unlocking a new era in design and manufacturing, enabling designers and engineers to create previously impossible products and open up entirely new business models,”

We’ll have to wait and see the results of this alliance. It will surely light up the market for device protectors as new innovative products enter the market. As the executives of both companies said, this partnership will usher in a new area of manufacturing device protection solutions through 3-D printing.

3-D printing is becoming increasingly popular amongst producers. This partnership will pave the way for a new wave of producers willing to experiment with 3-D printing technology in order to come up with new innovative products and to gain an edge over their competitors. Thus, there’s no doubt that 3-D printing is the future of the manufacturing industry.

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