WHATS DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS KIT??
- This printer is known as an “SLA” or “DLP” type printer. It’s uses a completely different print technology say to the Creality Ender or BIQU B1 printer in that it uses a liquid resin as the printing material instead of a spool of solid plastic filament. The filament type printers are known as “FDM” printers. The key differences of SLA / DLP type printers to their FDM cousins are;
- Much higher quality prints – often they are used by dentists and jewellery makers for example.
- Much lower choice of materials and the materials tend to be more chalky / less strong.
- The resins have an expiry date and can be more expensive.
- The accuracy of the prints can be pretty decent and a lot better than an FDM printer.
- The print sizes of SLA/DLP printers tends to be smaller than that achievable with an FDM printer.
With the above being said, if high resolution printing is what you’re looking for – very professional looking prints – where you almost can’t tell the difference in the part being a moulded component or a 3D print, then this kit is an excellent choice. The printer included in this kit has a huge following in facebook and other forums, so you will never be stuck for help!!
WHO IS THIS KIT FOR?
- Beginners and intermediate users will love this printer. Our customers vary from entrepreneurs, institutes of technologies, medical device R&D groups and dentists.
- If you’re looking for well detailed prints but are not overly concerned about printing larger pieces or strong pieces, then this kit is generally a good option – please feel free to contact us though for advice if you’re not sure.
- This kit is a good option for people who want to get the best possible 3D print quality and resolution out of a consumer priced 3D printer and they don’t mind dealing with gloves / oily resins.
WHO IS THIS KIT NOT FOR?
This printer is absolutely NOT for younger people as the resins and resin prints need a level of discipline to avoid accidental swallowing of the fluids and generally having sense around the use of UV resin, UV curing etc. Also, all 3D printers require a mechanical mind to be able to successfully use, so if the person you are buying this printer for is in no way technical, then they will struggle with 3D printing generally speaking in our view.
What do I need to supply to be able to use this 3D printer kit?
- Laptop or PC with USB Key or SD card slot
- Access to the internet to download required software etc.
- Facebook account is required to access the support groups (not essential)
- A well ventilated area to place the printer, somewhere away from the main living area and bedrooms as most resins smell very plasticy!
- A standard plug socket beside the printer
- A sink / wet area (e.g. utility room) to clean the prints before post-curing
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