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Anycubic has just launched their long awaited toll-effective DLP resin printer on Kickstarter, which y’all can see
at this link.
What is and then special about this new resin printer, and what makes information technology a good option for value-conscious makers?
Read on and nosotros will tell you!
DLP equals higher quality prints
The original LCD-based Photons accept constitute a large post-obit with both makers and researchers alike due to its low price, high resolution and compatibility with a broad range of resins.
Their latest offering, with its build volume of 102.four mm (50) * 57.six mm (W) * 165mm (H), has made the switch from LCD engineering science to the more efficient and higher quality DLP (Digital Light Processing) engineering science from Texas Instruments.
About DLP printers on the market are industrial level costing thousands of dollars, pregnant that the new Anycubic Photon Ultra is the most low cost machine that is bachelor with DLP.
This is all part of the plan, as Anycubic says they want to shatter these barriers to entry and permit anyone to enjoy the precision, high-level of detail, and durability that are brought by DLP applied science.
DLP printers employ a projector that reflects all the light to a pixel via a micromirror (of which there are hundreds on the chip), therefore, there is no light convergence, which allows for crisper black/white contrasts. LCD printers converge all the light to a pixel, which can cause bumps and shadows on the edge of models.
When displaying thin lines and small-size texts, DLP printers are much clearer than LCD printers, with purer colors and richer layers, resulting in more than delicate texture and sharper corners on your prints.
Equally yous can see in the miniature beneath, that’southward a pretty nice quality impress!
For these reasons, a DLP printer with 720p resolution (such every bit the Anycubic Photon Ultra) tin can offering a much higher quality print than a monochrome LCD printer with even greater resolution of 2k or 4k.
The Photon Ultra is also capable of 16 x anti-aliasing, which helps to smooth the edges and corners of prints, which reduces layer lines, besides adding to the quality of the print.
In add-on, the DLP organisation can deliver lite more evenly with uniformity of 5%-15% higher than LCD printers. This besides contributes to producing clearer, crisper prints.
So the Photon Ultra definitely provides more quality for your bucks than whatsoever comparable LCD printer for the price. What else makes it a cost-constructive solution?
LCDs are Consumables
Yes, an LCD screen will degrade in quality fairly quickly over fourth dimension, and is therefore considered a consumable (some other expense), just similar your printer resin.
By switching to DLP applied science, Anycubic assures us that in that location will be less messing around replacing burnt out LCD screens every few months, and more than time spent on press high quality resin prints.
The reason is, that LCD crystal substrates found in LCD screens degrade nether the UV lite typically used for resin printing itself.
Ironic. The UV light that it requires to function is the very affair that kills it (press “F” to pay respects)…
The Texas Instruments DLP technology does not suffer these same bug because it doesn’t use liquid crystals, and the internal projector enables the printer to exist used for more than than 20,000 hours (10x longer than an LCD screen).
Over that time an average user would salvage $600 by using the long-life DLP organisation compared to an LCD-based i. That’s non a bad saving considering the cost of the automobile ($US399 for the first 300 units, $US459 for 500 units and $US499 for 2000 units. After the Kickstarter campaign concludes, the retail toll will exist $US599.).
There are savings to be had also, due to the power of the light source used in DLP. In an SLA system, the light source is typically an array of LED lights. Yet, there’south usually a single low-cal source in a DLP arrangement, which is more efficient. Only 12w are consumed during operations for the Anycubic Photon Ultra, compared to up to 60w for SLA systems.
Less free energy equals lower electrical bills!
Autonomously from these benefits, the Anycubic Photo Ultra also serves many other benefits such every bit better adhesion, user-friendly interface, etcetera,” said James Ouyang, Vice President of Anycubic.
“We were so excited when nosotros finished it because nosotros tackled the most challenging consequence in the developing process – balanc[ing] the print quality and toll, even though we face up the rising cost of electronics and chips caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus we could spread DLP engineering on the desktop 3d printer market. 3D press is changing the way we build and create, and we volition go farther than before with our Anycubic Photon Ultra.”
And simply as a reminder, the Anycubic Photon Ultra (with DLP) will go at a price of just $US399 for the beginning 300 units, $US459 for 500 units and $US499 for 2000 units. Afterward the Kickstarter entrada concludes, the retail toll will be $US599.