Jun.24, 2012

Ron Light from Kansas City has developed a cheap DLP 3D printer and is right now crowd funding on Kickstarter. His design uses a top down approach which requires more resin but the mechanics of the printer are simpler.

This resin-based 3D printer project is named as Sedgwick open source 3D DLP printer, same as other resin printers, it uses a standard DLP projector to cure the print one layer at a time. The build area is not very big, about 76.8mm x 102.4mm x 125mm (3in x 4in x 5in) but the print speed can be as fast as 5mm per minute or more.

On Kickstarter the Sedgwick open source 3D DLP printer kits are available for $495 with everything required except common tools and the projector, and you can also get your first 2 Liters of resin for free. Ron Light advises that an Acer X1261P 1024x768 DLP Projector can be used for this printer, and it will cost around $350 to $450.

"The goal of this project was to create a low cost, high resolution 3D printer." So this printer uses laser cut wooden frame to lower the cost, and according to Ron Light, the price of resin can be around $80 to $100 per liter if there is enough people support the project. As to the resolution, "Sedgwick was designed to only print at 100 microns (0.1mm) in the x-y."

This project will go open source but if you pledge $25 now you can get an early access to design documents and software. Check out the video below of the kickstarter project after the break.

Source: Kickstarter

 

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