Jul.19, 2013

The founders of ProDesk3D showed a glimpse of the ProDesk3D 3D printer standard edition in person and a new video claimed to be finish quality of 25 micron printing, using PLA.

Watch our gorgeous new video that demonstrates the beauty and finish quality of 25 micron printing, using our PLA filament. This video was taken with the ProDesk3D printing at 175 mm/s, with the video accelerated at certain points for the purpose of summarization. We also used this as another chance to preview our new translucent PLA colors, that we mixed to create the beautiful floral vase. Note that there are no lines to be seen due to the layer accuracy, just a gorgeous, smooth finish. The floral vase was printed exactly as offered, yet the ProDesk3D prints at a higher resolution than the original STL file!

Thanks to duble-0 for the tip.



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Bill Dempsey wrote at 9/13/2013 5:16:44 PM:

This same color mixing technique was published by RichRap a long time ago. Ergo, this isn't the first printer that mixes colored filaments in real time. He even used the same "stacked rainbow" type vases to demonstrate it working in videos. It also concerns me that the build volume is huge, but the cartridges are very small in capacity. It seems to me that they don't give you enough filament in a cartridge to take advantage of the full build size unless you are printing a thin-walled vase. For those printing large solid parts for prototyping, this is a severe limitation. I'm accustomed to using 5 lb. spools of filament to print big solid parts for testing. What I want to see in their videos is a huge part printed solid on this machine. I'm guessing it's impossible. Then there is the issue of using cartridges, in general. The CubeX printers have had nothing but problems with their cartridge system. I know, because I own a CubeX Trio. Cartridge jams are the rule rather than the exception. The machine works great, but I still lose prints regularly because of cartridge jams partway through printing. Considering how expensive the filament cartridges are, ruined prints are quite a bit more irritating, particularly when the cartridges themselves are the cause. I've purchased 8 cartridges and every single one has jammed. In every case, I have to open the cartridge, take out the filament to feed it from outside, and put the empty cartridge back in the machine. It's a major complication that end users should never have to deal with. I'm highly suspicious of any cartridge system, now. Their only purpose seems to be to generate more profit at the expense of users' sanity. Buyer beware.

M wrote at 8/3/2013 5:26:11 AM:

The filament cartridges on this thing are gonna be way over priced. 25 lay microns is great, but not if they cost you more in the long run due to the expensive replacement cartridges.

Jason wrote at 7/22/2013 12:41:06 PM:

Seriously - 3d printing websites need to stop showing this fake product - anyone who has an understanding of the fdm print process can see that the process they describe simply does not make sense from an engineering point of view, and the mock-up shell for the printer is a rip-off of the Form1 and couldn't reasonably contain the gubbins of the printer technology they describe. Lets leave this story alone until they can produce an actual prototype that meets the criteria they have claimed. That is all.

dorkmo wrote at 7/21/2013 10:17:48 PM:

SOON

SZ wrote at 7/20/2013 9:55:17 PM:

still it's not that gradient like transition as it was seen on the pictures earlier.

Dan Henderson wrote at 7/20/2013 6:15:46 PM:

Nice renders, and this movie is not real :)

duble-0 wrote at 7/20/2013 12:43:26 PM:

WANT it ironic? .. Because I do not seem a bad price seeing how much they cost printers such as the "Dimension uPrint SE" .. an economical solution with good specifications is "Replicator 2x" and costs $ 2799 .. but with a minimum resolution of 100 microns thick instead of the 25micron ProDesk3D, and building volume?: the ProDesk3D offers 22,680 cm cubes while the Replicator 2x only 6000 cm cubes...

SZ wrote at 7/20/2013 11:22:23 AM:

Still it is not the result(photoshoped) we saw earlier where the colors were mixed in such a way to create a smooth gradient like transition between colors.

CornGolem wrote at 7/20/2013 1:14:07 AM:

Nothing shows that it is the prodesk3D printing. I bet that it is not because all other videos of this kind show more of the printer, and, they had to stop recording to switch filament color, something that is not supposed to happen with the prodesk3D

Trebor wrote at 7/19/2013 5:40:48 PM:

Even the video looks like computer graphics.

Samuel wrote at 7/19/2013 5:12:28 PM:

zortrax, makerbot also printed objects such like this easy vase, even more complicated :) And WARNING - both this printers are more cheap than projet :) I do not see a future for this printer

David Tuerk wrote at 7/19/2013 4:13:14 PM:

$3,000 of WANT.



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