Buenos Aires, Argentina based Trimaker is a company specialized in 3D printing. Their latest 3D printer T-Black is based on DLP projector solidification of near UV photopolymers.
In Digital Light Processing (DLP), a vat of liquid polymer is exposed to light from a DLP projector. The exposed liquid polymer hardens. The build plate then moves down in small increments and the liquid polymer is again exposed to light. The process repeats until the model has been built.
The T-black 3D printer has been created to harden an entire layer all at once, without the typical moving heads or lasers. Using light to create objects layer by layer allows users to have more control of its precision and color. The user can change colors accurately by adding certain proportion of dye to create the desired color.
- Build volume: 180 x 235 x 180mm
- Positioning precision: 250 microns
- Print speed: 20mm ~25mm / hour depending on the dye and the material.
- Materials: rubber, rigid plastics and low viscosity plastic
- Weight: 18kg
Trimaker was founded in 2012 by Facundo Ananía Imas, Juan Chereminiano, Alexis Caporale and Emiliano Chamorro, after winning one of the Innovation Prizes awarded by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation of Argentina. Today Trimaker is a team of 16 people and has developed two 3D printers: Trimaker and T-Black.
The T-black 3D printer is priced at 38,720 Pesos ($4,936). Watch the video below the introduction of Trimaker's earlier model Trimaker and its DLP 3D printing process.
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Luis Mario Álvarez wrote at 3/9/2014 11:17:40 PM:
Resolution on Z is 0.1mm , 0.075mm and 0,05mm
Rodrigo - Trimaker wrote at 2/27/2014 5:13:41 PM:
Hi guys! I share with you the specifications: Build volume: 180x135x170mm X-Y Resolution of 175 µm - (DLP native resolution: 1024 x 768) (Part accuracy depends on geometry) Z step: 0.1mm , 0.075mm and 0,05mm Construction speed: 15 to 25 mm/hr (depending on the materials and colors used) Thanks for your comments!
Bill wrote at 2/24/2014 11:28:30 PM:
Better hope 250 microns is a typo, as that layer height is 0.010" 2.5 sheets of paper per layer ? No mention on dot pitch anywhere.
jd90 wrote at 2/24/2014 7:23:20 PM:
It's a DLP printer and doesn't say what resolution the DLP is. Seems suspicious. The dimensional precision figure is not clear on what it means. Is 0.5mm the pixel size? If it's that, that's on the crude side.