April 4, 2014

Chinese company Makex want to take desktop 3D printers to the next level with their new DLP 3D printer M-One.

DLP Projector based printers have been gaining in popularity in the last few years. Utilizing the same kind of projector often used for PowerPoint presentations, DLP 3D printer is capable of turning liquid into finely detailed objects. The projector shines on the surface of a liquid plastic resin that hardens when exposed to a certain wavelength of light. The light draws and hardens a layer at a time until the entire model is built.

The DLP printing technique behind M-One lets it create objects with layer heights up to 20 microns. Its build envelope is 150*110*160mm and is great for printing jewelry.

With a size of 390*340*490mm, the M-One is compact enough to fit on a small desk.

To control M-One, Makex have included easy-to-use software with auto-support generator and modifier. The device will be able to work with various resins as the software will allow users to change exposure times.

The team behind Makex is a group of young designers based in Ningbo, Zhejiang province in China. Makex is about to launch a Kickstarter campaign for M-One DLP printer in a few weeks. The price will be around $2K. Makex will also offer UV resins in a whole palette of colors, price is not available yet.

We will report here as more info is unveiled.


Posted in 3D Printers

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Tom wrote at 4/25/2014 6:42:23 PM:

If it's DLP then it is a different technology than the Form 1

leegs wrote at 4/7/2014 6:34:27 AM:

Take my money

Alfie wrote at 4/5/2014 11:35:22 AM:

awesome!

Po0ya wrote at 4/5/2014 8:38:55 AM:

LOL totally with you on that

LOL wrote at 4/5/2014 5:24:51 AM:

Color has been changed....

Adam wrote at 4/5/2014 3:05:58 AM:

I would love a cheap Form1 nicely done

Anonymous wrote at 4/5/2014 12:02:56 AM:

If only it were that easy...you see a lot of UV based printers with the fluorescent orange because that's usually the only color for UV blocking acrylic. BUT they could have gone with a different color of brushed aluminum...and if the design/style works, why change it?

Martin I wrote at 4/4/2014 6:22:06 PM:

WTF.... At least change the color.................



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