June 19, 2014

Digital light processing, which uses a project to cure liquid resin layer by layer, prints objects with a very fine resolution that surpasses that of typical Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) printers. As prices of DLP printers are dropping DLP 3D printers become more attractive to consumers.

A Chinese company called MakeX has created an open-source, desktop DLP 3D printer: ​M-One. The ​M-One outputs sliced STL files at a minimum X/Y resolution of 140 microns and a minimum Z resolution of 20 micron. Measuring 380 x 320 x 490mm, the M-One is a compact and quiet 3D printer. It has a print volume of 145 x 110 x 170 mm (5.7 x 4.3 x 6.7 in), slightly large than the Form 1. M-One's printing speed is 2.5cm per hour.

The M-One features minimal material cost and low maintenance expense. It is compatible with all third-party resins, allowing you to use new materials with cheap prices. Its printing trace log system (PTLS) can identify any over-used area on the vat, maximizing the utilization of the silicone base layer. Users can also replace the silicone layer and the bulb by themselves for a very low cost after their service life. "Our tilt function and patent pending soft vat system were especially designed for M-One's system, and offer more advantages in the demoulding process." MakeX told 3ders.org.

The ​M-One also offers a simple and user-friendly software. It features:

Hollow function - You can easily make solid object hollow with specified shell thickness to reduce resin consumption.



Support Generator - The software generates support automatically and also supports manual editing.

In the spirit of the open source movement, the MakeX team announced that the control system and electronics(PCB board) will be open sourced, allowing users to modify every print function of M-One and even change the light source with their instructions.

MakeX team, consisting of passionate, and motivated designers and engineers, have been working on this project for over a year. They has submitted its project to Kickstarter looking to raise $100,000 funds for scaling up the production. It is expected to be live in one or two weeks. The team will offer three different packages: a basic package with a Silver M-One, a special Black M-One edition, and a very limited Collector's Edition package especially for its fans, available in different colors and will include a customized Gray UV- blocking mask.

The price on Kickstarter for a regular package is around $2K, while the early bird package starts under $1700, which includes a M-one printer, one bottle of resin, and one Finish Kit. The majority of orders will be delivered in Nov. 2014.

Watch below a short preview video about M-One DLP 3D printer:

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CADLINK wrote at 10/10/2016 5:19:12 PM:

M-One+ 3D printer(Black/Without projector) $2,449.00 If you add the projector, it is more expensive than a formlabs 2 for a very smaller work area !! So what is the insterest of this machine for a jeweler? CADLINK Jewelry, Paris, France

MakeX wrote at 8/20/2014 10:57:47 AM:

Well, MakeX M-one is not copied from other machines. This machine is unique and operate in our system. We aim at desktop DLP 3D printer but offer designers more choices while using this device. That is what " open source " coming from. Thanks for your negative and positive comments here. We will try our best to bring you a good product at the end of this year.

sas wrote at 6/23/2014 11:38:49 PM:

we.. can all agree... the voiceover is done by an programm right?... or am I the only one?

Oliver Twist wrote at 6/22/2014 7:32:36 PM:

As a Chinese product, it's out of my expectation!

Tyler Pierce wrote at 6/21/2014 11:10:37 PM:

Their products are absolutely Form 1 level! I cannot wait to have one!

Bryan wrote at 6/21/2014 4:36:09 PM:

Not every simple design for a 3d printer is like formlabs,the whole structure, the sliding mask, and light source are quite different. Do you really think one LCD screen and a bottom make it copy from formlabs? Maybe copy form Apple or Braun?:P

Jose wrote at 6/21/2014 4:27:54 PM:

tell me they copy from what? they develop their own software rather than using other third party software. their design is way better than titan1. take my money! i support you.

Gisele wrote at 6/21/2014 4:27:19 PM:

To Jemmel and OldMazer: they are using different technics which is different from Form1. I'd rather say that Titan1 is copying from B9 creator!

Italian Child wrote at 6/20/2014 9:34:11 PM:

This looks like a huge POS RIPOFF from Formlabs. If anyone buys this, good luck with your support.

OldMazer wrote at 6/20/2014 7:50:39 PM:

It took me a while to find where the projector were... So you use 2 mirrors to get the image to the right place, I think a direct path is better, like Titan 1 or mUVe DLP

Jemmel wrote at 6/20/2014 2:36:58 PM:

yes i am totally agree ! it's only buzz, marketing, communication and Kickstarted. Easy way to make money quickly .....

Tom Freitag wrote at 6/20/2014 9:50:31 AM:

crazy 3d printer world!! copy and paste! then put it on kickstarter.

Brian wrote at 6/20/2014 1:24:44 AM:

FSL3D Pegasus, is actually has an xy resolution of 80 microns now.

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