July 28, 2014

QSQM Technology Corporation in ShenYang, a manufacturer of DLP 3D Printer in China, announced that the company has been acquired for $1 million by Nanjing F.M. company.

QSQM is said to be the first company to research and develop DLP 3D printer in China. Back in January, QSQM Corporation launched a new DLP 3D printer crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo. 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.

Its first product, the Uncia (QS-1) DLP 3D printer features full metal frame and can print layers as thin as 100 microns (0.004 in) in a build volume of 102 x 77 x 180 mm (4.02 x 3.03 x 7.09 in). The retail price of Uncia (QS-1) DLP 3D printer is $999 and QSQM offered coupons ( ($100~$500) on Indiegogo so backers can purchase these coupons for $20~$100.

The new company's headquarters will be located in Nanjing, China. Suppported by Nanjing Institute of Advanced Laser Technology (NIALT), the company will focus on developing faster, more stable, and more precise low cost DLP and SLA 3D printers.

During the past months, QSQM has been working on major feature upgrades to the Uncia DLP 3D printer. QSQM told 3ders.org that main hardware has been upgraded, and the printer is designed to be more precise and stable than the Uncia original. The new Uncia DLP 3D printer will be launched on August 1st on Indiegogo, with a much cheaper price: only $299 for basic model.

QSQM has also a plant in NanJing where the team is currently developing precise SLA 3D printers. "We have two goals for SLA 3D printers." QSQM told us. "We will make it smart, easy to operate with 'One-button' print. We will also provide customizable solutions for enterprises, featuring high-resolution, large build volume and fast print speed."

The new company will have over 70 employees and mainly work in the field of applied chemistry, light source, software and mechanics.

Posted in 3D Printing Company

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Jack wrote at 8/12/2014 11:26:45 PM:

$300, then you need to buy the $400 DLP projector and resin.

Clinton wrote at 7/30/2014 1:47:11 AM:

Kevin, REALLY there campaign started in 2012 eh? Ron had a previous Kickstarter and it's been on his website for almost 2 years now. That's why I Know they ripped off Sedgewick http://www.3ders.org/articles/20120624-low-cost-open-source-3d-dlp-printer-on-kickstarter.html

Adam wrote at 7/29/2014 7:57:30 PM:

Sedgewick has been around for a few years now. I've had mine for 2 years

Kevin wrote at 7/29/2014 7:48:49 AM:

Why do you say that they ripped off Sedgewick? Their first campaigns started almost at the same time

St wrote at 7/29/2014 7:32:54 AM:

Really? Only $299??? Interesting...

Adam wrote at 7/28/2014 9:02:04 PM:

looks like a metal version of the sedgewick. which didn't seem to do well on kickstarter or indiegogo. dipping the part into the resin has some issues. I have one though and really like it for what it is though.

Clinton wrote at 7/28/2014 6:26:08 PM:

These guys 100% ripped of Sedgewick3D , they even ripped off his firmware and printing interface/software. Total BS this is even posted here. http://sedgwick3d.com/p/9/sedgwick-3d-dlp-printer-ready-to-print And BTW Ron opted to make post his printer on Thingiverse after being copied 2X by companies overseas. :/ http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:403400

Pulsar wrote at 7/28/2014 5:09:12 PM:

Strange! They don't have any filters for ambient light? They must have some kind miracle resin what can harden selectively from laser, but not ambient light.

Bri wrote at 7/28/2014 2:17:58 PM:

$300 for an SLA printer!!! Sign me up!!!

Bri wrote at 7/28/2014 2:16:51 PM:

$300 for an SLA printer!!! Sign me up!!!

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