Apr. 28, 2015 | By Simon

It’s no secret that Kickstarter is the place to be for launching a new 3D printer.  In the last month alone, the crowdfunding platform has seen a handful of new 3D printer or 3D printing accessories that are promising to be “the latest and greatest” in an offering that brings quality up and cost down.  Unsurprisingly, a majority of these projects are speaking to different markets and are being successfully funded within a matter of days from their campaign launch.  Among others, the Tiko Unibody 3D printer has raised nearly $3 million and has sold over 10,000 units of their new lightweight delta 3D printer design.  

Now, a new 3D printer has hit the popular crowdfunding platform and has already raised over half of their campaign goal of $100,000 less than a few hours out of the gate from launching their campaign.  

The MoonRay UV DLP 3D Printer from SprintRay is the latest desktop 3D printer to hit Kickstarter after launching on the morning of April 28th.  The new 3D printer utilizes Digital Light Processing technology (DLP) to offer a higher resolution than other desktop stereolithography (SLA) 3D printers.  

The MoonRay includes a custom-build UV DLP projector designed to last for 50,000 of continuous 3D printing on a print bed that enables prints of up to 5” x 3.2” x 9”.  Users can expect their prints to come out with a 100-micron resolution that can layer down to 20 microns.  

Created with character designers, industrial designers, medical research professionals, and jewelers in mind, the printer is designed for precision-based 3D printing for a wide variety of professional-grade applications with minimal need for touch-up and finishing.  

“This advanced high-resolution technology is available on a much larger scale and we were determined to bring it to consumers in an affordable desktop model,” said SprintRay Founder and CEO Jasper Jing Zhang.

“We worked hard to combine quality and affordability in the MoonRay, using the most advanced technology and highest-quality components. We believe the users of desktop 3D printers should have affordable access to the best technology on the market,” added Co-Founder and Engineer Amir Mansouri.

The MoonRay was also designed to be a pleasing feature to have on a desktop.  Among other design considerations, the industrial design was optimized to offer the quietest and coolest printing possible.  Additionally, a sleek white or black colorway allows the printer to fit next to other desktop fabrication equipment and the build quality ensures that the printer will last the test of time.

“It contains no consumable parts or hinges, and we have limited the moving parts that are not essential to the printing process,”said MoonRay Chief Design Officer Hossein Bassir.

“Simply pop off the top and you’re ready to go. MoonRay’s automatic support generation makes it easier than ever to get started.”

In addition to the generous build size and high resolution print quality, the printer also comes at a competitive price.  For early Kickstarter adopters, the MoonRay UV DLP 3D Printer will start at just $2,499 and can expect to see their printer delivered within 8 months after the campaign ends.  After the campaign, the printer is expected to retail for $3,500.  

 

 

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Keith wrote at 5/29/2016 1:27:22 AM:

Any dental applications?

Nicolas Penchev wrote at 5/28/2016 8:14:01 PM:

Hello I want to know how and where I can buy your producto..Form 2 .... what is the price ... and if you have other biocompatible materials .... forexample ... profisionales crowns and splints for download .... I'm waiting ... thanks Nicolas Penchev Dental Korfu sl. Madrid 28037 c / Thrace 38-3 plant korfudental@yahoo.es

David wrote at 7/18/2015 1:39:10 AM:

Honestly I don't think moonrau is going to answer you here. You should contact them on kickstarter directly. Not here.

Jean Lebel wrote at 4/30/2015 12:01:17 PM:

I am attracted by your advertisement as "the best" 3-D printer, here I have some concerns before I become a backer of Moonray. Compared with US coins, Moonray prints are so small but with poor resolution examined from your kickstater pictures and video. Do you have any video to show how it prints from the beginning to the end instead of just showing the end product prints? The ring printed out by Moonray zoomed out is a rough circle with rough surface.Another important issue: The Moonray resins are priced much more expensively than ABS, PLA and Nylon and other 3-D printer filament which were used by professional 3-D printers but how is the quality of this Moonray resin and Is Moonray Resin tested as sustainable, nontoxic and safe to use at home like other FDA approved filaments? If these resins are so expensive, what is the print volume which one bottle of resin can generate? Moonray is designed in LA and manufactured in China, how does moonray compare with many cheap 3-D printers manufactured in China that with poor resolution and very small print volume? Is Moonray resin reliable enough to be used at home since Moonray doesn't take any FDA proved filaments? Await your answers and thank you very much.

555 wrote at 4/29/2015 12:48:45 PM:

does it work better than the form1?



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