Dec 19, 2017 | By Benedict

San Diego 3D printer company UNIZ will launch a new 3D printing technology called uni-directional peel (UDP) as well as five new 3D printers at CES 2018. The company says its new SLTV23 3D printer is the fastest SLA machine ever.

Although there are now several major exhibitions that deal solely in 3D printing, the massive Consumer Electronics Show (CES) remains one of the best places to get a glimpse of new and futuristic additive manufacturing technology—as well as virtually everything else. The 2018 edition of the event, set to kick off on January 9 in Las Vegas, will be no different.

One of the 3D printing companies preparing to launch new products at CES is San Diego’s UNIZ, which will be making the short journey to Nevada to demonstrate a new 3D printing technology called uni-directional peel (UDP) and no fewer than five new Stereolithography 3D printers—three desktop, two industrial—that utilize the new technology.

According to UNIZ, the new UDP tech minimizes the peel time of the conventional layered SLA process, resulting in ultra-fast printing speeds. And to get 3D printing enthusiasts excited for the CES demonstration, UNIZ says its suite of new 3D printer solutions “sets new benchmarks for speed, quality and price for consumers and professionals alike.”

Here’s a rundown of the company’s new LCD SLA models, all of which offer automatic resin level control and smart support technology:

SLASH+ 3D printer

UNIZ says that, upon its release, the original SLASH LCD SLA 3D printer became the fastest desktop 3D printer on the market, with speeds of 1,000 cubic centimeters per hour. The new SLASH+, billed as an upgraded version for prosumers, hobbyists, educators, and artists, improves on the original by incorporating the company’s new UDP printing technology.

UDP minimizes the peel time of conventional SLA and results in a printing speed of 8,300 cc/hr and XY resolution of 75 microns. In practice, this means that the 3D printer can fabricate six full-arch dental models in less than five minutes.

The SLASH+ is already available to order, and costs $3,499.

SLASH OL 3D printer

The UNIZ SLASH Online (OL) is a budget SLA 3D printer costing under $1,000 that offers an XY resolution of 150 microns. As with the SLASH+, UDP technology provides the OL with a 8,300 cc/hr build envelope speed, around 500 times faster than FDM printers.

SLASH PRO 3D printer

The professional version of the SLASH 3D printer has a double-size Z axis, and can print an adult-size outer sole of a shoe in just an hour.

SLTV15 3D printer

The first of UNIZ’s two new industrial 3D printers, the SLTV15 also uses UDP, and offers an 89-micron XY resolution and XY build area of 330 x 190 x 410 mm. The 3D printer can print at speeds of 24,000 cc/hr. This means 20 full-arch dental models can be printed in less than five minutes.

SLTV23 3D printer

A larger version of the SLTV15, the SLTV23 3D printer offers 147-micron XY resolution, a build area of 521 x 293 x 650 mm, and printing speeds of up to 56,000 cc/hr. UNIZ claims this makes the SLTV23 the fastest SLA 3D printer ever made. By anyone's standards, that makes the SLTV23 a printer to keep an eye on over the coming months.

UNIZ was launched in 2014 and raised $571,926 in a Kickstarter campaign for its original SLASH 3D printer. The company also produces and sells its own range of 3D printing resins for SLA printers.

 

 

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