Feb 29, 2016 | By Alec

Though desktop FDM 3D printers are fun tools, we can’t be the only ones who dream about upgrading to a more accurate resin 3D printer and getting the most out of the hobby as possible. If you’re also one of those dreamers that is regularly tempted by machines that would absolutely destroy your savings account, you might want to check out the latest machines by US printer manufacturer mUVe 3D. They have just opened two new and promising DLP 3D printers for preorder, the DLP Pro and Pro+ 3D – both user friendly and affordable options for users seeking a resin upgrade.

mUVe 3D, of course, is known for consistently offering low-cost resin 3D printing solutions that are more realistic options for the average hobbyist. Founded by Dean Piper, the US-based manufacturer has been providing interesting alternatives since 2013. Starting out at the time with the mUVe 1 3D printer, an open-source, low-cost stereo-lithographic 3D printer which uses 405nm UV laser, it especially caught the community’s eye for consisting of off-the-shelf low cost parts – with a $50 reservoir being the most expensive component. Since then, Piper has been working on subsequent DIY 3D printer kits that user either DLP or SLA 3D printing technologies, and they can consistently be found among the most affordable 3D printers of those technologies in our price comparison guide.

But with their newest machines, mUVe 3D is especially aiming at those newer users. While a veteran 3D printer or engineer might assemble a DIY machine in a moment’s notice, we wouldn’t advise this to starting hobbyists. The mUVe 3D DLP Pro and Pro+ 3D Printers are therefore fully-assembled machines that are ready to go. “We know it can be tough to start out with a new 3D printer, especially if you’re new to the game. It was too difficult to get up and running or the time requirements weren’t manageable. Consider today the end to those hurdles and the start of a new era,” they proudly tell us. “We’re ushering in systems where open 3D printing standards actually make it easier to use your machine.”

And that is essentially what the mUVe 3D DLP Pro and Pro+ 3D Printers are supposed to be. Sporting a very elegant and robust design, they are intended for hobbyists, home offices or small businesses, and feature a very small footprint. “A simpler construction using stronger components shows this printer means business,” they say. “You’ll have more capability and enable yourself to build things you never thought possible. All while doing it for less money. The feature rich Pro series is sure to have everything you need. For home and business our printers have you covered!” It also comes with a stripped down calibration routine that limits the amount of prep you’ll need to do. Most importantly, it comes with just a $1499 price tag.

Aside from that accessibility, the machines also come with features you’d expect for that kind of money. Featuring a pre-assembled all metal construction, adjustable projection positions and resolutions, a UV blocking door and a completely stand-alone PC Req’d for preparing prints, it’s a decent option for its price tag. Importantly, it also comes with nanoDLP software, including RPi, support for various files, a cloud dashboard and mask support, anti-aliasing and pixel-dimming features. “Software setup is as simple as plugging it into your local PC network and discovering it using UPnP!,” they say.



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