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Re: [MauiMakers] Fwd: FORM 1: An affordable, professional 3D printer by Formlabs — Kickstarter


Chester Lowrey Sep 26, 2012 4:56 PM
Posted in group: MauiMakers
Thats crazy!! I was thinking about a B9creator  http://b9creator.com/ But that one looks like a viable alternative too..

I wonder if the UV laser scanner is better overall versus the DLP projector with color wheel removed (as used on B9creator).. Youd think printing a whole layer at a time might have an advantage in speed and maybe staility, and from the few close up shots Id almost say the B9 looks to have higher resolution, but really hard to compare.. What do you think?

B9 specs:

What are the dimensions and resolution of the build volume?

Build volume varies, depending on resolution.


Resolutions in the x/y plane (horizontal) of 50 to 100 microns are possible by adjustment of the projector’s position and focus.


Resolutions in the z (vertical) build axis from 100 to less than 10 microns are possible via software selection.  Using higher resolutions in the z-axis may result in slower build rates.  We suggest using the same z axis resolution as the x/y plane.


At the 100 micron x/y pixels setting, the build area is 102.4 mm (4.03″) x 76.8 mm (3.02″) x 203.2 mm (8.0″).


At the 50 micron x/y pixels setting, the build area is 51.2 mm (2.02″) x 38.4 mm (1.52″) x 203.2 mm (8.0″).


Form 1 specs:

Min. Feature Size
300 microns 
(.012 inches)
Min. Layer Thickness
25 microns 
(.001 inches)
Build Volume
125 x 125 x 165mm 
(4.9 x 4.9 x 6.5 inches)










Chester



On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 1:16 PM, Jerry Isdale <isd...@gmail.com> wrote:
Form1 is the liquid plastic laser cured 3d printer and it went live on Kickstarter this AM with a goal of $100,000.
   http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/formlabs/form-1-an-affordable-professional-3d-printer

They already blew past that and are at $378,000+ now.
I hope they stop at some point before they wind up overselling!
At current rate they will pass $12mil in 30 days of kickstarter.
That could make production a lot harder.

Jerry Isdale