3D Systems announces new $4,900 micro-SLA 3D printer and other advances at Euromold 2013.
3D Systems’ ProJet 1200 is a new affordable micro-SLA 3D printer ideal for small, detail-rich parts and casting patterns, such as jewelry, electronic components and dental wax-ups. “Smaller than most coffee makers and faster than baking a cake”, says the company. Priced at $4,900, the ProJet 1200 is a compact 3D printer targeting at dental labs and jewelers. “Ready-to-use small parts and castables for under one U.S. dollar.” adds the company.
With a 43 x 27 x 180mm (1.69 x 1.06 x 7.08 inches) print volume, the Projet 1200 prints 30 micron layers at a 585 dpi resolution. This printer uses 3DS’ new VisiJet FTX Green material – a durable and rigid material that is tailored for plastic prototyping and casting patterns.
- Net Build Volume (xyz): 43 x 27 x 180 mm (1.69 x 1.06 x 7.086 in)
- Native Resolution (xy): 56 micron (effective 585 dpi)
- Layer Thickness: 0.03 mm (0.0012 in)
- Vertical Build Speed: 14 mm/hour (0.55 in/hour)
- Material: VisiJet FTX Green
- Material Packaging: All-in-one cartridge with built-in print window
- Post-processing: Built-in UV Curing Station
- Software: Network connection, Windows-based OS, Built-in STL verification, Automatic and optimise
- File Input STL
- Electrical Requirements 100-220V 50/60 Hz
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