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November 15, 2011

3D UV Laser Printer

at 5:19 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Insane Equipment


This is a cool 3D UV Laser Printer, you can see lots of other details over at the Rob Hopeless site. It uses a UV laser to print items in a container of liquid UV-curable photopolymer. There is a platform that moves the item being printed down as the laser beam traces to solidify each layer in the polymer. The printed items look a bit gooey but this is an interesting printing process.

Thanks for the tip Andy.

I have wanted a 3D Printer for a while now and there are some very reasonably priced kits available like the MakerbotUltimaker and the RepRap project. I could have just bought a kit and started printing things but at the time I had not seen great resolution or print quality from those. I started looking around at the other 3D printing technologies and found SLA made some amazing quality prints, so I decided to try making my own.


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3 Responses to “3D UV Laser Printer”

  1. ElectroNick Says:

    I actually liked Rob’s Delta robot version even more! Shame he did not continue to perfect it, Deltas can be a real fun to watch!

    But, seriously, this 3D printing project is so awesome, I’m starting to collect parts for it today. I actually have some experience with both resins and CNC and when I saw this today on Instructables, a light bulb went in my head! I need to build one!

    Thanks for sharing, Alan!

  2. Kenny | Printer Repair Says:

    This is truly amazing, printing using UV is new method and I’ve just read this info through your blog. By the way any advantages? or what’s the difference of the final product using this kind of printing technology?


  3. jose manuel Says:

    Hello I had the concern become a 3d printer DLP but the price of the projector me I tierado back, I took time to collect information for a 3d laser uv printer, I bought a UV laser 405nm 200mw and a kit containing a galvos their draiver of 20kp.
    Not if this together with Arduino board will be enough to start the printer, you would ask me what kind of electronic asesoraras buy or make and install software to operate, some pictures of the phenomenal serious connection, or some link that referred all this, the printer cabinet have it clear there is no doubt, the container resin also clear, and all the z axis.
    I thank in advance the information puedieras facilitate mandandomela to email me sanjuanajm@hotmail.com
    Sorry for the translation, I send you this letter from Spain.

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