The Pressure Controlled Sla 3d Printer Transforming 3d Printing

Elemental is a very different desktop SLA 3D printer.  Like its peers, Elemental utilises a laser system to cure photosensitive resins. However, unlike other SLA printers, Elemental uses a pressure control system to control resin levels when an object is being created.

 “Elemental achieves quality 3D prints at an affordable price. The popular early bird pledges have been snapped up but you can still secure your very own Elemental for $1100 (AUD),” claims Scott Pobihun, Hardcotton Co-founder and CEO.

Elemental—key points:

  • Simple design that is attractive and functional
  • Multiple printing modes with resin only or resin suspension
  • Quiet when printing and simple to use
  • Minimal calibration required
  • Patent pending technology
  • Reduced dependency on support structures

System specification:

  • Very large build area for SLA – up to 200mm x 200mm x 200mm (7.87in x 7.87in x 7.87in)
  • Z control accurate to 1 micron
  • 24-bit XY control resolution (variable through software)
  • Variable output 405nm laser
  • Pressure control of layer height
  • Stand-alone SD-card printing
  • Bluetooth functionality

Elemental is designed to be mass produced., so that users can now afford to print parts with the complex geometries and intricate detail necessary for professional quality design and 3D printing.  “Whilst Elemental will be attractive to consumers, it will also be attractive to industry and is the ideal device to sit on desks and workstations everywhere” says Pobihun.  Pobihun also said “A sizeable campaign goal has been chosen so as to distribute the significant set up costs involved in the manufacture of Elemental across a larger number of pledged units. Our purpose behind manufacturing Elemental by mass production is to keep the pledge point values as reasonable as possible.”

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