The 3D printing revolution has begun, and there’s no shortage of hardware available – from a printer that costs just $150 to a portable printer you can carry with you on the go. But if you’re looking to create large objects in record time, look no further than the Titan 1. Kudo3d claims the Titan 1 is the fastest stereolithography-based 3D printer, and it can also fabricate the tallest prints with a maximum height of 9.5 inches.
Instead of fusing together melted plastic like the MakerBot, the Titan 1 creates objects out of liquid resin. A SLA printer has a small laser that cures light-sensitive resin to form a solid object. Normally this is a extremely fine and slow process, but Kudo3d says its found a way to speed things up – even though its prints at a resolution of 37 microns.
Compared to the Form 1 and the B9creator (two other SLA printers), the Titan 1 smokes the competition. It can print between 1.3 to 2.7 inches an hour, depending on how fine the resolution is, while the B9Creator can only go as fast as 0.8 inches an hour.
Kudo3d also claims the Titan 1 can build the tallest objects out of all personal SLA printers. It can produce objects with a maximum height of 9.5 inches that hang from a 7.54 by 4.25-inch build base. The printer has made a 4.6-inch model of the Eiffel Tower with a 100 micron resolution in just 2 hours, which would take another SLA 3D printer four hours to make.
The Titan 1 has only been on Kickstarter for a few days and it has already blown completely past its $50,000 funding goal with total of $278,712 raised. If you want your own, you can pick up a printer with a ruby colored top for $2,199 and it will arrive this November.
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