Anyone see this vat method?

http://fslaser.com/products/3d-printers/phoenix-touch-1080p-digital-light-projector-3d-printer-pre-order-71

looks like a flimsy plastic container than bends when the platform moves up - not really sure how it works actually…

Ideas?

-C

Do they have a video?

I’ve seen their prints at the Burbank 3d printer show. Terrible quality. I’m amazed how their marketing department thought it was ok to show those prints to the public.

The few rings they had printed were over-cured, low detail and had step marks all over them.

Not impressed.

Oh and the the way it works, is not something they invented (although that doesn’t stop them from slapping a “patent pending” on it). When the build platform moves up, the container flexes, thus lessening the suction forces and separating the print from the teflon sheet on the bottom. There is no tilting involved, so it’s a rather fast.

Hopefully formlabs is working on a simple container that can do the same. All they have to do is disable the tilting motor. Although, this method may not work so well with really large build areas.

That’s really nothing new.
And is nowhere near being a magic bullet solution.

It sucks for large build volumes (surfaces) and gets progressively worse as you near the edges of the print surface. You’ll mostly find it in very small volume dentistry / jewelery oriented machines. Some, like Miicraft even use a flexible foil as the vat bottom (with the rest of the vat rigid).

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