Thanks Kevin. I’ll take the opportunity to point out the obvious differences. You guys can review the CUREbox product at https://wickedengineering.com/curebox/ if you are interested.
The XYZ product is news to me as of a couple weeks ago. It is certainly beautiful. It has CUREbox beat in the aesthetics department, and costs much less. Having said that, it ends there for XYZ as far as I can tell on a relatively quickly.
Curebox has temperature control from 30-60C, a necessary ingredient for a quality post-cure. The XYZ product does not appear to have temperature control.
CUREbox has more than double the wattage LED lamps and it is still necessary to have cure times longer than 60 minutes for proper post-cure. The XYZ product maxes out a 60 minutes. CUREbox goes to 12 hours, though we haven’t yet identified a process that would require that duration. We give you the choice. Also CUREbox’s lamps are low cost and easily replaceable.
CUREbox has a touchscreen UI for simple operation, but also has presets for Formlabs resins with others coming soon. “Coming soon” is a key phrase here as CUREbox’s firmware can be updated to bring you new features and material settings in time.
Curebox is not plastic. It is 2-1/2 times the weight of the XYZ product, constructed of UV resistant powder coated steel with CNC machined powder coated aluminum hinges and handle. CUREbox is built to last.
CUREbox is wet cure friendly. All of CUREbox’s electronics are in the top so you can safely water cure. I would not recommend that in the XYZ product.
CUREbox has a polycarbonate worksurface to allow UV and visible light to reach the bottom of the workpiece.
CUREbox has a significantly larger curing chamber.
CUREbox is built to meet the requirements as published by Formlabs in their UV post-curing white paper, including temperature and intensity which are important for a proper post-cure.
I’ll edit this post as I learn more about the XYZ product, but these are the quickly apparent differences. CUREbox is a professional post-curing product. The XYZ product is not in the same class. I would recommend the CUREbox for professionals and the XYZ product for hobyists or anyone that reads the Formlabs UV post-curing white paper and determines it is overkill for them. Learn more about CUREbox at https://wickedengineering.com/curebox/