NexD1 printer hits kickstarter to democratize Polyjet technology. It is the first printer of this technology that is not prohibitively priced.
Those responsible for this feat have managed to significantly reduce the dimensions of the equipment, which has gone from tens of kilos of most equipment marketed to only a few in this printer. And most importantly the price at which they have managed to produce your product is barely € 5000 A very economical cost if we compare it with the € 20000 that the alternatives in the sector usually cost.
La polyjet printing It has been in use for a long time, but its high price and the size of the equipment that uses it have limited its use to the professional sector.
The operating mechanics of polyjet printing bears many similarities to DLP or SLA printing since the procedure consists of solidifying successive layers of photosensitive resin that are deposited layer by layer to build the printed objects. However in this technology is based on curing different layers of resin to get the prints. The printers in each layer pass deposit multiple microscopic droplets that solidify with a UV laser.
NexD1 Printer Features
The NexD1 is a printer that accepts multiple materials, has great precision and prints very fast.
It has a print head capable of depositing 200 drops of 5 micron resin of diameter in each sweep and these drops are solidified by means of a UV laser. This head is capable of printing with a 10 micron layer thickness
The printer can use up to 6 different materials simultaneously. The manufacturer ensures that the cartridge system will not be proprietary and will be compatible with a wide variety of third-party photopolymers. In any case, they ensure that their products will cost less than the competition, maintaining quality and respecting the environment. The manufacturer has incorporated a wide variety of resins into the campaign. Hard-based, conductive, flexible, colored, transparent and support materials. One of the materials that incorporates is specially formulated for supporting structures of our impressions since it is non-toxic and highly soluble in water.
One of the materials that has surprised us the most is a resin capable of conducting electricity, which gives the NexD1 printer the ability to print fully functional circuits placed in any 3D configuration within its design.
The printer is also very visually pleasing, it has a 10 inch capacitive touch screen which allows for ease of use and easy workflow. Incorporates connectivity Wi-Fi to manage the impressions and be informed at all times of their evolution. Status notifications and remote access make it easy to use the device from anywhere.
The printer, with a size 42x42x42 cm2 has a 20x20x20 cm2 printing area and a 10 micron resolution.
Price and Availability
La Kickstarter campaign is being a success and has already raised double the amount needed. However, you are still in time to participate, since there are still options to purchase the NexD1 at a price of $ 3800 when it is marketed on the manufacturer's website once the campaign is over, it will cost practically double.