Back in January, a company called QSQM Technology Corporation launched an Indiegogo campaign to promote their stereolithographic based DLP 3D Printer, the “Uncia”. They had set out to raise $500, and they surpassed this goal by raising $3,699. While QSQM Technology Corp. is a relatively unknown company to most people, they do claim to be the first enterprise in China to research and develop DLP based 3D Printers. Releasing their first business-class 3D printer, the QM1, back in 2012, they have continued with their research and development of more advanced technology in the past couple years.
QSQM Technology Corp. was recently acquired by Nanjing F.M. company for $1 million, and today they have launched yet another Indiegogo campaign for an upgraded version of the Uncia DLP 3D Printer.
“The Uncia comes out with the price of an incredible $299,” explained the Uncia Project Team. “To make it affordable to almost everyone, Uncia provides the lowest price on the market.”
Being priced at $299 is almost unbelievable, although the $299 version is only for the first 30 backers, and it does not include the needed DLP projector. The Uncia 3D printer with the projector can be backed for $599, which is still an extremely affordable price.
Uncia has informed 3DPrint.com that they will also be donating these printers to Asian schools, upon reaching certain crowdfunding campaign goals. “By reaching its different goals, Uncia will donate several printers to Asian schools, and all schools could join the project and apply for the free printer,” the company explained.
They will donate printers to these schools based on the following criteria:
- Once all the $299 printers are all gone, 1 Uncia printer will be donated.
- Once all the $599 printers are all gone, 1 Uncia printer will be donated.
- Once both the $299 & $399 printers are gone, 5 more will be donated.
- Once both the $599 & $699 printers are gone, 5 more will be donated.
The new Uncia DLP 3D Printer has several upgrades over the last model, which was featured on Indiegogo in January. This model has an upgraded projector, a more advanced body which is made of steel, and a refined belt system, with the new belt made particularly for the Uncia 3D printer in Italy.
As for the specifications of the new machine, they are as follows:
- Dimensions – 350x270x700mm
- Build Volume – 102x77x170mm
- XY Resolution – 100 micron
- Layer Resolution – 100 micron
- Supported Operating System – Windows
- Curing Speed Per Layer – 1.5 seconds
- Weight – 18.5 kg without projector & 20 kg with projector
The company hopes to start shipping their 3D printers out on September 1st, will ship everywhere accept India, Afghanistan, Russia, Jordan, Iraq, Paraguay, and Chile. They are looking to raise $10,000, and the campaign is set to end on August 31.
What do you think? Will you be backing the new Uncia DLP 3D Printer? Discuss in the Uncia 3D Printer forum thread on 3DPB.com. check out the Indiegogo video below:
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