Hyvision is a company I’ve been following for a while. Even before the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo in Seoul in June, I was using the Cubicon Single for my projects. After Seoul, I got even more familiar with the Cubicon Single and I have to say that it has become one of my favorite 3D printers. Last fall, Hyvision announced that they were releasing the Cubicon Style, essentially a smaller version of the Cubicon Single, albeit in a sleeker package. At the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo New York, Hyvision did not disappoint, and introduced two new machines to the Cubicon roster.
The Cubicon Single Plus takes everything that’s great about the Cubicon Single and makes it better. The extruder is now replaceable and can print in multiple materials including TPU. While the Cubicon Single’s display screen and jog wheel were totally serviceable, it was possible to accidentally scroll past the model file you wanted to select when pressing down on the jog wheel, so that you selected the wrong file. This is something I find to be an issue on some other 3D printers that use a jog wheel for selecting files. The Cubicon Single Plus’ most visible distinction from the previous model is the 4.3″ full color LCD touch display, and I think that’s a really welcome upgrade.
There are more updates to love about the new model. The Cubicon Single Plus now comes WiFi printing-ready, along with having the option to print through USB. Another dramatic upgrade is in printing speed, which is now 500 mm/sec, up from 300 mm/sec on the Cubicon Single. Data processing is faster with the 32bit main board and bed heating speed is quicker, too. There are some other minor cosmetic changes such as a handle for the bottom opening door, and apparently the Cubicon Single Plus will be available in white as well as the standard black. Hyvision notes that product features and functions are subject to change, and a price has not been set.
Hyvision’s Cubicon Lux is the company’s first resin 3D printer. It’s a DLP printer and features a slim and compact cylindrical design. The printer is being marketed for the dental and jewelry industries. Its detailing is similar to the Cubicon Style, with a chrome band at the base of the machine and a glossy tinted black door. The difference is that the Lux’s curved door slides, giving even better access to the print bed and build chamber.
The Lux can print from 20 – 100 microns and has a build volume of 100mm x 75mm x 145 mm. The 4.3″ full color touch display is perched on top of the printer with a shallow angle to make it easy to read when standing above the machine — that’s right, no more crouching down just to read the display. This is another feature I wish more 3D printer manufacturers would implement. Price has not been set for the Lux, either, but both printers are set to be available internationally by the third quarter of 2016.
The Cubicon Single is currently available at iMakr stores and online for $2,599.00. The Cubicon Style will be going on sale internationally through iMakr starting on May 5th for $1,599.00. Hyvision was gracious enough to provide me with a Cubicon Style to test, so expect to be reading that review in a few weeks.