It’s been just about two years since the San Francisco, California-based startup Kudo3D launched a Kickstarter in support of the Titan 1, a lightning fast SLA 3D printer that uses their unique passive self-peeling (PSP) technology, which is a patent-pending, bottom-up process engineered to minimize the separation force between the cured layers and the resin. Their crowdfunding campaign was a definite success, raising almost $700,000, and the Titan 1 proved to be an exceptionally speedy and high-quality printer.
Now, Kudo3D is attempting to flip the SLA 3D printing market (literally) upside-down once again, this time with their newly released high-performance DLP SLA 3D Printer, the Titan 2. The printer will utilize the same PSP technology, a flexible resin container equipped with six different materials, all of which work together to aid in reducing the separation force. This process allows for extremely high-resolution printing, ranging between 37-100 microns depending on the specified application it’s being utilized for. Not only does this passive double peeling mechanism lead to higher resolutions, it also promotes exceptional surface quality and print speed.
The Titan 2 will also be web-controlled, allowing users to command and monitor the printer from their PC, Mac, smartphone, or tablet. In fact, one web-based device can be used to control multiple Titan 2 3D printers simultaneously. Kudo3D’s newest machine is equipped with a built-in Raspberry Pi, a shutter to reduce background exposure, and also a newly formulated build platform made from a mesh-like component that reduces the vacuum force between the layers being printed. The setup procedure of the Titan 2 has been simplified as well, as it’s shipped out fully assembled and pre-calibrated at 50 microns, requiring only a power cord to get started.
With a build size of 7.5 x 4.3 x 9.8 inches and quick print speed of 2.7 inches per hour, the Titan 2 looks to be one of the more efficient desktop SLA printers on the market, which is currently being pioneered by Formlabs and their Form 2 3D printer. According to Kudo3D, the all-metal mechanical structure is extremely sturdy, and is expected to give customers at least 10 years of use. The startup is offering potential customers the full 3D printing package, which includes the Titan 2, which is available in either a green emerald or red ruby cover, two PSP resin containers, a small and large build platform, and a kilogram of 3DM-ABS resin too. The package is listed at $3,488, but those who pre-order before June 19 will receive a $200 discount.
With these PSP resin containers, each of which was formulated to promote and enhance the PSP printing process, users can print objects with elasticity, toughness, or even for direct investment casting. The Titan 2 3D printer package will include a variety of these resin vats, offering customers instant induction into the full potential of their unique PSP technology. As Kudo3D continues to build off of the strong start from their first 3D printer, the Titan 2 certainly has the potential to help turn the SLA 3D printing market onto its head. Discuss further in the Titan 2 3D Printer forum over at 3DPB.com.