T-1000 DLP 3D Printer by G3D
The T1000, manufactured by G3D, has disrupted the desktop SLA 3D print industry. The unit has the largest build volume with the fastest build speed in its price category and represents the most cost-effective solution for newcomers to skilled engineers for complicated prototypes.
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Dubbed the T-1000, the DLP SLA product of G3D is designed to have the cost-effectiveness and large build volume of FDM machines while also having the quality and high-tech appearance of SLA machines. For their Black Friday promotion, G3D is offering the printer for only $1,500! This offer is available for November 29 – December 10 2019 only!
Batch of rook models printed on the T-1000 (56 models)
Dreamcatcher printed in the T-1000 using clear resin
The T-1000, having a maximum build volume of 7.06 in x 5.29 in x 11.81 in allows users to print models with large print volumes like a leg prosthetic model or an almost 12 in replica of the Eiffel tower:
Prosthetic leg model printed in the T-1000
Almost 12-in replica of the Eiffel Tower printed on the T-1000
To cater to the varying demand of users of 3D printer machines, the T-1000 was also designed to have a small volume print configuration where the user can increase the quality of the prints up to 100 μm x-y resolution and 7.5 μm layer height for finer and more detailed prints.
Small gears printed on the T-1000 using Black Matte resin
To change the printer settings from large build volume to small build volume the user would only need to turn a knob on the T-1000 to change the configuration, recalibrate the printer for this new setting and update the slicer settings in the software. G3D designed the T-1000 to be this easy with no need for replacing or upgrading parts.
With this quality and size, the T-1000 also doesn’t miss on the speed. The T-1000, with the backbone of Digital Light Processing technology where the cross-section of the model is cured all at the same time, can achieve maximum speeds of up to 2.6 in/hr. This means you can print a max build on the printer (11.8 in) in only 4.6 hours. Compared to laser SLA technologies and FDM which traces the cross section of the object being printed, DLP, because it cures the whole cross section at the same time, allows the user to print for the same length both 1 model or multiple models on the build plate. G3D endorses that this capability will allow users to 3D print multiple models per batch without worrying about increasing the printing time.
Digital Light Processing (DLP) of the T-1000 in action
For prototyping activities this speed reduces the turnaround time to produce prototypes allowing engineers and designers to rapidly verify their designs and models speeding up their rapid prototyping process.
With this affordable price, especially with the Black Friday promotion, schools would also be able to affordably purchase and use the T-1000 allowing them to experience a fast, reliable and high-volume 3D printer, the next generation of 3D printers in their own classrooms.
Ease of use was also put in mind with the patented 4-point Bed Calibration System. Coupled with the tilting mechanism for easier peeling of the model from the FEP film, the T-1000 can produce prints unsupervised.
Another factor that increases the cost-effectiveness of the T-1000 is the consumables which are only the resin and vat, this would only cost the user around $75/L (standard resin) and T-1000 vat ($45, 30L life).
Comparing to a known SLA 3D printing machine manufacturer using G-Boy (a G3D standard model) with a volume of 13.8 ml, printing using their clear resin would cost the user around $2.06/model ($149/L) while printing using G3D clear resin would only cost around $1.04/model ($75/L).
G3D G-Boy model computer file (left), 3D printed using T1000 (right)
For heavy users consuming 5L/week, this translates to more savings. For the competitor’s resin this would cost the user around 5L times $149/L ($745) plus $59/2L times 5L ($147.5) for resin tank (standard) replacement every 2L for a total of $892.5/week or $46,410/year. Using G3D T-1000 this will only cost the user 5L times $75/L ($375) plus $45/30L times 5L ($7.5) for G3D vat replacement every 30L for a total of $382.5/week or $19,890/year. Using G3D T-1000 for high volume prints will save you $26,520/year! Allowing you to purchase a lot more 3D printers and scale your capabilities.
Operating cost comparison for G3D and SLA Competitor
But wait there’s more! For heavy volume users, G3D promises to replace the vat for FREE when ordering for more resins if there are signs of wear and tear before using more than 10L!
G3D have also invested in producing quality resins to make sure customers would be satisfied in the G3D platform. Currently, the company has the following resins:
Resins produced by G3D (same color labels are matte and non-matte options)
Each of the standard and colored resins only cost around $75/L and available in colored and matte colored options.
G3D resins also include functional resins for functional 3D printing. The company has Tough resin ($85/L) designed to withstand 6000 psi of pressure (equivalent to 6000 pounds of force per square inch) for functional parts and prototyping. Flexible resin ($109/L) for soft parts and flexible parts. And Heat resistant ($105/L) resin that can withstand 500 degrees Fahrenheit temperature for high temperature resistant parts and models.
Functional resins by G3D (from top-left clockwise) Flexible resin gray, Heat Resistant resin, Flexible resin white, and Tough resin
G3D also doesn’t limit the user on the resins that you can use on their printer. The printer was designed to have no custom fit container, no complex loading mechanisms, so the user can pour and use any resin he likes, just make sure that the resin is designed for 405nm DLP 3D printing as the light engine of the T-1000 emits curing UV at 450 nm wavelength. This simple design also prevents clogging and other 3D printer problems from the resin.
G3D T-1000 in the showroom
You can see more sample prints by G3D through following their Instagram page.
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