2015 International CES, set in Las Vegas, is abuzz with excitement as the latest and greatest, not to mention futuristic, innovations in technology are presented to hundreds of thousands of event goers focused on visiting booths, presenting their own new products, and networking with industry peers. It’s no surprise to some — while an eye-opener for many others — to see that 3D printing has snagged the lion’s share of attention regarding innovation.
One of Las Vegas’ own, FSL3D, waited for the convention to roll out some big news – but that’s something they are used to creating, after making Kickstarter history raising over $800K for their Pegasus Touch 3D printer. FSL3D has been in the headlines plenty with revolutionary laser and cutting technology products and notable initial success.
It’s no secret that they’ve used their considerable recent funding recently to expand every part of their organization from research and development, to sales and marketing, to workforce, and we see now that there has been a lot going on behind the scenes, as FSL3D breaks out announcements that they will be:
- Presenting a VAT technology breakthrough.
- Rolling out a new product line.
- Introducing new performance resins.
SuperVat is a low viscosity resin offering higher resolution. Made from a durable metal frame, FSL3D promises that it is the last VAT container you will ever need to buy, eliminating the issue of consumable vats in resin-based 3D printers due to their unique material that does not cloud — and they state that’s the case even after several hundred thousand print cycles. Greater sized prints with more infill are also more reliable due to lower release forces.
FSL3D will be making a drop-in SuperVAT replacement option for all of their Pegasus 3D printers at the end of January.
FSL3D has been promising they would be developing new products, and those are arriving to the public in the form of the Phoenix Professional 3D printers which will begin with the following, shipping out in the second quarter of this year:
- Phoenix Touch 1080P DLP – featuring 50 micron XY resolution and a consumer-level DLP projector, the 1080P offers a build area of 96mm x 54mm x 100mm. It will also include FSL3D’s new SuperVat technology.
- Phoenix Touch Pro UV LED DLP – also featuring 50 micron XY resolution, the Touch Pro offers professional grade all-glass precision DLP optics for the highest resolution possible with a build area of 64mm x 40mm x 100mm. An added feature is that the UV LED bulb is expected to last 20,000 hours and cuts exposure time in half compared to regular projector bulbs. This printer will also include the new SuperVat technology.
With the promise of extreme affordability, at half the price of the industry norm with the direct castable resin, FSL3D brings forth both their new direct castable and flexible resins. Making it unique, direct castable resin is designed to leave no ash after burnout. It will ship at the end of this month, and although there is not an exact date for the flexible resin, it should ship shortly afterward.
Momentum has continued for these startup superstars, and they don’t have plans to slow down any time soon, if the latest announcement is any indicator. Founded by Dr. Henry Liu, FSL3D (Full Spectrum Laser) is a substantial company with humble beginnings as a startup in the truest sense — from a Nevada garage in 2010. After launching and completing two Kickstarter campaigns and gaining $1 million, FSL3D has quickly gained respect as a company that designs and produces both consumer and industrial grade laser products. Along with their unique products and features, they specialize in offering a combination of excellence and affordability.
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