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  1. #1
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    Kudo3D Titan1 3D Printer

    Has anyone seen or heard about the Kudo3D Titan1 3D Printer? It almost seems like a device which is too good to be true. The specifications are amazing, however we do not yet know of the price it will come to market at. The Titan1 is an SLS printer which uses Resin, as well as a patent pending PSP (Passive Self-Peeling) technology. The printer will be compatible with pretty much all SLA photoresins sensitive to 400nm light.

    Here are the Specifications of the Kudo3D Titan1:


    - XY resolution: 37 micron to 100 micron
    - Z resolution: 1 micron
    - Build Size: 19.2cm x 10.8cm x 24.3cm (WxDxH approx)
    - Print speed:
    - 2.7 inches / hr for xy:50 micron and z:100 micron resolution
    - 1.3 inches / hr for xy:100 micron and z:100 micron resolution
    - 1.9 inches / hr for xy:100 micron and z:200 micron resolution
    - Able to pause printing and replace resin with different color in the middle of a print
    - Machine Size: 40cm x 30cm x 85cm
    - Flexible PSP resin container
    - High precision industrial grade linear stage module
    - HD 19201080 DLP projector
    - Mega 2560 and RAMPS 1.4 controlling circuit
    - Nema 17 Stepping motor
    - 12cm cooling fan
    - Aluminum extrusion frame with steel enhancement
    - Brushed aluminum case


    The Company which was founded by Tedd Syao, claims that they have a min resolution of 1μm! That is incredible if it proves to be true. Most other SLS printers are 25μm and above resolution wise. The print speeds are also staggeringly fast at 1.3in to 2.7in/hr for Z 100μm, which blows away just about every ther sSLS 3D printer on the market. I have included a video below, as well as an image. What are your opinions? The printer can be found with more details at the Kudo3d Website.




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    Awesome specs, now we need a price. Judging from it's size I am going to guess we will see an price tag on the Titan1 somewhere north of $8,000, Probably closer to $20k. Just a wild guess on my part but this is a large machine judging from the picture above. I can't see it being priced anywhere close to a level where consumers would buy it.

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    Larry and Maggie,

    Thank you so much for your interest in Titan 1 and Kudo3D. We are flattered by your price approximation! During our Kickstarter campaign, which will launch on May 27th at 8:30am PST, we will have a super early bird special. 10 Titan 1s will be available for $1899, which is $300 off of regular pledge levels. While Maggie's estimation is consistent with many printers of Titan 1's caliber, our goal was to produce a commercial grade 3D printer that is within the monetary reach of consumers.

    Thank you,
    Roberta

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    Very intriguing to see that you'll be competing on the price point of the Makerbot and other FFF printers rather than with the Form 1. Though with DLP rather than laser scan, I can see it being realistic.

    I have to wonder what made you guys choose a 7"x4"x9" build envelope? It seems a little awkward. Also why would vertical speed change with x-y resolution, a layer from the DLP projector should take the same amount of time to cure no matter what the image resolution is.

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    Feign,

    Thank you for your excellent questions. The maximum XY build size is determined by the projected area. For 100 micron pixel size, 1920x1080 resolution represents 192mm x 108 mm which is about 7”x4”. As for the vertical build size, we pick a linear translation stage that travels longer than our competitors’ maximum build height. Curing time is the timei it takes for a liquid resin layer to receive enough photon dosage to cause solidification. When the projected area is larger, the intensity of the light is weaker and it will take a longer time to cure. Actually, curing time is linearly proportional to the projected area.

    Thanks again,
    Roberta

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    Oh, so changing the resolution involves actually refocusing the projection? That makes a lot of sense, I suppose. And it makes sense that you can pretty much make the z-axis as big as you want to spend on your linear travel... Or is there a limit to the height you can get before the print's elasticity causes it to not break away from the plate anymore?

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    Hi Feign,

    Yes. Changing printing resolution is done by changing the size of projected area. If low viscosity resin is used, there is no limit on the printing height. However, high viscosity resin may require stirring the resin occasionally in the middle of the printing to prevent building up semi-cured material on the bottom of the VAT.

    Roberta

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    Looks like they have announced their Reward packages:

  9. #9
    $1899 - $1999 for an SLA printer is pretty dang good. I hope these guys can do what they say they can do, because this will certainly make 3d printing a lot more attractive to the masses.

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    When kudo3d will release to be sell for everyone?

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