In the last 10 years since the invention of DSL printers, many different models have been introduced. we selected TOP 5 of the best resin 3D printers (SLA / DLP) on the market. In this article you will find this gamechangers.
TOP 1 - Form 2 of Formlabs
Form 2 represents the latest generation of 3D SLA printers from the American brand Formlabs, recognized as a pioneer in desktop stereolithography. It replaces the Form 1 (and Form 1+) model that was introduced on Kickstarter in 2012.
With a build chamber of 145 x 145 x 175 mm, it shows several interesting features such as Wi-Fi, a scanning system of the resin vat after each coat, a mobile application to receive notifications or intelligent cartridges for monitoring of consumption.
TOP 2 - Slash + from UNIZ3D
Announced as the fastest desktop 3D SLA printer on the market, the Slash + appears as a serious competitor of the Form 2. This machine offers a very fast printing speed thanks to an optimized cooling system but also thanks to its LCD screen that replaces the laser, resulting in an equivalent printing time that you print one or ten pieces simultaneously on the board!
Another advantage of the Slash Plus is the possibility of using other resins on the market, a point that is lacking in Form 2. By using the right light-curing parameters, you can use materials from other manufacturers.
TOP 3 - Nobel 1.0 A from XYZprinting
The Taiwanese manufacturer XYZprinting is today one of the world's leading sellers of personal 3D printers in direct competition with Ultimaker or Zortrax.
The Nobel 1.0 A 3D printer features a 128 x 128 x 200 mm 3D print volume and includes a smart resin tank filling mechanism.
TOP 4 - PICO2 from Asiga
Originally from Australia, the Asiga manufacturer was the first in 2011 to develop a 3D LED-based DLP printer. With several machines to its credit, its entry-level is the PICO2, a 3D printer dedicated to the world of jewelry and dental.
It offers a resolution of 39 or 50 microns for a maximum manufacturing volume of 64 x 40 x 75 mm. PICO 2 is compatible with other manufacturers' resins and relies on a proprietary technology called "Slide-And-Seperate" for slicing 3D files.
TOP 5 - Flashforge Hunter
Better known by the community for its 3D FDM printers, the manufacturer Flashforge has also embarked on the race for resin with the Hunter.
Among the points highlighted by the brand a lamp of a resolution 1080px Full HD ARM Advanced 8000Mhz Dual-Core processor and a creation function of print media dedicated for jewelry parts.
With FlashPrint software, the FlashForge Hunter offers a print volume of 120 x 67.5 x 150 mm, with a minimum dot size of 62.5 microns and a minimum layer thickness of 12.5 microns. It also has Wi-Fi and allows the use of competitive resins.