Anycubic Photon Ultra offers DLP 3D printing starting at $ 399
Anycubic has just announced its latest DLP 3D printer, the Photon Ultra. This high-precision DLP 3D printer features an “exclusive debut” of DLP technology from Texas Instruments, which brings low maintenance, extremely high-resolution prints, and much lower power consumption to your setup. If you constantly print small and narrow models, DLP printers are a great choice over LCD alternatives, so let’s take a look at what the Photon Ultra brings to the table.
Anycubic offers consumers high quality DLP printing with Photon Ultra
For some time now, these types of 3D printers have used LCD screens that need to be replaced every three to five months. Well, thanks to the DLP projection here, the Photon Ultra has no type of screen to replace and can run for “over 20,000 hours,” according to Anycubic. This DLP projection, while rated at 720p, also delivers quality “even better than 2K / 4K monochrome LCD printers,” according to the company. This is because LCD screens are made up of pixels, which can cause bumps or shadows when they light up the screen. With DLP projection, you can achieve smoother lines, sharper shadows, purer colors, and richer layers.
DLP projection enables quieter, more energy efficient printing
Another advantage for Anycubic to opt for a DLP projection design is that it allows the Photon Ultra to use much less energy while operating at a much quieter noise level. If you’ve used LCD or extrusion 3D printing before, you know how noisy it can be. Well the Photon Ultra operates at 40% luminous efficiency, which is about 15 times better than the 2.5-3% that LCD models operate at. Moreover, it is rated at 12W with an average usage of 8.5W which is much lower than the LCD screen. Plus, thanks to its unique design, no cooling fan is needed, which is part of the reason why it is so quiet.
Faster print speeds + a wider range of resin options make this a compelling option for model builders and more
You’ll find a print speed of around 1.5 seconds per layer, which is faster than the comparable Photon Mono X, which prints at 1.5 to 2 seconds per layer. In addition, thanks to the adjustable UV power, you will be able to use a wide range of resins for truly endless possibilities and creative freedom when printing.
The print bed is also laser etched for better adhesion and uniformity, allowing a higher pass rate and better stability for various projects. The user interface has also been designed to allow modification of the printer directly through the color touchscreen, allowing for easier setup without a computer.
You will be able to pre-order the Anycubic Photon Ultra starting September 15 from $ 399
Anycubic launches the Photon Ultra DLP 3D printer on Kickstarter September 15 with a starting price of $ 399 for the first 100 contributors and up to $ 499 after. Once the Photon Ultra hits Amazon, it will cost $ 599, so if you want to buy one, we recommend that you do so as soon as possible.