Imagine for a moment – taking a sip of coffee, scalding your mouth, then slamming your fist upon the keyboard that sends your final SolidWorks generated 3D model to a 3D printer sitting right next to you.
The print heads go to work as your brand new 3D desktop printer creates a high-resolution, fully cured, resin model of your design.
The Objet Alaris30 aims to introduce you to the reality of high quality, rapid-prototyped 3D models combined with an office sized network printer that’s clean, efficient and extremely accurate. Would you something like this?
Here’s the Specs…
Printer Dimensions (WxDxH) – 825mm x 620mm x 590mm (32.25 x 33.85 x 40.94 in)
Printer Weight – 83kg (183 lbs)
Tray size (XxYxZ) – 300 x 200 x 150mm (11.81 x 7.87 x 5.9 in)
Build size (XxYxZ) – 294 x 196 x 150mm (11.57 x 7.72 x 5.9 in)
Build Resolution (XYZ) – 600 dpi x 600 dpi x 900 dpi
Layer thickness – 28µm (0.0011 in)
Material – VeroWhite FullCure830, FullCure705 gel-like
Cartridges – sealed 1kg (2.2 lb.) – 2 per model & 2 per support
Power Requirements – 110 – 240 VAC 50/60 Hz 1.5 KW single phase
Input Format – STL, and SLC File
The price tag on the Objet Alaris30 is $40,000 US. That’s not as cheap as other desktop 3D printers on the market, but it’s also much better quality than the other 3D printers on the market. DesktopFactory is bringing out their sub-$5,000 printer that is dimensionally similar in size and half the weight of the Objet, but has a smaller build volume (5 x 5 x 5 inches) and a lower print resolution. What your getting with the Objet Alaris30 is the ability to produce a high quality part. Is that worth the cost?