Kudo3D has designed and built a high resolution SLA 3D printer called the Bean which has been specifically designed for the consumer market and offers a reliable resin 3D printer with the consumer in mind.
The Bean 3D printer is a fully fledged, compact desktop SLA 3D printer measuring just 20 x 20 x 40 cm in size and weighing only 6.67 Kg. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the new SLA 3D printer available from $399 with shipping expected to start during February 2018.
The development team behind Bean explain more about its development, inspiration and features.
Along with the advancement of display technologies, resin printers now can be made with a cost close to FDM printers while maintaining a print quality much better than FDM printers. Bean is developed to meet consumers’ demand for a high performance, reliable, low-cost 3D printer.
With consumers in mind, we determined that the new printer must be compact and stylish. The green cover was designed to make it easier to be blended into an everyday environment. In line with the theme “green,” the Bean’s light source is made from LEDs, resulting in a greener energy consumption and longer lifetime.
The two edges were rounded off to reflect the shape of a bean. In the end, we dubbed the printer the “Bean” to reflect the compactness and greenish qualities of the printer. (Internally, we nicknamed it Green Bean!) To bring the cost down, we combine our PSP technology with an ultra-high resolution LCD panel. With this came the birth of Kudo3D’s Bean 3D printer.
Jump over to the official Kickstarter website for a list of all available pledges, full specifications and details.