Makers, developers and hobbyists that are searching for a desktop 3D printer and combined laser engraver may be interested in the new SafFire machine created by Arthur Matteson.
SafFire is a Galvo based 3D printer and laser engraver which is capable of providing a modular top-down laser tool that is capable of engraving would as well as printing 3D objects in resin.
Watch the video below to learn more about its design and construction, as well as the unique features the combination 3D printer and laser engraver can offer for $1095.
The SafFire excels at printing functional, usable prototypes. With its finely adjustable laser diode power settings and optional neutral density filters, it can be configured to work with almost any resin that cures at 405nm. The following rings were printed with 3DM-CAST, a resin material with low burnout residue that can be used directly in the lost-wax process.
Even though many SLA 3D printers claim to have good specifications that imply the ability to reproduce fine detail, their prints simply lack refinement in a subjective sense. T he SafFire 3D Printing Accessories produce truly uncompromised, high-quality prints that accurately reproduce source files. Sharp edges, fine text, and tiny positive / negative features are not problematic. In fact, the printing process is no longer the limiting factor.
Since the SafFire uses a top-down printing method, there is no peeling process and no film to replace. This means that the SafFire requires essentially no maintenance, produces reliable and reproducible prints, and requires fewer support structures compared to typical bottom-up printers. Print repeatability is very important for functional objects, so the SafFire undergoes a seven-step calibration process after manufacturing and allows for even more accurate results with user-performed calibrations for specific resin types and settings.
Jump over to Kickstarter for full specifications and to make a pledge from $1,095 for super earlybird backers offering a considerable saving of the recommended retail price with shipping expected to take place during April 2017.