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“Make Things Larger, Easier & Faster but… Spend Less.” It's a resin 3D printer with a build volume of 33x18x30 cm, designed for SOHO.
“Make Things Larger, Easier & Faster but… Spend Less.” It's a resin 3D printer with a build volume of 330 x 180 x 300 mm, designed for SOHO.
“Make Things Larger, Easier & Faster but… Spend Less.” It's a resin 3D printer with a build volume of 330 x 180 x 300 mm, designed for SOHO.
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Need Something New !

We, Team OWL WORKS, have been running a SOHO business in 3D printing service area in Seoul, Korea. We’re doing; 3D printing, consulting on 3D printing adoption for current business, education on 3D printing, supporting Makers and so on. We have equipped with over 10 FDM & 3 SLA/DLP 3D printers as well as some necessary equipments, and we’re registered on 3DHubs. Simply, we know affordable 3D printers well. I am often faced with some requests like this;

  • Can you make 20~30 pieces of 5”-tall Eiffel Towers for my daughter’s birthday party gift for guests ?
  • I urgently need to get 30 different mockup designs of earring, could you print it by tomorrow ?
  • I’m planning to exhibit my product at the international trade show, and I want to make a number of miniatures (3 cubic inch, 300ea) to provide buyers with it. Can you print it ? 

As you guess, the above requests are about 'small production' and we are not able to handle such orders smoothly with current 3D printers. So..we need something new over FDM, SLA and DLP 3D printer to satisfy our customers as well as other SOHO players like us. This project was started at this simple but essential reason a year and half ago. Now we're ready to share it with you.

The reason why we decided to develop the Morpheus; we need something NEW. (red ? or blue ?)
The reason why we decided to develop the Morpheus; we need something NEW. (red ? or blue ?)

The Morpheus 3D Printer: Truly Designed for SOHO Entrepreneurs.

The design concept of the Morpheus is ‘economic efficiency’ and ‘high quality’, it is tuned for 'small production' as well as 'high quality mockup'.

The Morpheus, Mark3.
The Morpheus, Mark3.
Specification, the Morpheus
Specification, the Morpheus

It is big, really BIG !  Some of you might know the build-volume of the Morpheus (Mark3) from a couple of media such as 3DPrint.com, 3Ders.org & 3DPrintingindustry.com; it was 330mm x 180mm x 200mm. But we decided to make it a little larger than Mark3 version.

We've visualized how the Morpheus is distinguished from the others as below. Also we can proudly mention that the build-volume of the Morpheus is a real number where the user can utilize the entire volume to create one's imagination. The Morpheus uses LIPS (Light Induced Planar Solidification) technology that ensures an uniform irradiation of light to the entire growing surface of the volume. We'll talk more about LIPS later.

Build size comparison; the Morpheus vs. others
Build size comparison; the Morpheus vs. others

Since the 3D printing in DLP type is to make one layer at a time, the effect of platform size for the production efficiency (throughput) is clear. The wider, the better ! You can see the results below; 92 cubes are placed on the Morpheus platform at once.

# of 1-inch^3 cubes on the platfom; the Morpheus vs. others
# of 1-inch^3 cubes on the platfom; the Morpheus vs. others

It is fast, truly FAST !  When we say about the printing speed, there are two approaches to assess it; one is a direct measurement of the growing rate of the layer for the machine, and the other is to calculate (or measure) the total time to get certain number of objects made. We took both approaches.

[Printing Speed] Since it takes 10~30 seconds (depends on materials) for the Morpheus to solidify 100um-thick-layer of resin material, the printing speed of the Morpheus can be set as 0.4~1.4 inch/hour.

[Throughput] We've also calculated to know how long it would take to get 100 cubes of 1-cubic-inches from different 3D printers. Per FDM, we’ve set the layer thickness, infill and nozzle speed as 0.2mm, 25% and 80 mm/sec, respectively. Per DLP, we’ve set the printing speed as 6.2 sec/100um (average value; we’ve collected the data from the market and reflects our experimental data from Kudo 3D’s Titan and local maker’s DLP). Per the Morpheus, we've set 15 sec/100um. We’ve ignored the calculation of the process time per batch such as detaching the printed objects & reloading, any post process and so on. The results show that the throughput of the Morpheus is overwhelmingly higher than FDM (29X) & DLP (16X). Note that this calculation is not applied for a few numbers of objects, but it’s valid for small volume production or the production of large-sized objects.

Throughput comparison; the Morpheus vs. others
Throughput comparison; the Morpheus vs. others

It is precise, precisely ACCURATE ! The in-plane resolution of the Morpheus is around 170um so that you can get a quite precise object. Also it can print what you designed.

Measurement; 50 mm x 20 mm profile :: If you look at the photo carefully, you can find the reason to back us. Yes ! the broken window !
Measurement; 50 mm x 20 mm profile :: If you look at the photo carefully, you can find the reason to back us. Yes ! the broken window !

It is simple & easy, just HASSLE-Free to use !  ...We know you're busy and do not want to understand the 3D printer as an expert. Yes, we agree ! A 3D printer is mean for a creative work, not an end. That's why we have been trying to make the Morpheus as simple & easy as we can. It does not need any pre-calibration of image area. It does not need to set many values in slicer program. Just load an STL file and do slicing, then print it. It's simple and intuitive.

Here is a comparison table for your information.

Specification comparison : the Morpheus vs. others
Specification comparison : the Morpheus vs. others

What you can do with the Morpheus.

[Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims (layer thickness - 100um)]

  • Size : 310mm x 135mm x 180mm (height) / 12.2" x 5.3" x 7.1"
  • Print time : 16 hrs
  • Material : MakerJuice G+
  • Material consumption : ~ 800g
310mm x135mm x180mm sized Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims; Thing#35798@Thingiverse
310mm x135mm x180mm sized Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims; Thing#35798@Thingiverse

[Eiffel (layer thickness - 100um)]

  • Size : 55mm x 55mm x 130mm (height) / 2.2" x 2.2" x 5.1"
  • Number of Eiffels : 15 ea
  • Print time : 12 hrs 
  • Print time per Eiffel : 48 mins
  • Material : MakerJuice G+
  • Material consumption : ~ 900g
12ea x 55mm x 55mm x 130mm : Eiffel, Thing#22051@Thingiverse
12ea x 55mm x 55mm x 130mm : Eiffel, Thing#22051@Thingiverse

[Rook (layer thickness - 100um)]

  • Size : 15mm x 15mm x 28mm (height) / 0.6" x 0.6" x 1.1"
  • Number of Rooks : 120 ea
  • Print time : 170 minutes
  • Print time per Rook : 85 seconds
  • Material : MakerJuice G+ 
  • Material consumption : ~850g
120ea x 15mm x 15mm x 28mm : Rook, Thing#99028@Thingiverse
120ea x 15mm x 15mm x 28mm : Rook, Thing#99028@Thingiverse

 [Different RINGs at a time (layer thickness - 100um)]

  • Size : 19mm x 24mm x 31mm (height) / 0.75" x 0.95" x 1.22" incl. support.
  • Number of Rings (per batch): 3 ea
  • Print time : 144 minutes
  • Print time per Ring : 48 minutes
  • Material : MakerJuice G+
  • Material consumption : ~50g
Thing#358031 & 338040 @ Thingiverse
Thing#358031 & 338040 @ Thingiverse

[Working mockup; Cover case (layer thickness - 100um)]

  • Size : 120mm x 120mm x 8mm (height) / 4.72" x 4.72" x 0.32"
  • Number of cases: 2 ea
  • Print time : 32 minutes
  • Print time per sample : 16 minutes
  • Material : MakerJuice G+
  • Material consumption : ~50g
Cover case of Thermostat box; Courtesy of D.W. HighTech
Cover case of Thermostat box; Courtesy of D.W. HighTech

[Dental application: Tooth for intro (layer thickness - 100um)]

  • Size : 65mm x 55mm x 15mm (height) / 2.56" x 2.17" x 0.59"
  • Number of Tooth samples (per batch): 6 ea
  • Print time : 70 minutes
  • Print time per tooth sample : ~12 minutes
  • Material : MakerJuice G+
  • Material consumption : ~50g
Real tooth sample; Courtesy of Dr. Kim's ST Dental Clinic
Real tooth sample; Courtesy of Dr. Kim's ST Dental Clinic

[Tiny Miniature (layer thickness - 25um)]

  • Size : 6.5mm x 7.4mm x 25mm (height) / 0.26" x 0.29" x 0.98"
  • Number of samples (per batch): 4 ea
  • Print time : 8 hours 20 minutes
  • Print time per sample : 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Material : MakerJuice G+
  • Material consumption : ~20g
Miniature soldiers; 25um-thick-layer, thing#527918, 217908@Thingiverse
Miniature soldiers; 25um-thick-layer, thing#527918, 217908@Thingiverse

Technology behind the Morpheus

To make significant difference with others as well as to ensure the performance toward the production world, the Morpheus has employed a couple of key technologies. Tell me a little about it.

LIPS ; a Key to the New World ...Light induced planar solidification is another way to cure (or solidify) photo polymer. It uses an LCD as a photo mask and UV LED as a planar light source, so that we can manage solidification area by controlling LCD photomask. It has unique features over other resin 3D printers; up & down scalable, no-dependency between scale & resolution, very uniform light intensity over the exposure area. These features enable us to realize a REAL large area 3D printer without any severe difficulties as you can see above. In addition, we will be able to get very high resolution (higher than any other 3D printing technology at present), if we design LCD and LED appropriately. Simply, LIPS is a key to the new world of 3D printing. It's our patent pending technology.

Schematic, LIPS technology
Schematic, LIPS technology

Durable Resin Tank ; no need to change, built to the last. Most resin 3D printers have a consumable resin tank that needs changing after every 1-2L of resin printed. We designed the Morpheus’s resin tank to last, so there’s no more replacing your printer’s resin tank or changing the PDMS layer. We've eliminated the frustrating PDMS process, so you can focus on making great prints without worrying about costly maintenance of the resin tank. It's our patent pending technology.

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Materials ; from MakerJuice to MorpheusResin. The Morpheus supports UV resin (photo polymer) and we've used MakerJuice G+ & B9R-1-Cherry. A couple of resins are tested now including castable, ABS-like and so on. Although we're developing MorpheusResin, we'll support 3rd party resin for our user's convenience in the future. So, if you're making photo-resin, please be a backer and collaborate with us.

Compatible resins for the Morpheus
Compatible resins for the Morpheus

OWL WORKS needs your support & backing ! WHY ?

We’ve developed a new 3D printer which shows a possibility of 3D printer to the world of production. We believe it will make people inspired so that people can push the limit they have to create & cultivate a new experience. Consequently, the world would be a better place than the past. That’s our vision. We just made one step with the Morpheus 3D printer. We invite you to join our exciting journey by supporting (backing) this innovative product; the world’s largest build-volume desktop resin 3D printer ever.

We have a concrete product roadmap as below. By backing this project and supporting us, you will be one of our group members to develop such fascinating products for the world.

Product roadmap of the Morpheus series; realization of the producs depends on you ! Please be our backer for the products.
Product roadmap of the Morpheus series; realization of the producs depends on you ! Please be our backer for the products.

TIMELINE (Expected)

Expected Time Schedule; the Morpheus
Expected Time Schedule; the Morpheus

What we will prepare for our precious backers...

Pledge $3

Many Thanks !  You're awesome ! We'll list your name on both our website and our office's wall.

Pledge $33 

Above rewards plus...

3D printed lamp; Hanok-deng.
3D printed lamp; Hanok-deng.

Pledge $3,799~4,699 

Exclusive invitation to OWL WORKS online community plus...

Rewards 3-6
Rewards 3-6

Pledge $5,999

Exclusive invitation to OWL WORKS online community plus..

Rewards 7
Rewards 7

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Our story on Media

Risks and challenges

Similar to many Kickstarter projects, we face several key risks and challenges in sparking this revolution in 3D printing. The primary risks for us include:

ENGINEERING

To achieve the level of simplicity in user experience that we have, we have to design and engineer a very complex system. We have taken two key steps to ensure our engineering success. 1) We have formed an amazing team of engineers and designers, and 2) we test our printers with an obsession for perfection. In the last year, we have built 5 generations of prototypes, a production run of alpha machines, we will have a run of beta machines with significant user testing, and we keep enormous amounts of data to guide our future work.

The Morpheus design has been well tested over many built machines and the current version labled as Mark3. We seriously doubt that there are any show-stopping design flaws in the system. However there is always the possibility that something will need to be changed, and this may cause a delay.

SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS

Many Kickstarter campaigns can encounter problems when taking their prototypes to production. This includes issues finding suppliers and engineering products for mass-production. Smooth execution is absolutely essential to overcoming such risks. Although we collectively have a couple of tens of SCM experiences at H/W companies in Korea, China and the US, we take this lesson seriously and have been working for months negotiating with suppliers, testing component quality, and building a team that can execute on our promises. Our plans are nearly in place, and we now mainly require the resources to execute them.

We've mapped out lead times, and established multiple suppliers for every component we're not producing in house. We've left significant time-frame margins for these suppliers in our planning, and conducted test orders.

TEAM

Finding the right people is a challenge for any endeavor. Success in 3D printing requires a team of talented, passionate, and motivated designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs. We have already formed a truly awesome (and fun!) team, but we will have to bring in more Owls to realize this dream. In fact, we are actively looking for new members to join OWL WORKS and hit the ground running ! Please find more info at our website later.

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Finally, we're going to be doing lots of project updates, on a regular basis, even when everything is going just fine, and if something is causing a delay or even looks like it might be a potential issue we'll know what implication that may have for you.

# We cited a couple sentences from other Successful Kickstarter campaigns to homage their works; Form 1 & iBox Nano.

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    As a mark of gratitude, we will get you a small lamp printed by 3D printer, so-called [Hanok-deng] ! It looks like a Korean-Traditional Pavilion. Also, we'll get you an 3D printed-lithophane if you send us your photo. Shipping included. Applicable tax excluded.

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    We know you want to get the Morpheus 3D printer, but you might not want to take any risk before it launched officially because we're still in developing stage. So we prepared this reward for you to enjoy discounted price with less risk.!

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    Potential Family of OWL WORKS !

    We believe some of you want to join us to develop new ecosystem to accelerate 3D printing penetration to the world. We're open to such firms and individuals. We'll meet you at our offices in Seoul or San Jose, CA, if you'd like to come and discuss in detail on our technologies and strategies. (NDA required)
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