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A  feature packed and easy to use UV Resin 3D Printer for less than $300.
A feature packed and easy to use UV Resin 3D Printer for less than $300.
780 backers pledged $210,034 to help bring this project to life.

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The Prism Desktop 3D Printer

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Beam3D has designed an out of the box, easy-to-use solution for resin 3D printing.  Currently, solutions for affordable resin printing require either experience or research to get started. Our goal was to make using a resin 3D Printer easy and affordable.

The Prism

The Prism is the result of thousands of hours of use and development. The Prism removes a number of barriers through a combination of hardware and unique software features, making it approachable for non-super users.


Hardware

With an easy to remove magnetic bed and a print volume of 120mm x 70mm x 150mm, the Prism is a resin printer with a 2K LCD screen that allows for high resolution prints that look like finished products. Built with an all metal chassis for durability and a dual linear rail motion system for stability, prints can be as fine as 25 micron. The 57 watt parallel LED array drives uniform light distribution across the entire build plate, edge to edge. 

Hardware Features

Auto Leveling

Auto leveling in its purest form. The leveling system actions at the beginning of every print and when homing the machine. Instead of chasing your tail around leveling and running test prints to make sure the level is right, let the machine take care of that process.

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Dual Linear Rails - Reliable and repeatable Z movement is essential for high quality printing.

2K LCD Screen - The 2K LCD screen allows for high quality printing.

All Metal - The all metal frame provides a rigid structure for daily operation. Fully enclosed with convenient flip lid.

Parallel LED Array - The 57 Watt Parallel LED Array allows for even light distribution throughout the build area.

The 57 Watt Parallel UV Light Array allows for even light distribution throughout the build area
The 57 Watt Parallel UV Light Array allows for even light distribution throughout the build area

Software

Regardless of the material, the resin calibration gives a strong start on cure times without guessing. The auto leveling system allows for beginners and experts to just print. On the fly cure time adjustment prevents the need to alter your workflow. Finally, we provide support for all major slicers.

Software Features

Resin Calibration Print

Not sure what cure time to set for new resin? No problem. Avoid guess and check by using the built-in resin calibration print. This print provides a reasonable ballpark on what cure time to set for the resin being used -- getting you from guessing to printing faster. Just choose the column that shows the best results!

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On-the-fly Cure Time Adjustment

Avoid nuisance around cure time while you are printing. Being able to adjust the cure time on the fly can save a number of pains like needing to reslice the file just to adjust cure time, or fine tune your cure time for a resin. Don't reslice, just print and adjust.

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WiFi Support 

The Prism has a WebUI that functions as a convenient WiFi based delivery device for sliced files. In addition to delivering files, you are able to: start, stop, pause, edit profiles, and adjust printer settings. 

Current WebUI interface. Naturally, feel free to transfer files via Micro SD card if preferred!
Current WebUI interface. Naturally, feel free to transfer files via Micro SD card if preferred!

Full Control of Machine Settings 

  • Anti Aliasing levels (0,2,4,8x), Movement speed, UV Power Intensity

  Allowing full control over machine settings is useful to power users and casual users alike. Want to cure a layer faster? Increase the power. Want to use a thicker resin? Adjust the Z speed and distance. Want to smooth out that lower resolution model? Enable anti-aliasing. Take advantage of more settings that many printers lock out. 

Keep the advanced settings from ChiTuBox intact, including Anti-Aliasing and Power Management
Keep the advanced settings from ChiTuBox intact, including Anti-Aliasing and Power Management

Software Compatibility

The Prism supports all major slicers, and will continue to be updated as the software for SLA printing evolves. We hope that this lets you choose the software YOU like instead of forcing a buggy difficult-to-use slicer with limited features. Currently, it supports files from ChiTuBox, Slic3r, Print Studio, and Creation Workshop.


Print Gallery


 Here is the Prism in action:

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Resin:

In addition to the Prism, we also offer a line of 3D printer resins. They are made in America and formulated for LCD based resin printers.

Stretch Goals:



Timeline and milestones:

May 22nd - Beam3d launches Kickstarter campaign

June 22nd - Beam3d Kickstarter campaign ends

June 28th - Production of units start

July 20th - units are ready to ship and start shipping


The Beam Team

The Beam3D Team is composed of professionals who have been involved in consumer electronics for the majority of our careers. At our core, we are 3D printing guys, each with our own stable of 3D printers. In fact, a number of those printers are pieces that we have either developed or used in professional ventures throughout our careers from homebrew kits, entry level consumer models, and even up to industrial grade machines.

We see the need for high quality, low cost resin printers in the community, and we would like to be the ones to deliver on and support that dream.
 

The Iterations

The Prism has gone through a number of iterations. Below are some of the different phases that the Prism has gone through.

One of our earliest prototypes.
One of our earliest prototypes.
We updated to include an LCD screen so that we could provide more control. Before we've updated the Z axis
We updated to include an LCD screen so that we could provide more control. Before we've updated the Z axis

Testing the new Z rails:

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One of our old plate designs
One of our old plate designs

 First short run of production:

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New hood design!
New hood design!

Finished design:

Risks and challenges

This Kickstarter is really a pre-order. What you are seeing is a production sample. That means what you see is what you will be receiving if you choose to back us. We have already spent the money in development and planning, and just need your support to place the order. Our factory is one of the longest running and highest volume 3D Printer manufacturers in the world. Units will begin shipping approximately 4-6 weeks after the campaign ends.

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    Beam3D Keychain and Sample Print

    A hearty thank you for your support and a keychain with the Beam3D Logo and a sample print from the Prism.

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    Beam3D Hoodie

    Thank you for your support. Receive a Beam3D Hoodie.

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    1 Liter of Beam3D Rapid Cure Resin

    A liter of our Rapid Cure Resin

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    10 Customers will get the Prism 3D Printer at a great value!
    Add +$45 to the pledge and receive 1 liter of resin

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    Thank You Prism Deal

    We are opening up an additional slot for the $199 price point as a thank you for helping us get off on a great foot!
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    We are opening up an additional slot for the $199 price point as a second order! Ships in September.

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    Early Adopter Price

    For our early adopters, receive 1 Prism 3D Printer at a great price!
    Add +$45 to the pledge and receive 1 liter of resin

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    Beam3D Superstar Resin Bundle

    Get a great deal on 8 liters of Beam3D Rapid Cure Resin. Manufactured in the USA, our resins are designed to work with LCD SLA Printers like the Prism.

    We will send a survey at the end of the campaign, allowing you to choose your colors between:

    - Amber Clear
    - Red
    - Blue
    - Black
    - White
    - Green
    - Grey

    Kit Includes:
    - 8x Liters of Rapid Cure Resin

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    Memorial Day Bundle

    In honor of our fallen members of the U.S. military, we are offering a bundle with 5% of proceeds from this tier going to the Wounded Warrior Project when we receive the funding at end of the campaign.

    Includes:
    • Prism 3D Resin Printer
    • Spare Vat
    • FEP Liner
    • CMYK Color Kit
    • 500mL Resin
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    Beam3D Value Bundle

    The Beam3D Value bundle provides the tools to get started without breaking the bank. In addition to the Prism 3D Printer you will receive useful tools, some replacement pieces, and 2 liters of resin at an outstanding value

    Kit Includes:

    - 1× Prism 3D Resin Printer
    - 1× FEP Liner
    - 2× 1L of Rapid Cure Resin
    - 1× 16gb Micro SD Card
    - 3× Sets of Nitrile Gloves
    - 1× Plastic Spatula
    - 1× Metal Bed Removal Spatula
    - 1x Spare Vat

    Save 35% off regular MSRP of $536!!

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    Pro Kit

    The Pro kit provides all of the equipment to get printing quickly. Includes scraper, UV flashlight, reusable chemical

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    Semi-Pro Pack

    The Semi-Pro kit is meant for makers that are ready to dive into resin printing. We include everything necessary to get going and a few things that we have found useful.

    Kit Includes:

    - 1× Prism 3D Resin Printer
    - 1× Spare Vat
    - 1× FEP Liner
    - 4× Liters of Rapid Cure Resin
    - 1× 16gb Micro SD Card
    - 3× Sets of Nitrile Gloves
    - 1× Tweezer
    - 1× Screw kit
    - 2× Containers
    - 1× Filter Screen for Resin
    - 1× Plastic Spatula
    - 1× Metal Bed Removal Spatula

    Save $181 off regular MSRP price of $681!!

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    2x Prism Printer Bundle

    By popular demand, now you can get not one, but 2 Prism 3D Printers. In addition to the printers, we have added a few things to make life easier when working with more than 1 machine.

    Kit Includes:

    - 2× Prism 3D Resin Printers
    - 1× Spare Vat
    - 2× FEP Liners
    - 1× Liter of Rapid Cure Resin
    - 2× 16gb Micro SD cards

    Save $325 off regular MSRP price of $824!!

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    Beam3d Pro Printer Pack

    The Pro Printer Pack includes the Printer and Curing oven, covering the full workflow for resin 3D Printing. Additionally, we are including all of the tools that we have found that make life easy.

    Kit Includes:

    - 1× Prism 3D Resin Printer
    - 1× Curing Oven
    - 4× 1 Liter of Rapid Cure Resin
    - 2× Containers
    - 2× FEP Liner
    - 1× LCD/UV Module Replacement
    - 1× 16gb Micro SD Card
    - 1× Spare Vat
    - 4× Sets of Nitrile Gloves
    - 1× Tweezer
    - 1× Screw kit
    - 1× Metal Bed Removal Spatula
    - 1× Filter Screen for Resin
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    - 1× UV Flashlight

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    Beam3D Business Kit

    Produce extraordinary prints for internal use or for clients whether you are an artist, architect, jeweler, or saving costs on rapid prototyping, test fitting, or selling the prints directly.

    Kit Includes:
    - 3× Prism 3D Resin Printer
    - 1x Curing Oven
    - 10× FEP Liner
    - 3× 16gb Micro SD Card
    - 1× Plastic Spatula
    - 1× Metal Bed Removal Spatula
    - 1x Spare Vat
    - 1x Replacement LCD/UV Module

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    Print Farm Starter Pack

    Everything necessary to run your own print farm. Kit includes everything to run 6 machines and repair and replacement parts to keep them operational.

    Kit Includes:

    - 6x Prism 3D Printers
    - 18x FEP Liners
    - 3x LCD/UV Module Replacement
    - 3x Spare Vats
    - 4x Liters of Rapid Cure Resin
    - 1x Plastic Spatula
    - 1x Metal Build Removal Spatula
    - 4x Pairs of Nitrile Gloves
    - 1x Resin Filter Screen
    - 3x Tweezers
    - 1x Double Sided Screwdriver
    - 2x Plastic Containers
    - 6x 16gb Micro SD Cards

    Save $873 off regular MSRP of $2772!!

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    Print Farm Starter Pack With Cure Oven

    Everything necessary to run your own print farm. Kit includes everything to run 6 machines and repair with replacement parts to keep them operational.

    Kit Includes:

    - 6× Prism 3D Resin Printer
    - 1× Curing Oven
    - 4× Liters of Rapid Cure Resin
    - 3× Spare Vats
    - 18× FEP Liner
    - 6× 16gb Micro SD Card
    - 3× LCD/UV Module Replacement
    - 1× Plastic Spatula
    - 1× Metal Bed Removal Spatula
    - 3× Tweezer
    - 2× Containers
    - 1× Filter Screen for Resin
    - 4× Pairs of Nitrile Gloves

    Save $876 off regular MSRP price of $2976!!

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Funding period

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