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Update #11

Introducing Clear and White Resin, Final Shipping Laser Spot Size ~80um

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We've been super busy over here at FSL3D but wanted to give a quick update.  We've been working hard on the resin formulations to deliver the best materials.  We are now confident we can deliver just about any color including Clear and White by the ship date.  We've printed out some mini rook pictures here:

FSL Clear Resin, clearly see the stairs and double helix inside now
FSL Clear Resin, clearly see the stairs and double helix inside now

Perfecting clear was a top priority because now we can mix many other colors with just various pigments (like white below).

FSL White Resin
FSL White Resin

In addition, we optimized the laser spot by securing a large purchase of superior lenses from our supplier to reduce the price down to a level where we could include them with the printer.  Now we are happy to say we will offer Pegasus touch with an average of 80um laser spot size for the high definition!

We're working hard in production mode.  We've greatly improved the mechanical structure of the printer to offer much more reliable prints with less side shifting seen in other SLA printers.  We're very pleased with the final design and the remade sheet metal parts are on their way here from our supplier.  

We look to be on target to make our end of April shipments and look forward to hearing feedback from the first few owners of Pegasus Touch: Desktop 3D Printing 2.0


Update #10

Better Eiffel Tower Prints + Mini Rook Samples Shipping

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The Eiffel Tower is a gold standard test print in high resolution 3D printing.  Nearly everyone does it.  You can download it from Thingiverse here

When we first launched the Kickstarter we were able to get a perfect 9" tall Eiffel (printed as 1 single piece on the Pegasus Touch).  To be considered perfect, we need to see all the holes through the braces and the inner and outer railing above the arches are intact.  Look closely at other Eiffel tower prints, they almost always discard the railing.  

However the original STL file on Thingiverse is listed as 54.7 x 54.7 x 120.9 mm.  At 120.9mm=4.76" tall the features become so small that it pushes the limits of most 3D printers. 

We've been working hard with improved optics and a completely reworked layer release mechanism.  The release mechanism is of great importance as sticking and suction forces can ruin small features.  With our improvements, we were able to get a perfect 120.9mm Eiffel Tower print on the Pegasus Touch.

Take a look at the comparison between our printer and a leading competing SLA printer on a 120.9mm Eiffel tower.  Note sometimes people will print the Eiffel tower as TWO halves to increase the size of the small features but this is not a fair comparison - always ask for it to be printed as the original 120.9mm height.

120.9mm Tall Eiffel Comparison
120.9mm Tall Eiffel Comparison
Mini rook samples now shipping!
Mini rook samples now shipping!

 Also we have started shipping our Mini Rook samples.  Look for yours in the mail if you ordered one! 


Update #9

Even better optics performance = smaller features

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FSL3D has been hard at work perfecting all the little features to make this the best 3D printer under $3000.  Printing jewelry can be particularly demanding on a 3d printer's resolution.

Improving the optics allows us to print finer details.  Compare the two rings below.  Pegasus touch is able to resolve all the holes on the band while the competing SLA printer fills in all the holes.  Also the fine pillar blocks making up the stone settings are grouped together on the latter printer.

Previously we aimed to offer a laser beam size of around 250um but we are now experimenting with as small as 50um with our enhanced optics.  Final shipping will probably be some balance between sharpness and build time (small spot requires more passes to fill in).

Pegasus Touch: Better optics means smaller features can be resolved
Pegasus Touch: Better optics means smaller features can be resolved
Competition using their grey resin - notice holes are filled in and small features unresolved
Competition using their grey resin - notice holes are filled in and small features unresolved

Update #8

Better optics = better quality and introducing grey resin

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We just returned from 3 days at Photonics West 2014 in SF.

Using newly learned knowledge we were able to greatly improve print results with better optics, decreasing "fuzz" and greatly improving quality. Check out the pictures here:

Left Side New No Fuzz vs Right side Old Fuzzy
Left Side New No Fuzz vs Right side Old Fuzzy

FSL3D is dedicated to providing the best possible output quality for the price in a laser 3d printer.  Compare our new results with a more expensive competing SLA printer using their grey resin.

Competitor SLA printer on left, FSL3D Pegasus Touch on Right
Competitor SLA printer on left, FSL3D Pegasus Touch on Right

Without magnification all 3 looked ok but when quality counts, better optics on Pegasus Touch delivered!

Competitor Grey on Left, Old minor fuzz in middle, New fuzz free better optics on right
Competitor Grey on Left, Old minor fuzz in middle, New fuzz free better optics on right

Grey resin was a popular request so here is a picture of our new grey resin.  We can now offer grey as a standard color.  Other color choices to come!

FSL3D Grey Resin
FSL3D Grey Resin

 Also for all those that missed out on the Kickstarter, you can now preorder on fsl3d.com with delivery in July.


Update #7

Quick Update: Campaign Over - over $819k raised!

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Just wanted to make a quick update, thanks to all our backers that helped us push over $819k in the final moments - over 8x our original goal!   Thank again to all our backers - we couldn't have done it without you!

Now the real work begins with getting our assembly line ready and making final tweaks to the design and software.  Our accounting team is adding all Kickstarter backers to our system and will reach out to you to get addresses.  For all backers that purchased a 5th gen laser cutter/engraver combo, we will reach out to first in the next 2-3 days.

Now that Kickstarter is over, we are migrating discussions and support onto the official forums. 

For now, we are hosting the new FSL3D forums on Google Groups.  You can join it here: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/fsl3d

For people interested in buying Pegasus Touch, please go to FSL3D.com and we will have details shortly to take orders for non-kickstarter backers (ships after Kickstarter rewards are fulfilled).


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