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Touchscreen LCD desktop 3D printer starting <$2k using LASER based tech for high speed prints, 7"x7"x9" build area, and detail.
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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! 

Paul Pape, Ironheart Artisans, and 7 more people like this update.

Comments

    1. Creator Michelle on February 27, 2014

      All I can say is - Woohoooo! Woohoooo! Goooooo Full Spectrum Laser! We can't wait to get our hands on this. Thanks for all the amazing and cool updates!

    2. Creator Full Spectrum Laser on February 27, 2014

      Paul: The supports are there (nothing has been removed). We don't require any interior supports. Competitor's print forced us to generate the supports.

    3. Creator Paul Pape on February 27, 2014

      Also, you show your Eiffel without the support structures. Can you print it without the supports?

    4. Creator Paul Pape on February 27, 2014

      Those look excellent! Thanks for continuing to tweak this to make it as great of a product it can be. I am so looking forward to getting my hands on it. One question. How long does the Eiffel Tower take to print at the resolution seen above? Thanks again, all, and keep up the great work!