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The Bean 3D printer from Kudo3D is a high resolution, affordable, and reliable resin SLA printer created with the consumer in mind.
The Bean 3D printer from Kudo3D is a high resolution, affordable, and reliable resin SLA printer created with the consumer in mind.
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Second Call for Shipment to Europe and Some Printing Tips

Posted by Kudo3D (Creator)

Dear Backers,

This is the second call for shipment to Europe. We will load all printers for our European backers next Monday. The progress is somewhat slower than expected. We have been sending emails at least two times to each European backer but we do not get many responses since last update. 30% of the European backers just disappear. Maybe it is the summer time now. If you pay the shipping after we load the printers, the fulfillment center might charge you a fee for "pick and pack". Please send an email to now if you are an European backer and still do not receive our shipping notice.    

Here is a tip to increase the yield from your LCD panel. The default exposure time given is conservative. That is the time to cover most of the LCD area. The center has higher intensity than the corners and edges so if you use the center region more often, you may want to use the advanced mode to drop the exposure time, especially for harder resins. This should boost your yield about 20%. Since exposure time also depends on the resin used and the model structure. You may want to print some calibration samples to find the minimum acceptable exposure time for your resin and model . You can download our calibration sample at

To extract information from this calibration sample, please visit our blog 

 There is an article named “Understanding Kudo3D High Resolution Calibration Model” 

Softer resins take more time to separate due to its flexibility. You would need to increase the lifting height especially when you have a bigger exposed area. All resins have some shrinkage. If your model does not have a strong structure, the shrinkage could change the shape of your model a little bit. When your model has a flat bottom (direction facing the vat floor), the shrinkage could warp the bottom and form a suction cup. This phenomenon is more often observed when the material is softer and often damages the Teflon film. Softness can be either the intrinsic property of resin or just simply under-cured. Please check the article “Why cured layers could stick to the resin container?” in the blog to understand more details.  

Lastly,  the link to our new software in the last update seems to have a problem.  Here is the link again.  This version integrates the hollowing and infill support function.   There are still a few bugs to be fixed.   The lighting on model is not right but it will be fixed in a week or two.   

Thank you

Kudo3D Team


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      brinky on

      Do you send some kind of acknowledgement for received funds?

    2. Frank Kincell on

      Just installed this new version. It's great software, but it's telling me I only have one day left in the evaluation. Will you be providing keys?
      Frank Kincell
      Backer number 192.