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About

Introduction

A 3D DLP uses a DLP projector and light cured resin to create a three dimensional part. The goal of this project was to create a low cost, high resolution printer.

Watch the video and see how the model is created layer by layer.

from http://www.georgehart.com/rp/rp.html
from http://www.georgehart.com/rp/rp.html

Specifications

  • Standard DLP projector with no modifications.
  • UV cured resin
  • Build area is about 76.8mm x 102.4mm x 125mm (3in x 4in x 5in)
  • Print speed can be 5mm per minute or more
  • Vat requires almost 2L of resin to print 3in x 4in x 5in
  • The final price of resin will depend on the number of people who support this project. 1L of resin could range from $80 to $100. This is one downside to this style of printer, but it still works out to be cheaper. The kit will include resin!
from http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1216
from http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1216

What the kit includes

  • Software
  • Laser cut bolt together frame (and bolts)
  • Microcontroller
  • Stepper motor and driver
  • Carrier board for microcontroller and driver
  • Pulleys and belt
  • Linear slide
  • Printing platform
  • Optics
  • Vat components
  • Starter resin. The kit will include your first 2 Liters of resin!

This kit does not include

  • Acer X1261P 1024x768 DLP Projector, it can be found for $350 to $450. (as of 6/14/2012)
  • Common hand tools like Allen wrenches or soldering iron
from http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:13109
from http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:13109

Assembly Skills & safely use Requirements

  • You must be able to safely use common hand tools.
  • Know how to solder though hole components
  • Know how to safely handle chemicals and follow MSDS guidelines.
from http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:16218
from http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:16218

Frequently asked questions

http://sedgwick3d.com/t/FAQ

Print Videos

http://sedgwick3d.com/t/Videos

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

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    Standard Kit - Everything required to build the printer but common tools and the projector.

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Funding period

- (30 days)