• Kudo3D Titan1 SLA 3D printer on kickstarter

[Press Release] Titan 1 – the Fastest, Tallest Print, High Resolution Personal SLA 3D Printer – Launches on Kickstarter: Reaches Goal in 2 Minutes

Titan 1 – the Fastest, Tallest Print, High Resolution Personal SLA 3D Printer – Launches on Kickstarter: Reaches Goal in 2 Minutes

San Francisco, California- After 16 months of development, Kudo3D is proud to announce the launch of Titan 1, a DLP SLA 3D desktop printer, which represents a major breakthrough in printing speed, size, and resolution. The launch, which took place at 8:30am PST, was met with a great deal of enthusiasm, reaching its funding goal of $50,000 within 2 minutes. After 12 minutes, it had reached over $100,000 in pledges. Within 10 hours, it doubled to over $200,000. The success of Titan 1’s launch can be attributed to its competitive advantage over its competitors.

Personal 3D printing has been limited by slow printing speeds, small sizes, surface smoothness and constraints on the resolution of the finished product. The industry, which did not exist just a few years ago, has already shown its great potential; Fabricators and designers alike currently use 3D printing for a variety of products and functions. However, industry growth has been limited due to the sheer cost of acquiring and maintaining the existing 3D printing systems.

Kudo3D’s innovation addresses all these problems by incorporating a unique technology on a modularized system. “In order to differentiate our product from the other 3D printers on the market, we had to invest in some practical as well as technological innovations,” Tedd Syao, Ph.D., founder, explained. To address cost concerns, as well as reliability, Syao also took a page from the book of Henry Ford. “It was crazy to me that all of these expensive systems were being built without modularized components.” Key components of Titan 1 include a HD 1080p DLP projector, an industrial grade linear stage module, open-source controlling circuits, a stepping motor, a fast leveling build platform, and Kudo3D’s patent-pending flexible passive self-peeling (PSP) resin container.

The printer can accommodate projects up to 9½ inches in height, making it the most accommodating unit on the personal SLA 3D printing market. Beyond the impressive size of the print envelope, Titan 1 uses a patent-pending technology to permit a level of detail unavailable on most 3D printing systems while still maintaining the flexibility to print large objects. The flexible PSP resin container comprised of 6 different materials was devised to minimize the separation force of a cured layer so that fine features, even those as delicate as a strand of hair, can survive the printing process.
Titan 1 is a completed invention, and Syao hopes to use the funds from Kickstarter to open an assembling line in California. The Kickstarter campaign launched on May 27th 2014, and can be viewed at: kck.st/1h9gFwZ.

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2017-04-02T03:21:00+00:00

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