Monday, March 24, 2014 - 09:01
ROCK HILL, South Carolina –March 24, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) today announced the immediate availability of its previously announced ProJet 1200 micro-SLA printer and commencement of customer shipments. This affordable, safe micro-SLA 3D printer is capable of producing small, precise, detail-rich parts and casting patterns and ideal for fine jewelry, electronic components and dental wax-ups. Smaller than most coffee makers and faster than baking a cake, this new printer is economical to own, safe to operate anywhere and simple to use. It prints accurate ready-to-use parts and castable patterns that cost less than one U.S. dollar. Priced at $4,900, the ProJet 1200 democratizes access to professional-grade 3D printers for jewelers, dental labs, product designers and garage entrepreneurs.
With super-fast print speeds and high accuracy of detail, dental labs can print up to 12 precise dental wax ups in under an hour and jewelers can create 5 intricate rings in under 2 hours. The Projet 1200 prints at 30-micron layers at effective 585dpi resolution featuring micro details with unprecedented surface smoothness that only SLA technology can deliver.
"Sun Dental Labs is always pursuing the cutting edge in the dental technology field and the ProJet 1200 is a great addition to our portfolio of technologies," said Chuck Stapleton, Vice President of Global Operations, Sun Dental Labs. “The compact size and speed of the ProJet 1200 allows us to further refine our digital manufacturing processes.”
The ProJet 1200 is comparable in size to a coffee maker, with a 8 x 8 base and a height of 13 inches, with both LAN and USB connectivity so everyone in the office can use it. Convenient all-in-one material cartridges are quick and easy to use. The built-in UV curing station assures safe handling of the parts and locks in their mechanical properties.
The VisiJet FTX Green material is ideal for casting patterns, with an ash-free burn-out as well as the necessary quality for plastic prototypes and small collectible designs.
“Priced at just $4,900, the ProJet 1200 delivers what professionals and hobbyists alike have been looking for – reliability, productivity, accuracy, operational simplicity and affordability,” said Michele Marchesan, Chief Opportunity Officer, 3DS.