Mashable reports on the release of SparkMaker, an incredibly cheap SLA 3D printer.
Indeed, the SparkMaker Original SLA 3D Printer project “raised over $500K on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, thanks to 2K backers.” Finally, following many iterations and updates, the developers have solidified the SparkMaker’s design and have now launched it onto the market.
This 3D printer is “compact, user-friendly, and takes zero computer skills to create 3D models. All you have to do is insert an SD card with a pre-loaded design, press the print button, and wait patiently for you creation to take shape.”
Rather than filaments, the SparkMaker Original SLA 3D Printer is SLA, so it uses “a liquid resin and UV lights to print objects from the ground up.” As for specifications, the SparkMaker Original SLA 3D Printer’s “molding size is pretty small – 3.9 inches x 2.2 inches x 0.5 inches – but what it lacks in size, it makes up for with incredible detail and high resolution prints.”
Pricing-wise, the SparkMaker Original SLA 3D Printer comes in “the SparkMaker Original SLA 3D Printer Starter Bundle, which includes the 3D printer and three resins, which costs $396.”
While, of course, there have been cheaper 3D printers, the SparkMaker Original SLA 3D Printer is a highly accurate machine, featuring the SLA method of additive manufacturing.
We shall see if it can be effective and successful out there on the market, however.
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