Right from the beginning, Michael Joyce designed the B9Creator to be different. When it comes to printing complex, detailed and fragile objects, the B9Creator sets itself apart from the DIY 3D printer herd.
The printer utilizes a powerful Deformable Mirror Device (DMD) projector to shine a 1024 x 768 pixel image onto a layer of photo-initiated polymer resin. The result is a quick solid cure of the entire layer in one operation. The layer thickness is typically 100 microns (0.1mm) but your model can be sliced even thinner if you need ultra high resolution. DIY 3D Printers based upon the Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) concept simply can’t match the 100 to 50 micron resolution capability of the B9Creator.
Michael already developed the entire printer, engineered a solid production design and fabricated a production prototype, which he tested and optimized. Also, he secured professional vendors to fabricate components, bag the hardware kit, build circuit boards and wiring harnesses.
What he needs now is funding for completion of this project. To finalize the B9Creator he needs to build 10 demo units, test these units and feedback any minor changes to the vendor.
This all sounds like a solid investment if you’re interested in a high resolution personal 3D printer. Check out his full story on Kickstarter and make a pledge!