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Anycubic to Launch Photon Ultra DLP 3D Printer on Kickstarter

Anycubic Photon Ultra DLP 3D Printer
Above: Anycubic Photon Ultra DLP 3D Printer will be launched through a Kickstarter Campaign/Image Source: Kickstarter

Anycubic, the established 3D printer brand known for its high-quality and affordable printers, announced that it is launching its upcoming Photon Ultra DLP 3D Printer on Kickstarter with a world premiere.

The Anycubic Photon Ultra features an exclusive debut of Texas Instrument’s latest DLP technology, which brings many advantages to users, such as: low-to-no maintenance, extremely high-resolution prints, and much lower power consumption.

Anycubic Photon Ultra DLP 3D Printer: Features

Above: Anycubic’s first consumer DLP 3D Printer/Video Source: Anycubic/YouTube

The Anycubic Photon Ultra comes with a range of impressive features. DLP printers are superior to LCD based 3D printers in printing small and narrow models, but have always been prohibitively expensive, until now. Anycubic aims to solve this problem and fit the needs of its customers.

·      High-Precision Printing

In principle, DLP printers offer better print quality and layer resolution due to the superior technology used for projecting light. The Anycubic Photon Ultra also makes use of professional-grade light source to offer resolution rated at 720p. Going above and beyond, the company claims that this quality is even better than 2k/4k monochrome LCD screen printers.

Besides this, the Anycubic Photon Ultra DLP 3D printer is superior than most LCD printers.

·      Longer Durability

It is a well-known fact that the LCD screens are a consumable with a shelf life of only 3 to 5 months. The Anycubic Photon Ultra eliminates the use of LCD screen and the internal projector enables the printer to be used for more than 20,000 hours. This means the average user saves about $600 on LCD screen replacements. With a Kickstarter price tag of $399, most people will have more money saved than they spend on the Anycubic Photon Ultra!

·      Energy Saving

Due to elimination of LCD screens, the Anycubic Photon Ultra becomes much more energy efficient, which further improves its impact on the environment. The Anycubic Photon Ultra DLP printer operates at 40% light efficiency, which is 15 times higher than the 2.5-3% that LCD printers usually operate at. It uses far less energy and is rated at 12W with an average power consumption of 8.5W. The printer consumes between 0.017 – 0.034 kWh to print a 100mm high model.

·      Whisper Quiet Printing

Lower power consumption equals less heat, which means the Anycubic Photon Ultra doesn’t need any cooling fans, making it truly whisper quiet.

·      Smooth Edges

With 16x anti-aliasing the edges and corners of prints are smoothed out, reducing layer lines and post-processing time.

·      Other Features

Besides the above mentioned features, the printer also boasts of a laser engraved print bed to improve bed adhesion, a wide materials library, faster printing speeds and a user-friendly interface.

Anycubic Photon Ultra DLP 3D Printer: Price & Crowdfunding

The Anycubic Photon Ultra DLP 3D printer is making its worldwide debut on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter, where it will be available at just $399 for the first 100 backers and $499 for normal price. After Kickstarter, Anycubic Photon Ultra’s price on Amazon will be over $599.

Anycubic Photon Ultra is launching on Kickstarter on September 15th, 2021, where it will be available for pre-order in a worldwide exclusive. The crowdfunding approach to launch the printer will help Anycubic to match the innovative spirit of its customers, who are trailblazers in the creative community, always embracing the new. The Kickstarted campaign will last for approximately one month offering many benefits, discounts and special promotions to our early supporters.

After Kickstarter, backers will be the first in the world to receive their Anycubic Photon Ultra, and later in the year it will become available via the regular Anycubic distribution channels at a slightly higher price.


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