Crowd Supply has announced the launch of the Lite3DP S1 resin micro 3D Printer. The printer is based on an Arduino board and uses mask stereolithography (MSLA) technology to deliver a lightweight, noiseless, low-cost 3D printing solution. The open-source kit is straightforward to assemble, reducing the barrier to entry for those interested in 3D printing.
The printer is a fully open-source solution that prioritises simplicity and ease-of-use. The device’s firmware, software, hardware, user guide, and 3D printing files will be accessible from the Lite3DP website. The compact, lightweight device has a form factor of 100mm x 100mm x 150mm and a total weight of fewer than 350g. The printer produces plastic parts utilising a liquid photosensitive resin, which is printed and solidified layer by layer, creating a level of detail and precision unmatched by filament 3D printers. The printer is compatible with any brand of 405nm resins and functions autonomously with a microSD card.