Photocentric launches LC Opus LCD 3D printer – Technical specifications and pricing

3D printer and products producer Photocentric has unveiled a new desktop Lcd 3D printer yet, the LC Opus.

Slated for international start at the Intercontinental Dental Demonstrate in Cologne later on this thirty day period, the LC Opus is a desktop 3D printer suited to a extensive variety of programs ranging from dental designs and hairdryers to turbines. The device is the ninth procedure made by Photocentric and replaces the firm’s LC Dental 3D printer.

Delivered pre-calibrated, the LC Opus is based on Photocentric’s Lcd 3D printing technology and is created to provide fast, accurate, and dependable prints straight out of the box.

“We wished to develop a functional printer that was simple to use and delivered excellent overall performance and I feel that we have realized this,” said Sally Tipping, Sales Director at Photocentric. “It presents shoppers with a speedy, very simple and adaptable option that is equally at dwelling in a dental laboratory as it is an engineering workshop. Its intuitive and easy procedure makes LC Opus ideal for equally beginners and experienced consumers alike throughout a wide variety of applications.

“With its quick remedy pace, reduced functioning prices and impressive create quantity, LC Opus is an excellent all-rounder.”

The LC Opus desktop 3D printer. Photo via Photocentric.
The LC Opus desktop 3D printer. Image by way of Photocentric.

Photocentric’s Liquid crystal display printing technological know-how

Photocentric is recognized as a producer of photopolymer resins and for its Liquid crystal display 3D printing know-how.

The company’s Liquid crystal display printers use an array of LCDs that shine right onto the construct location and remedy an entire layer at after, relatively than a one place. This will make the know-how a quicker option to other strategies, and with the Liquid crystal display screen only letting in mild where by it is to be healed for the concluded section, the technique simplifies the printing method and eliminates the have to have for other resources, such as mirrors or galvanometers.

Photocentric’s to start with foray into the printer manufacturing market was initiated in 2015 with the start of its Liquid Crystal desktop 3D printer. Since then, the organization has launched its LC Maximus method, created for mass creation and big-scale prototyping, and its LC Magna printer able of delivering tiny-batch, on-demand, and full creation 3D printed conclude-use elements. 

The LC Opus is Photocentric's quickest LCD 3D printer to date. Photo via Photocentric.
The Photocentric LC Opus Lcd 3D printer. Photo by way of Photocentric.

The LC Opus

Promoted by Photocentric as its most rapid Lcd printer to day, the LC Opus is outfitted with a develop volume of 310 x 174 x 220 mm and a custom made monochrome screen. The machine attributes an even light-weight distribution to supply a repeatable, uniform treatment and is capable of obtaining curing speeds of two seconds per layer at 50µm thickness, based on the resin applied. 

As this sort of, the printer facilitates a substantial volume of areas to be printed immediately, precisely, and consistently. In harmony with the LC Opus’ establish volume, Photocentric’s patented Peel Launch ‘Vat-Lift’ engineering will allow the printing of significant area areas reliably and with relieve, creating the printer ideal for inexperienced persons and experienced customers alike. 

In the meantime, extremely-peaceful PWM fans supply silent, successful cooling for the machine’s LED array, enabling it to operate at significant temperatures for sustained intervals of time, and Trinamic motor motorists make sure smooth and quiet procedure. 

The LC Opus will be delivered to shoppers pre-calibrated, enabling them to print straight out of the box. This ‘plug and play’ featuring is complemented with Photocentric’s STUDIO program, which is supported with standard overall performance and company updates. The equipment capabilities simplified homing and an innovative new vat design, together with a self-cleansing manner. 

The LC Opus is appropriate with Photocentric’s individual range of devoted UV 3D printer resins, which are made particularly for the printer to help a large array of 3D printing purposes, including equally prototyping and creation. Customers can also pair their LC Opus with Photocentric’s clean and treatment offerings in get to accomplish an optimum finish for their 3D printed parts.

The LC Opus is suited to a wide variety of applications ranging from dental models and hairdryers to turbines. Photo via Photocentric.
The LC Opus is suited to a wide wide range of purposes ranging from dental versions and hairdryers to turbines. Photograph by using Photocentric.

Specialized requirements and pricing

In accordance to Photocentric, the LC Opus has damaged all pre-order records for its previous designs, and output of the devices is at this time underway. The printer will be developed at the firm’s Peterborough headquarters in the British isles, with models due to be delivered from September 2021.

The LC Opus is priced at £6,295, and Photocentric at present providing an unique start marketing, additional information of which can be uncovered here. full technical technical specs for the LC Opus are as follows:

Establish volume 310 x 174 x 220 mm
Print layer thickness 25, 50, and 100 µm. Layer thickness of >100µm dependent on resin properties
Print velocity 18 mm per hour
Cure pace 2 seconds for each layer at 50µm
Gentle output depth – Lcd screen 5mW/cm²
Liquid crystal display display 14″ monochrome 4k Lcd display.
Resolution XY resolution of 81µm offers scanned information precision of ≥95% at <100µm and ≥70% at <50 µm
Light output wavelength 410 nm
Software Photocentric STUDIO
Minimum system requirements Operating system Windows 7, 8 or 10
Minimum 2.0 GHz processor speed 2 cores – recommended 4 cores
GPU capable of OpenGL version 3.0 or higher
NET framework version 4.0
64bit system: recommended 4GB
32bit system: recommended 2GB
Connectivity WiFi, ethernet, USB 3.0 for fast file transfer
Weight 38 kg

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Featured image shows the LC Opus desktop 3D printer. Photo via Photocentric.

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