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New and improved SparkMaker FHD now on Kickstarter

Ultra-affordable LCD stereolithography system now does 1080p

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Initially priced at just $100 on Kickstarter, the SparkMaker seemed to be just another one of those too-good-to-be-true 3D printer deals that fail to adequately deliver to their backers like the Buccaneer, the ONO, the Peachy printer or Tiko 3D’s Unibody. Instead, it not only delivered, it also went on to general commercial availability and reportedly sold more than 5,000 units. We at 3dpbm even got one to test through our Italian-language portal Replicatore.it. Now the ultra-affordable LCD photopolymerization 3D printer is coming back with a new and improved 1080p version, the SparkMaker FHD (Full HD).

Intelligently, the new system is launching either as an upgrade kit to the original SparkMaker. At just $99 this includes 1 x Metal Tank, 1 x Metal Panel, 1 x 1080p LCD Screen, 1 x Mainboard, and 1 x UV Backlight. It is also available as an early bird new stand-alone system priced at just $249 ($499 is going to be the final retail price). The new SparkMaker FHD upgraded 3d printer comes with a 1080p LCD screen and 4 new types of resins for ultra-clean, high temperature, macaron colors, and high-quality surfaces.

The SparkMaker FHD upgrade kit available for $99
The SparkMaker FHD upgrade kit is available for $99

The full high definition LCD screen enables even larger size prints of up to 61.8 x 110 x 125 mm, with higher quality (57 μm XY axis resolution), and faster speeds (up to 25 mm/hr). Just like its predecessor, don’t expect miracles. It is built to be affordable, however, it does offer several more improvements. Based on the feedback of many users, SparkMaker FHD now supports wireless control through a Bluetooth connection. Files can still be printed with just one button (the only button on the 3D printer), either through an SD card with printing files or the smartphone App

The new resins include several different options. The Resin LCD-Q | Go Colorful, which offers colorful printing options. It works well with the macaron color palette.  The new Resin LCD-G | 3D Engraving is Easy is an ultra-clear resin for making 3D engraving prints that show delicate internal details. The Resin LCD-H | Stand for High Temperatures can withstand temperatures as high as 320 C. It is a perfect material for making injection molds in small batch production. Finally the Resin LCD-MG | Print Your Favorite Models turns hard and tough after printing. It is ideal for making durable models.

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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based VoxelMatters. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites VoxelMatters.com and Replicatore.it, as well as VoxelMatters Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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