Korea-based HyVISION has launched two new 3D printers, including a resin-DLP unit that’s very different from their history.
I first saw their original HyVISION CUBICON over a year ago and I was quite impressed with the machine. The original “CUBICON Single” included a completely enclosed chamber for reliability, as well as the ability to 3D print a number of different 3D models at reasonable sizes. The Single also included an automated calibration system. The most unique feature at the time was an integrated air filter system, something very rare at the time. Subsequently, they introduced the CUBICON Style, a smaller version of the Single with many of the same excellent features.
Now the company has improved their product lineup significantly with the announcement of these new models:
Cubicon Lux: A DLP-powered small-format resin 3D printer that can produce very high resolution prints, but in a smaller volume. The Lux can produce objects with 0.02mm layers up to 100 x 75 x 145mm in size. The Lux includes a means to automatically refill the resin tank on the fly, simplifying operations. Oh, and of course, they also include the ubiquitous air filter.
So far, HyVISION only provides a solid and a castable resin for the Lux, but I would expect them to quickly add other options. And there’s nothing stopping owners from trying alternate resins if they wish. The Lux, as you can see above, is a very stylish unit that includes a beautiful touch screen for operations control, easily accessible on the top.
Cubicon Single Plus: The Single Plus is an improved version of the original Single, as you might guess from the name. While it includes all the features of the original model, there’s one very big difference: the Plus is said to print at speeds up to 500mm/second, from 300mm/second on the original model.
Whether the Single Plus is actually able to achieve this speed in real-life situations is not known to me, but I suspect the speed figure is presented for ideal situations only, and that actual speeds attained by users will be somewhat lower. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a big speed improvement on this machine. It will be faster.