2.1D Printing with Roland’s VersaUV

By on August 27th, 2009 in blog


It’s not exactly a 3D printer, but we’d call it a “2.1D” printer. Basically it’s an inkjet printer equipped with UV-hardened “ink” that can produce a raised effect on the 2D printouts. Another way to look at it is that the VersaUV LEC-300 is a 3D printer with a Z-axis of only 0.04mm.

The USD$50K+ VersaUV printer can print on a very wide variety of materials, and by creative use of the 3D effect, you can print leather-like surfaces, buttons or other tactile schemes.

Via Roland and YouTube

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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