iBox Macro Resin 3D printer combines good printing qualities and environmentally-friendly characteristics
Not so long ago there appeared iBox Nano. It was a huge success, that is why iBox Printers is ready to introduce iBox Macro Carbon Fiber Resin printer, the big brother. According to the company, it is the first carbon fiber resin 3D printer. It is a full-size desktop 3D printer, a relatively affordable one, which is capable of printing in Standard Colour or Carbon Fiber resin. iBox Macro provides top quality prints combined with a small package. It doesn’t consume much power and its printing area is as large as the device itself.
What are the advantages of iBox Macro? Resin provides higher resolution of details; and it works with less noise in comparison with traditional 3D printers. For these reasons resin 3D printers are popular with dental labs and jewelers. The company has developed a special kind of carbon fiber resin that will be twice as strong as common resin. This filament (carbon fiber resin) is made of real resin with carbon fiber strands that are kept in resin matrix. All this provides greater tensile strength without additional weight.
Carbon Fiber itself is an expensive material. Resins soaked in Carbon Fiber are even more expensive. The company’s aim is to reduce the resin price as much as possible. Resin is now available in several colours (black, white, clear, red, green, blue and yellow), all of them having been tested and ready for using.
To give you the full impression of the iBox Macro we suggest that you compare the resolutions and prices of other 3D printers. For example, if we compare iBox macro to Form2, we’ll notice that X-Y resolution of the former is nearly the same as that of the latter (115-145 to 140 respectively). Z-resolutions of iBox Macro is 5 compared to Form2’s 25 microns. The build area of iBox Macro is 154x94x175, and that of Form2 is 145x145x175. Form 2 uses a UV Laser, whereas iBox Macro makes use of UVLCD. The difference between the two 3D printers is not so striking, but the prices are the following: iBox Macro costs $1499, Form2 costs $3499. What’s more, iBox Macro doesn’t cause so much noise (45db) causing minimal distraction. And it doesn’t require much power to work (just 8,4 Watts).
iBox Printers have launched a campaign on Kickstarter. Your support is welcome. When the company has it, it will be able to bring the affordable, low power, quiet and user-friendly iBox Macro Resin 3D printer to all the users.