Canberra, Australia (PRWEB) July 03, 2014
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Elemental is a stereolithography (SLA) 3D printer with a difference. Like other SLA 3D printers, Elemental utilises a laser system to cure photosensitive resins. Unlike other SLA 3D printers though, Elemental uses a pressure control system to control resin levels when an object is being built.
With a simple modular, attractive design, Elemental is the easiest 3D printer around to use. Scott Pobihun, Hardcotton Co-founder & CEO said, “When you use Elemental, you aren’t faced with a daunting setup and you don’t need to worry about fiddly calibration procedures. All you need to do in setting up Elemental is to ensure that the printer is level, with its adjustable feet, then simply fill it up with printing material and it’s ready to go.”
“Elemental makes 3D printing simple, easy and affordable. Unlike other printers on the market, Elemental does not require complex set-up, assembly or calibration. Its modular design addresses cost concerns, usually a concern with SLA printers, as well as ensuring performance reliability with whisper quiet operation,” says Pobihun.
Hardcotton will launch Elemental through Kickstarter in Q3 of 2014 and will offer units to Kickstarter backers for under AUD$1000.
“It really is amazing seeing something 3D printed. It is even more amazing when the print is done quickly, quietly and simply,” says CEO Scott Pobihun. “Utilising pressure control, Hardcotton has developed a 3D printer that employs SLA technology but creates the 3D print without the use of a mechanical platform.”
Pobihun also ,“This is a massive step forward for 3D printing. Because there are very few complex parts to be assembled in Elemental, we see this architecture as being the basis for the mass manufacture of 3D printers very soon.”
Hardcotton is an Australian start-up founded in Canberra, Australia. The company is focused on developing groundbreaking technology for 3D printing, that makes 3D printing simple, easy and affordable for everyone.
To be notified when the Kickstarter campaign goes live – register at hardcotton.com.au.
Credits: Hardcotton has not created designs for any of the objects printed out using Elemental. Designs have been downloaded free of charge from Thingiverse & GrabCAD.
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