Most 3D printers on the market work with filaments using fused deposition modeling (FDM) technology, but in the past we’ve also seen 3D printers using resin and stereolithography apparatus (SLA) technology. The latter is supposed to enable more detailed, yet faster prints, but storing and keeping the liquid resin is a bit more challenging than simply handling filament.
In the past I had come across two resin 3D printers in the news, namely the infamous Peachy printer, and the $99 ONO 3D printer working with a smartphone, which was introduced in 2016, but the company is still working on the printer, and most backers have not received their rewards. But today, I’ve come across another resin 3D printer with Alfawise W10 that’s available for $299.99 plus a few dollars for shipping.
Alfawise W10 key features & specifications:
- Display – 2.5″ full color LCD display
- Storage – microSD card slot
- Build size – 98 x 55 x 140 mm
- Layer thickness – 0.025 to 0.1 mm
- Print speed – 30mm/ h
- Laser Lifetime – > 20,000 hours
- Laser Wavelength – 405nm
- File format: G-code,STL
- Power Supply – 100V/240V AC Input, 12V DC output
- Dimensions – 170 x 170 x 360 mm
- Weight – 5.4 kg
Printing speed is expressed differently than for filament based 3D printers, and as I understand it 30mm/hour means you can print a 3cm height object in one hour.
The 3D printer ships with a power adapter, a blade, three transparent rubber band, one hex wrench H1.5, one hex wrench H2, one hex wrench H2.5, two paper funnel, two rubber gloves, five cards?, one microSD Card, a card reader, 250ml of resin, a release Film, 4 four “hood” sides, one “hood” top, and dust-free paper.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.