Updated: Aug 6, 2020
These three flowers were printed on a top-down Gizmo 3D DLP printer at 50 micron Z, 100 micron XY in less than 4 hours using the standard speed printing method. It was best to print it using our standard speed printing method as it is so fine. Our software gives users the ability to choose between 3 printing methods - each with their own advantages. You can also toggle between the different printing methods throughout the same print to get the result you want. We could fit up to six of the flowers on this 200mm x 113mm sized build plate in the same time frame.
Printing the three flowers on one of the most popular competitor SLA 3D printers in the market, would take 14 hours to print and 19 hours to print five flowers. That's IF this bottom-up SLA 3D printer was able to print it.
When a friend attempted to print the flowers on a popular LCD resin 3D printer, it wouldn’t print at all. It seems the model was too delicate to print using the bottom-up resin 3D printing method due to the suction forces that are present during the peeling step. The suction forces pulled the delicate prints apart.
Here are some photos of failed attempts that were the result of trying to print this high resolution resin 3D print on other types of 3D printers.
As you can see the results were quite shocking.
We successfully printed this high resolution 3D print on a top-down Gizmo 3D printer as part of an experiment. Beautiful 3D model by PhD Student Pamela See