3D Printing

SparkMaker

The Most Affordable Desktop SLA 3D Printer

Profta
Rating

9

About the Project

3D Printing is the future! But when we looked at the available 3D printer models on the market, we could not find a single one that delivers high quality printings at a reasonable price. That`s why we made SparkMaker, an LCD based SLA 3D printer that prints in high-resolution yet has a price that makes it affordable for everyone.

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  • Founder: Miao Xiao
  • Company: SparkMaker
  • Goal: $20,000.00
  • Entry Level Price: $129.00
  • Campaign Ended On: July 27, 2017
  • Delivery Date: December 2017

"About the Project" and "Claims" content are taken from the campagin as is.

Reality Check

  • Claim:

    High-resolution 3D Printing

  • Reality:

    For the claimed quality of printing the price point is at a beneficially low cost for the potential backer

  • Claim:

    ...SparkMaker is ideal for scale prototyping as well as general 3D printing.

  • Reality:

    And end user should consider the print size for general printing because it is small but for scale modeling this would be possible.

  • Claim:

    Offline Printing

  • Reality:

    The ability to print offline actual functionality seems limited. An end user will still have to make a design on the computer but instead of just plugging into the printer you now have to load it onto an SD card. If an end user has a desktop and the printer is separated from it then this would be nice but it is industry standard for 3d printers to accept both options.

  • Claim:

    Great Resin in Great Price

  • Reality:

    The options for different resins is nice but the quality of the prints remains to be seen.

  • Claim:

    Easy-to-use

  • Reality:

    Because this is a resin printer, the basic steps are pouring resin and starting the print. The biggest variances could come from software or user error.

Bottom Line

The SparkMaker is a campaign that had an anticipated release, with a quick launch expected. The quality, price, and result are all potentially beneficial for the end user, without many obstacles. Simplistic design paired with creative style allows for an end user to 3D Print with relative ease. As always consider the limitation in size of the printer as well as the cost to purchase resin for future use.

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