1. What is 3D Printing?
3D Printing is an additive manufacturing technology that can fabricate physical objects directly from digital files. It can be used in industrial design, education, architecture, medical, and various industries. Compared with high-end industrial machines, desktop 3D printer is more affordable, and easier to operate for DIYers, small design studios, and in-house design teams.
2. How the models are printed?
- Pre-Process: From an STL data file, Up! software slices a 3D model into a series of 2D layer data, automatically generates support structure, and creates the print path for printer to process.
- Produce Part: Parts are built in an additive process layer by layer. Extrusion head of a 3D printer extrudes melted filament along the print path to create each layer.
- Post-Process: Remove support structures and polish surface if needed.
3. What are the unique features of UP! 3D printer?
- Affordable: USD$1499.
- Portable: Small dimension (245 x 260 x 350 mm). Super lightweight (< 11lb).
- Pre-assembled: Not a kit.
- Simple software: One software does all the work.
- Metal frame strong: Not a wooden box.
- High print quality: Industrial 3D print standard.
4. How could UP! 3D printer contribute to my design work process?
An UP! 3D printer can dramatically increase your productivity, reduce time to market and save cost during design phase. Starting from conceptual mock-ups, down to final design prototypes, you will have no need to outsource your 3D prototyping work and have all the printing work in house.
5. Is UP! 3D printer safe in office environment?
Yes. UP! 3D printers are designed for use in office or home. Up! is super quiet when printing, and it will not generate noxious fumes or toxic materials that require venting or special handling.
6. Is colored material available?
Yes, we offer white, red, blue, green and black, and you can always paint your models with colors that you want.
7. Is post-processing required?
A printed model needs to be removed from build table. If support structure generated, you need to break it off using tools provided along with the machine. ABS parts are vigorous enough to withstand post processing.
8. Is there any design limitation that UP! 3D printer has?
Yes, UP! 3D printer is limited to geometries with wall thickness of 1mm minimum.
9. Can I build more than one model at a time?
Yes, multiple parts can be produced simultaneously, as long as the parts can spread out non-overlapping on the build table.
10. Can parts built using UP! 3D printer be combined to form one larger model?
Yes, larger part can be produced in smaller sections that later are glued together using standard super glue. The quality of the part will not be affected.
11. Can the parts in UP! 3D printer be produced by the printer itself?
Yes, the parts in UP! 3D printer can be easily produced. We provide customers a set of printed parts as well as digital models along with the printer.