Desktop 3D printer is ‘world’s fastest’

Desktop 3D printers have come a long way in recent years, but for the most part they're still painfully slow and unable to print very large objects.

Looking to solve both of these problems is Florida-based start up tangible engineering USA. The company's patent pending Solidator 3D printer offers a large build volume, ultra high resolution and high printing speed – all for less than $5000. The device works by using stereolithography and projector DLP technology to turn liquid plastic (similar to nail polish) into a solid 3D object with just visible light. The company claims it can print 1.5billion Voxels in 5.5 hours on an 11.8L build volume (280 x 210 x 200) – at around a third of the time it takes conventional stereolithography printers. The team behind Solidator has launched a Kickstarter campaign to take it from prototype to production. See the video below for more info.