The British company Photocentric has introduced the LC Opus, an LCD-based 3D printer for professional use. According to the manufacturer, the system is suitable for a wide range of industries and applications.
According to the manufacturer, the installation space of 310 x 174 x 220 mm also enables the printing of larger objects. According to the data sheet, the LC Opus achieves a layer thickness of at least 25 micrometers and an XY resolution of 81 μm. The speed is particularly emphasized: with a layer thickness of 50 micrometers, the exposure time is only 2 seconds per layer.
To ensure uniform curing of the liquid resin, Photocentric relies on a custom-made monochrome LCD mask with 4K resolution. Photocentric’s patented “Vat-Lift” technology also ensures a reliable release process, even with large print areas.
The robust aluminum printer has a 7-inch touchscreen and connections for WLAN, Ethernet and USB. The software used is Photocentric’s STUDIO 3D printing suite. According to the manufacturer, the LC Opus is intuitive to use and ready for immediate use after factory calibration.