XYZprinting Nobel 1.0 Advanced
The Nobel 1.0 Advanced is a high precision SLA printer with great properties ...
Prints with the highest level of detail? Welcome to the world of the SLA printers. SLA, which is derived from 'stereolithoraphy', is a 3D printing technique dat is different from the regular FDM (layer on layer extrusion) method.
SLA printers use UV laser beams that shoot UV light through a container with resin (a liquid filament). The resin responds to the UV light by setting, which results in the final 3D print.
SLA printers are very accurate and very suitable for extremely difficult 3D prints. However, the major disadvantage of SLA printers is that both the devices and the resin are rather expensive, compared to regular 3D printers. But with the arrival of the Nobel 1.0 Advanced, a high precision SLA printer of less than 2000 Euros, this seems to be a thing of the past.
The Nobel 1.0 Advanced
The Nobel 1.0 Advanced (also known as the Nobel 1.0A) was manufactured by the biggest 3D printer manufacturer in the world, 'XYZ Printing'. XYZ Printing is mainly known for its very competitive pricing. Its target group mostly consists of consumers and small (manufacturing) companies.
The Nobel 1.0 Advanced is the successor of the Nobel 1.0 SLA printer and was launched in the third quarter of 2016. The most important improvements are in the new high strength laser, a better printing resolution, and new adjustments in the firmware, that made the device more stable and more accurate. The software that comes with it has also been improved.
The Nobel 1.0 had a few issues with the interface and handling, but with the Nobel 1.0 Advanced, XYZ Printing has created a very good product. The device is stable, user-friendly, fast, and delivers a very good printing quality.
3D printing in 25, 50, and 100 microns
The Nobel 1.0 Advanced has a very high resolution, of up to 25 microns (0,025 mm). Even though there are some FDM printer manufacturers who claim to be able to print with this resolution, this usually is not really true. With an FDM printer, the Z resolution can reach a precision of 25 microns, but the X and Y resolution never even come close, due to the thickness of the layer and the nozzle. An SLA printer does not have this problem, which results in a far better printing quality.
Plug and play
The Nobel 1.0 Advanced is a Plug and Play SLA printer, which means that the device is very easy to use, and after unpacking, it will be ready to use in about 20 minutes. And the resin bath of the Nobel 1.0 Advanced is filled automatically.
The build surface of the Nobel 1.0 Advanced is 128 x 128 x 200 mm, which is average to large for an SLA printer.
The Nobel 10 Advanced uses XYZWare for Nobel, a user-friendly slicer software, which turns the 3D model that needs to be printed into a format that can be used by the SLA printer. The slicer software is capable of making a few adjustments. XYZ Ware for Nobel can only be used by Windows (7 and up). Mac is not supported.
Printing possibilities / resins
The Nobel 1.0 Advanced can print with different resins. Currently three types of resins are available: normal, castable, and flex.
The properties of Normal resemble the regular filaments such as ABS the most and is used most often. Normal is available in the colours: Clear, White, Grey, Blue, Magenta. Throughout the year, more colours will be added.
Castable resin is suitable for making moulds (metal, precious metal, etc.). This material burns out without leaving residue.
Flex is a resin that can be used to make flexible prints.
During the year, more resins for the Nobel 1.0 Advanced will be launched.
The most striking thing about the Nobel 1.0 Advanced might be the price. This SLA 3D printer can be purchased for only 1895 Euros. If we compare that to the average market price, it is about half of what the competition is asking.
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