We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message

3D Printer Prints In High Resolution, Isn't Resolutionary

This 3D printer can print super complex objects on a tiny scale by using light to build objects from liquid resin.

3D printers can create highly complex objects, but they're often rough around the edges and have a limited resolution. If you want to print something that's complex or tiny, or includes fine detail, you're going to have to bump up the resolution on your 3D printer.

MiiCraft, currently a project on Indiegogo (a site similar in nature to Kickstarter), aims to bring more affordable high-resolution 3D printers to it's backers fully assembled.

High-resolution 3D printers "print" by using a digital projector to shine light on a pool of special resin, which hardens under the light. This way, the printer can print more accurately than it would with a convention extrusion-based system. The resin that it uses comes in different colors and opacities, so you can print with more variety than conventional 3D printers.

The MiiCraft isn't a printer you would typically get if you were just getting into 3D printing, unless you got $1,200 to blow on a swanky gadget. If you've dabbled with 3D printing and want to get more accurate with your prints, though, this could be a cheap solution compared to other advanced 3D printers available.

[Indiegogo, MiiCraft]

Like this? You might also enjoy...

Get more GeekTech: Twitter - Facebook - RSS | Tip us off

IDG UK Sites

Best Black Friday 2014 tech deals UK: Get bargains on phones, tablets, laptops and more this Black...

IDG UK Sites

Tomorrow's World today (or next year)

IDG UK Sites

25 iOS apps turn (Red) for World AIDS Day campaign

IDG UK Sites

Advanced tips for Mac OS X Yosemite: use Yosemite like an expert - 5 new tips added