MoonRay 3D Printers

The MoonRay 3D printers bring new levels of speed, precision and reliability to 3D printing. With a cleverly designed package to grace any office, laboratory or workshop the MoonRay technology combines both speed and precision that comes in a family of models adapted for specific applications.

Outstanding Results

Resolution in Z
20 microns*
Printing Speed
Around 10–20 secs
per layer
Resolution in X-Y
50–100 microns*

By way of comparison the speed is about ten times that of an 3D SLA printer and typical application results about 25mm high can be achieved in about an hour.

The working area provides for a spacious working area that can accommodate tall as well as small parts in both single and multiple.

The MoonRay works using and LED based light source within a DLP projection system that uses an array of microscopic and individually controlled mirrors to project an ultra violet light onto very thin slivers of a UV sensitive resin held in a shallow tray. The layer is cured and begins to solidify before the light is re-focussed on the next layer and cured in the same way.

The RayOne projector, has been especially developed for the purpose of 3D printing using quality components and is entirely managed by the software provided. The light engine is custom-built to provide a 405nm wavelength blue-violet source.

3D Printing results must be highly consistent to allow parts to fit and be correctly positioned. The distortion issues from first generation printers such as laser SLA or DLPS can corrupt results depending on where the components are on the build platform.

*A micron is 1/1000 of a mm so 20 microns are 0.020 mm or about one quarter the width of human hair.