Feb 20, 2014

mUVe open source low cost stereolithography 3d printer

mUVe epecifications:
  • Designed by Dean Piper 
  • The mUVe 1 is an open-source, low-cost stereo-lithographic 3D printer which uses 405nm UV laser to build parts' layers one at a time. 
  • No part costs more than $20 to make or replace, except the reservoir which costs around $50 pre-assembled with non-stick surface
  • uses any Arduino based controller as long as it supports the RepRap GCODE standards. It supports Marlin firmware and you have the ability to address a fan or other accessory through code
  • MicroRax frame making it modular and expandable
  • 8mm hardened steel linear rods and bearings for inexpensive smooth motion
  • build space: 145mm x 145mm x 185mm
  • Standard RepRap Electronics, Marlin firmware required so far. Standard Cartesian control system.
  • Laser Iris Diaphragm allows hugely scalable resolution, .1mm is tested and working.
  • 20mW laser is relatively low power and safer than some alternatives.
  • Replaceable non-stick coating on durable glass ensures long reservoir life.
  • Heated Reservoir
  • Outside dimensions: approx. 330mm x 330mm x 450mm or 12.75" x 12.75" X 18"
  • Priced at $1,699. Kit includes everything, the printer, 1 gallon of resin, laser cut case and tools

mUVe had a successful Indiegogo campaign: 

Project homepage:

Update (20.3.2014.):

Here is mUVe at MRRF 2014: