The Peopoly Moai laser SLA 3D printer features the detailed printing of an SLA machine at a lower cost than other comparable printers. This machine is perfect for anyone familiar with FDM 3D printing who is looking to make the jump into SLA technology as this kit comes in parts and is user-assembled. This not only lowers cost but provides a greater wealth of knowledge to the maker who gets to build the machine themselves!
The Peopoly Moai is a laser SLA 3D printer capable of creating some of the most detailed 3D prints possible today. Since the printer is sold as a kit the cost is lower than other fully assembled 3D printers, but the solid design and simple construction makes assembly easy. While other 3D printer kits can take 30 hours or more to complete, your Moai will be built in under 6 hours. The assembly process is easy and straight forward, requiring no soldering at all. Combined with the 10 micron layer height, this printer offers the most bang for your buck in the laser SLA world today.
The Moai is powered by a ST 32-bit ARM processor, capable of interpreting Gcode and running the machine incredibly fast, allowing for high precision movements without having to increase print time. While most FDM 3D printers come with a 0.40mm nozzle, the laser spot size of the Moai is only 70 microns, or 0.07mm in diameter. This makes the 'filament path' a much higher resolution than any FDM 3D printer can accomplish. But since the toolpath is a laser curing resin and not a nozzle extruding filament the machine can print very fast and maintain low print times even at this high level of precision.
Making the jump from FDM to SLA 3D printing is a big change, luckily the Moai makes it easy by using Gcode - the same file type used by FDM machines. Instead of moving the nozzle around the build area, it's just the laser that travels and cures the resin to create your part. Slice your part in MatterControl, export the Gcode to an SD card and the Moai will do the rest! This seamless upgradeability makes the Moai the perfect 3D printer to start using resin based SLA machines.
At MatterHackers we pride ourselves on offering friendly service, advice, and support. Our prices are always the lowest in the industry when you factor in our free shipping for every item on the MatterHackers site (including 3D printers). Most of all, our staff is friendly and knowledgeable. They have been 3D printing for several years now and are happy to answer your 3D printing questions. Have a question about the amazing capabilities of your new Peopoly Moai? No problem. Feel free to give us a call.
In short, buying a 3D printer from MatterHackers is a holistic experience. We are here to partner with you through every step of your 3D printing journey. Additionally, we have all of the resin and supplies that you could ever need to design anything you can imagine.