|Order Now:||Ships calculating... Free U.S. Shipping|
We at MatterHackers support our educators, libraries, and makerspaces! With a 3D printer, not only will you have a new way to teach -- you’ll also have a new engaging way for your students to learn. Experience is one of the best routes to comprehending concepts and 3D printing allows for that through interactive creation. Teaching our next generation workforce to design and fabricate in 3D is the key to high-paying, creative jobs in every industry. We handled the complicated parts of set up and put together a bundle so you and your students can do more with time and creativity. MatterHackers provides unbiased guidance to get started (or stay current) with digital fabrication, including affordable desktop 3D printers, CNC mills, vacuum formers, laser cutters and engravers, and more. We offer free lifetime phone and email support for all 70+ machines and 1000+ materials we sell, free US shipping, discounts for educators and libraries, video tutorials, and classroom case studies.
This high-performance, super-accurate laser SLA 3D printer comes with the option of being pre-assembled, or as a kit that you can build yourself.
With the Build-It-Yourself Kit, you gain a huge amount of savings for a few hours of work. The Moai comes with instructions, and we have a companion video here that will help you get your Peopoly Moai up and running in no time. By building the 3D printer yourself, you will gain valuable insight into how laser SLA 3D printing works and a greater understanding of the Moai itself.
You can see the details on the Build-It-Yourself Kit here.
You also have the option of purchasing the Peopoly Moai fully assembled and tested by the Pros at MatterHackers. We build and test all the units before shipping them out, making absolutely sure that they are operational and up to our professional standards before shipping it to you.
So whether you want a ready-to-go, fully-tested unit - still far below the price of most other laser SLA 3D printers on the market - or a kit you can build yourself and save even more money, MatterHackers has you covered.
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.
Your success in 3D printing education is our goal, so we have created many guides to help you!
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 SLS EDU Bundle? 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 PLA, ABS, and Specialty Filament that you could ever need to design anything you can imagine.