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Liquid Crystal Opus

Price: £ 7554 (£6295.00 + £1259 VAT)

Photocentrics Liquid Crystal Opus is a professional grade, high precision, DLP 3D printer for engineering, product development and dentistry applications.

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The Photocentric LC OPUS DLP 3D printer

Photocentric’s Liquid Crystal OPUS is a high precision, professional grade DLP 3D printer, suited for both engineering & product development as well as dentistry applications. What makes The Opus stand out is its high quality, robust, construction together with its reliable and repeatable high precision performance.

It is extremely easy to use, and is ready to start printing right out of the box having been calibrated in the factory and its simple, intuitive interface.

Photocentric printers also have cheap running costs with some of the cheapest DLP resins on the market. Not only that Photocentric are one of the very few UK 3D printer manufacturers.

Features of The Liquid Crystal Opus

Features of the Photocentric LC OPUS DLP 3D printer

Quality Construction

Photocentric printers, including the LC Opus, are designed and manufactured in the UK using high quality components throughout. The rugged aluminium construction and solvent resistant paint ensures that the printers is robust and long lasting. Not only does this ensure a long life but it also ensures continued high precision printing.

The Opus is fitted with Trinamic motor drivers enabling smooth operation. This together with the ultra quiet PWN fans ensure your printing experience won’t be too noisy. The PWM fans also provide the cooling for the LCD array allowing the LC Opus to sustainably run at high temperatures.

Tight tolerances of the intensity and wavelength in the manufacture of the LEDs used in the array mean you will have uniformed curing of your print, making each repeat print have that same level of precision over it’s entire body.

Dimensions of Photocentrics LC Opus 3D printer

Precision 3D printing

The first thing to note is that the Opus has a a larger print volume than most standard SLA 3d printers at 31 x 17.4 x 22 cm volume. Not only does this mean you can print larger parts but also, more importantly, more parts in the same print run so that you can reduce your time for development or production. In fact the Opus is a fast printer without the advantage of printing multiple models at the same time.  It has a Cure speed of 2 seconds per layer at 50μm and a print speed of 18mm per hour making it one of the fastest printers out there in it’s class.

This above practical advantages combined with the Opus’s precision is what makes it an extremely powerful and versatile machine. It has a XY resolution of just 81μm and a layer height down to 25μm, making the most of SLA technology’s ability to print fine detail. So if you need to make objects with a great surface finish and fine surface detail the Opus can perform.

Easy Operation

The Opus is a plug’n play 3D printer. It is very easy to use with it’s intuitive Studio software making the Opus suitable for both the experienced and novice user.

The platforms are interchangeable, without the need to re-calibrate in between switching. It also utilises Photocentric’s patented Vat-Lift patented peel-release technology. The Vat itself is doubled sealed, we don’t want those leaks, with practical carrying handles and a pouring spout.

LC Opus Resins

The Opus uses Photocentrics DLP resins, their specialist dental resins as well as 3rd party resins. Specifically the OPUS is compatible with:

  • DLP Castable
  • DLP High Tensile
  • UV80 durable resin
  • DLP Hard
  • Dental Model
  • BASF ST45B
  • BASF EL150
  • BASF RG35
  • BASF RG50
  • BASF ST80
  • BASF FL300

LC Opus 3D Printer Resources

The Photocentric Liquid Crystal Opus User Guide

Manual

 

LC Opus specifications

  • Print properties

    • Technology: DLP
    • Maximum creation size: 31 x 17.4 x 22 cm
    • Compatible material: Dental resins, UV DLP, 3rd party
    • Wavelength: 405nm
    • LCD specifications: 14″ ( 3840 x 2160px) monochrome 4K
    • Light Output Intensity: 5mW/cm2
    • Light Output Wavelength: 410nm
    • X/Y pixel density: 314.7 PPI
    • XY Resolution: 81μm
    • Layer thickness: 0.025, 0.05mm, 0.1mm (Layer thickness of >100μm is dependent upon resin properties)
    • Cure Speed @ 0.05mm: 2 sec/layer (dependent upon resin)
    • Print Speed: 18mm per/hr
    • Touchscreen: 7″
    • Paltform: Aluminium with Teflon Coating
    • VAT: Photocentric’s patented peel release technology – ‘Vat-Lift’
    • resin fill system: Manual
  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 38kg
    • Dimensions: 41.5cm x 47.5cm x 60.5cm
  • Connectivity

    • Wired:USB 3.0, Ethernet, WiFi
  • Software

    • Description: Photocentric Studio (Free Perpetual License)
    • File Types: STL, .OBJ & .AMF
    • OS: Windows (not compatible with Mac or Linux), 2GB+ Ram, Dual Core Processor or above.
    • System requirements: 2.0 Ghz Dual core processor or above, 2GB+ RAM, spare display port connection, to run at maximum printer resolution requires a 4K video card, OpenGL 3.0
  • Warranty

    • Warranty: 1 year manufacturers warranty
Weight 40 kg
Dimensions 50 × 50 × 100 cm
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UK Shipping

  1. Free UK Mainland Shipping on orders over £100 (incl. VAT); Free Highlands & Channel Islands on orders over £100 (incl. VAT).
  2. Free UK shipping on 3D printer filament samples.
  3. £5.40 (incl. VAT) flat rate for all UK Mainland orders under £100 (incl. VAT); Flat rate of £15.00 (incl. VAT) on Highlands & Channel Islands on orders below £100 (incl. VAT).

Orders over 2kg in weight are shipped via DHL Express orders under 2kg are shipped via Royal Mail 48hrs Tracked.

The advantage of flat rate Postage and Packaging to our customers are that if you order 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 spools of filament the price is the same.

p.s. Were sorry about the Highland & Islands shipping costs, it’s a reflection on the increased shipping charges we have to pay.

International Shipping

We do ship internationally but ask if you can contact us to arrange an order as shipping costs can vary greatly depending upon destination and weight. Please see or International orders page for more information.

Returns & Refunds

Firstly, if you want to return a product or you have a faulty product please get in touch as soon as possible!

To prevent ordering incorrect items, if you are unsure just ask and we can offer some guidance. However, bear in mind that we cannot say whether a particular product will be right for the purpose that you intend to use it for.

You can return your goods to iDig3Dprinting for any reason within 14 business days following receipt at your delivery address as long as they are in a re-saleable condition.

Filaments & resins cannot be returned once opened as once exposed to air these items perish.

Downloadable goods and 3D print samples cannot be returned and no refund will be issued.

Shipping costs of returned items are paid by the customer

A full refund will be issued for unopened items that are returned in their original packaging that are in a “as new” re-saleable condition minus additional costs that are incurred by iDig3Dprinting like payment processing fees, custom duties or charges.

We are afraid we cannot issue refunds for products that have been defaced, altered, used, or damaged in any way. All requests for refunds are subject to inspection by iDig3DPrinting of the returned item. We are not a charity or a lending library.

Refunds and returns for faulty items works a bit differently. Faulty goods can be accepted for return upto 60 days from receipt of the goods (However we prefer to offer diagnostics and repair solutions prior to an actual return, its better for the environment). After this time you will need to contact the Manufacturer. A repair or replacement will be issued for faulty goods once they have passed inspection and been found by iDig3Dprinting to be faulty.

This is a brief account of our returns policy. For the full terms please see our Terms and conditions page. Content on the Terms and Conditions page supersedes this content.

How to raise a return request

  • email idig3dprinting at support@idig3dprinting.co.uk and we will issue a Return Authorization Number (RAN).
  • send the goods back in their original packaging.
  • Once we receive the goods back we will then check them and if everything is as it should be be will issue a refund.
  • If appropriate Refunded payments will then be issued using the original payment option. The time it takes to land in your bank account is determined by the payment gateway used not us.

The main thing is please communicate with us. We are not omnipotent!

We can be quite flexible but this is built upon a foundation of mutual respect between our customers and iDig3Dprinting.

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