Liquid Crystal Pro 3D Daylight Polymer Printer, Photocentric 3D Large form
Manufacturers of 3D polymer. Affordable Daylight 3D polymers for Liquid Crystal and UV 3D polymers for DLP and SLA 3D printers.
Manufacturers of 3D polymer. Affordable Daylight 3D polymers for Liquid Crystal and UV 3D polymers for DLP and SLA 3D printers. 3D Printer manufacturers. 3D printers. Liquid Crystal printer. Industrial 3D printer
Central to the Liquid Crystal is the patent pending Daylight Polymer Printing Technology. By combining a high resolution LCD screen and our specially formulated polymer, designers, engineers and artists can now produce large objects in high resolution.
The Liquid Crystal Pro is a high resolution large format printer ideal for very large 3D printing requirements. It uses our patent pending Daylight Polymer Printing technology. Our wide range of polymers work effectively in the printer providing various properties including high strength, high toughness and high elasticity. The Liquid Crystal Pro has a 470mm x 240mm x 340mm build volume and is very attractively priced. It is ideal for architects, designers, engineers and industrial prototypers. It can produce large objects at a fraction of the cost of other 3D printers. The Pro is also ideal for making batches of smaller parts. Whether you print one instance of a part, or fill the print plate with 50, the build time will be the same.
Note: Clear resin is not available for Daylight printers. Resin will always be coloured.
Integral to the printer is the unmodified, Ultra High Definition LCD panel used to cure the resin. The 23.8” display offers 3840 x 2160 resolution with an XY pixel size of 137 microns, giving accuracy and fine detail. High brightness and high contrast ratio also contribute to building faithful representations of your 3D models.
Strong and Reliable Drive Units
Two maintenance-free drive units feature in the Liquid Crystal Pro. They use 2mm pitch lead-screws and anti-backlash lead-nuts for precise, repeatable positioning. The extruded rail profile prevents misalignment. Combined, they provide twice the lifting power of the HR. Enough to move large, heavy printed parts whilst preserving small, intricate details.
Durable Vat System
The skin of the Liquid Crystal Pro vat is 100 micron FEP film, providing a flexible, non-stick surface to ensure good release of the printed part from the screen. It is thick and tough enough to last for days of printing time. Two Neoprene gaskets ensure that the vat is totally sealed. The vat film and gaskets can be replaced as necessary to ensure consistent performance from your vat for hundreds of prints.
Large Print Plate
The Liquid Crystal Pro print plate is made from Aluminium tooling plate to ensure flatness. The brackets are also Aluminium, so resistant to corrosion. The print plate is perforated to allow resin flow and roughened to ensure good print adhesion. The build area is 470mm x 240mm, giving you room to print whole arrays of small items or really substantial pieces.
Creation Workshop 3D Software
One year’s Creation Workshop licence is included with the Liquid Crystal Pro. Creation Workshop is a slicer and controller application for your printer. It is compatiable on Windows. It allows you to import stl files, providing various functions for hollowing items, generating supports etc. Once the model is prepared, generate slices and operate your Liquid Crystal Pro from the same interface.
Affordable Daylight Resins
Our latest daylight resins offer a range of hardness and flexibility, as well as colour. The Liquid Crystal Pro is supplied with 5kg of Daylight Pro Firm resin in grey. This is an ideal formulation for printing large items, making full use of the build volume. All resin is water washable so there is no need for solvents in post processing.
Daylight polymer printing
82 (W)× 74 (H) × 49 (D) cm
33 (W) × 29 (H) × 20 (D) in
66 Kg (145 Lbs)
100–240 V, UK/USA/EU plug
23.8″ (3840×2160 px)
USB, Display Port
Resin Fill system
470 x 240 x 340 mm
18.5 x 9.4 x 13.4 in
25, 50, 100 microns
0.001, 0.002, 0.004 inches
XY pixel density
Cure speed at 100micron
50-100 sec/layer (depending on resin)
Printer Pack Contents
Rachet Socket Wrench
Paper Strainer x 10
Nitrile Gloves x 4
Vat Film Pack sub-assembly
Gasket pack sub-assembly
5 Kg resin
2 VAT film replacement
Display Port Cable
1 Year License (Windows Only)
*Software download available from Liquid Crystal Pro support page
Minimum Computer Requirements
Dual Core Processor or above
Windows (Not compatible with Mac or Linux)
2GB Ram memory or above
2 year Warranty
Extended warranty: 1 additional year – £350
Daylight Pro Firm
Firm daylight polymers are ideal for making objects where you want a very hard object with slight compressive ability under high force and minimal shrinkage. Objects will bend a little and stretch slightly when under duress. They exhibit high tensile shear properties and limited elongation, objects can only be bent and compressed with force.
The Liquid Crystal Pro vat body is fabricated from thermally welded 12mm Polypropylene: a tough plastic that is resistant to damage from cleaning chemicals. The top film frame is also Polypropylene. The bottom film frame is 4mm stainless steel and contributes further to the overall strength of the assembled vat. It won’t corrode when exposed to resin, water or cleaning chemicals. The skin of the vat is 100 micron FEP film, providing a flexible, non-stick surface to ensure good release of the printed part from the screen.
The Liquid Crystal Pro print platform is made from 5mm Aluminium tooling plate, bolted to a strengthening frame of 10mm tooling plate. This material is machined to ensure flatness, then cut to shape using a water-jet cutter, avoiding the potential for heat distortion caused by laser cutting. The L brackets are also Aluminium so there are no concerns about corrosion due to contact with resin, water or cleaning chemicals. The print plate is perforated to allow resin flow, ensuring consistent performance in the early layers of each print.
Liquid Crystal Pro VAT Film x5 sheets with gaskets
This pack contains five sheets of 100 micron FEP film, cut to the correct size for your Liquid Crystal Pro vat. We recommend that you re-skin your vat after 400 hours of printing, or if any visible damage is detected. 100 micron FEP film provides a flexible, non-stick surface to ensure good release of the printed part from the screen. It is thick and tough enough to last for days of printing time. Also included in this pack are five vat top gaskets and five vat bottom gaskets