Perfect focus is achieved by ultra precision stepping motors controlled by a laser rangefinder accurate to 3 microns (µ).
The layer height (Z axis) can be set at from 15µ to 120µ
The xy resolution is as low as 30µ x 30µ up to 70µ x 70µ
Exposure times per layer are continuously variable in milliseconds
Open Source Resins
Octave Light supplies 3 in-house resins or you can also use 3rd party resins.
Despite what competitors say about DLP projectors; the voxels (3D pixels) are square xy in this printer, not oblong and they do not distort towards the edge. By contrast the printers that use a single round laser of e.g. 140 µ diameter have to shine it from a single central point guided by a moving mirror. Now shine a torch (flashlight) at a wall straight and you see a circle. Shine it at an angle and you see an oval.
The Texas instruments DLP has over 2 million mirrors that point virtually straight down onto the build plate. The round laser dot is 17.1 times larger than a 30x30µ Octave light pixel. Form your own opinion!
The resin vat does not need to be replaced.
There is no film that needs to be tensioned or replaced.
No separation stress forces on the model, unlike in bottom up printers it remains fixed to build plate from beginning to end.
Each image slice is projected directly onto the surface of the resin and model from above; without diffusion through the bottom of the vat
No manual refocusing.
Simply connect your computer to the Octave Light R1 with the supplied cables
Open your STL file in the RI software, add supports in the OctaveLight software or import already supported models.
Position your model within the build plate dimensions
Set layer height and exposure time per layer
Load the tank containing your chosen resin. Use the laser controlled rangefinder software to check horizontal alignment.
Start the print and after a few exposures the R1 software will tell you the expected duration and finish time for your print
70µ R1 with full build plate
Tall build envelope up to 204 mm high
Modeled in ZBrush
Compatible with spiky 3rd party support builder
Super smooth Optical Wax castable
18 mm across the ears, Optical Wax
3.83 mm wide, Optical Wax
Octave Light Optical Wax 700 4K Ready castable wax
Octave Light Strong 201