3DPI.TV – Kast: The Fastest Desktop 3D Printer?

With the announcement of Autodesk’s first desktop 3D printer, it’s now going to take something pretty special to make a dent in the 3D printing market in 2014. Kast thinks it may well have what it takes. A stereolithography 3D printer some many times faster than the average.

2014 may well be emerging as the year of the resin-based desktop 3D printers employing DLP or stereolithography processes. This year we have witnessed numerous new stereolithography printers such as the Pegasus Touch, the OWL Nano, XFAB, Titan 1, and of course Autodesk’s new DLP wonder.

With a mantra of “higher speed, bigger print volume, better precision”, Kast3DP has released early publicity hints that suggest we will be blown away with printing speed thanks to their patent-pending “retina casting” technology. They suggest that the kast will print at some twelve times the average printing speed of existing platforms.

However, a word of caution amidst this pre-marketing marketing — the Kast 3D printer is yet to be launched on Kickstarter, it’s coming soon, we’re told, with a price tag in the region of USD$3,000 although early bird Kickstarter backers are being offered it at $1,790. The concept is yet to be proven — but if it is, the Kast may well have a USP that makes it highly desirable.