Kevvox is a Singapore-based manufacturer of professional grade Digital Light Processing (DLP) 3D printers. The company has released a demonstration version of its strong 3D printing software: K-Studio. The business makes two DLP machines, the Kevvox SP Series — the SP4300 and SP6200 — the former with a build volume of 56 x 35 x 100 mm (2.20 x 1.38 x 3.94 inches) and a maximum resolution of an impressive 43 µm (0.0017 inches); the latter has a build volume of 80 x 50 x 100 mm (3.15 x 1.97 x 3.94 inches) and 62 µm (0.0024 inches) resolution.
Kevvox printers offer a number of well designed product features such as stackable trays that can rest on flat surfaces, a desktop size, broad open access to the printer with a flip-up door. Futhermore, the printers have a pause / resume function, auto off for overnight printing and resins that can be left overnight under cold temperatures without sticking to the tray. The company offers a range of six proprietary materials — beige, dental stone, ocean blue, cool grey, castable, and translucent orange. Kevvox emphasises specific sectors for the application of their machines: Dental, jewellery, education, consumer goods and electronics, toys, and animation / SFX.
The complementary software to these high grade 3D printers, K-Studio, is feature deep, fast, with an array of components that represent the standard hallmark of contemporary software and those at the apex of desktop models — all within a highly customisable user interface. The software offers wizards to refine the user experience, paring down the complexity for newcomers, alongside interface features for the initiated. It also includes full integration with Kevvox printers and the ability to work with multiple additive manufacturing machines at the same time. Full object analysis is available, as are a number of measurement tools.
K-studio features automatic and manual shape repair functions such as fixing holes, removing overlaps and intersections, stitching, inversion and so forth. Also automatic and manual advanced support structure generation that includes scaffolds, column, walls, shoring and “the very powerful tree support which makes creating supports a hassle-free process for even the most complicated objects.” Advanced object editing tools are present, including make-objects-hollow, create-holes, triangles-reduction, merge-object, smooth-object and more.
In summary the software demo is worth a spin, or at least a watch, as you’ll see in the video below. You can download the demonstration version of the software from the Kevvox website here. K-Studio seems to be as impressive as the printers created by Kevvox look to be — if any readers have hands on experience with the printers and full software version your comments are most welcome below for the rest of the readership!