Today we’re taking a look at the Ember 3D Printer from Autodesk. We’ve been printing our projects for several weeks and wanted to share some workflows and techniques.

This is a DLP, SLA 3D printer, so its completely different than FDM 3D printing.  Here’s a basic look at how it works.

How DLP SLA Works

This printer uses a DLP projector to cure photosensitive resin using UV light.

The projector shoots UV light as a full slice for each layer. This allows it to print in resolutions can be as fine as 10 microns!

A metal build plate moves up along the z-axis as the print emerges from the resin tank.

The ember printer uses a cure and peel technique. This exposes and separates for each layer to create a high definition part.

When UV light is exposed to the resin, it is hardened and solidified. The resin tank separates by moving away from the build plate and returns for the next layer.

This guide was first published on Mar 04, 2015. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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