Asiga Max X

Asiga Max X 3D Printer

At an incredible 27µm pixel resolution, the Asiga Max X offers the highest feature detail and layer resolution of any 3D printer in the Fabrication Studio; and most other places. With its high resolution, applications include dentistry, audiology, jewelry, microfluidics and others that have yet to be defined.

Asiga offers several photopolymer resins specifically engineered for casting, prototyping, and medical applications. The Max X is a 100% open material system so if Asiga doesn’t have the right resin for the job it is quite possible a suitable third party material exists. If you have a need for specific material that we don’t have in stock, we will work with you to find a solution.

Understanding the Technology

The Asiga Max X is best suited for small objects that require extremely high feature detail and smooth surfaces such as jewelry, plastic components for electronics, microfluidic devices and so on. It is not ideal for parts much larger than your thumb, parts that are composed of moving mechanisms, or parts with walls thinner than 0.25 mm or greater than 3mm thick.

The Asiga Max X does not have a dedicated material to create support structures. Instead it generates removable supports from the same material as the model. After 3D printing, the supports are simply peeled away from the part. This will leave some scarring at the contact points so if perfection is your goal you will need to spend some time sanding the part for a flawless surface.

Asiga Max X Specifications

The Asiga Max X is a high resolution Digital Light Processing (DLP) 3D printer. DLP 3D printers build up 3d models by projecting an image to a thin layer of  photosensitive resin. Typical layer resolution is between 25 and 50 micron with a projected pixel size of 0.027 mm.

  • Technique – Digital Light Processing (DLP)
  • Build Volume – 51.8 × 29.2 × 75 mm (2.04 × 1.15 × 2.95 in) 
  • Layer Thickness – 25, 50 microns (0.001, 0.002 in)
  • Voxel Size – 27 microns (0.001 in)
  • Print Speed – 10 mm/hour along the Z axis when printing at 50 microns

Availability and Pricing

The Fabrication Studio’s 3D printing service is available to all U of M faculty, students, and staff in support of their academic and research needs.

Printing costs will be provided once you request a quote. We accept U of M shortcodes for payment only; no cash or credit cards.

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