Longer3D Orange 30, is the 3D printer for the intermediate level professionals and hobbyists. Also, Orange 30 is a professional-grade 3D printer specially designed to produce highly precise architectural models. Also, the printer is famous for developing complex and high-profile jewelry designs and dental moulds. To cater to the rising demand, Longer3D has come up with the Orange 30 SLA printer model.
In general, Orange 30 offers a relatively larger build size as compared to its predecessors. Thus, the outcome is a more robust SLA model. And that too, with a much bigger build size and more precise printing potential. Orange 30 is a purpose-built 3D printer to help desktop-grade consumers to utilise the industrial-grade SLA technology. It is also developing confidence among its ever-growing consumer market on the re-emerging SLA technology.
So let’s begin our review of the Longer3D Orange 30.
Longer3D Orange 30: Build Size
The Longer3D Orange 30 comes with a large build size of 120 x 68 x 170 mm. Also, the digital light processing technique allows faster, smoother and accurate printing. Also, a 2K high-resolution LCD is installed to produce precise products.
As claimed by the manufacturers the printer has a pixel resolution of as low as 47μm. But a few users dispute this claim from the vendor. We can confirm that the resolution is not precisely 47μm but is still close to the claimed value. Despite the slight dispute between user’s expectations and the claimed resolution, the printer is known to produce good results.
Longer3D Orange 30: Printing Technology
The SLA based 3D printers have been facing a long-standing problem of unstable photocuring light source distribution. Thus, the overall quality of the models was diminishing.
As a result, Longer3D has come up with a technique to tackle this issue. Thus, a 405 nm UV LED array has been added to the printer. This LED channelises the rays through designated optical paths. These paths create a high contrast among the resin and also distribute the surface light evenly. Also, this ensures a smoother finish to products and prevents messy surface prints. We believe this advanced feature adds excellent value to the printer.
Software Longer3D Orange 30
For the printer, Longer3D has developed professional slicing software, called “the Longer“. Longer is designed to have a slicing speed faster than any other open-source slicing software.
Another prominent feature of Longer is its intelligent support monitoring system. Hence the slicing software is capable of adding cross-linked grid support after automatically detecting the float parts. Thus, with a single click, you can start modelling the print. This ensures the safety and high success rate of durable prints. We think the software is a standout feature for the Longer3D Orange 30 printer.
Design + Extra Features
The Longer3D Orange 30 contains a temperature warning system that protects the printer from overheating. This system monitors and displays the 3D printer temperature. This temperature is on display at all times during the printing session. In case there is an overheat condition, the printing process automatically stops. Thus, protecting the printer.
Furthermore, the printer contains quieter cooling fans. As a result, you don’t have to worry about the noisy printing process. As you know that a noisy operation is a characteristic of most 3D printers. Besides, the printer contains a straightforward levelling system. Thus, you can level the build platform just by adjustment of four (04) screws. This ensures you can start printing within minutes of unboxing the printer. We believe that these design features make printing extremely easy and convenient for you.
A friendly user-interface is available with a 2.8-inch touch-screen. Thus, the LCD displays realtime printing progress. Other essential data like temperature, etc. are also available on the LCD. We consider this to be a great feature of the printer that makes its use extremely easy.
Ease of Access
The printer also has a provision for offline printing. You can use the USB port for standard printing. The integrated software automatically reads the print file and starts printing. Thus, enabling offline printing without the need of having a desktop every time. We consider the printer to be effortless for you to work with.
Resins for Longer3D Orange 30
Though Orange 30 is compatible with most types of resins, the most common ones are:
- Regid resin
- The Castable resin
- The Dental resin
You can also use other types of resins with the printer. Though we recommend you to use only the basic resins for printing.
The Longer3D Orange 30 is currently still in its Kickstarter stage, so as a result you will need to wait till it becomes available for general purchase!
- Great build size for the given price.
- Software that ensures speedy prints.
- Easy to level. You can start printing within minutes of unboxing.
- Not too expensive.
- Quieter printing. Thanks to more silent cooling fans the print noise is substantially lesser.
- The print quality is moderate. Users have complained of substandard prints.
- The X-Y resolution is not as excellent as claimed.
Who Should Get the Longer3D Orange 30?
Orange 30 is ideal for intermediate level professionals and hobbyists. The main idea behind the model was to provide a professional printer at the price of a hobbyist printer. Though Longer3D have been partially successful in achieving their target, we think there is still room for improvement. As a result, this improvement can be seen in the latest models from Longer3D, that we will be discussing in our other posts.
Conclusion Longer3D Orange 30
Summing up, Longer3D Orange 10 offers a beautiful build-size and fast slicing of the prints. Furthermore, the price is extremely affordable as compared to other 3D printers of the same category. Thus, with the Orange 30, you can avail professional printing services at an economical price.
Also, you can choose the resin of your choice for the build. But this all depends on the product you want to design. And how far you want to go with the 3D printing experience. Hence, we recommend all our hobbyists to go for the printer and share your reviews with us. Like always we request you to keep us posted with your thoughts on our post. And we are waiting for your review on the Orange 30 printer here.
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