London-based tech company Satori launched its first resin 3D printer, the compact yet professional ST1600, in October of 2020, and introduced a partnership program at the same time in order to collaborate with global creatives and innovators in the design and manufacturing industry to solve problems using 3D printing. Now the female-led Satori, which means “enlightenment” in Japanese Zen, is getting ready to introduce its next resin system: the large-scale, industrial Satori VL2800. Unlike its first printer, this one was developed through a strategic partnership with Chinese 3D printing company Elegoo, and will initially be sold through a Kickstarter campaign, which will begin sometime near the end of this month. This will help make the VL2800 more affordable, which isn’t often seen with large resin systems.
I recently had the chance to speak with CEO Chengxi Wang about the company’s newest addition, and she was able to give me a lot of information about it.
Let’s get right to the basics of the new VL2800: with a 278 x 156 x 300 mm build volume, the masked stereolithography (MSLA) printer is large enough to print an entire bike helmet in one go, but compact enough to fit on your