First look at Rocket 1, Digital Continuous Liquid Forming Technology 3D printer

We are intrigued by a new form of liquid-based 3D printing technology. Based on Digital Continuous Liquid Forming (DCLF) technology, the new manufacturing process is developed by HITRY, a 3D printing company headquartered in China.

Named Rocket 1, the 3D printer’s name would be a metaphor of its ability to achieve ultra-high print speed of up to 190mm/h. According to the company, this means Rocket 1 can print 10-60 times faster than normal DLP/LCD 3D equipment, allowing users to print models in minutes instead of hours or even days of waiting.

DCLF is a new generation of sinking surface-curing stereolithography technology, which combines the ultra-high resolution of LCD and the ultra-long life of DLP. This new approach to 3D printing enables the production of high transparency models with high resolution. Rocket 1 is said to print complex model structures with 0.2mm holes with a smooth surface which puts it on par with injection molded parts.

It can print with both solid and flexible resin and prints can be started with just 1kg of resin. The Rocket 1 design is also cost-effective. Because it doesn’t require an LCD screen or release film, there are no hidden costs and future parts replacements to perform.

The key to the continuous liquid forming of the DCLF tech is our self-developed photosensitive resin. In addition to the nanomaterials that promote the rapid leveling of the resin, our photosensitive resin also contains components that enhance oxygen barrier polymerization, which increases the uncured layer in contact with oxygen from zero to ten microns to dozens of microns to hundreds of microns for ultra-high resolution results. With virtually no maintenance, incredible detail and speed enabled by our proprietary DCLF printing technology and a user-friendly intuitive design, anyone can creatively print in 3D“, -HITRY CEO, Sam Chan.

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