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Full Spectrum Laser debuts 2 3D printers that fit on your desk

Full Spectrum Laser, the 3D printing company behind the Pegasus Touch printer, is back with its second line of desktop printers. And while other companies are expanding into larger machines, FSL is doing the opposite.

The new Phoenix Touch and Phoenix Touch Pro will have build areas measuring in at 3.78 x 2.13 x 3.94 inches and 2.5 x 1.6 x 3.9, respectively, compared to the Pegasus Touch’s 7 x 7 x 9 inches. Their overall size is similarly scaled down, making them a better fit for already-crowded desktops.

The Phoenix Touch Pro.
The Phoenix Touch Pro.

FSL’s printers use a more unusual 3D printing technology known as digital light processing. DLP uses almost the exact technology found in overhead projectors to project light onto a vat of liquid plastic. The light causes the resin to cure layer by layer, gradually building up a hard object.

Like stereolithography, a similar 3D printing technology that uses a laser to cure liquid resin, DLP is an excellent option for achieving super-fine detail in 3D prints. The new Phoenix Touch will be able to print layers as thin as 0.05 millimeters.

No prices have been released, but if the $3,499 Pegasus Touch is any indication, FSL is likely to keep the machines’ price tags on the lower end of the spectrum.

3D printed objects on the Pro's bed.
3D printed objects on the Pro’s bed.