Shining 3D AccuFab-L4K 3D Printer Overview

Anabelle Yearsdon
by Anabelle Yearsdon
Updated Jun 16, 2022 1981

The China-based company Shining 3D known for its high-end 3D scanning solutions released an MSLA 3D printer called Accufab-L4K, which is aimed to accelerate product manufacturing and improve prototyping efficiency. Read on to learn about the specs and features of the device.

Pros and cons
  • High print accuracy
  • Light uniformity up to 90%
  • Excellent surface quality
  • District cooling system for longer matrix lifespan
  • Wide range of compatible materials, including third-party resins
  • Professional, yet user-friendly software
  • Not the fastest printer in its class
  • A bit pricey compared to its competitors

 

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First look

The printer’s design utilizes an LCD screen with a resolution of 3840 x 2400 dots and a 50-micron pixel size. The LCD mask stereolithography technology makes it possible to print products with a layer thickness from 25 microns. The machine features a build volume of 192 x 120 x 180 millimeters. Its assembly consists of industrial-grade components which passed 21 factory inspections, ensuring high quality of the structure.

 

Specifications

 

Highlights

Reliability and accuracy

According to the company's representatives, the operational life of the 3D printer spans more than 5 million printed layers. Also, the device boasts a lighting uniformity of up to 90%, which guarantees high geometric accuracy of the models produced.

The AccuFab-L4K is equipped with a centralized cooling system — the maximum temperature of the matrix does not exceed 40 degrees, which greatly extends the service life of the device.

 

Materials

The AccuFab L4K is compatible with both the proprietary Shining 3D materials and third-party photosensitive resins cured at a 405 nanometer light wavelength.

Aside from standard consumables, the user can benefit from an array of rigid, durable, flexible, medical, and water-washable resins as well. 

 

Connectivity and controls

The printer sports a large 5-inch touchscreen to control the operation settings. The intuitive interface and consistent navigation through the menu tabs greatly simplify the user experience when managing the device.

3D models can be transferred to the printer memory in three different ways: via USB drive, wireless connection, or local area network. The ports and connectors are conveniently located on the right side panel of the device.

 

Software

The AccuFab-L4K runs the proprietary software called AccuWare. Users are free to adjust more than one hundred parameters — the printer can be fine-tuned for any 405nm resin. The program is fully compatible with the Solid Edge SHINING 3D Edition and Geomagic Essentials solutions.

Multilingual AccuWare is available for free; the software is frequently updated and supports remote management of 3D printer farms for small-scale additive manufacturing.

 

Print samples

Look at the following objects printed by the L4K with different types of resins to assess the quality of printing.

 

Bottom line

Due to the professional software and guided interactive operation, the Shining 3D AccuFab-L4K provides a convenient printing experience with a smooth learning curve. The offer includes free updates and material packages as well as timely and responsive technical support. The quality hardware coupled with the high resolution of the screen and lighting uniformity makes the device a reliable and effective solution for printing accurate and durable objects.

Combining the aforementioned aspects, the AccuFab-L4K is a great tool for personal and professional use in various spheres, including engineering, prototyping, low volume production, medicine, education, etc.

FAQ

What are system requirements for the AccuWare slicer?
The recommended PC configuration for using AccuWare is as follows:
OS: Windows 10 / 11
CPU: Intel i5-8500
GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti
RAM: 16 GB
Can I use the AccuFab-L4K for printing dental models?
The AccuFab-L4K is designed for professional use in various industries including digital dentistry. The Shining 3D Dental Cloud service allows users to simplify and speed up the workflow by connecting dental 3D scanning, 3D printing, and post-processing into a single ecosystem, and allowing for easy data transfer between dental labs and clinics. Shining 3D offers a large variety of dental resins with different properties for printing crowns, implants, aligners, surgical guides, and other dental appliances, as well as wax-like resins for investment casting.
Does Shining 3D produce post-processing equipment for resin printing?
Shining 3D offers the FabWash washing and drying station and the FabCure 2 post-curing unit, which are fully compatible with Shining 3D resin printers and provide simple, fast, and automated post-processing of printed parts.
Anabelle Yearsdon
Anabelle Yearsdon
Updated Jun 16, 2022
About the expert
A linguist by profession and 3D enthusiast by passion. Spirited researcher of existing and new AM technologies, inquisitive tester of various devices, and a true connoisseur of creative ways. In addition to digital manufacturing, Ana enjoys learning new things, cooking for her loved ones, and chilling in video games.

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