Uniz SLASH DJ2 Review: Specs and Features

Industrial 3D printers have been used in dentistry and jewelry manufacturing for decades. The technology is improving, getting more affordable and more accurate at the same time. 

Many professionals prefer resin 3D printers for these purposes. The reasons include a higher level of detail and the fact that the experts in these fields can afford more expensive devices. 

The Uniz SLASH DJ2 is the latest machine by Uniz that aims to occupy these niches. This 3D printer is adequately priced and manages to pack a decent amount of features. 

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About Uniz

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Uniz is based in San Diego, California, and has a factory in China. This 3D printer manufacturer is known for its successful SLASH series. The first SLASH printer was a result of a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign (the brand managed to raise more than half a million dollars, exceeding an original goal of $50,000)

The Uniz SLASH2 is among the latest industrial resin 3D printer by Uniz. It manages to pack cutting-edge technologies in a neat and affordable package while producing highly detailed results. 

 

Uniz SLASH DJ2 Overview

The SLASH DJ2 is a high-end industrial 3D printer by Uniz. It’s the most accurate 3D printers in the brand’s product line. It also offers a very high resolution as an optional mode. These features make the device desired by jewelry professionals —  the field the manufacturer is aiming for with the release of this machine, as well as for dental 3D printing. This is achieved by two duplicate 2K screens.

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The build volume is decently sized — 192 x 120 x 200 mm, enough for producing small to mid-sized prints for the expected purposes. It’s also enough for printing several models simultaneously, increasing the production capacity, which is important for the professional and industrial-grade 3D printers. 

The printer is very fast thanks to its advanced liquid cooling system. An automatic resin control feature simplifies the process. So does working with its proprietary software and rich connectivity options. 

The SLASH DJ2 works with any 405nm liquid resin. It’s not limited to dental applications and jewelry manufacturing  — the machine is good for prototyping reasonably-sized objects for various purposes, including making toys and miniatures. 

 

Technical Specifications

  • Technology: LCD
  • Build Volume: 120 × 68 × 200mm
  • XY Resolution: 47µm
  • Highest Accuracy: ±10µm
  • Layer Thickness (Z resolution): 10, 25, 50, 100, 150, 200, 300µm, profile customizable
  • Separation Mechanism: Polymer film natural peel (up to 100x more durable than PDMS)
  • Printing Speed: up to 200 mm/hr
  • Resin Level Control: Automatic 
  • Dimensions: 350 × 400 × 530mm 
  • Weight: 14kg
  • Suggested Operating Temperature: 18-28°C/ 64-82°F
  • Power Requirements: 100-240VAC, 6A 50/60Hz, 480W
  • Optical System: 5500 Lux blue LED array with a liquid cooling system
  • Connectivity: USB, Wi-Fi, Ethernet
  • System Requirements: Windows 7 and up (64-bit only), Mac OS X 10.7 and up (64-bit only), 16GB RAM, OpenGL 2.1, Discrete Graphics
  • Advanced Software Features: Multi-printer management, built-in advanced model repair, ultra-large file support (1GB+)
  • Compatible File Format: STL, OBJ, AMF, 3MF, UNIZ
  • Price: $5.999

 

Software

The machine comes with the proprietary Uniz software available for macOS and Windows. It’s very user-friendly and offers various powerful features. For example, the problem can handle very large files (including those larger than 1GB), and supports the majority of the most common file formats: STL, OBJ, AMF, 3MF, as well as the UNIZ own files. The users can manage multiple printers at once, as well as repair and slice the files. Uniz also provides its own mobile app. 

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Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Sturdy build 
  • Reasonably affordable
  • Relatively big build volume 
  • Extremely accurate
  • Very high resolution
  • High speed of printing
  • Automatic resin level control
  • Various connectivity options

Cons

  • Narrow range of applications
  • Not fit for entry-level users

 

Conclusion

The Uniz SLASH DJ2 is a worthy addition to the well-known SLASH series of resin 3D printers. This time the machine is aimed at jewelers (and dental professionals) and is a 3D printer of the industrial or commercial level. Its quality serves as proof: the SLASH DJ2 offers extremely high resolution, is very accurate and fast. Various features, including automatic resin level control and powerful proprietary software streamline and automate the process, making working with the machine as easy as possible. The build volume might not be exactly impressive but is big enough to allow printing several small or mid-sized objects simultaneously. Combined with a high speed of printing, this significantly increases the printer’s production capacity. 

Throw a well-known brand into this mix and a relatively affordable price ($5,999 is very reasonable for the LCD machine with the industrial-grade quality of printing) and you get the device that offers a lot of possibilities. 

 

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