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OWL Nano Achieves 100 Nanometer Resolution in Desktop 3D Printing

January 9, 2014

New product makes ultra-precision 3D printing an affordable tool for every designer or dedicated hobbyist

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - Old World Laboratories announced the availability of its newest 3D printer, the OWL Nano. With resolution 100x thinner than other desktop 3D printers in the $2,000 - $5,000 price range, the OWL Nano makes ultra-precision 3D printing an affordable tool for every designer or draftsperson, prosumer or dedicated hobbyist.

"The OWL Nano offers the accuracy and reliability of significantly more expensive, larger machines," said Nicholas Liverman, partner, Old World Laboratories. "It's the ideal tool for anyone looking to create high-value, low-volume products or molds. If you can dream it, the OWL Nano can build it with incredible precision."

OWL Nano's leap in resolution and accuracy stems from its next-generation stereolithography technology. Unlike other stereolithographic printers, which bounce a laser beam off mirrors before it reaches the object being printed, the OWL Nano positions its laser source just centimeters from the structure. This decreases beam distortion and allows the highly tuned, single strand laser to focus on an area as small as 100 nanometers. The OWL Nano's laser also maintains a perfect perpendicular position below the object it is forming, which creates a more balanced 3D print.

With greater efficiencies, the printer operates quietly and fits in any workspace. The OWL Nano also minimizes fumes – eliminating the need for additional room ventilation – and helps stabilize operating temperature. Product features include:

Printing technology: Stereolithography (SLA)
Layer Resolution: 100 nanometers
Build Volume: 288 in.3 (6L x 6W x 8H in) / 4,500,000 mm3 (150L x 150W x 200H mm)
Weight: 45 lbs
Power: 1.4A @ 120V
Build Temperature: 72ºF to 77ºF
Build Materials: Acrylate, Photopolymer Resin
Software: Netfabb, Marlin Filmare (included)
O.S. Compatibility: Mac, Windows, Linux
Travel Case: Pelican (included)

OWL Nano desktop 3D printers are manufactured in the USA in Hampton Roads, Virginia. The printers are designed for easy transport with zero disruption to the printer's resolution. Its size, aesthetics and quiet operation make it appropriate for almost any setting: in an office or lab, on a manufacturing floor or in a home environment.

For more on OWL Nano's benefits and pricing, visit http://www.oldworldlabs.com or call 800-282-0386.

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