After 3 years in development, Orange Maker says they've created "a new category of technology that will offer greater theoretical limits on printing speed, scalability of surface area, options for a greater variety of compatible printing materials, smoother surface finishes, and a level of detail not achievable in current desktop printers."
That's a mouthful, but what they're talking about is a 3D printing technology and a professional-grade desktop 3D printer product line they call 'Heliolithography.'
The company's founders, inventor and 3D artist Kurt Dudley and technology entrepreneur Doug Farber, began collaborating in 2011 as a result of the inspiration they felt when they saw the possibilities inherent in 3D printing technology.
It was Dudley who invented his own technology aimed at advancing the range of capabilities of 3D printing. Working along with patent attorney Michael Ram and business strategist Paul Sipio, Dudley and Orange Maker began filing patents on their system.
What they came up with was the Helios One. Developed for the professional designer, engineer, artist, or business, the Helios One is the first in a series of HL 3D printers designed and manufactured by Orange Maker.
The line of Orange Maker printers use their patent-pending, photopolymer-based HL printing process. The process directs UV light – with ultra-high precision – to solidify liquid resin through a ground-breaking curing process. Orange Maker says their device combines aesthetic design with professional grade engineering.
"Quite simply, we've found a way to streamline efficiency, design, and material economy in 3D printing, a medium that has hitherto suffered from restrictions on variables such as size, speed, and availability of materials," Dudley says. "We've reached an ideal – greatly expanding functionality while achieving elegance and simplification through design and engineering."