With the Mars Pro, SoonSer raises the bar for prototyping scalability, speed, and precision.
SoonSer, a manufacturer of industrial 3D printers, has released a set of use cases that
t highlight the Mars Pro machines’ large-format prototyping capabilities.
SoonSer’s SLA systems are designed to let companies make a big one-off
models or accelerate their R&D process by producing many mock-ups in a single run,
with build areas as large as 1600 x 800 x 600mm.
To show off what the Mars Pro can do, the company has released a list of
for the device,
ranging from a precise industrial model to enormous ‘artificial mountains.’
The 3D printing repertoire of SoonSolid
SoonSolid is a Chinese technology corporation that makes 3D printers.
SoonSolid offers the Coscan dental 3D scanner,
CeraRay CR-II and CeraRay TC-I ceramic 3D printers,
and its flagship Mars Pro machines under the SoonSer brand.
The Mars Pro is offered in three versions,
each of which is designed to be
simple to operate and maintain
while still producing stable and ultra-precise 3D models.
The modular design of the three SLA systems: the 600, 850, and 1600,
differs mostly in weight, size,
and build volumes.
This means that each is designed around a marble
platform and a solid Z-axis framework,
which gives them the stability they require to make precise pieces,
while its layout is believed to give
the models a ‘lifting effect.’
The machines differ in terms of scalability since the Mars Pro 600 has a relatively small build space of 600 x 600 x 400mm,
but SoonSer has equipped the 850 and 1600 models with much larger platforms.
As a result,
the company has given some wiggle area for early adopters to ramp up
their production capabilities as needed, whether for healthcare, automotive parts, or high-quality prototypes.
Prototyping on Mars Pro in action
SoonSolid has provided three case studies to demonstrate the Mars Pro’s incredible print accuracy,
speed, and scalability.
In the first, the company spent seven days 3D printing a multicoloured production line
model with meticulous detailing, which was designed to accurately
emphasize distinct sections of a real industrial workflow.
Even the smallest sections of the model,
which include more than 65 separate components, are believed to have an
extraordinarily high level of detail, showcasing the machines’ precise industrial planning potential,
according to SoonSer’s resin SLA 3D printers.
Meanwhile, a reconstruction of the autonomous ‘Yunba’ Sky Shuttle being created in China is featured in the company’s second prototype demonstration,
which highlights Mars Pro’s train model 3D printing capabilities.
The windows are made of clear S-CL7001 resin,
and the frame is strengthened with steel tubes.
Before being polished, assembled, and painted,
the scale model train was made out of smaller parts.
The model has now been able to meet the needs of its end-user, who wants to be able to show the replica train for lengthy periods without having to perform any maintenance.
Furthermore, by employing the cost-effective Mars Pro and PP-like S-CL7001 to create the model, SoonSer’s client was able to reduce the manufacturing time to just five days, saving a significant amount of time.
Moving mountains with 3D printing
SoonSer has revealed details of its work with the China University of Mining and Technology, which is one of the company’s largest industrial printing demonstrations to date.
Using the Mars Pro to deposit a mixture of epoxy,
fibre-reinforced plastic, and aluminium,
the company was able to assist in the
construction of a massive 6,000 x 2,500 x 1,500 mm
artificial mountain that is believed to be ‘five people tall.’
Shortly after creating its first imitation cliff, the business collaborated with Shaoxing University on a project that resulted in the development of a second, more adaptable model.
The 6m x 2.5m x 0.85m piece was built in three parts
for display at one of the university’s exhibits,
each having an additive created a surface that, according to SoonSer,
showed “excellent sidewalls and fine feature resolution.”
The mountain’s sections were bolted together
once they were finished and then reinforced with a variety of metal joints
that the surface didn’t deform during
long-term display. The gigantic print, which has now been fastened to hydraulic rods that allow it to rotate to any angle between 45° and 75°, took roughly 20 days to complete from production to final testing and is currently installed at the pupils’ preferred location.
More information about the Mars Pro can now
be accessed on the dedicated SoonSer
shop website for those manufacturers interested in achieving similar large-format 3D printing outputs.
the company is looking for a distributor who would be interested in transporting
its industrial systems to customers, and potential suitors are encouraged to