The Nobel 1.0 can print in extremely high detail and can print objects with overhang features that are difficult for fused-filament fabrication (FFF) printers -- which the rest of the 3D printers I've reviewed are -- to print. The Nobel 1.0 is also compact and relatively quiet during operation.[http://www.wercan.com/bmz_cache/1/11c40aa1503adac5b5f5f2539a7c86ca.image.200x200.jpgimg][/img]
The new SL technology doesn't make the Nobel 1.0 print quickly. In fact, most of the time it takes longer to print an object of the same physical size than do FFF printers. This is because, as an SL printer, the Nobel 1.0 always prints solid forms while FFF printers can hollow out the thick parts. And that means the printer will use up materials much faster, increasing the total cost over time.
All things considered, I really like
for the way it prints -- which is as fascinating as pulling a solid object out of a liquid container -- and its print quality. However, considering its slow print speed, and most importantly its total cost of ownership, I feel that the printer is only suitable for 3D printing enthusiasts, and not for general use. For other options that are not as cool, but are faster and more affordable