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mUVe 3D Documentation

This page houses all of the mUVe 3D Printer documentation. For the best results download and view the documents locally, viewing online may cause image and caption alignment issues. For now we will keep adding documents from Google Drive so that you can all contribute with comments and we can all participate in making sure the instructions are as correct and helpful as they can be. Please let us know if you have trouble or find errors. German language instructions can be found here.

mUVe 3D DLP Pro and Pro+ Printer Resources


Once setup and calibration is completed use the references below for learning how to use nanoDLP. Since your machine was sent with nanoDLP preloaded with print profiles, you can skip to the section about loading and running your first print!

mUVe 3D DLP V1.5/Maker/MakerX/ULTIPro+ Printer Resources


Use the links below to get your printer assembled or finalized. If there are formatting issues when previewing the documents online in Google Docs, try downloading them to your PC and opening it locally instead. Once your chassis is completely assembled you can move on to the nanoDLP guide.

mUVe 1.1 DLP Printer Resources

pre-built muve 3d dlp 3d printer

Right click and save the document using the button below. Open it once you have it saved to your PC. If you open it in your web browser you won’t see the 3D model. You can use the “Getting Started” instructions for the DLP V1 system above once you complete the build portion.

mUVe 1 DLP Printer

mUVe 1 Laser Printer

Read This First!

Step 1 - Chassis Build

Individual Components

Laser System

The laser is 50mW with a 405nm wavelength. We created a simple power circuit for it and used a cheap laser driver from Aixiz laser, all that it needs is a switched voltage source for functioning. It can be switched at up to 10kHz. Use the link below to view a diagram of the Laser System as well as instructions for soldering.

DLP Projector Hot Mirror Removal

Shutter Installation And Use


Reservoir Non-Stick Material Application

Electronics Information

Marlin Firmware can be downloaded on the software page.

Right now any RepRap compatible electronics with a fan control or other control should work. That makes a lot of choices and should make this a very attainable project for a lot of people that have already built more than one RepRap. Currently I have used RAMPS 1.3 and Sanguinololu although the latter doesn’t have a controllable fan header, which is what I am currently using in the software to control the laser. I intend to move to SmoothieBoard as it is incredibly inexpensive, about $120 complete, and it runs on an ARM processor which is a lot faster and capable of driving smoothly at high speeds. SmoothieBoard is still in its beta stages but I have a board I will be testing with ASAP. As of right now the best choice seems to be anything that can run Sprinter or Marlin firmwares, I have only tested and modified code for Marlin but both should work just fine.