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3DLP9000 UV Light Engine

With access to 4 million pixel resolution in a DLP® light engine capable of 3D printing down to the 365nm rangeresearchers and developers using DLi’s 3DLP9000 .9″ WQXGA Light Engine can speed up their work like never before. The 3DLP9000, the first of the 3DLightPro family, is a high efficiency light engine designed specifically with the professional-grade DLP® 3D printer in mind. This unique light engine is easy to assemble and service while giving innovators access to the entire 3D printing UV spectrum. The 3DLP9000 is centered around the 4 million pixel .9” WQXGA 2560 x 1600 Type-A DMD, giving users the largest build area. The 3DLP9000 is compatible with the DLP® LightCrafter™ 9000 Software.

The 3DLP9000 can be configured with either a 365nm, 385nm, or 405nm LED, however, other wavelengths are available. The universal light source interface design supports non-LED light sources such as lamps and lasers. The optics are optimized for 3D printing wavelengths between 365nm – 405nm to maximize the power delivered onto the curing resin.

The 3DLP9000 was designed with high uniformity and low distortion to help maximize power delivered to the resin and maximize use of the build area. The pixel size projected onto the vat was selected to provide fine resolution while maximizing build area. However, we did build adaptability into the projection lens, giving customers yet another way to differentiate their printer.

Anticipating that the 3DLP9000 may be used for both R&D and production, we designed two focus modes. A simple, flexible focus mode ideal for R&D. And, a fixed focus mode that locks in the field of view for easy assembly and field support once in production.

For easy assembly and field support, we designed a symmetrical linear stage to make it easy to set up in either a top-down or bottom-up 3D printing projection orientation.

The 3DLP9000 offers optimal UV efficiency, world-class distortion and uniformity, focus flexibility, and mounting options to benefit applications with even the most stringent accuracy and precision requirements.


  • DLP® Digital Micromirror Device (DMD)
    • DLP9000 .9” WQXGA DMD
  • DLP® Support Chip
    • DLPC900 Digital Controller
  • Resolution
    • 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA)
    • > 4 Million Micromirrors
  • Pattern rates
    • 1-bit – 9,500Hz
    • 8-bit – 250Hz
    • 8-bit Grayscale Video – 60Hz
  • 2 Configurable I/O Triggers for synchronization with cameras and other external devices
  • USB 1.1 / HDMI / DisplayPort
  • Compatible with all Windows platforms
  • 4 Modes of Operation (Video, Pattern on the fly, Prestored pattern, Video pattern)
  • Size / Weight
    • 15in x 11in x 5.9in
    • 12.1lb
  • Modular Optics Design
  • High Uniformity, Low Distortion Optics
  • Adjustable Projection Lens
  • Optically Efficient from 365nm to 405nm
  • Supports Multiple Mounting Options
  • LED Illumination Configurations
    • 365nm, 385nm, 405nm or Blue
  • Projection
    • Aspect Ratio: 16:10 
    • Throw Ratio: 1.6:1
    • Working Distance: 320mm – 530mm
    • Projection Width: 192mm-320mm
    • Pixel Size at Image Plane: 100µm +/- 25µm
    • Up to 3W (405nm)
    • Distortion <0.2%
    • Uniformity >90%
  • Design
    • On-Axis, 0% Offset
    • Telecentric Illumination
    • Near-Telecentric Projection
    • Projection Tub SM2 Compatible
    • Projection Lens End Cap SM3 Compatible
  • Mounting Options
    • Light Engine Base
    • Linear Stage
    • Linear Stage + 45 Degree Mounting Bracket


  • DLP® LightCrafterTM 9000 Controller Board
  • DLP DMD & Support Chip
    • DLP9000 .9″ WQXGA Type-A DMD
    • DLPC900
  • DMD Board, DMD Hardware, Flex Cables
  • LED Driver Board
  • Optics
  • LED Block Assembly (365nm, 385nm, 405nm or Blue)
  • Linear Stage
  • DLP® LightCrafterTM 9000 Firmware & Software Bundle
  • Power Supply & Cable / USB Cable / DisplayPort Cable

*Optional Add-Ons:

  • 45 Degree Mounting Bracket
  • Additional Linear Stage
  • Additional LED Block Assemblies