CTC Riverside overview

The CTC Riverside is a desktop 3D printer made by CreateBot, a Chinese manufacturer based in Zhuhai City (China). They first started doing some copy cats of well established brands, such as Makerbot, but are now developing their own designs.

The CTC Riverside is a very cheap Stereolithography (SLA) 3D printer at a very low cost with some innovative features. Most SLA 3D printers feature a vulnerable resin plate with low level efficiency.

The Zhuhai CTC Riverside machine will reportedly be equipped with a resin plate with one of the longest longevity on the market. Key in their approach to the resin place is a special thin film that acts as the plate’s medium (rather than a silicon gel). This effectively separates the resin and the base, and lasts for a long time before it needs to be replaced (months, rather than weeks), thus reducing the overall cost of use.