If you are looking for a small resin 3D printer the new iBox Nano system priced at $189 might be worth more investigation. Created by iBox Printers the iBox Nano is the worlds smallest, most affordable 3D resin printer.
The iBox Nano resin 3D printer can be controlled using your smartphone, tablet or desktop computer and only requires that you have access to a browser to be able to print through the system, needing no special software to be installed on your devices.
The iBox Nano project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise $300,000 in pledges to make the jump from concept to production. Its creators explain more about their concept, also check out the videos below to see it in action :
“We didn’t set out to improve 3D printing, we set out to remove the barriers; to get 3D printers in the hands of everyone. That’s why we have developed the worlds smallest, most affordable and easiest to use 3D Resin Printer. Most 3D printers are expensive, large, noisy and complicated. We created the iBox Nano with the home based user in mind. We are now ready to share this technology with you.
We have been hard at work, and with your help, we’re ready to take the iBox Nano into full-fledged production. By supporting this effort, you’ll be the first to get your hands on an amazing 3D printer AND help usher in a new era of home based 3D printing – an era in which your creative output is no longer limited by price or dauntingly complex machines.
Smartphone and tablet control: Most 3D printers only support 1-2 operating systems and have to be tethered to your computer. With the iBox Nano, you can print from any browser; from your iPhone, your iPad, any Android device, Windows PC or Mac. You can print without installing any software. If it has a browser you can print to the iBox Nano.
Many of the Resin printers on the market use DLP technology to create and control the UV light used to cure the resin. Using a DLP projector introduces a few issues such as low bulb life and cooling fan noise. DLP projector bulbs will need to be replaced at their service interval, generally at 2000-8000 hours of use. Even before they fail they will suffer a noticeable loss in output power causing reduced print quality, or no print at all. These bulbs can cost hundreds of dollars, and all of them will need to be replaced. ”
If you think the tiny iBox Nano resin 3D printer is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now via the link below to make a pledge and help iBox Nano become a reality, with price starting from just $189.
Source: KickstarterFiled Under: Hardware, Top News