Lumi Industries’ crowd funding effort for its standalone, multipurpose 3D printer has been a success.
Despite the fact that seven days remain in the Kickstarter campaign, backers of the LumiPocket LT have pledged over $60,000, far surpassing the original goal of $44,411.
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According to the Italy-based company, LumiPocket LT is the first multi-purpose, selective compliance articulated robot arm-based (SCARA), light curing, resin-based 3D printer. Since it possesses so many features, a user could wide range of objects. One that the company cited was a Japanese-style lamp featuring a LED that mirrors a flaming candlewick. The body of the lamp was 3D printed, while the lampshade was laser engraved, and the controlling PCB was carved by a UV laser.
LumiPocket LT can print an object up to 10 cm in diameter by 10 cm high. The printer offers flexibility, as it can use Maker Juice, 3D Materials, Spot-A, and Bukytown Polymers UV pigmented resins. However, the company recommends that LumiReact and FunToDo resins are used.
Lumi will be releasing a new line of resins which will be compatible with the LT and the LumiPocket Pro, the upgraded version of the machine, which features a FullHD projector. The first resins to be announced are translucent and fuchsia.
If the company receives $100,000 in funding before its Oct. 8 closing date, it will include interchangeable heads with the fabricator.
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