Here's Another Cheap Resin-Based 3D Printer For Your Consideration


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Resin-based 3D printers are expensive. They got cheaper last year with the Form 1 - a stereolithographic 3D printer that only costs $2,299. Now they're getting even cheaper with printers going as low as $100. The latest isn't that cheap, but it does make up for it in portability.

Say hello to LumiFold - an open-source resin-based 3D printer. It's super cheap with the parts needed to build it coming in at $390, but it's real claim to fame is that it's fully portable. The entire printer can be folded up and carried in a small bag. When it's unfolded, the printer has a build volume of 90x90x90mm. It's not big by any means, but it's more than enough for the asking price.

Besides being portable, the LumiFold can also claim to be the first 3D printer with a holographic display that shows the printing progress. Here's a picture of the current prototype:

Here's Another Cheap Resin-Based 3D Printer For Your Consideration

What else does the LumiFold feature? Check out the comprehensive list of features below:

  • The smallest Foldable 3d printer
  • Low Cost 3D printer, costs half of many 3d printers on the market, and it’s portable
  • Based on standard/cheap 20x20mm aluminum extrusion
  • Easy to use: just unfold, place under a projector, and print
  • Low energy consumption (approx. 5W)
  • Interchangeable resin bed and platform, including a smaller one for experimenting and printing small parts
  • Max Print volume 90 x 90 x ~90 mm
  • Z resolution up to 0,01mm
  • The first 3D printer with a 3D Holographic visualization of the printing progress
  • Laser Scanner Platform kit available, will transform the LumiFold in a 3D Scanner
  • Travel kit with Lithium battery, with the IPad / IPhone control Kit you are ready for printing everywhere in the world
  • If you want to help fund the LumiFold, you can grab the DIY kit now for $390. If you don't like to build things for yourself, the fully assembled kit will run you $429.

    [h/t: 3ders] [Images: LumiFold/Indiegogo]