Lumi Industries, startup of our investment portfolio, presented its new 3D printer that uses a tablet as light source.
The new Lumifold TB
is a new line of super compact devices for 3D printing based on an original mechanical system created by Lumi Industries
, making them smaller than their printing volume.
The new Lumifold TB, the first of the family, is a resin-based 3D printer that uses a tablet screen to polymerize special day light resins. Its disruptive mechanical system, allowing the 3D printer to be very thin and totally space-saving when closed, but to grow in height when printing, was first launched in 2015. The system can be applied to different 3D printing technologies being them filaments or different type of resin techniques.
The startup chose to use a tablet as light source for our first model, because it was the best choice to show the extreme compactness this line of 3D printers can reach. Unlike other projects using a smartphone, this printer uses an iPad Mini model 3 or 4, ensuring a wider printing area of 10*10 cm without the hassles of a mobile phone functions. The tablet is inserted under the resin vat, a proprietary app slices and processes the 3D file and the printer connects via Bluetooth to the iPad.
The new Lumifold TB will be showcased at Maker Faire Rome (October 12-14), Smau Milan (October 23-25) and FormNext Francoforte (November 13-16).