Lumi Industries remains to be inventive in the growth of 3D printing machines and associated products. The release of the latest PicoFAB 3D printing machine will help the maker to offer users a resin 3D printer. The machine will cost below €150. This will ensure the capability to make functional pieces with extraordinary detail. This is along with a full solution in additive manufacturing, curing, and cleaning.
According to a press statement released by Lumi said that the PicoFAB is created for usage in a variety of processes. It is also cost-effective to all due to the latest compact motor they have created. This 3D printing machine was not made for high volume manufacturing or huge pieces. But it provides the advantage of the economical and invention of pieces with great detail.
The PicoFAB 3D comes with a print size of 24x24mm, 50mm height, 25-50um Z resolution, 100um horizontal resolution. Both light protecting and air filtering are present. The outside design is currently going in the final development stages, the will not be provided to the public for nearly one month.
The latest Lumi printing allows the research labs to test costly resin as they just must utilize a little amount in the test. They only need 15 to 20ml. Jewelry artists can make earrings, rings, watches, cufflinks, and more. Heatsinks, nozzles, and other components can be made. Also, designers may make small things up to 50mm.
Additionally, dental laboratories can utilize the PicoFAB and benefit from it. This is in making small bridges and crowns with dental resins on-location:
“Using this 3D printer for small jobs allows the user to use expensive mills / 3D printers for more complex jobs maximizing the efficiency of them,” explains the Lumi team in their press statement. “The PicoFAB works with all 405nm commercial resins and curing time per layer can be as low as 3s for a 50um layer. An experimental version for 385nm resins is also being tested.”
PicoCURE is currently accessible for the post-curing of pieces. This enables the user to select the quantity of time needed and the style. This arrangement also features UV LEDs as well as a spinning base.
The crew at Lumi states that the PicoFab is expected to be the center of a Kickstarter action in a month. They will also make the machine accessible both as a gathered product or in kit style. It will come with the associated products PicoCURE and PicoCLEAN. Additionally, Lumi will be providing other elements such as resins for dental processes, fabrication or working models and pieces, casting, and more for cleansing.