Italian startup Lumi Industries has may already seen first-hand the future great results of delivering resin-based, digital light processing (DLP) 3D printing to the consumer market. Whilst this photopolymer-based process is much like to stereolithography, DLP generally uses a additional conventional light source, like a standard projector. For Lumi Industries, it all started when they launched the $400 LumiFold, their transportable-bodied DLP printing device, which has since followed with the LumiPocket and the LumiPocket LT, equipped with laser engraving and PCB etching abilities. Now, thanks to demand of professionals, artists, and other enterprises, Lumi Industries is trying to crack the professional-grade market with the LumiForge.
Lumi Industries calls their new top-to-bottom DLP printing device process “the perfect evolution of LumiPocket”. The LumiForge has a print resolution of up to 37 microns and a create dimensions of 10 cm (D) x 10 cm (H), yet an XL kit is on the market which extends the dimensions capability to 15 x 10 cm. The LumiForge has a completely enclosed create engineered to store disruptive external light out of the process and contain resin odors. It is in addition equipped with a top-notch ventilation process to ensure the longevity of the projector. Mainly focused on the high end of the print, Lumi Industries was able-bodied to contribute high resolution prints without having to sacrifice an acceptable-bodied print speed.
“Whilst speed is significant, we ponder which high end is what quite counts and we are none-the-less contributeing a great average speed, which varies according to chosen resolution and material, of close to 18mm/hour at 75μm,” said Lumi Industries’ Manuela Pipino.
Unlike the LumiPocket, the LumiForge has upgraded their DLP process to be additional automated. The movement of the projector and resin cartridge, the print area, and curing time setting are now instantly configured to manufacture the printing process much easyr. The LumiForge can be compatible with their proprietary Lumi Creator Software, which has been not long ago updated to manufacture the user-experience with the LumiForge as easy as possible. There is already a limited batch of LumiForge DLP printing devices on the market for pre-order at 2,000.00 € + VAT, scheduled to ship out to customers sometime in May 2016. This new DLP printing device is perfect for both high-high end seeking artists and other fields such as jewelry, orthodontic, and miniatures.
Here are the on the market specs for the LumiForge:
3D Printing technology: TOP DLP
-Standard Kit: 10cm diameter MAX, height 10 cm
-kit XL: 15x10cm, height 10cm
-Resolution: up to 37μm (X, Y, Z)
Average speed: 18mm/hr at 75μm (according to material and chosen resolution)
Automatic carriage and projector movement
Optimized ventilation for long projector life
-Crossplatform, supports. STL files
Connectivity: VGA, USB
Power supply: 220V
Physical dimensions: 320 x 320 x 600