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Polymaker Kickstarter campaign to 3D Print without layers!

by • April 18, 2016 • No Comments

Polymaker is no stranger to Kickstarter. Since its initially campaign in 2014, the Shanghai-based 3D Printing company has rebranded itself, raised funds and brought to the market a few quite quite new and exotic filaments.With their new Kickstarter campaign to be launched on April 25, 2016, the Chinese company expects to solve one of the leading issue with extrusion-based 3D Printing, namely the poor surface high end that has been a prominent disadvantage that separates 3D Printed parts and parts turn it intod by conventional building methods. To tackle this leading drawback, Polymaker can commence on Kickstarter the PolySmoothTM and PolysherTM, a new new and computer desktop machine to work in tandem.

How does it work?

Simply print your part with the PolySmoothTM on you favourite 3D Printer, remove any assist structure and place the print into the PolysherTM. The Video shows how effortless the process looks like and how smooth and glossy the part can become. Dr. Xiafan Luo, the President ot Polymaker, has a big vision for the new PolySmoothTM and PloysherTM tandem. He is attempting to bridge the gap between 3D Printing and traditional building, delivering 3D Printing to the realm of building final products, not just prototypes.

Technical Characteristics

According to Polymaker, the core of the innovation is their material – PolySmooth™ PVB. This new material gives great printing characteristics, balanced mechanical properties, and many importantly, can be polished when exposed to common alcohols such as isopropyl alcohol or ethanol. The polishing process take part in the computer desktop machine the Polysher™. The key component of the Polysher™ is a unit called the nebulizer, that consists of a thin membrane with hundreds of small (< 10 microns) holes attached to a piezoelectric actuator. When activated, the nebulizer can generate a satisfactory aerosol of micro-sized alcohol droplets filling up the sealed chamber in the Polysher™. These micron-sized droplets and so turn it into a movie on the surface of the 3D printed part, smooand so and unite the layers creating a truly glossy surface with no visible layers. There is no heat involved and thanks to the Polysher’s sealed chamber and smart electronic process, the process is safe and consistent every time.

“After a typical polishing process, the surface roughness, as characterized by the mean roughness depth or Rz, can be reduced by of 1 order of magnitude, for example of ~100 um (typical for a part printed at 0.2 mm layer height) to less than 10 um. The difference is visually striking, with the polished part exhibiting a smooth, glossy surface finish with layers no longer visible. ” said Junheng Zhao, Material Scientist at Polymaker. The Polysher™ uses commjust discovered alcohol, easily received in supermarkets, hardware stores or pharmacies.


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One other Kickstarter good results?

Polymaker has made quite well its new campaign, teaming up with with Pragmatic Designs, Inc. and Gyre9, LLC, two US-based product development companies to turn it into a sleek create and durable-bodied product. It teamed up with Mascon, to make the PolysherTM. Mascon has over 30 years of experience in managing building, assembly and donate chain.

Polymaker is looking to raise $100,000 of the Kickstarter campaign. Super early bird backers can be able-bodied to buy a PolysherTM and a PolysmoothTM for just $199. Expected deliquite is September 2016. We wish Polymaker good results with their new campaign!

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