T3D, a startup company founded in the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a mobile 3D printer powered by the light of a smart phone or tablet. The printer is able to print without a protective cover or glass because of the special high sensitivity resin created by T3D; allowing viewers to watch the printer pull 3D printed objects right out of the resin bath.
A smart phone or tablet goes underneath the tray of resin and the printer uses the light to cure the light-polymerized resin. The smart phone/ tablet acts as a light projector found in most typical SLA machines. The printer is capable of printing at 20 seconds per layer with a layer thickness of 100 microns, on a build tray that’s 16 x 7.6 x 8.5 cm. Thanks to that portable size and its ability to be controlled by mobile devices, it’s perfect for traveling and printing on-the-go.
Jackson, Beau. “T3D Launches Kickstarter for Low Cost Cell Phone Powered SLA 3D Printer.” 3D Printing Industry, 15 Sept. 2017, 3dprintingindustry.com/news/t3d-launch-kickstarter-for-mobile-powered-sla-3d-printer-121461/.