Lumi Industries, a 3D printer producer based mostly in Italy, has launched a brand new LCD 3D printer, named the Lumi³ (LumiCube).
Making its debut at Formnext 2019, the LumiCube is a desktop system reportedly designed to be “exact,” “dependable” and “straightforward to make use of.” The 3D printer can be utilized for purposes in dental, jewellery, miniatures, and product design.
With the LumiPocket LT being the final machine launched by the corporate two years in the past, the brand new LumiCube has been on maintain for a while. “Up to now two years, we’ve got been concerned in a fairly massive mission for a multinational firm, through which we’ve got been offering our R&D companies,” explains Davide Marin, Lumi Industries CEO. With the R&D work now full, the LumiCube has develop into the primary concept cleared from the corporate’s pipeline. “We’re conscious that many LCD 3D printers are presently out there” Marin admits, “however we discovered that our patent-pending options and sensible enhancements really make customers’ life rather a lot simpler.”
The LumiCube. Picture through Lumi Industries.
Making SLA 3D printing extra accessible
Based in 2014, Lumi Industries was established to make 3D printer out there to everybody. The phrase ‘Lumi’ interprets as ‘mild’, in reference to the corporate’s core 3D printing exercise which revolves round SLA.
As properly the LumiCube, the corporate has launched numerous different resin-based 3D printers centered on ease-of-use, together with a foldable DLP system named LumiFold, meant to be a conveyable 3D printing answer. Moreover, Lumi Industries has developed the LumiPocket LT, a low-priced SLA 3D printer described as a “private fabricator,” and caters to makers and hobbyists.
One other resin-based 3D printer is in Lumi Industries’ present pipeline, and is designed to be made by makers that have already got an FFF 3D printer at residence. Named the LumiBee, this 3D printer makes use of the sunshine from a consumer’s cell phone display to remedy resin into an object. The system was nominated as a finalist on the Purmundus Design Problem 2019.
Patented options of the LumiCube
Lumi Industries’ new 3D printer, the LumiCube, is focused for extra skilled use. Considered one of its key options features a patented post-curing course of, referred to as Hinged Masks for UV Reworking (HUT) expertise. HUT helps customers keep away from the price of buying a separate post-curing gadget. As a substitute, it leverages the interior LEDs of the 3D printer to post-cure 3D printed objects.
Patented HUT built-in post-curing answer. Picture through Lumi Industries.
The HUT gadget, which is mounted on hinged help with sensors inside, may be put in over the LumiCube’s UV LED array. Marin explains that he conceived the thought by asking the query, “Since we’re utilizing UV LEDs to 3D print, why to not use the identical LEDs for publish curing? Thus, the patent-pending HUT system was designed.”
The LumiCube can also be geared up with a patent-pending disposable FEP thermoformed resin vat named Simple FEP Vat (EFV). Designed to beat the challenges of getting to vary FEP movie, the EFV may be disposed of and changed when it turns into ruined or fogged. Moreover, Lumi Industries has additionally designed a modular tray system permitting for various construct platforms for use relying on the fabric for appropriate adhesion. This permits customers to adapt their construct platform in keeping with the viscosity of their materials, guaranteeing that the 3D printed object may be faraway from the platform easily.
The modular tray system. Picture through Lumi Industries.
A 7” touchscreen with proprietary software program has been put in into the LumiCube to offer management over 3D printing settings. In addition to observing the method, customers can view guides and tutorials, obtain notifications, purchase 3D printer stories and diagnostics, and ship requests for supplies or spare components. “We even added some cool additional options, akin to a passive heating system that retains resin a perfect temperature of 35-40°C, and power sensing sensors to protect the display from receiving extreme stress in the course of the 3d printing course of,” concludes Marin.
Technical specs and pricing
The LumiCube may be pre-ordered from the Lumi Industries web site, ranging from €three,499 ($three,859).
MSLA – UV LCD
Decision XY axis
47.three*47.three µm (2K)
Layer Thickness (Z)
Av. Constructing Pace
Parallel UV LED system
Patent Pending Simple Fep Tray.
Built-in PC, 7″ Shade Touchscreen
Printer Working System
Home windows 10 with orginal Lumisoftware
Formware / Chitubox
Patent pending interchangeable Modular Tray System
Put up Processing
Patent Pending HTU, Built-in Put up Processing Chamber
Air flow system with HEPA + energetic carbon filter
Inside computerized management at 35-40°C
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