If you were a bit skeptical of the Peachy Printer, don’t worry. In their latest video below the team behind the Peachy Printer managed to print Susanne (the blender mascot), and the Julia Vase. They have also nearly finished their circuit and the custom PCB’s used by the Peachy Printer have made their way to the teams manufacturing facility.
Rinnovated Design’s Peachy Printer has been a huge success on Kickstarter raising over $650,000 on the crowdfunding website. Inventor of the Peachy Printer, Ryan Grayston has released a new video explaining some of the changes they have made to the $100 printer and Scott from Rinnovated Design shows off the new circuit he is working on.
The Peachy Printer’s software has also got some love. James Cooper from Rinnovated takes you through some of the challenges and changes he has had to face over the course of development in the video below.
There’s a growing interest in resin based 3D printers this year, with the launch of the mUVe3D printer, the Peachy Printer that has already raised a considerable amount of cash and now the LumiFold stereolithography portable resin 3D printer has launched on Indiegogo.
The printer itself has been designed to be small and compact for easy portability. It measures just 250 x 120 x 30mm when folded and with a 90 x 90 x 90mm it can make small prototypes and objects on the go. Lumifold’s developers wanted the printer to fit into a backpack or briefcase.
Marin Davide started developing the Lumifold after an inquiry from a customer about cheap, portable and ready to use 3D printers. Davide’s final design proved to be so good, he decided to launch a kickstarter campaign for it.
The laser inside Lumifold fuses liquid resin into a solid form to create an object. Once the resin has been fused, you can use almost any projector to cure the resin. With LumiFold, an integrated UV sensor measures the exact UV light level of your projector and automatically adjusts the layer time.
Another interesting feature of Lumifold is its 3D holographic display called HoloDock. It uses a clever re-imagining of Pepper’s Ghost to create the impression of a real 3D volumetric image of the object you are printing. It can also be used alone to visualize 3D objects.
The LumiFold has interchangeable building platforms with an engraved grid, so you can automatically adjust the projection for accurate and correct sizing of 3D printed parts.
The smallest Foldable 3d printer!
Low Cost 3D printer, costs half of many 3d printers on the market, and it’s portable!
Based on standard/cheap 20x20mm aluminum extrusion
Easy to use: just unfold, place under a projector, and print!
Low energy consumption (approx. 5W)
Interchangeable resin bed and platform, including a smaller one for experimenting and printing small parts
Max Print volume 90 x 90 x ~90 mm
Z resolution up to 0,01mm!
The first 3D printer with a 3D Holographic visualization of the printing progress!
Laser Scanner Platform kit available, will transform the LumiFold in a 3D Scanner
Travel kit with Lithium battery, with the IPad / IPhone control Kit you are ready for printing everywhere in the world!
Backers can get an early bird parts kit of the Lumifold for $390. This includes everything you need to get going, excluding resin. For $429 you can get a fully assembled and tested Lumifold printer, excluding resin. Head over to Lumifold’s Indiegogo page for more info.
Another Cheap 3D Printer has released on Kickstarter and it appears to be making some serious waves in the market. The Peachy Printer developed by Canadian company Rinnovated Design has only been on Kickstarter a couple of days now, but at the time of writing it has already made nearly $170,000.
So what’s all the fuss about. Well, the Peachy 3D printer is coming in at a cool $100 for a printer kit that includes everything you need to make the printer while add-ons such as a scanner and extra resin can be included with the purchase.
Rather than using a traditional FDM printer, Rinnovated design opted for a Photolithographic printer. That means it uses a controlled beam of light to cure light sensitive resin into hard objects. The peachy moves a laser beam along the X and Y axes to create the shape of the object, while using a drip system to control the level of the resin on the Z axis which determines the height of the object.
Users create 3D models in Blender and then the software that Rinnovated design wrote takes the 3D model and puts it into an audio waveform. It then plays the audio file out to the printer through the headphone jack in your computer. A pair of electro magnetic mirrors are then driven by the waveforms and they in turn reflect and control the path of the laser beam.
A computer is used again to control the drip system that creates movement on the Z axis. The drip system relies upon the computer’s microphone port to listen for and count each drip so it knows when to stop the process.
As each drip leaves the feed, it passes through two contact points creating an electrical connection that is detected by your computers microphone jack. The drip continues to fall into the bottom container where it causes the resin floating atop it to rise. The software listens to the microphone level, counting each drip that falls and calculates the resultant level of the resin. This allows the software to send the layer that corresponds with the current Z-level of the resin. This process continues until the print is complete!
The Peachy Printer also functions as a 3D scanner when combined with a camera. The Peachy repeats a back and forth laser pattern that simulates a line laser. This illuminates the profile of the object you are scanning. Your video camera, webcam, or DSLR will capture this happening while you rotate the object a full 360 degrees. Blender then does a number of calculations and searches to mesh up a 3D model of your object.
Rinnovated Design’s Peachy Printer has a long way to go before its official release in July of next year, although beta testers will get a hold of test kits in December of this year. The long time until the release date will surely give sceptics some time to pick at all the fine details of the printer.
Watch the video below to see how the Peachy Printer works and visit peachyprinter.com for more info.
About Rinnovated Design.
Hey, Rylan Grayston here! A bit about me? Let’s see…
My interests are: Scaleable ideas that can change the world, ethics, self help, self improvement, and self education.
I’m like most other inventors and entrepreneurs. I spend a lot of my time living on the edge… Which may be a little over the edge by some people’s definition!
My name on Kickstarter is Rinnovated Design because that’s the company I do my inventing under!