3D printing is also called additive manufacturing and allows you to create three-dimensional objects from a digital 3D model. The 3D model is created with specific software and processed by a 3D printer that, layer after layer, produces the solid part of the 3d model.
In the Top down projection technology the amount of resin used is equal to the height of the object, the object is formed without particular types of stress because it simply grows on a moving tray. No need of resin vat is required. After the use the vat is simply closed and can be safely stored. In the Botton up projection technology the amount of resin used is less, however, the object undergoes more stress due to the suction effect happening at each layer. You must also make a periodic change of the resin vat or the fep film with additional costs.
LumiForge is the perfect evolution of Lumipocket. Based on the same top to bottom projection system, LumiForge has now an enclosed design, which protects the working area from external light, which might interfere during printing and contains resin odor. In the same time, it guarantees a good ventilation to ensure the projector lifetime. What was still a manual process in Lumipocket has become fully automatic in LumiForge like Projector and resin carriage movement, printing area and curing time setting.
LumiForge is able to obtain an excellent printing resolution, equal to medium/high level resin 3d printers always keeping an affordable price. The Software is intuitive and assist also unexperienced users to print. Moreover, new automated features introduced in LumiForge, make calibration and setting even easier.
There are different types of resins with different properties. Lumi Industries has his own line of resin, optimized for use on their own printers:
Lumi React Hard & Strong is suitable for parts requiring a certain hardness and for silicone moulding. These resins allow enhancing details accuracy. Available in grey, blue teal or orange
Lumi React Castable is a metal casting resin. Available in orange
Lumi Industries is also the official distributor for Italy of Fun To Do resins available in the following versions: Standard (35 shore D), Industrial (75 shore D), Snow white, Castable (73 shore D) e Deep Black.
It depends on printed objects volume. Our resins have a tiny shrinkage factor of 0.5%, therefore the printed object volume approximately corresponds to the volume of used resin. After loading the .stl file to be printed on our software and setting the resin in use, it is possible to know in advance the volume of resin used and the corresponding cost in terms of material.
There are many professional options you can choose such as Solidworks, Inventor, Rhinoceros. There are also some free software like SketchUp or Blender. Always export the file in .stl before going to printing.