FAQ

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.
The main difference between the two technologies is the accuracy and precision of details that you cannot get with filament 3d printing and can be reached only with stereolithography.
Lumi Industries’ printers are based on DLP stereolithography technology (using a DLP projector) with top-down projection. A liquid resin cures with the light emitted by a projector.
On personal/desktop 3d printers there are no particular differences in terms of quality and resolution between SLA (streolithography with UV laser) or DLP (with DLP projector).
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.
The printing area is about 9 cm diameter by10 cm height with the possibility to extend it to 15cm*10 cm with the accessory XL-Kit, available as an optional.
Printing speed varies according to chosen resolution and material, but it is approximately 18mm/hour at 75μm.
The LumiForge can reach a maximum resolution of 37.5 micron on the z axis.
Just install the LumiCreator software on your computer, get a 3d model ready to be printed in .stl format, some resin and that’s it!
LumiForge has a very simple mechanism that does not require particular maintenance. For more information, refer to the manual.
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.
LumiForge is already available in pre-order in our store or through authorized distributors.
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Alternatively, you can contact one of our distributors or visit us upon appointment at our headquarters in Asolo (TV).

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.
Once you open it, it has a minimum life of six months. Store it well covered, in a dry place without temperature fluctuations and away from light sources.

It is important to stir very well the resin before every use to avoid pigments deposition.

Yes, the resin casting is similar of the lost wax process, considering that the resin does not melt, but burns, therefore the foundry must take appropriate precautions.
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.
Lumi React resins have been conceived to be used on our printers and give the best results; however, Lumi Industries’ printers are compatible with most of DLP resins.
No, all photosensitive resins are made on an acrylic base and are not recyclable.

In the liquid state, they can pollute the environment, therefore they must be cured and solidified before disposal according to your country regulation.

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.
With resin based 3Dprinting you really need minimum post processing. For more information follow the instructions:

http://www.lumindustries.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Post-resina.pdf 

For small prints, you can use a low cost UV lamp that can be found in beauty care specialized stores.
It’s possible to buy Lumi Industries’ 3d printers, accessories and consumables through our site store http://www.lumindustries.com/shop or though one of our authorized distributors.
On the on-line store, we only accept pay-pal payments. You can pay with bank transfer directly requesting an order confirmation to the following email: info@lumindustries.com
Lumi Industries issues regular invoices as per the Italian law.

Only for private orders from Italy, please always provide the fiscal code.

For national or international companies’ orders, please provide complete invoice and shipping details including Vat/company number.

Only EU or Extra EU registered companies are entitled to VAT exemption.

In almost every country in the world except USA, Mexico and Canada for LumiForge.
Shipping cost for each order is calculated during the online purchase according to the shipping country..

National and European orders are shipped with GLS courier, while for extra EU we offer DHL Express fast service.

Orders are shipped as soon as possible, based on product availability and follow the chronological order of receipt.

It is possible scheduling an appointment in advance.
Lumi Industries supplies video tutorials that guide you through the set-up of the press printer. To additional help you can contact support at support@lumindustries.com

After a printer purchse it is possible to the private user group on Facebook to receive and offer suggestions and assistance to other users.

Please contact our support service: support@industries.com, attaching photos and detailed description of the damage or malfunction.

If the parcel you receive from the courier is evidently damaged, please always sign conditionally.

If an out of warranty reparation is needed, we will make an individual assessment of required assistance and resulting costs which will be submitted to the client for confirmation.