The New LumiFold TAB is an innovative accessory that transforms a tablet into a 3D printer, and can be refined to be so compact to become comparable to the size of a cover, with less than 3cm thickness. It uses visible light and a special control system that allows the electronic parts to be controlled from the Tablet without wiring, just using modulated light.
A volumetric display that uses Pepper’s ghost illusion can be also integrated in the back of the New LumiFold TAB, and the 3d model rotation on this display is controlled by an integrated gesture sensor.
The Tablet can be kept under charge when printing, and it runs the slicing and supports generation in both automatic and manual mode. We think that among manufacturers like Sony, Apple, Microsoft, Lenovo, Samsung someone can be very interested to be the first of having a 3D printing accessory for their products, and we would like companies interested in this system to contact us.
The New LumiFold CUBE is a very compact UV 3D printer for the jewelry market, with a printing area of 10x10x5cm and an external size of 12x12x12cm.
The New LumiFold DLP is a portable UV resin 3D printer with a printing area of 15x15x15 cm that is designed for jewelry / dental use that will be able to use a wide range of materials, while the New LumiFold XL is a UV resin 3D printer with a printing area of 25x35cm, 30cm height, and the machine is just 15cm tall when closed.
The New LumiFold FDM is a filament-based 3D printer, that implements our compact Z-stage, that is less than 10cm tall. It features an expanding chamber that keeps the temperature controlled. We are going to develop this project with a partner that has much experience in FDM printers.
We think this machine would be really interesting for space use. Imagine this 3D printer to be used on the ISS! Since weight and size of everything that is transported is critical due to really high costs, an ultra-thin and light 3D printer would be an excellent solution for 3D printing in space.