3d printing accessible to all

We are aware that 3D printing is going to transform the global production model, and the promise that it will reach every home is getting closer to being fulfilled, making consumers also producers of custom objects. The latest fundraising sensation on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform demonstrates the demand for solutions that make 3D printers accessible to everyone, both in terms of price and ease of use. This is the OLO 3D printer, which promises to be compatible with smartphones: its campaign has raised $1.1 million on Kickstarter, when his goal was $80,000 and there are still two weeks left before the campaign closes.

As the promoters of the campaign explain, the printer, practical and portable, uses the light from the smartphone screen to print three-dimensional figures. Light activates the light-curing resin layer by layer, resulting in a 3D object that reflects the specified design. In order to use the device you will need an app compatible with iOS, Android and Windows Phone that will include a catalog of designs, where you can also access designs made by other users or share your own. The printers would retail for $99, including a “first timer” resin kit.