Junior Veloso at 3D Homemade has been working for years on creating a high resolution 3D printer at an affordable price. Finally, he’s got his working prototype created, and is anxious to being producing the DIY kits for the public. So, he’s now put the project up for crowdfunding at Indiegogo. With 59 days remaining on the campaign to reach $300,000, he’s already collected almost $40,000. I call that a very good start.
The Veloso 3D printer uses a technology based on liquid polymers and light. It’s similar to Stereolithography (SLA), and he uses a DLP light source to solidify the resin. Here are his specs:
- Building Area: 150X112X200mm XYZ
- DLP Projector: 1024X768 (Native)
- Resolution: 15 to 100 Microns Z – 147 microns XY (XY resolution can be improved by reducing the building area – this will be possible in the kit)
- Weight: under 15 KG for complete kit
- Size: Desktop printer size
- Office friendly: low noise (almost nothing)
That’s just the 3D printer. He’s also spent two years creating his own software, which he says has no competition in the SME and DIY markets at an affordable price. It will work on any STL file, and runs on Windows only. The software shown in the first half of the video above is Veloso’s software; his youtube page has a more comprehensive video of his software.
You can help Veloso fund this project via Indiegogo by pledging as little as $59. This will get you a PDF with information for a hobbyist to design and develop his own 3D printer; note these are not instructions. There are six levels of pledge amounts, with the highest at $3,999 which will get you the full kit, software and one kilogram of resin. Go to his project page to see what the other four pledge levels will get you. And remember, if the full $300,000 is not reached in the 60 day time period, your money comes out of escrow and back into your hands. If he is 100% funded, he expects that he will have the first kits ready three months after the campaign closes.
It’s not cheap for a DIY 3D printer. But it’s the highest resolution one out there.
Funding page: Indiegogo 3D Printer