AMS Spring 2023

Polyes Q1 SLA 3D Printing Pen to Launch on Kickstarter Before Christmas

Inkbit

Share this Article

Future Make Technology LLC says they’re ready to launch their take on the 3D printing pen, and the company is on the cusp of seeking funds from the Kickstarter community.

polyes q1 detailThey call it the Polyes Q1, and it’s dramatically different from other 3D printing pens in that, instead of using melted plastic filament, it uses stereolithography (SLA) technology to cure a phototosentive resin. The pen spouts a stream of liquid resin from the extruder and a UV light cures and solidifies it as a user draws their 3D object.

The company says the speed of the resin flow is controlled by pressing a key on the pen, and an LED displays the remaining power level available to the system. They also say their pen includes what they call a “safety level sensor,” which cuts out the UV light when the device is tilted beyond the working orientation.

“With Polyes Q1, you can easily draw a car model without any software; you can design a fancy pattern on your iPhone’s shell; you can make a stylish gadget to decorate your wall or your desk or create series of cartoon characters,” the company says.

IFFuture Make’s Polyes Q1 operates on battery power, and that means no power cord to interfere with the application of the material. The company says a single charge of the battery provides 40-60 minutes of constant use and that the device has been thoroughly tested to work with a range of multicolored resins — some of them glow-in-the-dark.

Apart from the safety factor of the resin being hardened without a period of “cool down” time, there are no odors involved as there are from pens future makewhich use PLA or ABS thermoplastics, the release and curing of the resin used in the Polyes Q1 emits no odor or possibly harmful fumes. The output is so cool, in fact, that the company says kids can “draw designs on the body.”

Future Make Technology say they also plan to launch more 3D printers and pens in the near future.

Their Kickstarter campaign will be up live “soon before Christmas,” and that as part of that campaign the first 100 backers will receive the first versions of the device for $59. That deal includes one Polyes Q1 pen and three standard inks.

Once the Kickstarter campaign is over, Future Make says the pens will retail for $119.

Do you plan to back this new 3D printing pen once the crowdfunding campaign from Future Make Technology has launched? Discuss in the Polyes Q1 Kickstarter Pen forum thread on 3DPB.com.

Share this Article


Recent News

3D Printing Archipelago: Islands of In-company 3D Printing Bureaus

C3Nano Launches “First” Low-Temperature Conductive Ink for Electronics 3D Printing



Categories

3D Design

3D Printed Art

3D Printed Food

3D Printed Guns


You May Also Like

Featured

Will Nikon’s SLM Solutions Deal Go through?

When Japanese multinational Nikon (TYO: 7731) announced its intention to acquire SLM Solutions (ETR: AM3D) in September 2022, it seemed like a reasonable part of its digital manufacturing strategy, and there is...

Aussie 3D Printed Electronics Startup Snags $2.5M

Australian printed electronics startup Syenta has raised AU$ 3.7 million ($2.5 million) in a seed funding round to accelerate the production of its multi-material 3D printers that allow customers to...

Featured

House 3D Printing Startup Mighty Buildings Appoints McKinsey Alum as New CEO

The Oakland-based additive construction (AC) firm Mighty Buildings announced that the company has appointed Scott Gebicke as its new CEO. Gebicke, a veteran officer in the US Navy and alum...

Divergent Receives $100M Investment from Hexagon for Car 3D Printing Tech

Hexagon AB has been steadily increasing its presence in 3D printing and, this time, the Swedish tech giant has laid down a significant amount of capital into one of the...