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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Using A Smartphone As Part Of A 3D Printer

Add a 3D Printer to the List of Things Your Phone Can Replace

The light from your smartphone can cure this new resin.

Mona Lalwani | December 22, 2015

Smartphones have taken over almost every aspect of our lives. We spend a good chunk of our days clicking links, swiping faces, exchanging emoji or listening to computer-picked playlists. Soon, we'll be able to use our devices to print 3D objects. Researchers at Taiwan Tech have built a 3D printer that uses the light from a smartphone or tablet to cure resin. They created a photopolymer that hardens with visible light instead of lasers or UV radiation. So, unlike the typical encased 3D printer, the team's phone-based device prints objects in the open, as long as it's placed in a dark corner.


Kickstarter Campaign for Solido was to start in November of this year. First image above is a competing technology. Source:

<more at; related links: (This 3D Printer Uses A Smartphone Screen Light To Print Models. December 22, 2015) and (Olo – the smartphone 3D printer. October 2015)>

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