CreoPop announced on Tuesday (August 12th) that the company has officially launched five new 3D inks for its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. CreoPop has been dubbed the world’s first 2D pen with cool ink, which allows users to create any 3D designs they desire.
Co-founder and “Marketing Wizard,” Andreas Birnik, stated, “We are delighted to bring five new 3D inks to the market. With the new additions, we now offer eight different ink types for CreoPop in a wide range or different colors.”
He continued, “Other 3D pens use solid thermoplastics so they cannot offer the same exciting ink properties at CreoPop. With a collection of eight ink types, CreoPop enables users to create versatile 3D designs.”
The following five inks have been introduced for use with CreoPop:
- Aromatic Ink: Create nice smelling objects
- Body-paint Ink: Make temporary tattoos and henna designs
- Conductive Ink: Try out science experiments with wires and diodes
- Elastic Ink: Draw elastic objects
- Glittering Ink: Make glittering objects
- Standard ink: Plain ink in many different colors
- Glow-in-the-dark Ink: Ink that glows
- Temperature Sensitive Ink: Ink that changes colors with temperature
CreoPop uses stereolithography and light-sensitive ink called photpolymers. While this has previously been used for professional applications within the 3D printing industry, CreoPop is the first application of the technology in a portable consumer device. When CreoPop is operated, the ink is immediately solidified by UV diodes surrounding the nozzle of the pen. This is in contract to other 3D pens that typically rely on heating ABS and PLA plastic to temperatures of around 250 degrees Celsius/ 480 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition to representing a safety hazard, melting plastic also emits an unpleasant smell, which is avoided with CreoPop.
Co-Founder and “Übergeek,” Dmitry Starodubtsev, noted, “Our amazing collection of inks is at the very core of what makes CreoPop special. With eight inks, we now provide a really exciting experience for users. Going forward we plan to develop additional inks as well as to produce inks for commercially available 3D printers to bring the CreoPop experience beyond the pen.”
Meanwhile, CreoPop’s crowdfunding campaign is doing quite well. With only five days left, the project has received $173,056 from 2,025 backers.
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