Future Make, a Wilmington startup that invents new technological things to make life safer and colorful, recently hit crowdfunding giant Kickstarter with its brand new cool-ink 3D pen called Polyes Q1.
According to the campaign, Polyes is considered the first 3D printing pen with blue light and real inks. The pen has a photo-polymers inside and it solidifies immediately when exposed under the blue light.
The pen is also equipped with a tilt sensor inside, and together with a child-safety switch, it may prevent kids’ eyes from being exposed to the blue-light. In addition, the company has designed integrated control buttons by moving the speed control key and the backwards to the line of the power indicator to make it more convenient to the user. The key focus is make Polyes safer, more user-friendly and convenient than any other 3D pen around.
Unlike other 3D pens, there are no hot parts, no melting plastics, and no unpleasant smell. The Future Make team stated, “The 3D printing pens that currently exist on the market are not easy to operate and unsafe — take for example, all pens using ABS/PLA materials that give off unpleasant odors and the risks of getting hurt by high temperatures. We wanted to address the aspects of safety and convenience by developing a pen that uses photo-polymer as ink, which solidifies under the LED light.”
Other Features of the Polyes are the following:
- Colorful: Various colors, and free combination of both parts of the pen
- Mode Switch: Flexibility and ease of use in switching between the different modes
- Blue-LED: Utilizing blue LED, which minimizes risk of injury to eyes.
- Portable: Portability and USB charge ensures convenience without the hassle and potential dangers of cords
- Template: Different design patterns included for practicing
The team also shared, “Since Polyes is all about being hands-on and inventive, we’ve managed to create several different types of inks, with more to come. Popular options besides the different regular colors include the glow-in-the-dark, aromatic, transparent, and temperature-changing.”
Since its campaign debut on the crowdfunding giant’s platform, the Polyes has already raised over $59,000 from nearly 365 backers. It is set to close on February 4th.
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