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LumiPocket LT is the first multi-purpose, SCARA-based, Light curing 3D Printer. It is an affordable, standalone, compact tool that can take your Maker projects to a new level! It is more than “just” a high quality, resin based 3D Printer: it is also a fast PCB etching machine, and a Laser engaver that can work with many different materials!
We can’t wait to see how our customers will use LumiPocket LT to create entire projects, for example by 3D printing the enclosure of a custom shaped led light, then creating the Pcb that will control its circuit, and finally laser etching a cardboard box with a name and a dedication for the ultimate DIY gift!
What does SCARA mean?
The SCARA acronym stands for Selective Compliance Articulated Robot Arm. Its main advantage is the jointed two-link arm; this feature allows the arm to extend into confined areas and then retract or “fold up” out of the way. We modified this design so it can cover all the printing area with the smallest possible footprint. This system allows also good quality and speed; normally its main drawback is that controlling this arm involves inverse kinematics for linear interpolated moves. However, the software we designed takes care of all this and is completely transparent to the user!
Your first light-curing, resin-based 3d Printer
Light-curing, Resin-based 3d Printing is fast and provides much more quality than FDM 3D printers, specially with 3d models with small details.
LumiPocket LT is a UV laser based 3D printer, with a resolution of up to 50 microns on the Z and 100 microns on XY axis. Run our cross-platform Software, slice your 3D model (binary or ascii .Stl file), and save the printing job to an SD card: insert it into the LumiPocket LT, it will do all the rest!
The maximum printing size is 10 cm diameter by 10 cm high; on LumiPocket LT we suggest our LumiReact resins, however it is also compatible with SpotA, MakerJuice, FunToDo, 3D Materials and Bukytown Polymers UV pigmented resins.
LumiPocket LT is a unique machine: it is designed to have a very low power consumption, using less than 5W. It has a very compact size: 20 x 12 x 38 cm, weighting less than 2Kg. It is completely autonomous, so after you have created a printing / engraving / etching job with our software, you can simply insert the SD card into the LumiPocket LT and it will do all the rest, turning off after the work is done.
LumiPocket LT can engrave many different materials using the integrated UV laser. This feature is very useful for example if you want to create business cards, QR codes, coasters, and much more. We tested many materials, including MDF, wood, expanded PVC, heavy cardboard and leather.
Ever wanted to make a custom PCB? Of course you can make it “the old way”, by printing the mask with a laser printer, aligning the PCB board, than exposing to a UV lamp.. but why not just put a presensitized PCB board into LumiPocket LT’s special tray, import your PCB files, and watch it etch your PCB that is then ready to be developed? Quick and easy! Please note that at the moment the resolution of the current prototype is not enough for SMDs based PCBs, but works for standard (pass-through) PCBs.
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