With high resolution, modular design and being closed-loop, the IVI 3D Printer is what has been created by those at IVI3D…and it looks great!
This IVI 3D Printer looks stunning and as for its functionalities…it appears to be amazing!
Another Kickstarter 3D printer?
As 3D printing becomes more mainstream in our lives and work, the demand for excellent print quality is steaming ahead of what ordinary 3D printers can provide. Smoother surface quality, higher stability, and higher print efficiency have become the basic needs.
Other common complaints include:
- Hours of debugging for marginal improvements
- Faults during printing like nozzles clogging and layer shifting
- Complex workflow and inaccessible operating software
After more than three years of development and testing, IVI believe that the IVI 3D Printer has solved all the above problems. They hope that through their efforts, IVI will become a significant milestone for desktop printers.
The IVI 3D Printer achieves a staggering 15-micron/0.015 mm XYZ accuracy. When the print head is travelling at 300 mm/s, its repeatability is kept within ten microns/0.01 mm. Along with pinpoint accuracy, IVI utilises a closed-loop control system. This exclusive technology ensures unparalleled repeatability and reliability. Even with projects that require longer print times (their Superman print was over 118 hours) are completed flawlessly.
The IVI 3D Printer Triple functionality
“Modular 3D printing, laser engraving, CNC machine” is a bit of a mouthful, so they went with IVI, but the short name is no indication of a short skillset. IVI’s modular print head design means that it effortlessly and instantly switches between any of its three functions. No wires, no configuration; plug and play. The IVI 3D Printers system can automatically identify the print head type through a chip in the print head’s PCB.
This design means IVI single-handedly shrinks the jump between your ideas and reality. The intelligent modular design saves on costs and improves efficiency in after-sales service and repairs.
The IVI 3D Printer offers 6 FDM print heads with various nozzle sizes (0.15, 0.2, 0.25, 0.3, 0.35 and 0.4 mm). If you want greater detail or faster print speed, there is a head for every project. The 0.4 mm print head can be used to print parts with increased strength, while the 0.15 – 0.25 mm print heads are perfect for producing the detail required for artwork, toys, or miniatures.
IVI’s laser module outputs 2500 mW to create images or designs on a massive variety of materials including wood, bamboo, fabric, leather and more! See the example in the video below.
The IVI 3D Printers CNC module uses a brushless motor, so despite the higher cost and requirement of a complicated and expensive controller, this motor has a longer lifespan, provides a more significant speed range, generates lower electrical noise, and requires less maintenance.
The CNC spindle spins up to 8000 RPM and is capable of carving wood, bamboo, acrylic, and PCB. You can use SVG, STEP, IGES, IGS, DWG, DXF, and other files.
More modules to be added
When you receive your IVI 3D Printer, it doesn’t mean your journey together has to come to an end. You may own it, but IVI3D can still help it grow. They’re currently working on SLA printing and 3D scanning modules that will be fully compatible with your IVI. You only need to buy the modules you desire to further your creative mind.
Easy to use
Watching your ideas come to life is one of the most exciting aspects of 3D printing. It’s a good thing that you’re close by because most 3D printers are going to need you to intervene at least once during the process, however, because a watched pot never boils, the IVI 3D printer gives you the option of leaving it completely alone as you go away and do anything else. With its sensors and processor, even people with zero 3D printing experience can get up and print in no time.
It’s not just when IVI is printing that it makes your life more comfortable either. It can call on reinforcements from the Cloud to help with design analysis and preparation. It removes the tedious task of slicing, which is a necessity when using other printers.
For more info
Check out the Kickstarter campaign for more info and pictures as well as videos!
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