Ono Smartphone 3D printer
Despite rapid technology advances over the years, it is often that we see something that is just jaw-dropping, especially in the printer industry where new technology tends to be more evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Take a look at the video at http://www.3ders.org/articles/20170220-new-video-shows-ono-smartphone-3d-printer-in-action.html. I had to watch it a few times to really belief what I was seeing.
As you can see from the video, the user simply has to place their phone upright under a vat of resin, and the ONO app will play a series of light patterns that will expose the resin using light from the smartphone, curing it layer by layer into the desired object.
Apparently, ONO will be shipping 16,000+ 3D printers to developing partners by the end of March 2017 and will make products available to the public shortly after.
ONO was developed by Netherlands-based 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker, who are filing their first ever patents. The company says the patents are ‘defensive,’ to protect against patent infringement lawsuits, and that it remains ‘100% committed to [its] open source ethos.’
3Ders.org provides the latest news about 3D printing technology and 3D printers and was the source for this information.
3D printing shows great promise for the future from consumer products to high end industrial/commercial products but Photizo continues to believe that for real growth to happen and for 3D technology to really go mainstream, there will need to be killer applications driving that growth.