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A few days ago we have told you about the plans that Future Make, the company developing the Polyes Q1 3D printing pen, has to launch a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for their device before Christmas and this has already happened. The Polyes Q1 SLA 3D printing pen is now on Kickstarter with a $50000 USD funding goal for the project with already 250 backers and more than half of that goal covered. The super early bird special option that allowed a limited number of 50 people to get the Polyes Q1 for $59 USD is now over, but there are still some places left for $69 USD and $79 USD. Do note that normal price of the Polyes Q1 will be $119 USD and it is supposed to start shipping in April 2015 with early Kickstarter backers not only able to get it cheaper, but also a month earlier. So if you are interested in the Polyes Q1 3D printing pen that uses Stereolitography printing technology (UV light curable resin) instead of thermoplastic material that is being melted, you might want to reserve an early spot in the queue by backing up the project on Kicksrater. Do note that Polyes Q1 is not the only product coming in early 2015 in the form of a SLA 3D printing pen, there is already a competition from the Creo Pop 3D printing pen that will be a very similar product.
Future Make, the company developing the Polyes Q1 3D printing pen, a device that does not use thermoplastic, but instead relies on SLA technology to solidify liquid ink when you print will soon launch their Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. The official website of the product now has a Polyes Q1 Kickstarter Trailer available (the video embedded above) along with the news that Polyes Q1 will hit Kickstarter soon before Christmas, so it should happen in the next few days. If the crowdfunding campaign is successful it will most likely take a few more months before deliveries start, but we should hopefully see the Polyes Q1 becoming a reality sometime in 2015.
The Polyes Q1 is not the only 3D printing ben that uses SLA (Stereolithography) technology, there is a competition already available in the fork of Creo Pop, a product that is already taking pre-orders with shipping announced to start in April 2015. The starter pack for CreoPop is available for $119 USD and the Polyes Q1 3D printing pen should be available for the same price after the Kickstarter campaign is over. The first backers of the Kickstarter project may however be able to get a unit earlier and for a lower price if they are among the first to back the Polyes Q1 when it launches their crowdfunding campaign. So stay tuned for more information when the Kickstarter campaign launches.
The Mosaic device that is supposed to make multi-color 3D printing possible on a 3D printers with a single extruder is set to be finalized in early 2015 according to the latest updates from the Mosaic Manufacturing team. The device itself will hopefully most likely start shipping to customers later in the year if everything goes as planned.
The plans for the next couple months:
– We will be releasing our first product in early 2015.
– This product will have more than two inputs, and be much smaller than the black box featured on our website.
– After finalizing the build, we will be going through an optimization/testing phase, and then start a crowdsourcing campaign to launch our product.
– Our goal is to have all of this complete in the first quarter of 2015.
We are looking forward to getting a Mosaic upgrade for our MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer that has just a single extruder, so it is the perfect candidate to get a multi-color and material printing capabilities thanks to this device. It is nice that we are also going to be getting a product capable of using more than just two colors as this can make it more functional as well as an interesting option for upgrade even for dual extruder 3D printers giving them the ability to print easily with more than just two colors. Unfortunately there is still no information about the expected end user price of the Mosaic device.