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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.


An interesting new 3D printer filament has appeared as a crowdfunding project on Kickstarter. ProtoFlux is an iron nanoparticle infused PLA that is attracted to magnets and has basic data storage capabilities. Designed to print using the existing PLA settings for your 3D printer, ProtoFlux PLA allows you to explore fun and academic magnetic applications with parts that print well and look great. Potential 3D printing applications of ProtoFlux include: Magnetic Field Shaping & Sensing, Magnetic Encoding, New Analog/Digital Magnetic Storage Implementations or Custom Magnetic Actuators. To give you and interesting idea of what the new ProtoFlux filament should be capable of 3D printing a compass needle, should you need to do so. Definitely an interesting idea about a new filament that will surely allow some new ideas to be realized with 3D printing…

The Kickstarter project for ProtoFlux PLA will be funded if at least $2100 USD is pledged by December 9th and the project has already passed half of that goal and it is still the first day of the two week funding period of the project. Proto Paradigm, the company behnd the project gives the chance to the first 80 people who pledge $29 USD or more to get 227 gram spools of the filament in time for Christmas, other backers will be getting it in January next year. After that the filament will most likely also appear on the official website of Proto Paradigm where they currently sell other more common filaments for 3D printers.

For more information about the ProtoFlux PLA Magnetic Filament on Kickstarter project…