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New device that turns your smartphone into a 3D printer

Press Trust of India New York | Updated on January 20, 2018 Published on March 25, 2016

A US-based company has created a portable device that lets users create 3D prints by using the light from their smartphone screen.

The gadget called OLO is designed to be simple, consisting of three plastic pieces, one chip, and one motor, all operated by four ‘AA’ batteries.

It measures 7.2 x 11.5 x 14.8 centimetres and weighs 780 grams and is compact and light enough to fit in satchels or backpacks, Gizmag reported.

Once an object has been loaded on the OLO mobile app, users then place the smartphone in the base, the company said.

The resin chamber, which offers 400 cubic centimetres of printing volume, rests directly above to hold the desired resin of choice, they said.

The top piece is set in place for a complete seal and OLO will be prepped for printing.

The company OLO 3D based in San Francisco, US found something completely new, which is currently named “daylight resin.” This photopolymer is designed to react to white light emitted by smartphone screens, curing as a result of exposure.

All of the software processing is handled by OLO app, available for iOS, Android and Windows.

Published on March 25, 2016
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