Lumi Industries launches LumiCube LCD 3D printer – Technical specifications and pricing

Lumi Industries, a 3D printer manufacturer based in Italy, has launched a new LCD 3D printer, named the Lumi³ (LumiCube).  Making its debut at Formnext 2019, the LumiCube is a desktop system reportedly designed to be “precise,” “reliable” and “easy to use.” The 3D printer can be used for applications in dental, jewelry, miniatures, and product design.  With the LumiPocket LT being the last machine released by the company two years ago, the new LumiCube has been on hold for some time. “In the past two years, we have been involved in a quite big project for a multinational company, in which we have been providing our R&D services,” explains Davide Marin, Lumi Industries CEO. With the R&D work now complete, the LumiCube has become the first idea cleared from the company’s pipeline. “We are aware that many LCD 3D printers are currently in the market” Marin admits, “but we found that our patent-pending solutions and smart improvements actually make users’ life a lot easier.” Founded in 2014, Lumi Industries was established to make 3D printer available to everyone. The word ‘Lumi’ translates as ‘light’, in reference to the company’s core 3D printing activity which revolves ar...

University of Glasgow students create 3D printed tribute to James Watt

A team of University of Glasgow students have 3D printed a scale model of James Watt’s pioneering Boulton-Watt steam engine, marking the bicentenary of his death. Constructed over five months by members of the School of Engineering’s JetX student society, the model is believed to be the largest additively manufactured working model of this design ever made. James Watt created his revolutionary steam engine in 1765 while working as an instrument-maker at the University of Glasgow. There he began making improvements to a Newcomen steam engine discovering that he could make it vastly more efficient by adding a separate condenser. His work led to the creation of the world’s first practical steam engine, helping kick start the industrial revolution. To commemorate Watt’s death 200 years ago the JetX society decided to employ its engineering and 3D printing expertise to produce a scale model of his famous design. The model engine is about a metre in length and uses more than 150 3D printed parts. The process took 845 hours of printing in total, consuming more than 2.2km of printing filament. While the original was run on steam, the 3D printed model uses an additional gear to move its...