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...

Going beyond 3D printing for the Purmundus challenge 2019

Held since 2012 by German rapid prototyping company Cirp GmbH, the Purmundus challenge is an annual competition that invites designers and engineers from around the world to participate in a theme-based 3D printing design contest. Almost every kind of submission is possible – from a simple concept to a market ready product. The awards go to the best product design in keeping with the competition’s current theme. Last years theme was 3D printing gears up our future, which encouraged entrants to explore designs for future living, and what role 3D printing will play in that context. This year the theme follows a similar motif with Beyond 3D printing. An excerpt from the full tender document highlights what the judges want you to consider when designing your 2019 entry, “we are looking for innovative ideas where 3D and 4D printing can influence and enter our everyday life in an useful way. For which products does it offer a valuable enhancement? Or can it contribute to reinvent the product itself?” All common 3D and 4D printing processes are allowed, however the document also states that “They [entries] mustn‘t simply be dogmatically produced any old way… they can conceivably merge...