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We live in a world where “impossible is the new possible!” Everytime you think something’s not possible; somebody stands up and says – lol one sec!
Hence, we always say that we live in a world with limitless possibilities which can go as far as our minds can reach. Likewise, just when the world was convinced that a pen can have no other task than; writing, someone stood up and changed that perception!
This began last year; when a Boston-based company called WobbleWorks LLC launched a campaign on Kickstarter for the world’s first ever 3D printing pen, called the 3Doodler. This pen became the talk of the world and went on to raise $2-3 million through the campaign.
Now competing with them we have our latest entrant, Future Make LLC’s – Polyes!!
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Wanna know what’s Polyes, read on…!!!
As mentioned on Kickstarter, Polyes is a 3D printing pen with blue light and real inks that brings things to life.
Polyes came into existence in an attempt to address certain aspects of inconvenience from the earlier built printing pens. Primarily because they were highly unsafe to use given the fact that they adopted ABS/PLA materials which threw out horrid odor and as they required high temperatures to mould the risk of getting hurt was evident. For the same reasons operating such printers became an uneasy task as well.
Now here it has managed to fix the safety and made operating convenient by developing a pen that used photo-polymer as ink which only required LED lights to solidify.
When you purchase Polyes; it comes with a USB cable used for charging the device through the USB port, it has a power button on the top, ink display on the side, a speed control button, a power indicator and ink & light button to assist you in smoothly using the pen.
The pen is presently available on Kickstarter for $79. The company has already over-achieved its target of $50,000 by receiving $107,106 with 762 backers and 21 days still remaining. The shipping time of the first batch is estimated to be February 2015 and the second one in March followed by the third one in April.
Interesting, isn’t it!!!
Matching its popularity, Polyes also offers extra-ordinary features!
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Polyes is made covering all the drawbacks of other such available devices, keeping in mind all safety precautions thus making it the perfect 3D pen.
Polymers inside the cartridges come in liquid state which holds enough material for 13 minutes of nonstop printing.
The 3D pen offers multi-functional & different types of inks and is also working on more of them. Besides the regular colors the options include the glow-in-the-dark, aromatic, transparent, and temperature-changing.
The battery life of Polyes is considered to be one of the best but depends completely on individual usage and the modes you choose but the same can be charged within 2 hours. In the light mode it offers approximately 4-5 hours of life, in light & ink mode it offers a life of about 1.5 hours and when on standby it can continue to be alive for roughly 3.5 days.
The pen uses two different lights i.e. UV and Blue to solidify and similarly, the pen with each of the lights come in different colors such as UV Light offer colors of the rainbow & transparent ink whereas the blue light offers red, orange, yellow, green and transparent colors.
What differentiates Polyes from the rest is the fact that instead of melting strands of plastic it uses stereolithography technology (SLA) to cure a phototosentive resin wherein a liquid is ejected from the extruder which is solidified instantly by UV lights.
The cool-ink it uses instead of FDM technology which requires high temperatures, flexibility in switching between the different modes, utilization of blue LED lights which minimizes the risk of injuries to eyes, the comfort of portability makes using the device easier to use by anyone, even kids!
Polyes adopts LED lights, thus causing absolutely no harm to the eyes and has photo-polymers inside which turn the liquid into solid when exposed to the lights.
The pen also holds a tilt sensor along with child-safety switch which prevents the eyes of the children from getting hurt by the LED lights and if you keep the switch on, the lights will turn off automatically when it is moved away from ground level.
The ink used, comes with a guarantee of 6 months of stocking without being solidified.
And changing the cartridges is really simple too; all you need to do is twist the pen to open, remove and then replace the cartridge with the new one.
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Polyes is a product that holds extravagant features and has out-of-the-box technology! It has successfully managed to overcome all the pitfalls of its competitors and has created a product that is affordable & can be adopted by the masses. And lastly, it definitely has the capability to bring about a revolution in the 3D industry.