Tiny iBox Nano 3D printer has 328-micron resolution

3D printers are typically large and bulky devices that carry with them a large price tag. A new 3D printer has debuted that is small and happens to be one of the cheapest 3D printers on the market making it accessible to more people that want a 3D printer. That small and affordable 3D printer is called the iBox Nano and it prints using a resin material. The small printer is also the highest resolution 3D printer on the market with a print resolution of 328-microns.

Other popular 3D printers on the market today include the Form 1 printing at 300-microns, the Pegasus printing at 250-microns, and the B9 Creator at 50-100 microns. iBox Nano prints from any web browser on Android, iPhones, iPads, PC, or Mac computers.

No software is required to print and the printer is WiFi compatible. The printer supports printing objects from open source and free software for 3D modeling and editing. Some resin printers on the market use expensive DLP bulbs to control UV light used to cure the resin, the Nano uses UV LEDs good for over 50,000 hours of use.

The printer is also very quiet; in fact, it claims to be the quietest 3D printer on the market. The Nano weighs three pounds and measures 4" x 3" x 8" and is made from laser cut acrylic. It has its own internal battery good for ten hours of use away from an outlet. The iBox Nano is on Kickstarter right now with the project seeking $300,000. So far, it has raised over $268,000 with 11 days to go. A pledge of $299 or more will get you an iBox Nano with shipping estimated to begin in March 2015.

SOURCE: Kickstarter