Hobbyist resin 3D printer still in the works

Junior Veloso's resin 3D printer

The most wanted man in hobbyist 3D printing

Junior Veloso's resin 3D printer

Junior Veloso is a wanted man. If you’re into hobbyist 3D printing, you’ve been waiting with bated breath for any update on his amazing resin-based 3D printer. (Check out our earlier posts on his work if you’re not familiar with it.)

Well, it’s not much, but after several months of silence (and a couple of posts on Twitter last month), there’s finally some news on the project’s blog:

It has been a while since my last update, my apologies for that…. I have been quite busy…

Pedro is now leading the project and we have everything ready for the kit, looks impressive. I will post the details this week.

There are many comments and messages of people asking for contact details, so I decided to put our contact here in the blog. If you wish to talk to us please send an email to veloso3d@gmail.com

It sounds like we’re not much more than a few days away from seeing the actual kit. Veloso has always maintained that the printer itself would be very affordable, but that the resin would be expensive until a high volume of sales could be achieved. (The price is currently over $350 per litre, according to this FAQ.)

Be sure to keep on eye on Junior Veloso’s blog for updates this week: http://3dhomemade.blogspot.com/

Derek Quenneville is a 3D printing evangelist who posts weekly on the Ponoko blog. Follow him on Twitter @techknight.

You can get those resins for 140$ per gallon ( 3.7L ) nowadays : http://bucktownpolymers.com/polymers.html
Also, if you hang out on irc around #reprap @ freenode, you’ll see opensource alternatives to this are getting very close.

Oh, excellent – I actually do idle quite a bit in #reprap, I’ll strike up some conversation about it next time.

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