This week TCT reported on QSQM’s, the creators of the Uncia DLP 3D printer, recent acquisition by Nanjing F.M. Today, team Uncia have unveiled their improved version of the printer with a campaign on Indiegogo in a bid to raise $10,000 and make 3D printing a reality for all.
After a very successful crowd-funding operation on the site earlier this year, the Uncia has been upgraded using feedback from customers with a new focus on bringing 3D technology into Asian schools in the same way as Europe and the United States.
The original projector has been stripped and replaced with a brand new one making it the most affordable DLP 3D printer on the market with a basic kit costing $299. The projector is calibrated and fully automated to produce high precision prints and theoretically a longer product life.
The look of the Uncia remains the same but benefits from upgrades sourced from around Europe including a new stepping motor manufactured in Germany and belts produced in Italy. They have even improved communication with users by expanding their team of tech experts to provide instant support to customers.
The campaign gives supporters the option to choose from a range of printer packages with the lowest priced bundle including the basic Uncia model without a projector and a Finish Kit. The highest package comes in at $699 securing the pledger a printer with projector and Finish Kit.
Barely one day into the campaign, the Uncia has already reached almost a quarter of its funding target. Should the total be achieved before the August 31st closing date, and judging by the last campaign it seems likely, the Uncia team have promised to donate up to 12 printers as each printer package sells out. Schools can sign up to be a part of the project on their website.