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iBox Nano hopes to bring 3D printing to everyone

03 Nov 2014

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Cost and size are two of the biggest factors that hinder the mainstream adoption of 3D printers into the market right now, but the iBox Nano could probably put an end to this.

iBox Printers launched the iBox Nano on crowd-funding site Kickstarter. The company claims it is the world's smallest, quietest, most affordable and only battery-powered 3D resin printer. Consumers will benefit from its portability, silent operation and affordability while creating toys, jewellery, crafts and gifts starting at $189.

iBox Nano

iBox Printers believes the iBox Nano will accelerate the adoption of 3D printers into the home market because of its affordability, silent operation, ease of use, small size and cordless Wi-Fi browser-based printing. It also simplifies the user experience by allowing browser based printing from any client, including mobile devices, without installing software.

"We didn't set out to improve 3D printing, we set out to remove the barriers to get 3D printers in the hands of everyone," said Trent Carter, iBox Printers founder. "These barriers include cost, size, noise and complexity; that's why we have created the world's smallest, quietest and most affordable 3D resin printer that is incredibly easy to use. Anyone can start printing within 10 minutes of unboxing the device. No assembly, no setup and no software downloads."

The Nano is also a full Linux computer integrating a Raspberry Pi and has 8GB of storage, 4x USB ports for mouse and keyboard, and will drive an external monitor in 4K via its integrated HDMI port. The Nano is the world's first 3D Printer that can also be used as a computer.

The 3D printer is being crowd-funded on Kickstarter with pricing starting at $189 for early birds. Post Kickstarter, the iBox Nano will be for sale on Amazon Prime and for $299 retail.

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