While HP’s recent announcement of their Multi Jet Fusion technology sent shockwaves through the industry, it is still over a year away from seeing any sort of a release and even when it does release, there are no announcements for a desktop fabrication system.
With MakerBot leading the way in bringing 3D printers to consumers, there is still a hole in the market for an all-in-one 3D printer that—similar to a combination 2d paper printer, scanner, fax, copier all-in-one—offers multiple tools in a singular integrated product system.
The FLUX All-in-One 3D Printer from FLUX Technology LLC just might be the answer.
The nearly two-foot tall printer features fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printing, a built-in 3D scanner, laser engraving and the option to attach via magnet a variety of other print head types that include everything from a ceramics extruder to a pastry extruder for chocolate and other food items.
The FLUX system also has an open module SDK for developing new modules and the designers are currently collaborating with a variety of startups to develop a lineup of innovative tool heads for specific materials and applications. The concept brings to mind a Play-Doh Fun Factory for the maker set with unlimited potential for multiple other uses.
With 38 days left to go in their campaign, the FLUX has exceeded its Kickstarter funding goal of $100,000 and is currently sitting on nearly $340,000. According to crowdfunding analytics tool Kicktraq, the FLUX is trending towards nearly $7 million in total funding…which would effectively earn them a spot on Kickstarters’ top ten most-funded projects of all-time.
A start-up package for the FLUX is selling for $599 with a select few for early funders priced at $549.