In 3D printing, we add supports to ensure the stability of the print model, but after removal of those supports, there can be many surface defects left behind, marring the finish of the model. The traditional way to repair these defects is to draw some resin with a syringe, inject it into the defects, and then cure it with either sunlight or an UV lamp. However, it is very difficult for beginners to control the release of resin from the syringe. Manual repair is time consuming, it is difficult to get the desired effect, and you could accidentally ruin the whole print! After experiencing various levels of success in repairing models, we decided to develop a professional product for resin model repair: the Fixer.
The Fixer will control the amount of resin extruded accurately via a programmable syringe pump. Tiny resin drops of the proper size will be injected into the defect area. If you inject too much resin, you can use the Fixer to suck resin back into the syringe. After you have the right amount of resin injected, you can cure it immediately afterward using the integrated UV LED light. The long life UV LED light has a tightly focused beam to insure rapid curing of the resin.
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The Fixer uses a micro step motor and a replaceable syringe to release the desired amount of resin, either by individual drops or a continuous stream. The three buttons on the body control the movement of the syringe and activation of the UV light.
The Fixer has an ultraviolet (UV) LED integrated together with an automatic controlled syringe pump that squeeze out UV curable resin at desired speed. The syringe extrudes/squeeze our UV curable resin onto object to be fixed/glued, then the UV LED is shed onto the UV curable resin to get it solidified. The speed and amount of resin squeezed out is programmable. The UV LED can cure the resin in 1-30 seconds or less than a seconds. You can use it as your post-curing tool as well.
The Fixer works on any UV curable resin, Envisiontec, Autodesk, Formlabs, B9, FTD, Makerjuice, or regular UV LOCA glue....you name it.
Owner of a FDM printer without resin? Not a problem, just select the profession kit and we will provide you with syringes pre-filled with UV resin! Each 2ml syringe is enough for up to 20 fixes.
The Fixer can be used on prints from any type of 3D printers: FDM, SLA, DLP, SLS etc. Check out this photo where we glue a FDM print with a SLA print or two pennies together:
Want to change a color for your print? Not a problem, simply withdraw a drop of resin of your desired color and cure!
Messed up with resin and dripped on the floor? Just use Fixer to withdraw it back!
Besides repairs, the Fixer can also be used as a glue tool so that you can print a large object in multiple pieces and glue them together using the Fixer. Other possible applications for the Fixer include:
1. Insulate/fix electronic components on a circuit board
2. Disperse solder paste for DIY electric board
3. High precision extrusion head for DIY 3D printer project
4. Programmable mini syringe pump for other liquid materials
5. Withdraw pigment in precise amount and mix for your own resin
Bond, build, fix and fill anything in seconds! Use it on plastic, wood, metal and even fabric!
The applications are limitless because the Fixer firmware is open-source so you can easily customize it according to your needs! There are four pre-defined injection speeds through the switches inside the Fixer. You can also customize the injection speed, curing time or the operating sequence by modifying the open source firmware.
The Fixer is very compact and can be held and operated comfortably with a single hand. Every single mechanical piece of the Fixer is manufactured by high precision CNC machines using materials with the highest quality and durability. It is cordless and powered by a Li-Ion battery that is USB chargeable.
The Fixer are in two colors for you to choose (will send out survey) from:
Tired of countless repair failures, excess resin spills and general unhappiness with the whole repair process? Try the Fixer and see how it can make the repair process easier and help you improve the quality of your models!
Risks and challenges
3D Facture LLC is a manufacture of SLA 3D printer. This is our second Kickstarter project. With the design and manufacturing experience gained from our first successful project Draken DLP 3D printer, we believe the Fixer3D is a mature, stable, and market-ready product. While most Kickstarter project don’t have warranty, we are proud to provide 6 months warranty for Fixer3D.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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