Inventor Raising Funds on indiegogo to Develop High-Res Resin
(3Ders.org) Jemmel Belkacem is developing an affordable high-resolution photo-polymer resin with good mechanical properties for 3D printers. According to Belkacem, the main problems existing in current resins are: low polymerization speed, bad accuracy, significant shrinkage, low shelf-life, high viscosity, as well as limited color range.
Belkacem decided to developed high resolution photo-polymer resins for 3D printers by himself. “Since I started working in this field, I noticed suppliers sell us photo-polymer resins with medium quality and delivers only poor properties, furthermore they are quite expensive!” writes Belkacem.
For this project Belkacem hopes to raise €20,000 funds on indiegogo to help cover some of the cost for equipments, raw materials, laboratory space and subcontracting. In return, backers will get a high-resolution resin at a lower cost, for example 1kg of high-quality resin costs 95€. Belkacem expects he could deliver the first 3D-resins samples in November 2013.
Belkacem is also the main inventor of a patented resin formulation for stereolitography in 2010.