CreoPop today announced that the company’s crowdfunding campaign (http://igg.me/at/CreoPop/x/7989032) was fully funded in less than 24 hours on Indiegogo. CreoPop allows users to create any 3D shapes they wish using an amazing array of inks.
“Our launch day was amazing. We were 50% funded after just 65 minutes and fully funded in less than a day. We were completely blown away by the support from backers in 44 countries around the world,” said Andreas Birnik, co-founder and Marketing Wizard at CreoPop. “Moreover, we have had 18 distributors in 16 countries contact us about distributing CreoPop and several major brands are asking for OEM versions of the CreoPop pen.”
CreoPop uses stereolithography and light-sensitive ink called photopolymers. While this has previously been used for professional applications within the 3D printing industry, CreoPop is the first application of the technology in a portable consumer device. When CreoPop is operated, the ink is immediately solidified by UV diodes surrounding the nozzle of the pen. This is in contrast to other 3D pens that typically rely on heating ABS and PLA plastic to temperatures of around 250 degrees Celsius / 480 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition to representing a...