TechConnect Innovation Program

Foldable 3D printer, offering convenient 3D products on the go at the site

Sogang University Research Foundation, Seoul, Korea

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

In order to overcome the limited portability for the conventional 3D printers, we developed foldable 3D printers applying the Delta, non-axial limited movement of the extruder and thus resulting in fast printing with great accuracy.

Primary Application Area: Instrumentation & Manufacturing

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 6

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Armed with the open-source design, our foldable printer is capable of being run from any of the popular software programs. However, the design and idea for the portability are patented. We are currently designing a broad adaptability to most of 3D printing materials including polymers, food, and ceramics.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 525

Website: http://www.sogang.ac.kr/english/

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: Personal Savings, University

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners