Yes, IVI has separate heated bed and carbon fiber bed. The carbon fiber bed is placed on top of the heated bed. Prints can be easily removed by pulling up the carbon fiber bed and gently bending it.
Yes, IVI has a cooling system. Inside IVI, there are two turbo fans with 7.7 CFM airflow for circulating heat inside the printer. When Joel Telling from 3D Printing Nerd was testing the prototype in January, the fan was a little far away from the print head and it didn’t directly blow towards the print model, which largely affects the heat dissipation effect. We have been working on solving this problem ever since and it has been solved now.
IVI's XYZ motors are equipped with magnetic angle sensors. With its motor drive board, IVI can automatically correct deviation during XYZ motion, ensuring the motion accuracy of each axis, thus ensuring printing accuracy and quality.
No, IVI team has no connection whatsoever with Tiko. None of our team members are from Tiko and none of our software or hardware is from Tiko.
Like any other hardware product, IVI is at risk of encountering various difficulties, and we cannot guarantee 100% success right now. But here is what we CAN promise:
Yes. We will provide technical support and after-sales service for printers purchased by supporters during crowdfunding. The warranty period for the main body and hardware is: 180 days from the date you receive the printer.
Yes. You have to pay customs duties and taxes for this product. The rate differs according to the country.
For the closed-loop IVI 3D Printer and one FDM print head, the price is $799. For each add-on FDM print head of different diameters, laser module, and CNC module, it will be around $70 to $150. This price is subject to change after the funding period.
Yes. We will provide a Quick Start Guide and video tutorial for 3D printing, laser engraving, and CNC carving. This includes unboxing, assembly, use of software, use cases, etc.
IVI can connect with your PC or mobile devices through Internet or LAN. You can also use USB connection or SD cards.
IVI uses non-proprietary filament. It comes with a heated bed that enables you to print with 1.75mm PLA, ABS, HIPS, TPU, PVA, etc.
When there is no Internet connection, you can use a 3rd party slicer to slice the model and then connect with the printer via LAN or USB cable to print.
Sure! Select a reward tier, and then add additional rewards and shipping cost amounts to your pledge. We will send surveys to backers to confirm their reward items and pledge amount after the campaign ends.
For example, if you are in the U.S. (shipping cost is $39 for U.S.) and want to pledge for one $299 IVI 3D Printer and two $369 IVI 3D Printers with Laser Module, your pledge should be: 3 x $39 + $299 + 2 x $369 = $1154.
When we created IVI's modular print head design, we thought of adding these two features and giving the user two additional features without adding extra cost. 3D scanning can digitize an existing object and then print it out. SLA printing can be used to print out highly detailed models that FDM is not suited to. But considering that adding these two features will affect the progress of mass production and delivery of the printer, we decided to move them downwards in our priority list. We will perfect these two features after the crowdfunding and all of our backers will be able to purchase the accessories at a very low price.
Yes. We will ship from China to the EU. Shipping costs and tax need to be covered by the backer.
The provided power supply unit can run on 100-240V AC, and can be used universally throughout the world. It can accommodate different AC mains voltages with interchangeable connectors.
Yes. We will apply for FCC, CE, and RoHS certification to ship the printer to the US and the EU.
Yes. You can use other slicer software, including Cura, Simplify 3D and Slic3r. IVI has its own slicer software which is cloud-based. All you need to do is to upload the model and IVI’s slicer will provide auto-slicing for you.
IVI’s repeatability is kept within 10 microns at a moving speed of 300 mm/s.