Mar 30, 2017 | By Tess

Backers of the long-awaited ONO smartphone 3D printer will soon be receiving their rewards. The company behind the $99 portable 3D printer kicked off its deliveries at the Luxury Technology Show in New York City, where five randomly selected backers were invited to receive their 3D printers in person.

Most of our readers will be familiar with the ONO smartphone 3D printer, as it has been one of the hottest topics in the consumer 3D printing world since its launch via a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign a year ago. (It raised nearly $3 million). Now, after many developments, updates, and much media attention, the ONO smartphone 3D printer is finally ready to ship out.

The first five ONO 3D printers were given out in person to five randomly selected backers from New York City at the Luxury Technology Show. The event, which was held on March 23, showcases the newest and best electronics and innovative luxury technologies. In addition to ONO (whose founders, Filippo Moroni and Pietro Gabriele, were present), illustrious companies such as Tesla, Yamaha, and Blackberry were in attendance.

“We are incredibly proud of this moment,” said Moroni. “To see our idea finally being handed to the people who believed in our project from the very beginning is rewarding beyond words.” For those who didn’t get on the ONO boat via Kickstarter, the smartphone 3D printer will also become commercially available for $99 later in April.

Here at 3Ders, we’ve had a great time following the ONO 3D printer’s trajectory, from its crowdfunding origins as the OLO 3D printer, to the ongoing debate whether smartphone 3D printing is feasible (it is, as one maker demonstrated), to its most recent video demonstration, which got backers and the 3D printing community as a whole pretty excited. The demonstration, which we wrote about here, shows the the portable DLP 3D printer in action, as it 3D prints a reticular structure (measuring about 120 x 66 x 50 mm) in just 2.5 hours.

For those who may not have been following the ONO’s story as closely as us, the portable device is a DLP 3D printer which uses a specially designed app and the user’s smartphone screen light to cure resins layer by layer until the desired object is built up. Of course, being a portable 3D printer, the ONO’s build capacity is quite small (72 x 124 x 52 mm), though it does have up to a 42-micron XY resolution (variable depending on the smartphone screen).

The ONO 3D printer is compatible with a range of patented resins, which are designed to harden when exposed to the light of the user’s smartphone. The ONO resins, which retail for $15 each, include a variety of different colored ABS-like resins, as well as a castable, flexible, and solid resin.

Until we get to try our own ONO smartphone 3D printer, we are eager to see how the first reviews of the portable device shape up.



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Sjoerd wrote at 7/30/2017 1:41:26 PM:

Years have past, no more updates. No communication possible with the ONO team. On kickstarter this project is waiting for the bad news that the management screwed up..

Tom wrote at 5/31/2017 9:19:41 AM:

They have offered the software to people willing to be beta testers.

Mr Death wrote at 5/29/2017 2:03:57 AM:

No software and they have redone the main board so it probably wont work for them ever.

Allison Bell wrote at 3/31/2017 3:56:20 AM:

I don't really see how those people are luckier than any other backer. There is no software available yet for smart phones to actually run the ONO printer. All they have is a doorstop until the software is available-- so are no luckier than any of us yet who have not yet gotten delivery of their own ONO!

MayhemInMayberry wrote at 3/30/2017 6:48:27 PM:

I hope those winners read the MSDS sheets and avoid parking that machine on their desks next to their faces.

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