ONO 3D printer. Stereolithography - to the masses

ONO is the most affordable stereolithography 3D printer available today.

What is interesting:

ONO 3D is a stereo lithographic 3D printer that is upgraded every time you purchase a new smartphone with a more advanced screen. The printing accuracy of the printer is limited only by the screen resolution of the smartphone used.

In addition, it is one of the most affordable and most affordable stereolithographic printers - its cost from the manufacturer will be about $ 100, which, even taking into account the additional costs of buying a smartphone, is one of the most democratic offers on the market.

After the Kickstarter campaign gained almost $ 3 million more than planned, ONO completes production for backers and goes on to mass production in order to open up new opportunities for 3D printing to the public.

A bit of history:

The ONO story began with the idea of ​​creating an affordable, affordable 3D printer for everyone. Filippo Moroni and Pietro Gabrieli wanted to create such a 3D printer and gather a global community of its users, in order to maximize the development of the idea.

The basis of the know-how of this invention is the use of special photopolymer resins, which polymerize when exposed to light of the visible range - exactly the kind that is emitted by the screen of the smartphone. And, of course, the special design of the printer case itself, which allows for accurate printing using this common item.

Stages of development:

The first prototype was presented at Maker Faire NY in October 2015, and the launch of the Kickstarter campaign took place in March 2016.

After completing the kickstarter campaign, the ONO team begins preparations for mass production.

ONO 3D printer is the first in its class. The ONO case is designed to prevent surrounding light sources from interfering with printing. Printing can reach a resolution of 42 microns.

High quality printing, combined with simplicity of design and use, makes this printer ideal for both beginners and professionals.

New in socialization:

ONO also incorporates a social aspect into the 3D printing process, using an application that allows you to share models with friends and acquaintances — send unseen 3D messages. The user can select the “3D-surprise” sending mode when the recipient of the message sees the model only after printing is completed.

Latest updates:

During the Kickstarter campaign, the creators added several new features to the printer, such as a USB port and a removable resin tank. Adding a USB port and cable improves communication between the printer and the smartphone, completely eliminating the interference that may occur when working through a wireless channel.

The USB Y-cable also powers Ono, which allows it to operate from a USB power adapter or rechargeable power bank - this also makes the ONO more environmentally friendly by eliminating the need for disposable batteries.

The resin tank is now completely removed from the printer case, making it easier to prepare the printer for use, as well as collecting unused resin and cleaning the printer after work.

One of the improvements is the new adjustable base, which makes it easy to use and precisely position the smartphone of any model and any thickness.

Removable aluminum plate of the desktop provides better grip and easier removal of the finished print.

What now:

As soon as the delivery of the printer to all campaign participants on Kickstarter is over, the widespread active sale of the product will begin, both through the official website www.ono3d.net and from distributors all over the world.

Available materials :

Bat Black

Smoky black, similar to ABS, partially glossy.

Bay Blue

Blue-green, similar to ABS, glossy.

Ruby Red

Light red, similar to ABS, glossy.

YoYo Yellow

Dark yellow, similar to ABS, glossy.


Transparent, similar to ABS.

Castable Smelted

, a kind of hard wax, transparent.


Elastic, golden, similar to rubber, transparent.


Dark cream, similar to PMMA, translucent.

Who may be useful:

ONO is very useful for any 3D print enthusiast - even if he already has an FDM printer, or even more than one, it is always interesting to try stereolithography. It will also be very useful for people interested in creating miniature models of plastic - they can be printed on it, with such a resolution they will be close to the ideal; and even from metal - when using the material Castable, it is possible to print the melted blanks for casting. Now anyone can create a set of tin soldiers of their own design or figures for the board game.

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