IVI: The Closed-Loop 3D Printer

A project in Denver, CO by IVI 3D

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Easily achieve high-res 3D printing, laser engraving, CNC carving with IVI, the 10 microns' repeatability, closed-loop 3d printer.
Backers: 2453
Average Pledge Per Backer: $537

Funded: $1,318,416 of $50,000
Dates: Apr 16th -> May 16th (30 days)
Project By: IVI 3D
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Latest News

[Testing] IVI prints with the 40 mm fans (50 mm/s VS 100 mm/s 300 VS mm/s)

May 15th - via:
Dear all,  In this test, we printed the Gear Bearing with the 40 mm fans added to see if the added fans will affect the print quality in other way.    In order to maintain a uniform print reference, we still use 0.3 mm print head with 0.15 mm... (Read More)

[Testing] IVI CNC carving acrylic

May 15th - via:
Dear all,  Today, we tested the CNC carving function on acrylic.  Below are the settings of this test.  Material: acrylic Diameter: 100 mm Height: 3 mm Bits used: 0.3 mm engraving bit Carving depth: 0.2 mm Carving time: 1 hour and 17 minutes Share... (Read More)

[Testing] Autodesk test with 30 mm & 40 mm fans

May 14th - via:
Dear all,  Here are the testing results of IVI printing the Autodesk test model with 30 mm fans VS 40 mm fans. From this test, we think the result with 40 mm fans is slightly better than that of 30 mm fans.  30 mm fans printing time-lapse 40 mm... (Read More)

[Testing] IVI CNC carving Walnut

May 13th - via:
Dear all,  Today, we tested the CNC carving function on Walnut.  Below are the settings of this test.  Material: Walnut Diameter: 78 mm Height: 10 mm Bits used: 1 mm end mill Carving depth: 0.6 mm Carving time: 3 hours in total, 1.5 hours per pass... (Read More)

[Testing] New print head attachment for the cooling issue

May 12th - via:
Dear all, From our last Autodesk test, many of you requested that a more powerful cooling system is necessary for IVI to deliver better overhang print quality. And we agree with you.  Considering the fact that besides the PLA & TPU, when... (Read More)

[Testing] IVI prints with Nylon 😎

May 10th - via:
Dear all,  Today, we printed the octopus model with Nylon. Used by many manufacturers worldwide, Nylon (polyamide, PA) is well-known for its impressive durability, high strength-to-weight ratio, flexibility, low friction, and corrosion resistance.... (Read More)

[Outsourcing update] Cooperation with XIVO Design

May 10th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

[Testing] IVI prints with PETG

May 9th - via:
Dear all,  Today, we tested the octopus model with H-PETG filament.  Below are the extracts from 3D Printing with PETG Filament – All You Need to Know in 2019. "PETG is a good all-around material but truly stands out from many other filaments due... (Read More)

[Testing] IVI prints with Polycarbonate (PC)

May 8th - via:
Dear all, Today, we printed the octopus model with PC. Because the PC is hard to stick to anything. In this test, we also used the punched carbon fiber bed to help the filament stick to it. “PC is a strong, durable, and tough material. It's a... (Read More)

[Testing] IVI prints with POM or Acetal or Delrin

May 7th - via:
Dear all,  Today, we printed the octopus model with POM filament. POM, aka polyoxymethylene or Acetal or Delrin, is strong, wear-resistant, flexible and slippery (low friction). It's very similar to Nylon but keeps it's shape better and doesn't have... (Read More)

[Outsourcing] IVI’s cooperation with XIVODESIGN

May 6th - via:
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[Outsourcing] IVI's cooperation with Allchips

May 5th - via:
As the brain of IVI, the control board plays a key role in ensuring IVI’s precise movement. In order to ensure high quality, undelayed, and sufficient production of IVI’s control board, we need to purchase all the electronic components in the... (Read More)

[Testing] IVI prints with ABS

May 5th - via:
 Dear all,  Today, we tested the ABS with two models. One is the Octopus, the other one is Torture Egg.  Note: To avoid model shrink, please disable the cooling fan for the entire print when printing with ABS.  Below are the printing parameters... (Read More)

[Testing] IVI prints with TPU

May 4th - via:
Dear all,  In this video, IVI printed a tire for the bulldozer model with TPU filament. * Because the camera lens was broken in the middle of the video shooting and we had to record the second part of this video with GoPro, you'll find the video... (Read More)

🚀 🚀 🚀 $1 million milestone

May 3rd - via:
Dear all,  Thank you so much for supporting us and taking the time to share your feedback, suggestions, and ideas with us. Together, we just hit the $1,000,000 milestone.  IVI team will keep working hard to improve. More updates of IVI printing... (Read More)

[Testing] IVI prints with the current cooling system

May 3rd - via:
Dear all,  As requested by some of you, we are demonstrating IVI printing with the current cooling system, two turbofans with 7.7 CFM airflow on the upper part of IVI.  The airflow of current cooling system In this video, IVI is printing the... (Read More)

[Testing] Comparison of IVI prints at 300 mm/s VS 30 mm/s

May 2nd - via:
Dear all,  Some of you may notice that we mentioned IVI’s repeatability is kept within 10 microns even when the print head is traveling at 300 mm/s (IVI's maximum travel speed can reach 345.5 mm/s theoretically). Common FDM 3D Printers usually... (Read More)

[Announcement] IVI's cooling system

May 1st - via:
Dear all, We notice that there have been many concerns and doubts about IVI’s cooling system. Regarding this issue, we would like to make the following clarifications. 1. IVI does have two turbofans with 7.7 CFM airflow for circulating the heat... (Read More)

[Software] IVI's cloud-based auto-slicer

April 28th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Stretch Goal No. 2 Unlocked

April 27th - via:
Hurray, thanks to every backer, Stretch Goal No. 2 is now unlocked.  Everyone who backed $299 or more will get a compliment built-in camera for his/her IVI 3D Printer. This camera can be used for monitoring the printing process. Share IVI with your... (Read More)

[Testing] IVI's different nozzle print heads

April 25th - via:
Dear backers,  As requested by some of you, this update introduces the printing performance and features of IVI’s different nozzle print heads.  All of IVI’s FDM print heads use a custom 24V ceramic heating ring as the heat source for the print... (Read More)

Stretch Goal No. 2

April 24th - via:
Dear backers, As required by many of you, we are happy to announce that our next stretch goal is to add a built-in camera for the IVI 3D Printers you pledged when the funding reaches $800,000. Each backer who pledged $299 or more will have this... (Read More)

[R&D] Development process of IVI’s motion controller

April 23rd - via:
Dear backers,  This update is about the development process of IVI’s motion controller. This controller is developed by Andy so we will also share some of Andy’s previous software & controller development experiences. IVI’s motion... (Read More)

[Quick Update] What would you use this toolhead for?

April 22nd - via:
Dear backers,  Below is a 3 Axis Probe head that we developed about 2 years ago. We didn't release it because we couldn't find much application for it. Do you have any suggestions? What would you use it for?  The 3 Axis Probe head Probe head... (Read More)

[Testing] Kickstarter and Autodesk FDM Test Result

April 21st - via:
Dear backers, After we uploaded the IVI Project for review on Kickstarter, they sent us an email recommending us to test IVI with their standard benchmark test for FDM 3D Printers. A detailed assessment protocol is also attached.  Link of the test... (Read More)

[Manufacturing] The progress of IVI's manufacturing

April 20th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Stretch Goal No. 1 Unlocked

April 20th - via:
Thank you all. Now, Stretch Goal No.1 unlocked. Everyone backed more than $299 will get one spool of filament or 3 pieces of wood boards for laser engraving. Any idea for the next stretch goal? We'd like to hear your voice.  (Read More)

[Survey] Why you choose IVI?

April 19th - via:
Dear backers,  As IVI team is working hard to deliver IVI as promised as soon as possible, we need your help for us to improve better. We would be grateful if you could take 1 minute to let us know the most important reason why you chose to back us?... (Read More)

[Quick update] How about IVI's extruder?

April 18th - via:
When we designed the IVI extruder, we wanted it to have a strong extrusion force and a grip on the material. So we designed the extruder with a 1:3 geared motor and dual driven gears. 1:3 deceleration In order to ensure sufficient extrusion force,... (Read More)

Stretch Goal No. 1

April 18th - via:
Dear backers,  As a startup company, we know that we cannot thank you enough for your trust. Still, we want to express our gratitude and appreciation to all the backers who have not only chose to back us but also openly and enthusiastically shared... (Read More)

More than $392,000 in the first day! The credit goes to every backer like you.

April 17th - via:
Dear backers,  We are so grateful that we have reached $392,000 in 24 hours. It is way beyond our expectation and the credit goes to every backer like you. We are honored to have your trust and we won’t let you down. We will keep working hard to... (Read More)

Kickstarter 3D Printer "IVI" Looks Like the Tiko, Promises To Do Much Better

April 17th - via:
Whenever a 3D printer campaign launches on Kickstarter, it (Read More)

Thank you everyone! We just hit our funding goal in 1 minute!

April 16th - via:
Thank you, everyone!  Together, we just hit our funding goal in 1 minute!! We’re thrilled to get started and beholden to everyone for your support! More updates will be released in the next few days!  (Read More)

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