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Aug 24, 2015 7:19 AM ET

Archived: iBox Printers Creators of iBox Nano: World’s Smallest, Most Affordable 3D

iCrowdNewswire - Aug 24, 2015

Meet iBox Nano: the world’s smallest, most affordable, most user-friendly 3D resin printer.

With iBox Nano, iBox Printers is doing for 3D printing what Apple did for the computer in the 1980s: cracking the user-friendliness code and making the technology affordable and accessible enough for home users across the US and around the world.

With more than 2000 units sold in under 6 months, iBox is already the 7th largest 3D printer company by units sold, and we’re just getting started.

Read on to learn more about the future of 3D printing, and how iBox Printers is leading the way. 


Every major market research firm agrees: the 3D printing industry is headed for exponential growth over the coming decade:

3D Printer Market Projections

Driving this enormous growth is 3D printing: the technology’s expansion into the general consumer market.

But like with computers in the 1980s, over the past few years, attention has turned toward adapting the technology for the consumer space, and making it simple and affordable enough for a broader audience. 

There have been some early attempts at designing a truly home user-friendly 3D printer, but they’ve all missed the mark in some key area — too complicated, too expensive or both to really make sense for home use.

Enter iBox Printers. We’ve created the first 3D printer that truly fits the bill and checks all of the boxes for a truly accessible, truly user-friendly home device. 

In 1984, Apple introduced the Macintosh and forever changed people’s ideas about what a computer was for and who could use it.

In 2015, iBox is doing the same for the 3D printer.
And 3D printing will never be the same.


At the heart of the iBox’s philosophy is one of the simplest yet most powerful principles of product design: Know Your Audience.

Most 3D printer companies on the market today design printers to target the widest possible user base. They’re so concerned with creating printers that will work for everyone that their printers don’t work for anyone particularly well.

With the iBox Nano, iBox has a razor-sharp focus on the home consumer market, and designing a printer that anyone and everyone can use right in their home.

And at the risk of sounding self-congratulatory, we think that focus shows.

There are two things that a hardware device absolutely has to be in order to make sense for home users:

With iBox Nano, iBox has both of those bases covered and then some.

Most 3D printers today retail for $1000 or higher. The iBox Nano, meanwhile, sells for just $299, blowing even the closest-priced competitor out of the water. There are iPhones that cost more than the iBox Nano.

When we say easy-to-use, we mean easy-to-use: from unboxing the printer to a finished print, your first creation with iBox Nano is a 10 minute process. There’s no software to install, no complicated parts to assemble or configure. 3D Printing with iBox Nano is as easy as using a web browser.


Affordability and accessibility were priorities #1 and #2 in the design of iBox Nano, but why stop there? Here are a couple of other features that make iBox Nano unlike anything the 3D printing industry has seen before:

Most 3D printers on the market today force you to choose: affordability or high-resolution print quality. But with iBox Nano, you get both.The iBox Nano prints at 328 microns on the X-Y axis and can print down to 1.9 microns on the Z axis. If you know anything about 3D printing resolution, you know just how impressive that is. If you don’t know much about 3D printing resolution, take our word for it: it’s pretty great.

At Just 4 X 3 X 8″ and just 3 pounds, iBox Nano is the world’s smallest, lightest 3D printer — small enough and light enough to just slide in your backpack. But don’t let its size fool you: there’s a whole lot of 3D printing power packed into that tiny package.

3D printers can sometimes take several hours or longer to complete taller builds, so the last thing you want is a clunky machine whirring away at top volume in the corner of your living room while you’re trying to relax and watch some TV. That’s why we’ve designed iBox Nano to run so silently, you’ll almost forget it’s there.

iBox Nano connects to your computer over WiFi, so you can print without being tethered to your printer. Plus iBox Nano is battery powered, so you get to choose: plug iBox Nano in at home or power it with the battery pack and take your iBox on the go.

Whether you opt for our optional battery pack or power the iBox Nano from your notebook or PC, or the included wall dongle, iBox Nano is the world’s least power-consuming printer, consuming an order of magnitude less power than the next best printer.


2015 has been a big year for iBox Printers, and with units already shipping and momentum building toward mass production, it’s only going to get bigger and better from here. 

In November 2014, iBox Nano completed a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, raising more than $450K from 1,676 backers in in 28 days. Since the completion of our Kickstarter campaign, we have successfully pre-sold more than $70,000 in iBox Nano printers.

Now, with more than 2000 units in under 6 months, iBox is already the 7th largest 3D printer company by units sold, with 3-4% annualized market share.

Several major electronics companies, including CDW and MCM Electronics, have already expressed interest in carrying the Nano once it reaches mass production.

And electronics companies aren’t the only ones taking notice of iBox: USA Today named us one of their “10 Best Christmas Gifts of 2014
,” and Popular Science nominated the Nano for Innovation of the Year for April/May 2015.

And that’s not to mention the write-ups iBox Nano has received in leading tech publications like TechCrunch, Engadget and Gizmodo, just to name a few.

iBox Nano is the result of more than year of research and development, during which time we accumulated more than 30 patentable innovations. And there’s much more innovation still to come from iBox. For more insight into what’s to come, and how you can be a part of making it happen, please request access to the Business Plan page of this profile!


iBox Printers CEO Trent Carter has been a tech company CEO for more than a decade. In addition to his management experience, his extensive skills in applications engineering, software development and hardware design  make him the ideal candidate to helm a company like iBox.  Trent attended USC from 1997-2001 and studied Engineering, Physics and Math. He has personally filed for more than 10 technology based patents in wireless communication, protocols, and software.

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