Five young students from NTU try their hands at startup with a highly accessible and affordable 3D printer for the home user.
Becoming the startup FLUX team
Five NTU students from various disciplines joint forces for the creation of a design that takes 3D printing into the comforts of our homes. The team is formed by students from the Department of Computer Sciences and Information Engineering, the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and the Department of Business Administration. The students combined their respective expertise in hardware, software, marketing, and visual design for the creation of the FLUX 3D Printer.
FLUX is more than just a 3D Printer
“Despite the fact that 3D printing has already become a household name, the technology required to create a 3D printer is still too high,” says Xuan-En Ke (柯軒恩), CEO of FLUX. “Our team has utilized our respective professional backgrounds in combination with the valuable open source codes created by fellow programmers to create the FLUX 3D Printer, an innovation that we believe to be a true revolution of the 3D printing technology.”
The NTU team pointed out that it had set out to design a product that is easy to operate, largely affordable, elegant in style, and filled with possibility. With these goals in mind, the NTU team created a 3D printer that is a comprehensive, home-solution that incorporates such functions as scanning and laser sculpting, while also leaving space for expansion so that more functions created by third-parties can be added in the future.
Kick-starting a career in entrepreneurship
Starting September, the prototype of the innovation shall be featured in the US-based crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter for market testing and feedback. The team will also be heading to Silicon Valley for a 3-month entrepreneurship program supported by the SVT Angels to learn more about innovation and entrepreneurship.
For more information, visit the FLUX official website or Facebook page.