Orange Maker Announces Heliolithography

June 30th, 2014, Los Angeles, CA – Orange Maker, the LA-based 3D Printing technology startup, announced today a revolutionary new 3D printing technology (patent-pending), in addition to a professional-grade desktop 3D printer product line. Orange Maker’s proprietary Heliolithography (HL) printing process displays significant improvements versus conventional Stereolithography (SL), the standard of professional-grade 3D Printers on the market today-- by offering greater theoretical limits on printing speed, options for a superior variety of compatible printing materials, smoother surface finishes, and a level of detail not achievable in current desktop printers.

About Orange Maker

The company’s founders - inventor and 3D artist, Kurt Dudley, and technology entrepreneur, Doug Farber - began collaborating in 2011. Inspired by the possibilities of 3D Printing technology, Dudley invented his own technology to advance the capabilities of 3D Printing. Led by Patent Attorney, Michael Ram (Koppel Patrick Heybl and Phillpott), Orange Maker began filing patents on their system. Joined by Chris Marion, lead product designer and engineer, Orange Maker began developing the first product line to release to the prosumer market. Orange Maker's purpose-- to design a simple, professional, end-to-end 3D printing system that provides high-quality technology for use in home or office-- was fulfilled through this collaborative team, and is independently funded to this point.

"Quite simply, we've found a way to streamline efficiency, design, and material economy in 3D printing, a medium that has hitherto suffered from restrictions on variables such as size, speed, and availability of materials. 
We've reached an ideal--greatly expanding functionality while achieving elegance and simplification through design and engineering." 

Kurtis Dudley, Inventor

HeliolithographyA New Category of 3D Printing Technology

Orange Maker’s HL innovation provides a solution for all current 3D Printing technological issues, including, but not limited to: poor reliability, slow printing speeds, inadequate build volumes, poor surface finishes, and low resolution, while still lowering consumer costs, with the Helios One. Developed for the professional designer, engineer, artist, or business, Helios One is the first in a series of HL 3D Printers, designed and manufactured by Orange Maker, which addresses the key market needs listed above. Providing a powerful and reliable platform through Orange Maker’s patent-pending photopolymer-based HL printing process, Helios One directs UV light with ultra-high precision to solidify liquid resin through a ground-breaking curing process, and combines world-class aesthetic design with professional grade engineering, yielding the most impressive 3D printing system yet.

Orange Maker Establishes East- Coast Research Labs

Armed with patent-pending technology, powerful partnerships, and a multi-disciplinary team of experts, Orange Maker prepares to commercialize new technologies to improve the landscape of additive manufacturing.

October 27th, 2015 -  Orange Maker, a high resolution 3D printing technology startup formed in Los Angeles, CA, announces a newly established east-coast operation with the opening of its main research and development laboratory in Philadelphia, PA. Orange Maker joins the flourishing community of technology, manufacturing, and healthcare innovators and has begun to develop partnerships in the region.

Orange Maker is best known for their unique process for 3D printing, Heliolithography (HL), which demonstrates significant improvements over conventional stereolithographic (SLA) and fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printing methods. HL achieves greater throughput, and maintains high-resolution while increasing build volume. These key factors currently limit the scale of existing technologies.  

With its new facility located in University City, Orange Maker advances their commitment to producing next generation toolset for designers, engineers, and manufacturing professionals across many fields to achieve superior quality of 3D prints. Orange Maker is accelerating the development of their “design-to-manufacturing” printer line, Helios, and has expanded its team of influential strategic advisors and employees with diverse specialties to support its commercialization.

Orange Maker also proudly announces a strategic collaboration with Drexel University to explore opportunities to advance 3D printing technologies through its Drexel Ventures unit. Drexel Ventures is a university accelerator that provides commercialization services for its community of academic innovators. Keith Orris, Drexel’s Senior Vice President for Corporate Relations and Economic Development and Head of Drexel Ventures commented: 

“Orange Maker’s decision to open a facility in University City and partner with Drexel to advance their new technology is an example of how research universities can assist in making Philadelphia a vibrant hub for innovation and technology. Co-location and close collaboration between innovative companies and universities lies at the heart of Drexel’s Innovation Neighborhood initiative.

— Keith Orris, Drexel’s Senior Vice President for Corporate Relations & Economic Development