Business Case & Technology:
Laser scanning, the process of deflecting a laser beam in a controlled manner, plays an important role in 3D printing, laser engraving and many other modern technologies. Hexastorm uses a transparent instead of a reflective polygon to move a laser beam. This removes the need for an expensive f-theta lens. As a result, the laser scanner can be much smaller and has a lower cost. Hexastorm's new laser scanning technology has four big advantages:
The technology is exponential. Further generations can scale the scanner by adding more laser diodes or increase the resolution. Hexastorm provides a platform for this technology known as Transparent Polygon Scanning (TPS). We deliver software and hardware to companies which allow them in turn to build 3D printers or printed circuit board machines with TPS technology. Hexastorm did not patent its TPS technology but created an open source patent via the Reprap movement . We believe that this will lead to the fastest adoption of our technology. Elon Musk also open sourced the patents of Tesla. Two companies are actively interested in its technology. It also received interest from companies like Qubea, Formlabs and Sintratec.
Hexa refers to hexagon. A hexagon is shown in the center of the logo. Storm makes a reference to the rotating prism in a transparent polygon scanner. The name was inspired by the spinning hexagonal cloud pattern on the north pole of Saturn, a Hexastorm.