Business Case & Technology:
All linear illumination technologies in the world use mirrors, are closed source and guarded by patents. Hexastorm addresses this customer pain by building an open source linear illumination technology which uses a prism. The industry overlooked prism scanning so a lot of markets are disrupted. Market details can be found in my presentation. The technology is described in a whitepaper on Reprap.
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.