2 Jun 2014

3D Desktop Printer

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This is the first affordable and working, 3D desktop printer we have seen so far.  There have been a lot of start-ups and established companies trying to be the first massed produced printer, wanting to make them as popular as our everyday laser and inkjet printers.  M3D have just finished their Kickstarter campaign in style, they were asking for backers (normal people like you and us) to sponsor $50,000 to go towards the development of their machine, they ended up with over $3.4 million.  The printer will cost $349 plus P&P and every spool of plastic will costs $13.  If 3D printers follows the same trend as the inkjets, as they becomes more popular, the prices will come down.  For orders placed now @TheMicro3D say, the printer will be delivered February 2015.  2 Videos and pictures in the article will show some of the things you can do with this printer + all the specifications.  If you had one, right now, what would be the first thing you print on it?  Let us know in the comment section below the article.  To get the best effect, once in the article you can enlarge the image by pressing it (not the first one).

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Technical Specifications:

•    Printer Dimensions: It's a cube, 7.3 in (185 mm) per side.
•    It is lightweight, roughly 2.2 lb (1 kg).
•    It can also be used with any Windows, Mac, or Linux based system.
•    USB-Compatible connection.
•    Supports many different materials: ABS, PLA, Nylon, and more.
•    Filament: standard 1.75mm. Nearly  1/2 lb (225 g) rolls.
•    Standard filament rolls also supported.
•    Removable Print Bed.
•    50-350 micron layer resolution.
•    15 micron X and Y positioning accuracy.
•    Dimensions: Print height: 116mm (4.6").  Base Print Area: 109mm x 113mm.   Print   Area Above 74mm: 91mm x 84mm.
•    M3D software for an effortless, plug-and-play experience.   
•    Supports and uses open source software (for advanced users).

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