Another new 3D printer has launched over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website this week in the form of the new Cobblebot consumer printer, looking to raise $100,000.
The Cobblebot has been specifically designed to provide users with a low-cost 3D printing machine that is capable of providing a large build area that measures 391in all, directions.
Priced at $299 the Cobbelbot 3D printer is very affordable and provides fast 3D printing speeds of up to 250 mm/s and is constructed using aluminium extrusions. To keep the design both lightweight and rigid enough to provide the accuracy required for high-resolution 3D prints.
The 3D printer is fitted with an all metal hot end that is capable of providing temperatures up to 400° C and enabling a wide range of materials to be printed including ABS, PLA, Nylon, Polycarbonate, Flexible Filament, LayWood, PVA, and HDPE to name a few. Cobblebot’s creators explain :
“Cobblebot can be assembled in 2 hours or less and calibrated in minutes. It has been constructed as fast as 30 minutes (one of its designers) and as long as 1 hour 58 minutes (12 year old daughter of a team member). You can follow our detailed written instructions (with pictures) or follow along with our video build guide. Little to no calibration maintenance required. Several prototypes have printed for over 1000 hours without recalibration.
One of the unique things about Cobblebot is that it has a completely stationary print area – you heard it, the print bed doesn’t move – not up and down, not forward and backwards – it just sits there and provides a solid stable building platform. We have found that this stationary printing bed has reduced the issues of non-sticking prints significantly. “
The Cobblebot 3D printer measures 609 x 508 x 508mm in size and is capable of printing objects up to 381 x 381 x 381 mm in size. For more information on the new Cobblebot jump over to the Kickstarter website for details and to make a pledge to be one of the first to use it.