IONIC3DP have created a unique 3D printer called the Kappa, which the development team says the world’s first straight-line mechanism 3D printer.
Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the Kappa 3D printer which has been designed to provide a reliable, compact and affordable desktop system complete with heated print bed.
Kappa has launched via Kickstarter this week and is available to back from $320 with shipping expected to take place during March 2018. The development team behind Kappa explain more about its unique printing mechanism and development.
We have been developing Kappa for more than one and half years at the National University of Singapore. Our core objective while creating Kappa is to make it user friendly for beginners, deliver quality expected by makers, keep it affordable and intrigue the interest of innovators.
Kappa is the world’s first 3D printer which integrates in its innovative design, an improved version of the Scott Russell Straight Line Mechanism. Using the Design For Manufacturing (DFM) process and with more than two decades of experience in the 3D printer and hardware manufacturing industry, Kappa’s functions have been optimised – right from production for customer satisfaction.
Kappa’s unique design is derived from the Scott Russell Straight Line Mechanism. Used in the automobile industry and in pick and place operations as a robotic manipulator in manufacturing industries, this proven technology guarantees precision and quality consistently.