Some of our readers might remember the MiniMetalMaker metal 3D printer we featured here on Geeky Gadgets back at the end of 2013.
Now the printer has launched once again over on the Indiegogo crowdfunding website and has already blasted past its pledge goal of $10,000 making certain that the new 3D printing machine makes the jump into manufacture.
The MiniMetalMaker metal 3D printer has been created by David Hartkop and has been specifically designed to print detailed objects from a special blended metal clay which can then be fired to make solid metal objects.
“The Mini Metal Maker is very exciting to me because it is a unique combination of an artistic material with the field of 3D printing. The Mini Metal Maker prints 3D objects from digital files directly in metal clay, rather than in plastic. Once these clay objects air-dry, they are fired in a kiln to produce beautiful solid metal objects of high purity and precision.
Using metal clay essentially replaces the entire wax-casting or lost-wax process ordinarily needed to do this. The Mini Metal Maker will add new capability for the DIY inventor or artist by making fabrication in metal easy and direct. It will be a boon for anyone interested in creating their own gears, miniature mechanisms, or printing detailed jewelry or metal ornaments.
The Mini Metal Maker is built around the concept of using the minimum number of parts, reducing the cost to produce and also eliminating many chances for error during assembly.”
For more information on the new MiniMetalMaker jump over to the Indiegogo website for details via the link below.