Following on from the previously launched 3D printer created by Printrbot that was successfully funded via Kickstarter raising more than $800,000 in the process to launch the company into production.
Printrbot will this week be launching their new Printrbot Metal Plus 3D printer that will be available to purchase on Black Friday for $999. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more and see it in action.
As the name suggests the latest 3D printing system sports an all metal design and is available as a standard model and a second more advanced model that is equipped with a dual extruder as well as a heated bed priced at $1299.
The new Printrbot Metal Plus 3D printer is capable of printing objects up to 10 inches square and includes a Mic6 aluminium print bed. The Metal Plus printer is also equipped with a Ubus hotend, to ensure very high quality printing and X & Y axes will be linear rails as well as GT2 belts for both the X and Y axes, and an Acme threaded rod for the Z. Brook Drumm CEO of Printrbot explains :
“We are really proud of this design and think it’s our best work and best design yet,”
For more information on the new Metal Plus 3D printer jump over to the Printrbot website for details that explain :
“The Printrbot Plus is constructed of powder coated metal and machined aluminum with open platform for fabricating parts up to 10 x 10 x 10 inches using 1.75mm PLA filament. The printer head moves on the X (left to right) and Z (up and down) axes, while the print bed moves on the Y (backward and forward) axis.
The Mic 6 aluminum bed is extremely flat and works with an Auto-Leveling Probe with the user-chosen software to calibrate the height of the print head (see video of the probe). The 1.75mm Ubis Hot End has a maximum resolution of 100 microns and includes a fan to help solidify the molten filament as it is extruded onto the print bed.
The printer uses open source software and connects to the computer using the included mini-USB cable. Using a micro-SD card (sold separately), the printer can be disconnected from the computer for untethered printing during long print jobs.”
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