Anyone looking for a truly portable 3D printer maybe interested in the new TeeBot Suitcase 3D Printer created by 3DStuff, that is available as a DIY kit or fully assembled priced from $400.
As the name suggests the TeeBot Suitcase 3D Printer is capable of collapsing down into a suitcase for easy transport when required, and offers a heated print bed with a print volume of 200 x 160 x 200mm in size.
The TeeBot uses 1.75mm PLA or ABS filament and weighs 7.5 kg, its designers explain little more about the 3D printers construction and components.
“TeeBot is opensource and we are proud to be part of the community of developers and makers. The open design make it compatible with all major open softwares and add-ons. A precise, reliable and good 3D print comes from quality parts and hardware. We have carefully selected our vendors and rigorously tested all key components. TeeBot is built from high quality materials, so you can count on top quality. One of the test includes printing 500 Marvins!!
The Hotend: This is a key component of the 3D printer and we are happy to choose Lite6 from E3D(UK). Lite6 is aimed at the more standard materials, such as ABS and PLA, and it really does produce beautiful looking prints with outstanding reliability. The full length PTFE liner also means you get great performance with flexible materials like NinjaFlex.
The Print Bed: MK3, 3mm aluminum core. Print directly on the heatbed, no need for glass plate. It’s a much lighter solution than PCB heatbed + glass, which makes it better for faster prints. Maximum temperature rating: 180 degree Celsius Flatness across surface is approximately within +-0.2mm. We have choosen Reprap.me (Denmark) for our Heatbed.“
For more information on the new TeeBot Suitcase 3D Printer jump over to the Kickstarter website for details via the link below.