Most desktop 3D printers offer a fairly limited print volume, but cultivate3d is looking to change this with the launch of ‘The Beast’ 3D printer that has taken to Kickstarter to raise the $10,000 required to make the jump into production.
Unlike most 3D printers that are equipped with a single printhead, The Beast is equipped with four synchronous printing heads, allowing it to print even faster and offer a huge build volume that measures 470 x 435 x 690 in size.
Watch the video below to learn more about the inspiration and unique characteristics and features you can expect to enjoy when using, The Beast!
DIY kits are available to pledge for via Kickstarter starting from just $2,565 and include everything you need including the basic tools required for construction. cultivate3d explain a little more :
The Beast’s ability to simultaneously print 4 identical objects or groups of objects will enable small scale manufacturing capabilities at a fraction of the cost of 4 individual 3D printers.
The Beast effectively cuts print times by 4 when printing simultaneously. 4x Synchronous printing combined with a high speed rail system and Bowden extruders means “The Beast” is capable of producing prints upwards of 10x faster than other FDM (filament type) 3D printers. The speed of printing can be increased even more by changing to a larger nozzle.
4x Printing also enables the user to print 4 of the same object/s at the same time with different colours or materials. Taking advantage of high quality lead screws and belts, we are able to achieve positional resolutions of 0.00125mm in the Z direction (up and down) and 0.00625mm in the X and Y directions (left, right, back and forward). The images below give you an accurate idea of the immaculate fine detail “The Beast” is capable of. These images were not manipulated.
For more information on the new Beast 3D printer jump over to the Kickstarter website for details and to make a pledge via the link below.