Natural Robotics has launched a new high quality laser sintering 3D printer this week in the form of the VIT 3D printer which is taken to Kickstarter and already raised over double its required pledge goal still 29 days remaining on the campaign. The quality of 3D printed objects capable of being created using the new 3D printer can be compared to injection molding with high hardness and strength, say its creators. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about its features, functionality and precision.
The VIT 3D printer uses polyamide PA12 to print objects so thick parts are though and thin parts are flexible. Laser sintering also allows to print without the need for supports, and suits intricate and complex models allowing you to maximise production by completely filling the build volume with models even in the Z axis.
Specifications of the VIT 3D Printer include :
• Printing Volume: 250 x 250 x 250mm / 9.8 x 9.8 x 9.8 inches
• Laser tech: CO2 40W allowing diverse materials (eg. polyamide)
• Open material: Powder PA tested. Other PA through Natural robotics advise Printing colors: White (and others)
• Printing Speed: 20mm/h / 0.8 inches/h
• Connectivity: USB, Wifi and Ethernet Interface: 7 inches touchscreen display
• Autonomous Printing: No PC/Computer connection required
• Software: Web Based (Local)
• External Dimensions: 800 x 600 x 950mm / 31 x 23.5 x 37.4 inches
Natural Robotics explain more :
We work with open materials. You will be able to buy supplies from any provider you have near you or through the Internet. You can use a wide range of materials for laser sintering. You could even use sugar! Web based software, no need to install anything. You connect to the 3D printer and run the local web interface from your PC, or directly use the touch screen in the machine itself. We’ve developed our own software to streamline the process from 3D file to actual print. The software reads in .STL and .OBJ 3D files that any 3D CAD software can export and lets you print and monitor the print. You will have the option of remote technical support by user authorization. It has a webcam to monitor the printing and help in the technical support.
We want to ensure that we deliver what we promise. It is quite different to ship 100 machine units to thousands of them. As per our own experience we are realistic and know that a huge campaign success would completely delay the timelines. The requested funding is to help us kick-off first production units and comply with all health and safety requirements. After that the 3D printer will be available at an estimated retail price of around 11.000 € / 12,900 USD. You help us make this happen, and you are not just a number for us.
For more information on the VIT 3D printer and to view all available pledges jump over to the official Kickstarter campaign page by following the link below.
Source: KickstarterFiled Under: Gadgets News, Hardware, Top News