If you would like to create some truly massive 3D printing sections to create a larger-than-life objects you might be interested in a new solution that has been created by Rooie Joris called Z-Unlimited.
Z-Unlimited is an Ultimaker 3D printer add-on which convert your own trusty 3D printer into a printer with unlimited heights allowing you to print an unlimited extended print-area in height. Watch the video bekow to learn more.
The Z-Unlimited project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise €15,000 in pledges to make the jump from concept to production. Joris the creator of the Z-Unlimited add-on explains a little more about its features and the way it functions.
“The Z-Unlimited basically flips your 3D printer upside down and moves it all the way up along a wall while it is printing. To convert your 3D printer to reach unlimited height will only take you 10 minutes. And this operation is just as easy to undo.
With the Z-Unlimited add-on your Ultimaker will be able to print really tall objects like large vases, wine bottles, life-sized (scanned) human sculptures or even an elephant!
Last summer Joris executed the first project with his Z-Unlimited invention. Live at Schiphol airport he 3D printed a life-sized elephant as a 3D petition against elephant abuse. The installation with five Ultimakers combined with Z-Unlimited was only actively printing when people signed the petition. Since more than enough people signed the petition the life-sized 3D printed elephant was completed within two weeks!”
So if you think Z-Unlimited is something your 3D printing setup could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help Z-Unlimited become a reality via the link below.
Source: KickstarterFiled Under: Design News, Hardware, Top News