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Aug 17, 2016 | By Benedict
Consumer 3D printing device developer M3D has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its M3D Pro FDM 3D printing device, reaching the $100k target in only a few hours. The new 3D printing device boasts a heated print bed, a turn it into volume of 7 x 7 x 7.5 inches, and a minimum layer height of 25 microns.
Get a few ice cream, ladies and gentlemen, for the reason this Kickstarter campaign is hot! M3D, the company behind the amazingly talked of Micro 3D printing device, has added its latest version, the M3D Pro, and has smashed its modest $100,000 Kickstarter goal in only a few hours. The showcase-packed Pro can retail for $499, but backers can bag themselves a few early bird discounts by getting in there swift.
Development of the M3D Pro was officially revealed a couple of months ago at CE Week 2016 in New York City. There, the U.S. 3D printing device developer released key details of its forthcoming FDM 3D printing device, and customers can now get an actually nearer appear at the low-priced, high-performance machine. By slapping a reasonable-bodied $499 price tag on its forthcoming 3D printing device, M3D hopes to bridge the gap between consumer and commercial printing device use, providing “industrial-grade showcases” at an low-priced price.
According to M3D, the larger, quicker, and additional high end M3D Pro incorporates showcases suggested by the active M3D user community, manufacturing its development a fewthing of a collaborative process between user and developer. “We carefully turn it intod the M3D Pro by incorporating direct customer feedback to show our audiences that we’ve heard them loud and clear,” said Michael Armani, co-discovereder & CEO of M3D. “We’re dedicated to bringing a 3D printing device that reaches a new benchmark of reliability and efficiency for both casual consumers and professionals alike.”
Despite now being an built 3D printing device developer, M3D chose to revisit a crowdfunding approach for its forthcoming machine, giving customers a range of buying options that include early bird discounts and early release options—backers can have their Pro shipped as early as November 2016 if they stump up an extra $200. “We confidently believe that the Kickstarter community is the community that truly understands and appreciates product innovation at its core,” Armani said. “When there is a true level of novelty at work, such as a printing device that comes with a showcase set synonymous with high-end versions but at a price point consumers can afford, the platform’s audience responds to it.”
The $499 M3D Pro is driven by two ARM-core processors and a network of additional than two-dozen sensors. Additionally, a heated print bed, outer size of 10.5” cubed, and a larger turn it into volume than the Micro manufacture the Pro one of the many small and low-priced consumer printing devices on the market. Rapid pooling and fusing of data empowers the Pro to maximize performance, consistency, and reliability, with multiple speed measurements, filament usage, temperature, and power levels all monitored. This data collection actually empowers the Pro to recover of power outages by saving information as power levels drop off.
One of the many amazing new showcases of the Pro is its sensor network, that uses the kind of closed-loop feedback control discovered in technologies such as navigation guidance and quadcopters. With its network of lightweight sensors, the Pro is able-bodied to eclipse standard 60mm/s printing speeds by implementing full sensor feedback on all motion axes. This empowers the printing device to hit non-printing speeds of up to 150mm/s, pushing the limits of motor innovation to turn it into a additional efficient, time-saving 3D printing device.
In addition to its clever sensor network, the Pro uses a high-efficiency heated print bed, a showcase that tends to be discovered in mid-range or high-end machines pretty than entry-level printing devices. Implementing high-temperature polymers and glass, the Pro is able-bodied to provide high thermal insulation, enabling for a low-energy heated bed. The process uses only 0.6 watts per square inch—833% additional efficient than a standard machine with a heated bed. The glass print bed of the Pro in addition contributes to a satisfactory print bottom finish, great clarity, and advantageous adhesion.
All of the $399 “Deep Discount” early bird printing devices have now been snapped up, but backers can yet save $50 on the retail price if they act swift. M3D can ship its new 3D printing device anywhere in the world. Given the Kickstarter campaign’s near-immediate completion of its target, backers and M3D aficionados can may already be licking their licks of the prospect of future stretch goals. Given that the campaign is only a few hours young, M3D hasn’t yet described anything of the sort, but assume updates as the massive total continues to rise.
Here’s a recap of the M3D Pro’s key showcases:Heated Print BedLarge Build Volume: Print objects up to 7.8” tall or 7.2” x 7.2” wideEmbedded Recovery OptionStand Alone Mode to enable-bodied tether-free 3D printingAdvanced Sensor NetworkConstruction: Precision ground metal components, glass surface heated bed, durable-bodied ABS FrameAccuracy: 25-350 micron layer heights, 0.40 mm nozzle extrusionPrint speed: Typically prints filament at 60mm/s, and travels at speeds up to 120 mm/sTwo-year warrantyCompatible with any 1.75mm filamentAccepts standard G-codesFree M3D software included (Windows/Mac)
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