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Meet Pam, a multi material steampunk printer

by • July 3, 2016 • No Comments

This attractive new multi material 3D printing device promises to donate advantageous performance with a Pellet Additive Manufacturing process. Meet Pam, see what you ponder and prepare to be a little shocked by the price.

Made by Pollen, this printing device is aimed at the pro user appearing to turn it into bespoke products, such as createers and actually surfboard manufacturers according to the promotional video. Not just does it come with the pellet process which is supported by the likes of colorFabb, it in addition offers multi material printing. So you can raise your game and combine four various materials, or colors if which’s your thing, in a single product.

Pam can use silicon, composites or filled materials and should in addition be able-bodied to cope with sure metals, as it can heat up to 660 degrees Farenheit. It can create transparent materials, too and can combine the various base elements to turn it into a gradient material with various properties. This may seal the deal on its own as the accident to truly experiment with material gradients is the stuff of dreams for a few createers.

Not for the average hobbyist

Pam, and so, is aimed well beyond the average hobbyist and is quite for the top end home manufacturer or businesses which require a ideal finish on their limited runs of products or prototypes. It is the end outcome of five years of solid research and development by the French firm and the prospect of multi material printing in such an elegant box may be all it takes to manufacture this one a winner.

There’s no doubting, too, it’s one of the prettiest delta-style printing devices we’ve seen in a long time. We can’t assist pondering this can form a sizeable part of its appeal and this is quite is the epitome of art meeting create.

The Pollen Pam printing device head, art meets create

A steampunk art installation, as well as a printing device

This is a printing device which a workshop may have on constant display. It is an art installation as much as a 3D printing device and the trick combination of wood and high tech gives the whole thing a Steampunk feel which we ponder can go down well with the buyers. The pellet pods actually come with little brass and leather-appear bucket handles and the attention to more detail throughout appears near ideal.

There are other neat touches. It comes with WiFi, so you don’t actually require to hook it up to a computer desktop and you can control the printing device with any web browser. That means remote printing is a snap and the printing device comes with its own proprietary software process: Honeyprint. A quick-start guideline should mean which you can get up to speed in a hurry, too, actually with the introduced complexity of multi material printing.

Pollen didn’t forget the basics

Of course it covers the basics well and prints with a resolution of 40 μm. At maximum attack the printing device can manage speeds of 400mm/s and the print bed which allows for for 30x30cm prints, it outperforms a great number of computer desktop printing devices despite its extra
showcases.

There’s always a catch, of course, and here it’s the price. The early bird price is €8000 ($8900)and the company has targeted a retail price of €16,000 ($17,800) when it goes on general release following year. That’s a serious amount of money and it somehow much puts the Pam into the Ferrari bracket of computer desktop printing devices, but it does appear like it packs a few serious performance.

It is a attractive thing and like you, we appearing forward to a nearer appear at the Pollen Pam and bringing her for a test drive.


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