Until now, Desktop printers have been large, expensive machines confined to the shops and design departments of major corporations and elite design firms.
The Desktop printer builds durable, functional models from the bottom up, one layer at a time. This has a build speed comparable to existing 3D printing technologies, and produces robust parts that are strong enough to be thrown across a conference room table!
The proprietary software imports STL files and other industry standard 3D printer formats, automatically slices and orients the part for optimal build performance and creates any required support structures. It measures about 25 x 20 x 20 inches and weighs less than 90 lbs. The maximum build volume of the initial product will be 5 x 5 x 5 inches. The thickness of each layer is 0.010 inch.
Features of Desktop Printers:
Lowest priced printer on the market
The Desktop printer, which has a list price of $4,995, uses an inexpensive halogen light source and drum printing technology to build robust parts layer by layer from composite plastic powder.
Lowest priced material on the market
The cost of the build material is expected to be about $1 per cubic inch.
The Desktop printer builds robust, composite plastic parts that can be sanded and painted when desired.
The Desktop printer is about the same size as early laser printers with the initial product measuring about 25 x 20 x 20 inches and weighing less than 90 lbs.
Office / classroom / home friendly
The Desktop printer is designed to meet the needs of small design/engineering firms, departments within large companies, and schools. It can be plugged into standard wall outlets, is fully network compatible, and requires no special ventilation..