Next to the Asiga which has introduced a cute and low-cost 3D printer using UV LED system, an entry level 3D printer - the Fabbster is hitting the market in Euromold.
The Fabbster is unveiled this week at the Euromold 2011 conference in Frankfurt. The company behind it, Sintermask in Germany, a manufacturer of additive manufacturing machines has been developed it for years. The Fabbster is a compact 3D printer which fits on a desk. Using a data processing software from netfabb means the software is run from a standard PC which makes it easy for the masses. The fabbster kit can be assembled within a few hours. Once assembled you can start to print in less than 30 seconds. That is exactly what Fabbster wants: to give people (even for starters) a simple tool to turn their ideas into 3-dimensional objects.
The standard model of the Fabbster is the 11-1 kit. What does 11-1 stand for?
- "11" stands for the volume of build chamber in liters. The maximum platform size is 230mm x 230mm x 210mm.
- "1" stands for the number of extruder nozzles. The maximum extrusion is 80g/h (with 0.4mm standard nozzle) with max. filling speed 400mm/s. However, according to Fabbster, there are several extensions to customize the Fabbster. You can add elongations to the x- and z-axis of the machine and you can mount multiple extrusion nozzles, so you can print with 4 materials simultaneously. There is also an optional heated build platform preventing distortion of the printed parts.
The frame of the Fabbster consists of stainless steel bars and hard plastic cassettes. High-performance 24V electronics and powerful actuators with linear ball bearings ensure high processing speeds and precision. The technology behind the Fabbster is "FDP - filament deposition printing". The Maximum melt temperature is 390C and the layer thickness is 25µm~400µm.
The quoted price for Fabbster is €1000 ($1340) and it will be delivered at Q1 2012.
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Jim wrote at 3/7/2012 6:06:26 PM:
As I have now requested multiple times will you PLEASE remove the pictures of my Prop Rocket design http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:13105 from your Fabbster website as I have previously requested you to do regarding this infringement of my IP. You are in violation of my Creative Commons licence; it clearly displays this on the page you downloaded the design from. It does not allow commercial use of my work to advertise your printer. Please refer to the emails I have previously sent yourself at Netfabb and your CEO Alex. I’m very disappointed with your behaviour. It is unfortunate I have to resort to this public medium due to your failure to respond to my emails.
lipo wrote at 2/27/2012 12:34:49 AM:
Yes looks pretty but you can only use their specially designed plastic feed sticks which is shaped for their printer 10 X the price of normal filament !