Apr.4, 2012

Leapfrog introduces fully assembled plug-and-play 3D printers to mass marketDutch startup Leapfrog will soon bring fully assembled high quality 3D printers to mass market.

Martijn Otten, owner of Leapfrog: "The advantage of our printers is that our price for a fully assembled printer is considerably lower than our competitors, but the quality and design are better."

Leapfrog wants to fill in the gap between DIY 3D printer and high end machines with their two easy-to-use and affordable 3D printers starting at 1250 euros.

The entry-level model of Leapfrog is Creatr. This plug-and-play device is made of laser-cut aluminum components, a fairly robust construction. It has a large build size of 300 x 250 x 260 mm and a high positioning accuracy of the print head. The creatr use ABS and PLA as materials and a quick-load drawer system is designed for changing cartridge easily. The heated bed can be heated up to 90°C / 194°F.

Leapfrog introduces fully assembled plug-and-play 3D printers to mass market

Specification:
Dimensions: LxWxH 400 x 600 x 500 [mm x mm x mm]
Build Size: LxWxH 300 x 250 x 260 [mm x mm x mm]
Max. Print Volume: 19.5 [dm³]
Positioning accuracy: 0.05 [mm]
Min. Layer thickness: 0.3 [mm]
Electrical Connection: 220-240 [V]

With a price of €1250, this Creatr is designed primarily for hobbyist.

For more demanding amateurs or businesses, there is the Xeed with a price of €4920. This printer has a larger build size (370 x 340 x 290 mm) and has a 10" tablet interface for easy operation.

Leapfrog introduces fully assembled plug-and-play 3D printers to mass market

Specification:
Dimensions: LxWxH 800 x 600 x 500 [mm x mm x mm]
Build Size: LxWxH 370 x 340 x 290 [mm x mm x mm]
Max. Print Volume: 36.5 [dm³]
Positioning accuracy: 0.012 [mm]
Min. Layer thickness: 0.2 [mm]
Electrical Connection: 220-240 [V]

Leapfrog accepts pre-orders now and deliveries will be started on 1st of May 2012.

Photos credit: Martijn Otten

Source: engineersonline

 

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