Jul.10, 2012

A1 Technologies announced official launch of its Maxit 3D printer.

The Maxit 3D printer has been developed to enable it to be built quickly and easily, within a few hours, by anyone. A major part of the A1 mission is to engage children — in a school environment — to get creative with 3D printing and associated technologies, and to become familiar and comfortable with the technology.

The key design features are: the motor is remote from the hot end and the printing head is much lighter with lower inertia, allowing faster printing. And quality electronic components are sourced to support uninterrupted and consistent printing operations.

Maxit Specifications

  • Dimensions: 360 x 360 x 320 mm (excluding material holder)
  • Weight: 2.7 kg
  • Printable area: 210 x 160 x 100 mm
  • Printing Speed: 40+ mm/sec
  • Layer thickness: 0.125 – 0.3 mm
  • Nozzle size: 0.5 mm (good for fast printing)
  • Filament size: 3 mm
  • Material: PLA (Poly Lactic Acid: biodegradable material)
  • Supplied complete with software
  • Maxit — At a glance
  • Super light and easy to transport
  • Very simple to assemble (under a day)
  • Reliable support
  • Compatible with CAD software — both open source and commercial
  • Price: £995

According to Martin Stevens, CEO at A1 Technologies: "3D Printing is proving to be a disruptive technology in many industrial sectors: however, it is also just on the verge of hitting mainstream consciousness and I believe that it is impossible to overstate just how important the technology will be in the future. That is why I am so passionate about getting 3D printing into classrooms now, to furnish kids with the knowledge and the skills to succeed in the future whether this is for their careers or as informed citizens. And, beyond that, hands-on learning with products such as these has been shown to foster enthusiasm for STEM subjects, not to mention entrepreneurial spirit."

3D Printing, however, is not a process that can be utilised in isolation of other 3D disciplines. To this end, A1 Technologies offers a globally unique and compelling mix of low-cost 3D products, with complete integration to make 21st century engineering principles both accessible and applicable in the classroom. As well as 3D printing; 3D design, 3D scanning and 3D machining products can all be sourced from A1 Technologies to provide a fully comprehensive suite for designing and making in 3D.

A Complete 3D Design+Make Classroom / Studio:

  • 6 x Maxit 3D kit printers
  • 6 x David laser scanners
  • 6 x Chameleon design packages
  • 1 x Studiomill 5 axis milling machine
  • All necessary software
  • Cutting and printing material

Supplied by A1 in the UK for around £23,000 (typical cost comparison from competitors is over £100,000 for the same level of equipment)

For more information, visit www.a1-tech.co.uk.

 

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