Mar.16, 2013

Jerry Wood and Jake Wood from Fort Collins, father-son duos, has brought their first 3D printer, EZ3D Desktop Printer to the market.

The printer features no-screw Z-Axis and dual temperature monitoring.

Instead of using a screw-like mechanism, EZ3D Desktop Printer has a counterweight pulley system which uses stepper motors to move the print head up and down. By eliminating the screw Z-axis, the "walls" or "edges" of your prints will be straighter. The printer has also got two thermocouple sensors intalled on extruder and thermistor on build platform, so a user can turn on the fan to cool off the filament before it gets too hot.

(The No-Screw Z-Axis)

Printer Specifications:

  • Build Size: 200 x 210 x 220mm (8" x 8" x 9")
  • 0.35mm Brass Nozzle
  • Heated Build Platform
  • 12-volt, 40-watt Extruder heater
  • 1.75mm ABS Filament recommended. Printer does not support 3mm filament
  • RAMBO electronics with proprietary firmware


In addtion, the software of EZ3D Desktop Printer has a few interesting features:

- playback control: When a print fails, you can simply rewind the print until the point of failure is reached. At that point, you can resume forward playback of the print.

- Parts repository: Compatible G-code can be automatically imported and paired with their respective STL files. Each part can be assigned a default printing profile and filament as well as printing instructions.

- Queue: you can queue individual parts, assemblies or projects and assign priorities to items in the queue, or hold, cancel and change printing jobs.

- Real-time adjustments: during printing you can make some micro-adjustments to print parameters, such as print speeds and temperatures.

- Filament Management: The printer keeps track of the filament currently loaded and will automatically prompt the user to confirm that a required filament change has occurred.

(click to enlarge)

Here is a timelapsed video of the printer making the Yoda:

The EZ3D Desktop Printer is launched on Kickstarter for crowding funding. A fully assembled 3D printer costs $1,575 for shipping within the US only.

Thanks to Tune for the tip!






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Wang wrote at 5/13/2013 11:04:31 AM:

Hi Jake, How much are u selling ?

Wang wrote at 5/13/2013 11:03:34 AM:

How Much u selling JAke!

Garry wrote at 3/18/2013 4:02:46 PM:

It is joke ? On the movie we see PLA 3mm, in description they written ABS 1.75. This printer looks like a cheap toy from the Chinese bazaar and the want 16xx USD ? Software is a graphical frontend to the Replicator. Lack of professionalism and lies and whitewash.

589 wrote at 3/18/2013 3:08:36 AM:

looks a bit like a clownbot... But your Software Ideas sounds good! you should follow that path...

Jake wrote at 3/17/2013 1:39:34 AM:

Hi everyone! Just wanted to share a quick update: we have opened up international shipping, but you need to contact us for a custom quote (your location in the world can make the cost vary considerably). Thanks for posting about us! Jake

Eduardo wrote at 3/16/2013 4:16:35 PM:

Great project!

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