Oct.17, 2013

Romscraj, developer of the Portabee 3D printer, launched an ultra portable, sleek and robust, Portabee GO 3D printer. Portabee GO 3D printer can be easily folded up for easy transport. When folded, the Portabee Go is only 8cm high, 22cm long and 20cm wide, so you can easily take it in a haversack on a bicycle. Portabee GO also features ultra precise solid steel linear guides, heated printbed and 0.4mm nozzle.

Specifications:

Machine Dimensions (without filament and power adapter)

  • Folded: 208mm x 225mm x 79mm
  • Deployed: 208mm x 225mm x 277mm

Recommended Printing Specifications

  • Wall thickness: 0.48mm
  • Layer thickness: 0.1mm

Build Volume: 120mm (x-axis) x 178mm (y-axis) x 131mm (z-axis)

Build Materials: PLA

Portabee GO is available for pro-order at romscraj's store for US$395.

Romscraj co-founder Wee Kiam Peng told Asiaone News the company's first printer Portabee proved popular because it came with detachable parts. The Portabee frame simply clips on and off for transportation. When stacked, they could fit into a 14-inch laptop bag. More than 1,000 units were sold for US$495 each.

Romscraj co-founder Wee Kiam Peng | Photo: Asiaone

As to Portabee GO, after the product was presented at two 3-D printing exhibitions in the last two months, initial sales inquiries have already come in, said Mr Wee. Mr. Wee set up the company in 2011 with a partner. He was inspired to develop his own 3D printer after he bought his first 3D printer from Makerbot. "As an engineer, I felt we could do a better job," he said.

The success of Portabee sales helps him go further. Together with his six-man team at Romscraj in Yishun industrial park in Singapore, Mr Wee is preparing to bring Portabee GO to production.

 

 

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Daryl Baker wrote at 5/16/2014 10:38:48 PM:

I have just taken delivery of this printer, amazing build quality for such a small and portable device, minutes to setup ready to print. Checkout some vids I have made : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyWC94iDoYw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrkkYXGPiWw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT3JMs4dhTg

cjackson wrote at 11/2/2013 2:27:11 PM:

I'm in the market for a portable 3d printer for the purpose of bringing several machines to schools (junior high / high schools) - it would entail small prints, And having a minimal set up time is extra nice if you're bringing 3 printers to a space so the group doesn't have to crowd around a single printers to get a look. This portable go looks really slick, but I still might trade some convenience for capability, that is, I wouldn't mind taking 10 minutes to re assemble printers with a larger build area. Maybe I'll hold out for a machine with automatic leveling bed, how hard can it be?

James wrote at 10/19/2013 4:13:51 PM:

I've seen this one live printing at 70microns during a convention and it's quite good at it. it's generally used more for creating 3D figurines and small but precise parts.

Jd90 wrote at 10/17/2013 10:50:12 PM:

For one, no video of product in operation, no sale. Two, nit looks like a single skinny rail per axis, not what I'd like to see in a 3D printer. Three, needlessly styled typeface chosen for the web store.

Clark wrote at 10/17/2013 9:17:41 PM:

I've been looking for a small portable 3d printer. Right now, I have a Prusa I2. Its main use has been printing smaller parts for replacement on our Ambulances and equipment. I work 80+ hour weeks at 4 different bases. Something small and portable would be perfect for what I do. Right now, every time I go to a base I have to lug my Prusa and then set it up and relevel everything. I see potential for printers like this, although a limited market.

3dBotZ wrote at 10/17/2013 8:04:58 PM:

Ben, I agree, which is why we make 12x12 inch bed printers. The cost for these tiny printers per square inch/mm is very high. Our 12x12 inch cost more than twice as much but has much more build area. Chris - 3dBotZ.com

Ben wrote at 10/17/2013 6:31:34 PM:

why is going small and portable a trend? The build volume is super small and setting it up at a client meeting would take hours longer to print than the meeting would take. Again can someone think of a good reason to take your printer somewhere that would be useful within hours of needing it? Does someone here own one? How do you use it that makes use of it's selling point?



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