New York based BotObjects unveiled its ProDesk3D 3D printer almost a year ago, in April 2013. Since its launch people have raised suspicions about botObjects' printer and its full color printing ability. The details on the printer are so scarce that people started to ask question:"Is the ProDesk3D real?" The company started taking paid pre-orders in May, but couldn't deliver the printer as planned shipment date of October. Since then skepticism of the printer and company has only increased.
According to the company, the ProDesk3D prints in full color, at a 25 micron resolution. It uses a 5 color PLA re-usable cartridge system and has a print speed of 175mm/s. The cartridges feed plastic up through printer heads at the top of the machine, and a small mixer melds the plastics as the printer changes color. According to an earlier report from TechCrunch, "The “secret sauce” is in this small mixer and in the 13 motors that pull the plastic from the cartridges. The company has a unique bit of software that allows you to add various gradients to objects and they are currently working on a way to add color data to standard STL object files."
Up to now, info about this printer is not yet full revealed. But German 3D printer shop igo3d uploaded a video today showing botObjects "ProDesk3D" 3D Printer in action. At least, it shows ProDesk3D is a working product.
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Lhawang wrote at 6/30/2014 3:18:14 PM:
I think botObject is fake company, I order 3 botObject printer in March and paid more than $10,000. I am still waiting for that, i try to contact by mail, unfortunately, MAILER DAEMON Failure notice. Sorry we are unable to deliver your massage to the following address.
Glenn wrote at 6/20/2014 12:48:48 AM:
This video shows me nothing. It is printing in one color as many printers can do. It doesn't then suddenly go to another color. I email the company, no response. Smell something bad here.
CornGolem wrote at 2/28/2014 12:23:47 AM:
So this thing is real ? gotta hate their marketing practices though
James wrote at 2/27/2014 1:44:14 PM:
that can be easily fixed by implementing multiple wipe pillars like kisslicer.
ecd wrote at 2/27/2014 9:45:03 AM:
One big problem, it seems it can not change color in the same layer!! How could be like that？ What kind of things in the world, only change color layer by layer. hahaha
mmat wrote at 2/27/2014 8:08:05 AM:
weird that none of the extruders actually move when it's printing
ivan crespo wrote at 2/27/2014 2:03:11 AM:
powerfull idea . not powerfull software to isolate the colors for each stl obj