Aug. 5, 2014

Founded on the need for a home-friendly 3D fabricator, Singapore based Blacksmith wanted to create an ultimate all-in-one machine. Their first product, Blacksmith Genesis packs a load-full of features. Designed to be a 3D printer + scanner + copier, the Blacksmith Genesis is a FDM (fused deposition modeling) based 3D printer made for everyone to use.

Blacksmith is founded by Pui Tze Sian, PhD, and is currently incubated at NTUitive (Nanyang Technological University) in Singapore.

Measuring 35cm x 25cm x 41cm, Blacksmith Genesis is compact and fits comfortably in your home. While most 3D printers use a Cartesian (XYZ) platform, Blacksmith uses rotary printing mechanism, which operates similar to how a record player plays. During printing, the print platform rotates continuously in a clockwise direction while the extruder moves radially. This design halves the distance that the extruder needs to move, allowing the printer to print large objects. And the rotating platform is perfect for integrating 3D scanning.

The 3D scanning capability allows you to easily scan physical models and create 3D objects, all on one platform. Blacksmith Genesis comes with an in-built camera that provides automatic error detection during printing. It allows you to monitor your 3D printing via your smartphone. If you wish to stop printing, you can do so at the click of a button.

Blacksmith is a plug-n-play device, only requiring around 10 minutes' minimal installation. Its clear cylindrical printing stage offers more than 180 degrees of uninterrupted view. It also comes with free and simply designing software allowing everyone to design objects, with no extensive 3D modeling knowledge required. The printer is compatible with most industry file types which can be connected via USB or SD card.

Technical Specifications

3D Printing

  • Technology: Fused Deposition Modeling with Rotary Platform
  • Build Volume: 6648 cm3 (23 cm / 9.1 inch Diameter, 16 cm / 6.3 inch Height)
  • Layer Resolution: 50-200 microns
  • Filament: PLA, 1.75 mm diameter
  • Nozzle Diameter: 0.4 mm
  • Print File Type: .STL, .OBJ

3D Scanning

  • Technology: Laser Triangulation
  • Scan Volume: 6648 cm3 (23 cm / 9.1 inch Diameter, 16 cm / 6.3 inch Height)
  • Scan Speed: Approx. 6 minutes
  • Steps per Rotation: 1200 steps
  • Camera: 3.1 MP CMOS Image Sensor
  • Exported File Type: .STL, .OBJ

Size and Weight

  • Product Dimensions: 35 (L) x 25 (W) x 41 (H) cm / 13.8 x 9.8 x 16.1 inch
  • Product Weight: 10 kg / 22 lbs


  • Software Bundle: Blacksmith Sorcerer
  • Supported File Types: .STL, .OBJ, .BS
  • Operating Systems: All (Web-based): Windows, Mac OS, Linux


  • Power Requirements: 100-240 V, 50-60 Hz, 100 W
  • Connectivity: USB, SD Card, Wi-Fi (future development)

The Blacksmith Genesis all-in-one 3D printer will be launched on August 12th, 2014. Prices and teaser video will be released soon.

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JesseP wrote at 8/7/2014 6:36:40 AM:

Yeah. It's about time someone came up with a 2-in-1. If it's cheaper than a the total of Recplicator 2 ($1999) and Digitizer ($799) combined, I'll definitely go for it.

CNK wrote at 8/6/2014 11:51:37 PM:

No mention of printing speed, I wonder how much slower it is. Also I doubt overhangs will work too well if they cross the middle of the platform as each half will be printed in a different action. Perhaps a small price to pay if this thing can be made that much cheaper?

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