Jan 27, 2016 | By Andre
The second generation Kreator Motion 3D Printer by Polish company 3DKreator made its presence felt with an appearance at last year’s Euromold conference in Dusseldorf, Germany. They now look to expand further into international markets with the their feature-heavy flagship 3D Printer. Already in its second generation, this machine certainly looks like it’ll find a secure footing in the busy desktop 3D printer market of today.
With the support of seed funding via the Internet Ventures FZI fund, the focus on the Kreator Motion 3D Printer is to offer the highest possible value for your money. As one might expect, the 3D printer is based on fused filament fabrication (FFF) at its core, can print at a 200x200x190mm yet still boasts a relatively compact 519x395x420mm exterior footprint.
As a second generation device, it’s natural to expect upgrades and refinements over the previous model and it seems 3DKreator did just that. New to this release includes general element modernizations, a revamped case, a small clear enclosure door, and filament use detection sensors.
Additionally, a perforated heated bed and automatic levelling will excite those that wish to print with ABS plastic or are generally frustrated with the effort required for manual levelling. As an experienced user of 3D printers that need to be hand levelled, I can confidently say the recent explosion of bed-levelling technology in the desktop 3D printer world is a very good thing. Also, the choice to transfer print files via USB, SD card or wirelessly using the Wi-Fi ready module provides a little bit of input flexibility.
From a print output perspective, the Kreator Motion 3D Printer boasts capabilities inline - or even slightly improved in some cases - to that of the industry standard. They claim that it can print at the 60 micron (0.06mm) resolution range in a wide range of materials using the proven Cura software bundle.
When it comes to pricing, the Kreator Motion 3D Printer runs in at €1749 (plus €59 for optional enclosure door and €59 for an additional heated table). While not on the low-end in terms of cost, this should be expected considering it is a feature-rich, business-orientated 3D Printer. The way I see it, if the 3D printer delivers on its promise of quality and consistency, that’s a very reasonable price.
While the impact of this second generation model started gaining traction at last year’s manufacturing and development conference Euromold, the 3DKreator story goes back further still. The team behind this 3D printer includes Przemek Kazanowski, someone that helped with the success another Polish manufacturer Omni3D. Based out of Krakow (the “Polish Silicon Valley”) since 2014, the team has several design awards under their belt.
Going forward with a now proven team, their immediate goal is to enter into new reseller relations with European and American companies to grow the 3DKreator brand. Considering the leg work they’ve already done in securing capital and a strong, experienced team, I think they’ve done everything needed to expand outward into international markets.
All said, if you’re in the market for a sleek feature-heavy 3D printer for your workspace, I’d recommend taking a look at the Kreator Motion 3D Printer. The example prints seem crisp and artifact free and I can’t really think of any one thing missing from the machine that would slow down your 3D print, prototyping ambitions.
3D Kreator Motion’s basic technical specification:
- Printing technology: Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)
- Building area: 200 x 200 x 190 mm
- Extruder: 0,4 mm
- Printing quality: up to 0,06 mm
- Automatic bed leveling: Yes
- Materials: ABS, PLA, Nylon, PET, PETG, TPE, Laywood, Laybrick and other.
- CE declaration: Yes
- Software: supported by Cura; Simplyfi3D optional
- Connectivity: USB, SD
- Files: .stl i .obj
- Dimensions: 519 x 395 x 420mm
- Printer weight: 18 kg
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Pierre wrote at 1/29/2016 1:41:32 PM:
There is still place for other printers beside Zortrax and Ultimaker (Makerbot is actually almost dead in EU). And while 3DKreator have good price and really high quality components, they are the best alternative for Z & U. If I was going to buy new 3D printer today, I would go for Kreator Motion - I think, they fight for a market, so they will try harder!
Reinold wrote at 1/29/2016 12:29:52 PM:
Josh And for which company you work for? Related to which manufacturer? Your comment is like many others, written on request. Regards
Josh wrote at 1/29/2016 6:19:24 AM:
Yeah Michal, you're the workers marketing agency which they used. Cool story!
Michal wrote at 1/28/2016 1:19:36 PM:
I have one for 4 months now, and I'm very satisfied. The best part is that i can print with every material i want :) And my wife likes the design. Plus this guys are from my country :) #GoPoland
Josh wrote at 1/28/2016 8:37:00 AM:
Expensive RepRap ? This is the company strategy ? How they want enter the market on which we have such well-known companies such as Zortrax from Poland, Ultimaker from Netherlands and Makerbot from U.S ? I see on the pictures chinese spools so I'm sure they use cheap and low quality materials, the software of course is used by every printer on the market but these printer cost is half cheapest. BTW: The design of this printer is horrible!
3DKreator wrote at 1/28/2016 8:02:30 AM:
Its an honor to be featured on our favorite 3d printing portal! Thanks a lot and hope to bring you lot of fun with printing on Kreator Morion!