Mar.23, 2013

Makers constantly come up with new projects to push the 3D printing technology forwards. A project called V-Slot developed by OpenBuilds is now launched on Kickstarter aiming to provide an efficient and inexpensive system to help makers design and build their projects.

V-Slot is a smart linear framing system, it is a high quality extruded aluminum profile building block that has an extremely smooth linear v groove rail on all 4 sides.

Because of its modular nature it allows you to make unlimited connections for your projects. You can cut it with a chop saw, and simply just bolt together using a screwdriver. And it is compatible with readily available T-Slot components.

OpenBuilds V-Slot is made with 6063 T-5 Aluminum Extrusion and has a shiny, smooth, clear anodized finish. The most exciting thing is, it is open source and is released under a creative commons fairshare license.

V-Slot can be used for most projects, such as 3D printers, CNC engravers, laser cutters, camera sliders, robotics and furniture. It could increase functionality of your design and drive down the cost of projects as well as the assembly time.

To start, OpenBuilds V-Slot will be available in 4 of the most Popular Profile Sizes with a very attractive price:

20 x 20mm - Retail Cost for 1500mm will be $15.

20 x 40mm - Retail Cost for 1500mm will be $19.

20 x 60mm - Retail Cost for 1500mm will be $23.

20 x 80mm - Retail Cost for 1500mm will be $30.

OpenBuilds V-Slot has gone through the prototype stage and is gearing up to move forward with manufacturing. OpenBuilds has already made a limited amount of a pre-production V-Slot for kickstarter backers. Check for details their Kickstarter Campaign here, as of writing they are already over 127% funded of their $14,000 goal.


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