Jun 30, 2015 | By Simon

Although there is still a growing demand for a wide range of desktop 3D printers, there has also been an increased interest in multi-purpose desktop fabrication machines that can do a variety of tasks without needing to switch to multiple machines.  The natural progressions seems on-par with all-in-one 2D paper printing machines that took over desktops in the late 90s and featured copy, fax and scanning features in addition to a standard paper printer.

Among other companies that have been actively exploring this part of the 3D printer market is Poland’s Tytan 3D, which is led by Polish 3D printing experts Janusz Wojcik and Pawel Rokita.  

The company’s GAIA Multitool Delta-style 3D printer is a modern multi-purpose platform designed with continuous operation in mind and features two types of extruders with ten interchangeable heads that can change the device’s functionality in a matter of seconds.  The company claimed that their multi-purpose printer is capable of creating high-quality prints in materials including ceramic, plastic, paper and even food mixtures.  

This week, Janusz Wojcik has announced to 3Ders that the company has taken everything that was great about the original GAIA Multitool 3D printer and have built those features into a printer with a much larger build volume that they’re calling the Gaja Multitool MAXX.   

“We would like to present to you our new version of GAIA Multitool, the MAXX,” said Wojcik in an email to 3Ders.   

“It has all the features of Standard version, but has very big printing area of 45 x 105 cm (1,5 x 3,4 ft). The height of our printer is also very impressive which is 175 cm (5,8 ft). Thanks to its size, it can print unique objects from clay and ceramics 1 meter high.”

Similar to the original GAIA Multitool 3D printer, the MAXX features 10 interchangeable heads that are capable of changing the functionality of the device in very little time.  

According to Wojcik, these 10 interchangeable heads include:

  1. A 3D printing head for ceramics (1 liter of material)
  2. A 3D printing head for ceramics with a Bowden extruder (external tank with 10 liters of material)
  3. A 3D printing head for ceramics with a cartridge (300 ml) built into the head itself, as opposed to via an external tank
  4. A 3D printing head for FDM with a 3 mm nozzle
  5. A 3D printing head for FDM with 1.75 mm nozzle
  6. A diamond stylus for etching inscriptions on metal and glass
  7. A knife to cut out foil/adhesive letters or other templates
  8. A CNC milling machine head for engraving inscriptions, drawings, carvings, etc.
  9. A head equipped with a special marker for drawing (e.g. PCB tracks)
  10. A  laser engraving head

While the price for the standard GAIA Multitool 3D printer will be unchanged and remain at $4,800, the considerably larger MAXX will have a price tag that’s double the price of the standard at $9,600.

Although the price may seem high compared to other desktop 3D printers, the ability to consolidate multiple desktop-hogging devices into one is certainly a trait that shouldn’t go overlooked!   You can find out more about the MAXX by heading over to Tytan 3D.   



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Laura wrote at 8/5/2015 1:11:15 AM:

Absolutely amazing!

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