Jan 9, 2019 | By Cameron

Polaroid will be releasing their PlaySmart 3D printer on March 1st in the UK and Europe. It was unveiled at CES 2019, printing objects for attendees to examine. The PlaySmart is compact but feature-rich, with wifi control, a webcam, and a filament scale that tracks the remaining filament on a spool.

Here are the specs of the Polaroid PlaySmart 3D printer:

  • 120 x 120 x 120mm build volume
  • 50 to 300 micron layer heights
  • 2 GB memory for models and videos of the prints
  • One-Click printing of models stored in memory
  • 200 MP wifi camera for remote monitoring
  • 3.5-inch touchscreen that guides users through setup
  • 360° fan for quick cooling
  • Print from SD, USB, or the mobile app
  • Aluminum-magnesium alloy heated print bed
  • Quick-release 0.4mm nozzle
  • Compatible with PLA, ABS, PETG, wood, and more

A Smart Eye and Smart Failure detection algorithm will also compare the model with the actual print, canceling the print if the two don’t match. I’m not sure how live viewing, failure detection, and print recording can all take place at the same time, but that’s on Polaroid to figure out. Though there’s only one extruder, models can be 3D printed in multiple colors by instructing the software to pause for a filament change. The PlaySmart is also an aesthetically attractive machine, unlike many 3D printers at a similar price point, which will be €449.

It seems Polaroid learned some lessons from their first foray into 3D printing with the ModelSmart 250S, which was cumbersome and required overpriced consumables. The PlaySmart weighs only 5kg and uses regular spools of filament because literally nobody wants to buy proprietary filament cartridges. April Lunde, CEO of Polaroid stated, “We’re excited to bring to market our first small format, desktop 3D printer in the UK and Europe, opening up the world of 3D printing to even more users. The Polaroid PlaySmart 3D printer is an easy-to-use and affordable option to introduce 3D printing into any home, classroom or business.”



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Ikke wrote at 1/11/2019 12:34:34 AM:

This is a YAN printer😣

Ikke wrote at 1/11/2019 12:32:59 AM:

This is a YAN printer😣

John wrote at 1/11/2019 12:09:44 AM:

200 Megapixel Hasselblad Camera Costs $45,000. I'm thinking typo at the €449 price point. Maybe the will review the article and update the specifications.

Diogene wrote at 1/10/2019 6:46:56 PM:

200 MP wifi camera???

Not Buyin wrote at 1/10/2019 2:58:11 PM:

Swing and a miss!

Silva wrote at 1/10/2019 12:34:21 PM:

Very similar to the BEETHEFIRST 3D printer

Don't hold your breath wrote at 1/10/2019 12:18:12 PM:

Very similar to the Obsidian (if it exists). Let's hope delivery of this one is on a more defined time table. Still holding out hope the Obsidian will arrive as promised (and as funded).

Bill wrote at 1/9/2019 10:27:32 PM:

Looks curiously like the Obsidian 3D printer.

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