BotObjects is showing off its newly unveiled ProDesk3D, which they're billing as the first full-color desktop 3-D printer. That's kinda debatable (depends on what you consider "desktop"), but it could certainly be the prettiest 3-D printer out there.
While most desktop 3-D printers print monochromatic objects, the ProDesk3D uses a five-color ink cartridge system that mixes hues to designers' specifications, letting them create a colorful object out of the frequently used plastics that are 3-D printing go-tos: ABS, PVA, and PLA. Software for the printer will be included, and the company is touting ease of use as a major selling point:
Pricing or a release date haven't been announced yet, but BotObjects is taking early inquiries.
This is awesome printing technology. As the future goes and it becomes more main stream for the home user at an affordable price, I hope the manufactures do not manipulate and tweak the prices of consumables, the same way they do of INK cartridges in printers.
OMG, why in the world is the price of ink so incredibly high still and used up so quickly in printing!!!!
(Side track question, but important to ME ME ME!)
For the home user, what is the most cost effective\efficient color printer, curious?
I smell a revolution of homemade contraptions.
"Why" - Everyone.
Hmm. If this thing is big enough I could print the Halo armor object file I have XD
I like to find something popular designed by China and print and sell it back to them, lol.
Oh, that won't work. They do not actually invent anything; they
just hack and steal other peoples ideas.... darn it.
At the risk of derailing this pretty awesome article, I believe the HP 8600 series is pretty reliable in terms of very efficient ink and good quality (2D) printing.
Granted, it will cost you $100 to replace the 3 colors & 1 black ink when they run out, but if you print full color at least once a month (to avoid drying out) you can usually stretch the ink out for nearly a year ($100/yr to never have to go to Kinkos is worth the expense).
In reality, there is very limited value in these entry level 3D printers. They are only useful for making plastic toys. Professional engineers and designers can do their work entirely within a digital CAD/CAE environment.
Having said that, I must admit that the aesthetic design of this device is quite good. Being a design engineer myself, I always appreciate designs that are well executed both aesthetically and technically.
And the cost of the cartridge? I know my B/W HP laser cartridge costs waaaay too much.
oh this is so wonderfully evil and equally innocent. The tale is really how mankind handles this planet game changer. If I can make/print by myself: simple objects as hardware, If I can can make simple objects as colored hardware, If I can make some challenging new objects as called "tiers" then that will be interesting - briefly... If I can begin to print flesh = oh my, now the cat is out of the bag with two openings™. If I know my inkjets are filled with a little bit of magic dust and DNA/RNA snippets; what are my [babies] going to look like. This too will go a natural evolutionary time-line, but o my gawd - the disasters we will see, will ultimately regulate this to backyard garage shop experiments - no cleaner than the local burger joint and the burrito you are eating while doing this. Here's to trying to play God.
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