Tytan 3D Set to Launch Indiegogo Campaign for Goliat Extruder & Continue Development of Incredible New 3D Printer
Back in June, we reported on a new 3D printer that was able to print in materials that we had previously not heard of on 3D printers. The Tytan 3D Delta printer is able to extrude self hardening materials such as a flour and salt mixture, clay, paper pulp, foods, and adhesives such as caulk. This printer is being developed by Tytan 3D, a company that has also created a new 3D printer extruder, the Goliat Extruder. The entire Goliat Extruder is made out of high quality aluminum, and comes standard with mounting screws and a pneumatic connector for feeding tube filament through it. Tytan3D has informed 3DPrint.com that they will be launching a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo next week.
“Next week we are starting an Indiegogo campaign concerning our extruder,” the company tells 3DPrint.com. “We received great feedback from many 3D printer users around the world, and we have decided to give our product a try. We will start our campaign next week. The Goliat extruder is driven by NEMA 17 stepper motor and supports 1.75 mm and 3 mm filaments. It is fully assembled and features a J-Head hot end which is machined from a solid piece of metal, making it highly reliable, and long lasting. The extruder also has space for mounting a 40mm x 40mm fan. It has two versions: standard and bowden.”
The extruder is priced at only $49, which is a very good price for such a product, when compared to other extruders on the market today. “The implementation of several prototypes of the extruder turned out to be a very good product,” Tytan3D told us. “After extensive tests, we decided to start the production. We made the first series, which sold really quick. Several of our friends started to ask us if we would expose Goliat on Kickstarter or Indiegogo?”
And now is the time. Starting next week, the Goliat extruders will be made available on Indiegogo, in an attempt for Tytan3D to raise some additional funding. They tell us that while they have sold a good number of extruders worldwide, including in Europe, the US, Canada, India, South Korea and even Africa, they still need more funding in order to begin full scale professional production.
Currently Goliat extruders work in a few 3D printers, including Polish based printers such as the HBot 3D and the DDDBot. However, they hope that the crowdfunding campaign will help them garner more attention as well as the cooperation of other 3D printer manufacturers.
More on the Tytan 3D Delta Printer
The Tytan 3D Delta Printer is currently still in development. In September, the company will have a fully working machine, ready to show off at a live event that they will be organizing in Kielce, Poland, called “Day of 3D Printing”. At the moment they are focused on calibrating the machine, and making sure the extruder mechanics are all correct.
“We have completed a couple of successful tests with clay,” they tell 3DPrint.com. “The prints were fired and they looked tremendous. Unfortunately we don`t have any pictures of them yet. We want to show them to the world when we have 100% confidence that we will be able to make dozens of similar prints with this machine. We are from the old school – we show things when we are ready.”
They told us that they don’t like showing something until they are absolutely sure it can work on a massive scale. It should be very interesting to see how this evolves.
What do you think? Would you be willing to purchase the Goliat extruder for $49 if it were to work on your 3D printer? Discuss in the Goliat Extruder forum thread. Do you think a 3D printer like the Tytan Delta is something you would purchase? Discuss in the Tytan Delta 3D Printer forum thread on 3DPB.com
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