The NVPro 3D printer from Boston-based startup NVBOTS has been on our radar for a long time. Since its humble beginnings as a Fundable campaign to its arrival in schools and in major corporate settings, we’ve been following the company’s flagship printer as its popularity has grown. Now you can finally purchase your own NVPro, as NVBOTS has announced the general availability of the printer as of yesterday.
The intrigue surrounding the NVPro’s development comes from the fact that it’s not just a 3D printer – it is, according to NVBOTS, an “end-to-end 3D printing solution.” Designed specifically for use in classrooms and office environments where several users are printing at once, the NVPro is a fully automated, hands-off printer that can be operated remotely from any device, anywhere, and can run continuously 24 hours a day, automatically removing finished prints and starting the next print job in the queue. Notably, NVBOTS was recently awarded a patent for their pioneering automated part removal technology.
“Since our founding, NVBOTS has been committed to delivering on the impossible through 3D printing, while enabling each NVBOTS customer to turn their ideas into realities,” said NVBOTS CEO AJ Perez. “Not only are we proud to announce the general availability of the NVPro, we take pride in the fact our customers are able to benefit from automated 3D printing technology that has been patented — making NVBOTS the only 3D printing company offering bona fide automated part removal.”
At Inside 3D Printing NYC this week, 3DPrint.com was on the scene; below is a very brief video of the NVPro in action, getting ready to remove the completed print from the bed (with NVBOTS CEO AJ Perez heard describing it):
In lieu of software, the cloud-based NVCloud platform allows users to design and print parts from start to finish without ever being in the same room as the printer itself. There’s no limit to the number of users who can send print jobs to the printer at one time, and remote video monitoring allows users to keep an eye on their prints from smartphones or other devices no matter where they are.
So far, the NVPro has gotten rave reviews from the schools and organizations who have utilized it, including startup accelerator MassChallenge, which has been responsible for the launch of several hundred startups, both in the US and internationally, in the fields of technology, healthcare, energy, social work and more.
“MassChallenge empowers startups with the support they need to deliver on their innovations, offering resources in several different areas, including technology,” said Scott Bailey, Managing Director of MassChallenge Boston. “Having access to a 3D Printing solution like the NVPro is particularly useful, based on its automated part removal feature. With the NVPro, we can maintain a steady queue of print jobs running, without requiring someone to retrieve parts each time they are printed.”
Those who purchase the NVPro will receive access to the NVCloud and the NVLibrary, “a comprehensive library of best practice documentation, curricula, lesson plans and ready-to-print parts,” plus NVCare, which provides free support and training for the first 12 months after purchase. A few other specifications include:
- Printer dimensions: 21″ x 22″ x 31″
- Build area: 7.5″ x 8″
- Build height: 9.5″
- Layer resolution: 100 microns
- Print speed: 50 mm/s – 180 mm/s
“We have innovation in our DNA and with this release of the NVPro we are empowering our customers to deliver on their innovations more than ever before,” said Perez. “Whether you are a business in need of a rapid prototyping solution or a school seeking to inspire your students though 3D printing, the NVPro is your 3D printing solution.”
Check out the NVPro in detail below. Is this a machine you are interested in purchasing? Discuss in the NVPro 3D Printer forum over at 3DPB.com.