Most of us are still reeling, rather giddily, from the news that Taiwanese company XYZprinting would be releasing seven 3D printers in total this year. It never occurred to most of us that two other companies working together on another even more ambitious timeline and inventory set might surpass these goals—by a longshot.
3D MakerJet Inc. has just announced that in working with their research and development manufacturing partner ZBOT/Guangzhou DNSPOWER Design Co. LTD they will soon be bringing a total of 26 different 3D printers for release to the public. This substantial lineup will offer dual head machines, as well as three, six, and eight head carbon filament machines mean to offer high performance when quick production jobs are required. With such a number of varied machines, this should allow the company to grab the attention of numerous audiences and allow them to shop in one place for versatile tools with a range of new materials—all at more affordable prices.
This trend shows the amount of investment numerous companies today are putting into R&D to offer users not just one niche product but an entire storefront full of high-tech gadgety 3D printers that leave no user wanting in terms of fabrication needs, whether they are making automotive parts or pancakes.
According to 3D MakerJet, large models that offer industrial users the capability to 3D print projects up to 1200 x 1200 x 1200mm range are going to be available, as well as different fabricating genres altogether, with a single extruder food printer for chocolate and a four-nozzle model meant for food making as well. 3D MakerJet also says that they will be releasing a resin machine bearing four nozzles—meant for streamlining in producing industrial projects for sectors like automotive and aerospace. Prices so far appear to range from $500-$5,000.
“Our partner’s research and hard work is now really starting to pay off and the line we offer our customers will increase five-fold,” said 3D MakerJet president John Crippen. “We feel we will be well positioned to be a ‘one stop shop’ for individuals as well as manufacturing and prototyping companies,” he added.
The Orlando-based company has also announced that they will be launching another 3D printer to coincide with the aforementioned enormous lineup, by way of the D1. This is a more elementary printer meant for novices or a classroom environment. The company states that this 3D printer will be recommended for anyone wanting to learn the basics of 3D printing technology though—and with a modest pricetag attached. It certainly sounds like ‘something for everyone’ and a massive and well-thought-out plan coming from the Florida-headquartered corporation, which develops, produces and markets numerous 3D printers, offering everything from traditional and metal 3D printers to food 3D printers.
ZBOT/Guangzhou DNSPOWER Design Co. LTD is the ‘cutting-edge developer’ that supplies MakerJet with research and development, and manufacturing. ZBOT, headquartered in China, was the recent recipient of the CDA National Design Award for their ZBOT 3D printer, which we’ve reported on numerous times, especially earlier this year as word begin to spread regarding the imminent release of a powderless 3D metal printer.
It’s of note that the ZBOT is the platform for the 3D MakerJet line, and ZBOT is the only company to win a CDA design award on the civilian level. This is obviously an amazing selling point for their products, showing a commitment to superior research, development, and manufacturing. Although 3D MakerJet has their home offices situated in the heart of Orlando, near Disney World, they also have an office at ZBOT headquarters in China. For more information on the upcoming 3D printers, check out the video below. Thoughts on this enormous number of 3D printers emerging? Discuss in the 3D MakerJet & ZBOT 26 3D Printer Lineup forum over at 3DPB.com.