Exone end to end binder jetting service

RoVa4D Full Color Blender 3D Printer Reaches Kickstarter Funding Goal in Less Than Six Hours

INTAMSYS industrial 3d printing

Share this Article

c189e52ae77d06b6b8dcb8e880c5e5eb_originalIt’s understandable to wonder if a Kickstarter product will live up to the hype. After all, many things that look too good to be true often are, and it’s scary to pledge a lot of money to a campaign without certainty that you won’t wind up with a dud product. When a company has already run multiple successful Kickstarter campaigns that launched quality products, however, it’s a good bet that they won’t let you down.

ccfdb8138a8c692a0f742a222ebaeed4_originalThe RoVa4D Full Color Blender 3D Printer boasts some bold claims: an affordable full-color, multi-material desktop 3D printer that’s easy enough for beginners. In this case, I think it’s safe to trust that the recently launched Kickstarter campaign will deliver everything it offers, as the developer, ORD Solutions, has a great track record so far. They’ve already run two Kickstarter campaigns that largely exceeded their funding goals, and their RoVa3D multicolor 3D printer, released after a 2014 Kickstarter, has gone on to sell hundreds of models. It’s a pretty good bet that their latest project won’t disappoint, either.

ORD Solutions’ customers seem to agree, as the RoVa4D was fully funded in less than six hours, and now, less than a week into the campaign, they’re at nearly 500% of their goal. It’s always startling when a campaign reaches such high levels of support in such a short period of time, but the RoVa4D offers a lot to be excited about.

One of the most attractive elements of the RoVa4D is its color-blending capabilities. Cyan, yellow, magenta, black and white filaments are extruded into a single hotend, allowing for virtually unlimited color combinations to be created in a single print, either clearly separated or blended in a subtle gradation. Then there’s the material blending. A second hotend allows for up to five different PLA-based filaments to be mixed and printed in one piece, facilitating the creation of entirely new materials. A third hotend is dedicated to support materials.

01c9da0acfc804b5cecda3d66e285a1e_original

Printing the colors you want to print is remarkably easy, too. The user simply chooses or designs a model, then “paints” it within the design software in any color or colors he or she desires. Pictures and photographs can be “wrapped” onto models, as well. The printer, which recognizes which color (cyan, magenta, yellow, white or black) is loaded into each extruder, then mixes the appropriate amounts of each color in the mixing chamber and extrudes a precisely shaded print to perfectly match the model.

82cc8e4845280138b10e943c433cb00c_originalLike its predecessors, the RoVa4D has an all-aluminum frame, aluminum hotends, automatic bed leveling, and liquid cooling. With a build volume of 12 x 12 x 12 in, it’s significantly bigger than the RoVa3D. Interchangeable GeckoTek build plates are included for easy adhesion and removal, and stringent safety measures were applied to make the printer suitable for schools or libraries.

Rewards start at $25 (all amounts in Canadian dollars), which will get you a RoVa4D T-shirt. For $2,000, existing customers who own a RoVa3D can upgrade their model to a 4D with a five-color mixing head and filament-switching extruders. Early birds who pledge $4,600 will get a full RoVa4D package, which includes the printer itself plus:

  • Flexible material head and support material head
  • Wireless printing/wireless touch interface
  • Lockable safety enclosure
  • Quick start kit
  • RoVaSlice Custom Printing Design Software
  • Two quick-change GeckoTek plates
  • Either five CMYKW color filament spools or five multi-material spools plus one PVA and one RoVa-flex spool

Higher contributions will get you the same from later production batches, while a pledge of $6,500 gets you the beta unit delivered as early as November. Shipping is free in Canada and the continental US. Are you funding this campaign? Discuss in the RoVa4D 3D Printer forum over at 3DPB.com.

Watch the Kickstarter video below.

https://ksr-video.imgix.net/projects/2413664/video-690564-h264_high.mp4

Share this Article


Recent News

3D Systems Finalizes Sale of On-Demand Business, Will Operate as Quickparts

3D Printing Tunneling Machine Takes Second in Elon Musk Competition



Categories

3D Design

3D Printed Art

3D Printed Food

3D Printed Guns


You May Also Like

Launcher’s New Orbital Transfer Vehicle to Rideshare on SpaceX Falcon 9 in 2022

Launcher’s new orbit transfer vehicle (OTV) will debut on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rideshare for its inaugural flight to Sun-synchronous orbit (SSO) in October 2022. Known as Launcher Orbiter, the...

Featured

SpaceX Successes Drive off-Earth Innovation, So Do Its Failures

After a highly anticipated test launch, SpaceX‘s Starship SN11 prototype finally lifted off for a planned test flight. Climbing up from out of the cloud deck at the company’s South...

Featured

From Magnets to Harpoons: How to Catch Space Debris

The world’s first commercial test mission to locate and remove space debris has finally launched to space. On March 22, 2021, Astroscale’s End-of-Life Services demonstration (ELSA-d) mission took off from...

Featured

Relativity Space Preparing for Next Year’s Rocket Launch with New VP and Verified 3D Printing Tech

In the last few years, there has been excitement for the new race to the moon. But as deadlines for rocket launches and crewed missions get closer, space companies begin...


Shop

View our broad assortment of in house and third party products.