As the 3D printing market matures, we are seeing more and more niche market printers becoming available to the public. Sure, you could use a Makerbot Replicator or a Cubify Cube 3D printer to make plastic jewelry, but if you are doing it as a profession, than you want something more niche oriented, catered towards jewelry making, which can print in other materials. This is just what the he Perfactory® Micro Advantage 3D printer is for.
The Perfactory Micro Advantage printer has been unveiled this week by Envisiontec, who has been steadily launching new 3D printers recently, catered towards both consumers and professionals.
The Perfactory Micro Advantage gives jewelry designers and retailers a great entry level device, which will be reliable, and accurate in its prints. The printer is easy to use, self calibrating, and connects directly to a PC or laptop via a USB cable.
Here are the full specifications of this new printer:
- Footprint: 11” x 10” x 24”
- Weight of Printer: 24 lbs
- Build Envelope: 2.36” x 1.77” x 3.94”
- Resolution in X and Y: 0.002” (50 µm)
- Dynamic Voxel Resolution in Z*: 0.001” to 0.004” (25 µm to 100 µm)
- Up to 0.394” (10 mm)/hour for full envelope*
- Data Handling – STL
- Light Source – LED
- Electrical Requirements: 100-120V, 3 Amps / 220-240V, 2 Amps
- Warranty – 1 year back to factory including parts and labor
Envisiontech is also making several different materials available which the Perfactory Micro Advantage can print with, which includes:
- HTM140 M: HTV Molding with minimal post finishing
- D3 White M: High impact general purpose material
- PIC 100 M: Direct casting
- EC500 M: Direct casting
- EPIC M: Direct Casting
The retail price of this printer is $10,000, and can be ordered right away. Discuss this 3D printer at the Perfactory Micro Advantage forum thread.
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