California-based online electronics retailer Monoprice entered the world of 3D printing back in 2014, when they introduced the Monoprice Dual Extrusion ABS/PLA/PVA 3D printer. At CES 2016, they unveiled a pair of remarkably inexpensive 3D printers, and in a recent report from IT market research company CONTEXT, Monoprice was revealed to be number five on the top desktop 3D printer manufacturers list, in terms of actual units sold last year. This makes sense, as they’re recording 600% sales growth in 3D printing. Today at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, the company announced the expansion of their popular 3D printer line, introducing some new models for both home and professional use.
Monoprice is well-known for their affordable, quality computer accessories, and with the 3D printing market expected to triple in revenue by the year 2020, is hoping to continue moving onward and upward. The company made upgrades to one of their existing 3D printers, rolled out two models designed for beginners, and introduced their first professional SLA printer. The new printers join the existing models in featuring the latest developments in 3D printing technologies, versatility, rapid printing speed, and solid metal construction.
Bernard Luthi, CEO of Monoprice, said, “With an aggressive growth plan and increased manufacturing power, we’re focused on maintaining our strong position in burgeoning technology categories like 3D printing, so we can continue delivering better and wider choices at more affordable prices to our customers. We’re also keeping our finger on the pulse of other product categories that present opportunities for us and our disruptive business model. After vetting the home appliance industry, we realized we owed it to our customers to introduce quality products at fair prices.”
The company remains focused on expanding their cost-effective 3D printer line and keeping the technology accessible to everyone. Their new 3D printers will be debuted and demonstrated at CES 2017 this week. First up, Monoprice upgraded their best-selling $199 Select Mini 3D printer to version 2.0, adding some community-inspired upgrades, but keeping it at the same low price. Their new plug and play MP Delta Mini 3D printer comes with Wi-Fi, and can create high-quality 3D prints right out of the box. It’s the perfect option for beginners, and even more perfect for your wallet – at just $149.99, the Delta Mini is the company’s lowest-cost 3D printer!
The professional MP 3 Series Commercial 3D printer is well-suited for industrial and commercial rapid prototyping, thanks to its large 400 x 400 mm build volume. This model will set you back $799.99, but has a full enclosure and features the latest FDM technology. Finally, Monoprice is introducing the big kahuna, their first professional quality SLA resin printer. The price for the MP Maker Prism Professional SLA Resin Printer may seem steep at $3,499, but the 3D printing solutions it offers are on par with other 3D printers that cost over $9,000. It’s ideal for creating objects that require high levels of accuracy, such as prototypes, jewelry, and dental products, due to its impressive 0.03 micron layer resolution.
Monoprice is also displaying their new home appliances and audio technology at CES, including a new blender and a new Onyx Series 3.5 mm audio cable. All of their new 3D printers and appliances will be start shipping in the first quarter of 2017. Visit them at CES 2017 at the Venetian Palazzo Hospitality Suites, #VEN-3132. Don’t forget, 3DPrint.com will be also be roaming the show floors, and bringing you all the latest from CES 2017! Discuss in the Monoprice forum at 3DPB.com.
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