Exone end to end binder jetting service

New Matter Unveils ‘Look-like, Feel-like’ Prototype of their $279 MOD-t 3D Printer

Metal Parts Produced
Commercial Space
Medical Devices

Share this Article

newmatter1Back in May, a new 3D printer manufacturer burst onto the scenes, offering a FDM-based 3D printer at a price lower than anything we have seen before. New Matter, launched their Indiegogo campaign at the end of May, offering their MOD-t 3D printer for between $199 and $249 to backers, and they quickly reached their crowdfunding goal of $375,000 in less than one week. They went on to raise $683,804, through their Indiegogo campaign, and surely plenty more via subsequent pre-orders.

The MOD-t 3D printer, which is currently available for pre-order at only $279 + shipping, is slated to be the most affordable 3D printer to hit mass production. The developers behind it are able to keep the price so low due to a very simplistic patent-pending system that it uses.

The initial units of MOD-t 3D printers are expected to begin shipping, this coming March to the “3D All Star” backers, and then in April and May to other Indiegogo backers. Just this past week, however, the company released some photos of their latest prototype design. This is what the final MOD-t 3D printer is expected to look like. In fact the company is calling it their “Look-like, feel-like” prototype.

newmatter-featured

The Look-like, Feel-like Prototype

“The architecture is changing for the better,” explained New Matter employee “Rob”. “We’re heading towards high-volume manufacturing, ultimately leading to a higher quality machine.”

It appears as though New Matter is well on their way of mass manufacturing the product that they originally set out to create, while keeping the price tag, significantly under $300. The company plans to be at CES 2015 in January and are currently looking to expand with the possible hiring of a Marketing Coordinator.

newmatter3It should be interesting to see if they can meet their original deadlines, and see some of the 3D printed objects that come off of the final production ready printer. If they are completely successful in bringing to market a sub-$300 3D printer, we might just be on our way to seeing this technology go mainstream. At $279, there will be plenty of people who purchase the MOD-t just so they can say they own a 3D printer, while others will jump into the market, finding it a useful tool in everyday life. There are those who would love to turn their 3D virtual models into real-life products, those who would like to see this technology in every school on the planet, and those who want to use it for product prototyping. At a price this low, the question may change from “who has a 3D printer?” to “who doesn’t?”.

What do you think? Have you backed the MOD-t 3D printer, or have you pre-ordered one? Do you think they will be successful in bringing this to market? Discuss in the MOD-t prototype forum thread on 3DPB.com.

Share this Article


Recent News

Expansion Strategy: 3D Printing Digital Imaging Company In-Vision is Now a Stock Corporation

FX20 Printer & Continuous Fiber Reinforced ULTEM 9085 Increase 3D Printing in Demanding Industries



Categories

3D Design

3D Printed Art

3D Printed Food

3D Printed Guns


You May Also Like

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: October 24, 2021

It’s another busy week of events and roundups, covering topics from dispensing and medical applications to AM risk assessment, software, and much more. Read on for all the details! ViscoTec’s...

2021 Formnext Start-Up Challenge & AM Ventures Impact Award Winners Announced

While the physical event was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Formnext is back live and in-person this year, November16-19, albeit with some very specific rules for attendance....

Hexagon & Stratasys Announce Partnership to Integrate Digimat Software with ULTEM 9805

One of the world’s most prominent intelligent manufacturing software firms, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, has announced a new partnership with Stratasys, an industry leader in producing 3D printers and solutions for...

RAPID + TCT 2021 Day 2: 3D Printing with Inkbit, Farsoon, AON3D, & Raise3D

At the recent RAPID + TCT 2021 in Chicago, I had the opportunity to attend keynote presentations, interview several industry companies, watch an awards ceremony, and walk the show floor....


Shop

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