Poland is becoming a hotbed for 3D printing technology, as well as manufacturers. For the size and population of the country, they are certainly carrying the industry within Eastern Europe. Leading the charge is a company called 3NOVATICA, who has recently unveiled their FLEXA 3D printer, which is available for pre-order immediately for around $1,600.
In addition to the FLEXA printer, there is also a second machine which has been under development for some time, called the PROFABB. Today CD3D provided us with details of the new machine which is expected to begin shipping sometime in December, just in time for the holidays. Below are some of the general specifications for the dual extrusion PROFABB 3D printer:
- Build Envelope: 220 x 200 x 230 mm
- Filament Diameter: 1.75 mm
- Filament Types: ABS, PLA, Laywood, Laybrick etc.
- Nozzle Diameter: 0.5 mm
The PROFABB will also come with several premium features which include a heated build platform, an enclosed build chamber, and a camera inside for remote monitoring of projects as they are under fabrication. If this isn’t enough to get you excited, this machine will also have special sensors within the build chamber which aid in changing the color of the lights inside, dependent on the temperature of the chamber. Additionally, there is an extruder cooling system built in, as well as the ability to activate an automatic nozzle cleaning feature.
3NOVATICA’s goal in the development of this new machine is to create an affordable replacement for some of the more expensive professional grade printers on the market today. With all the features listed above, as well as their proprietary safety system called ‘Drive Inside the Guide’ (DIG), which places special transmitters within the linear guides of the X and Y axes to prevent injury to the user, this is certainly a top-of-the-line 3D Printer. With features that even some of the machines used by giant manufacturers lack, this is surely to be an interesting launch.
As for the price of this new machines, CD3D tells us that it will cost approximately $3,500, and will ship within days of being ordered. Let us know your thoughts on this new 3D printer out of Poland, in the 3NOVATICA PROFABB forum thread on 3DPB.com.