GP3D Announces Sprout 3D Printer — To Be Unveiled at 2015 International CES Next Week

IMTS

Share this Article

gp34Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a 3D printer that had a tiny footprint, yet could print larger objects? If you are like me then your desk space is incredibly valuable.  In fact, any space in your office or your entire home is valuable, especially when you have kids with lots and lots of toys. My problem is that I need a printer that can at least print objects which are the size of my fist.

GP3D, a subsidiary of Green Project Inc., with headquarters in China, Europe, and the United States, wants to offer a solution to this common conundrum many of us face.  They have just announced their Sprout 3D Printer. Don’t get me wrong, the GP3D Sprout does not print huge items. However, its footprint is incredibly small, and it has the ability to print within a build envelope of 5.9″ x 5.9″ x 5.5″, at a price well under what most of the competition charges.

“Our focus is to make an affordable and high quality 3D printer for everyone,” said Joseph Wu, President of Green Project.

Below you will find some of the general specifications for GP3D’s new machine:

  • Printer Size: 11.7″ in length, 8.7″ in width, and 15.9″ in heightgp33
  • Build Envelope: 5.9″ x 5.9″ x 5.5″
  • Print Resolution: 0.18mm
  • Filament Compatibility: PLA at 1.75mm
  • Features: Stand-alone printing, 3.5″ integrated touch screen interface, one year warranty
  • Price $549

GP3D was able to realize such a compact design by implementing a system where both the build platform and the extruder move in tandem. While the platform moves down as the print progresses, it also moves in a front-to-back direction while the extruder moves only in a left-to-right direction. This makes the print process fast, while also cutting down on the amount of space required to house all the components.

GP3D intends to launch Sprout imminently on Kickstarter in order to raise the funding necessary to cut down their raw material costs. “Sprout is not a pipe dream. It is fully designed and ready for production,” the company explains.  In fact, if funded, they will be ready to ship the very first units in a matter of a few months.

For those of you looking to get a sneak peak at this new 3D printer prior to their Kickstarter campaign going live, you may do so at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), January 6-9, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Let us know your thoughts on GP3D’s new machine in the Sprout 3D Printer forum thread on 3DPB.com. Check out a quick video below from the company:

gp3

Share this Article


Recent News

3D Systems Brings 3D Printed PEEK Cranial Implant to the U.S. with FDA Clearance

Relativity Space Lands $8.7M Air Force Contract for Real-time Flaw Detection in 3D Printing



Categories

3D Design

3D Printed Art

3D Printed Food

3D Printed Guns


You May Also Like

Air Force Awards Fortius Metals $1.25M to Qualify 3D Printing Wire for Hypersonic Applications

AFWERX, part of the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), awarded a Direct-to-Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract worth $1.25 million to Colorado’s Fortius Metals, to accelerate qualification...

US Air Force Awards JuggerBot $4M for Large-format Hybrid 3D Printing

Large-format 3D printer manufacturer JuggerBot has received a $4 million grant to develop a large format 3D printer, courtesy of the Under Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering Manufacturing Technology...

Where Have All AM’s Unicorns Gone?

In the rapidly evolving world of 3D printing, startups valued at over a billion dollars, known as unicorns, once seemed as fantastical as the mythical creatures themselves. While a few...

Sponsored

How My Childhood Fascination with Planes Led to Investing in 3D Printing

My fascination with aerospace started young, and I started studying planes–identifying them in the sky and learning everything I could about how they work.  Fast forward to my first week...