Weistek Unveils Their Large E-Master 3D Printer at 2015 CES

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b5What I like best about the 3D printing section at 2015 CES is that I can walk from booth to booth and at each of them find things we have yet to cover on 3DPrint.com. It’s always nice to get a first hand look at a product prior to it potentially becoming the next big thing.

If you recall, last week we did a story about a company called GP3D who revealed their upcoming 3D printer, the Sprout. Yesterday I was able to get a hands-on look at the Sprout 3D Printer at the Weistek booth at CES. While I was fully aware of this machine, the representatives for the company directed my attention towards yet another printer that they are working on called the E-Master.

While the Sprout 3D printer is compact and built on an open frame, the E-Master is the exact opposite, featuring a boxed frame, and an enormous build volume of 26 x 24 x 30 cm. Below are the full specifications of this latest machine coming from Weistek:

  • Print Technology: FFFb3
  • Printer Size: 43 x 39 x 60.9 cm
  • Printer Weight: 20kg
  • Build Volume: 26 x 24 x 30 cm
  • Layer Resolution: 0.05 – 0.4 mm
  • Print Speed: 30 – 300mm/s
  • Nozzle Diameter: 0.4mm
  • Filament Compatibility: PLA at 1.75mm
  • Software: Duraware-E, Cura

The E-Master also comes equipped with a simple LCD interface, an Airfoil fan to speed up model solidification, and according to the company is the first ever “DIY color machine.” Basically this means the user can customize the colors of the printer however they’d like during the ordering process.

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If this printer can actually live up to the specifications that the company has provided us, I must say that it will be one of the more robust larger machines on the market. There are not many printers of this size able to print at speeds of up to 300mm/s, and its layer resolution of 0.05mm seems almost unbelievable.

Representatives from the company told us that the printer will eventually launch on Kickstarter, likely later this year, and a price has yet to be decided upon. Whether this will be the next big thing or not, I guess we will have to wait and find out.  Let’s hear your thoughts on this new machine in the Weistek E-Master forum thread on 3DPB.com.

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