Yesterday, Croatian electronics retailer HGSpot announced the country’s very first 3D printer, the Forcebook Ultra 3D. HGSpot, headquartered in the capital city of Croatia, Zagreb, has been an important part of the Croatian electronics market for over 15 years. They pride themselves on their energy efficient products and customer satisfaction.
The printer has been under development for close to 18 months, and was produced with the help of a Chinese partner. The aesthetics of the machine are unlike any other on the market that we have seen, but the general specifications are comparable to other printers in its price range. The printer can be used with or without a computer connection, and is easy enough for almost anyone to learn to operate.
The Specifications of the Forcebook Ultra 3D are as follows:
- Build Volume: 225 mm x 145 mm x 150 mm
- Accuracy: 0.2 mm – 100 mm
- Layer Thickness: 0.15 mm – 0.4 mm
- Print Speed: 10 mm / s – 120 mm
- Nozzle Heads: 0.4 mm
- Extruder Temperature: 180 ° C – 260 ° C
- Build Plate Temperature: 60 ° C – 110 ° C
- Materials: ABS / PLA
- Compatible Operating Systems: Linux, Window 7, Windows XP, Windows 8
The printer will come with a manual, which is in the Croatian language onlyand will be priced at 6,999 HRK, (approximately $1260). The company also offers their own 3D ABS printer filament for 289 HRK ($52) per spool. HGSpot CEO, Sasa Loncar stated that the company hopes to sell at least 200 units this year, and in the future may consider offering 3D printing as a service. The company is offering a one year warranty on all Forcebook Ultra 3D purchases. Discuss Croatia’s very first 3D printer at the Forcebook Ultra 3D forum thread at 3DPB.com