As of late, it seems as though we are literally reporting on new 3D printers being launched on a daily basis. As companies around the world see the potential that this technology can bring to manufacturing and prototyping, they all want to grab a piece of the pie. Today that latest piece of the pie was gobbled up by a Spanish company called Tumaker, with the release of what their CEO, Jon Bengoetxea, refers to as “three printers in one.”
Located in Basque Country, in Northern Spain, Tumaker has informed 3DPrint.com that they have just launched two new innovative products. One of these products they refer to as a “3D printing station.” It is the Tumaker Voladora V3 3D printer, and it’s a product that includes an on-board computer, professional Simplify3D software, and unique dual extruders.
“The computer includes the TumakerOS operating system based on Linux,” CEO Jon Bengoetxea tells 3DPrint.com. “With this system, you can access the printer from a PC, tablet or mobile device and print using the Tumaker Voladora V3 remotely from the network or from the Internet.”
What makes the Voladora V3 stand out is its two ’tilting’ print heads. One of the heads includes a small nozzle meant for printing with fine details, while the other has a large nozzle for printing faster and more decisively.
“Combining both heads brings beauty and the beast into the same machine to create the most complex and creative objects,” Bengoetxea tells us. “Besides this, the printer also includes details such as magnetic levitation fans and motors, installed on silent blocks to reduce noise and vibration.”
The Voladora V3 is priced starting at €1,995, and comes equipped with the following specifications:
- Printing materials: PLA, ABS, XT, PET, HIPS, NinjaFlex, Wood, Bronze, and more.
- Remote Access: PC, Tablet, Smartphone.
- Print Volume: 250 x 220 x 200 mm.
- Software: Simplify3D, Cura, Repetier Host, Repetier Server, MeshLab Vncserver, KiCAD, FreeCAD, Arduino IDE, WebCam, LibreOffice, Firefox, Chromium.
- Extrusion System: Bowden metal hotend with interchangeable nozzles of 0.4mm and 0.8mm.
- Heated Platform: Glass, with heat ranging between 45 and 100 degrees C.
- Printing Resolution: Slow = 0.1mm; Standard = 0.2mm; Rapid = 0.64mm.
In addition to the Voladora V3, Tumaker has also informed us that they have released their new DigiBuu 3D scanner, priced starting at €1,565.
“It features astonishing precision of 0.1% of the size of the object, with a maximum detail of 0.05mm,” Bengoetxea tells us. “It scans objects from 10mm to 500mm, and it can scan objects that can be printed directly on the Tumaker Voladora”
The scanner can complete a scan in just 5-20 seconds and files can then be imported directly into most CAD software packages. It is also very portable, and includes a battery life of 100 hours.
It is always nice to see innovative new looks as far as the 3D printing process goes, and Tumaker, unlike a lot of other companies, appears to be looking at bringing something new to the market. It should be interesting to see if their unique extrusion system is something that consumers will take a liking toward. What do you think about these two new products from Tumaker? Discuss in the Tumaker forum thread on 3DPB.com.