When most people think of consumer level 3D printers, they think of companies such as MakerBot, Cubify, Ultimaker, etc. Every single day, it seems as though we are hearing about new, up-and-coming brands of 3D printers though. One French company, Tobeca hopes to become one of the more well known 3D printer manufacturers in the world. They have been known for their portable 3D printer, also called the Tobeca. It is a completely portable machine that can fold up and turn into a suitcase-like carrying case. This machine has been available since last year, and has been priced at 899€, fully assembled.
Tobeca has informed 3DPrint.com that they will be releasing a new 3D printer, the Tobeca 2, on July 15th. It will carry a price tag of 699€ unassembled and 999€ fully assembled, and it will include additional add-ons that the original Tobeca does not include.
“The specs are quite the same as the Tobeca but it’ll allow dual extrusion as an option, a new PCB heated bed (custom designed), [and] a better structure with machined parts in aluminium,” explained Adrien Grelet, manager at Tobeca, to 3DPrint.com.
Grelet also told us that they will be targeting both personal 3D printer users, as well as small businesses.
The new Tobeca 2 will feature the following improvements over the original:
- Aluminum profile rails
- Dual print heads for dual extrusion
- Aluminum junctions between Z and X axis which aid in prevention of vibrations
- Larger build volume (200 x 200 x 250mm)
- Improved shock absorbsion in corners of the case
- Ability to print with either 3mm or 1.75mm filament
- Quick release plate heater – performed on PCB eposxy 3mm in order to reduce heating time (reaches 100C in 3 minutes)
The Tobeca 2 features a wooden plywood 9mm plastic faced case, which makes it perfect to carry with you on the go. Here are some more specifications:
- Size when open – 440 x 414 x 430mm
- Size when closed – 440 x 414 x 175
- Weight – 10Kg
- Power – 220V AC to 12V DC 120W, 82% efficiency
- Electronics – Ramps 1.4
- Firmware – Marlin
- File format accepted – STL, OBJ, GCODE
- Hotend nozzle – 0.4mm
- Print volume – 200x200x250mm
- Moves resolution – 21.7µm (X and Y axis) and 0.39 µm (Z axis)
- Layer height – 0.10mm – 0.30mm
- Print speeds – Up to 200mm/s
- Supported material – PLA, ABS, nylon, soft PLA, and Laywood
This appears to be a high quality 3D printer capable of traveling with you no matter where you have to go. We don’t see many 3D printers that are easily able to be moved, thus this makes the Tobeca 2 a unique commodity. What do you think? Have you used the original Tobeca 3D printer? Would you consider purchasing the Tobeca 2? Discuss in the Tobeca 2 forum thread on 3DPB.com
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Stay up-to-date on all the latest news from the 3D printing industry and receive information and offers from third party vendors.
You May Also Like
Analyzing True Sustainability in 3D Printing
Additive manufacturing (AM) has revolutionized the production landscape, enabling unprecedented levels of customization and complex design. However, with its rise, the focus on sustainability within AM has become essential. This...
Xometry Launches Dashboard Collaboration Tool for 3D Printing
3D printing platform Xometry (Nasdaq: XTMR) is expanding its focus on software to deliver added value for clients. A newly introduced order management dashboard aims to provide greater visibility across...
3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: July 23, 2023
This week’s webinar and event roundup is a little lighter, but there are still plenty of 3D printing offerings! Stratasys continues its U.S. tour, Markforged offers two more Demo Days,...
Xometry Bolsters AI Features Amid CEO Poll Indicating Rapid Adoption
AI-powered marketplace Xometry (Nasdaq: XMTR) announced today that it will extend its Xometry Instant Quoting Engine to include instant quoting of inserts, multi-part assemblies, and an expanded range of sheet-cutting...
Upload your 3D Models and get them printed quickly and efficiently.