Exone end to end binder jetting service

Mexican Made Colibrí HOME 3D Printer Coming to Market July 30th for Just $300

INTAMSYS industrial 3d printing

Share this Article

colibrifeaturedIf you need a sign that 3D printing isn’t just a local or regional phenomenon, then look no further than a company called InterLatin, based in Guadalajara, Mexico. Back in 2012, the company, run by Francisco Martín del Campo, Juan Pablo González and Ricardo Madrigal, launched the first “100% Mexican-made 3D printer” called the Colibrí 3D. The company, which was actually founded back in 1999 as a means to offer high-tech solutions in areas such as sales, application development, manufacturing, process consulting and more, has quickly become a well known entity in the country of Mexico, especially when it comes to 3D printing.

The first Colibri 3D printer that was launched back in 2012 sold 200 units the very day it was released. Since that time, the company has released a 3D scanner to go along with the Colibri PRO 3D printer. Today, they have informed 3DPrint.com that they will be releasing yet another 3D printer at the end of this month. On July 30, the Colibri HOME 3D printer will officially launch.

The Colibri HOME will be priced at just $300, and it will target schools, makers and at-home users. The company tells us that they already are working with a distributer in the United States, meaning it will soon be easy to purchase one of these affordable 3D printers whether you live in Mexico or not. Along with being distributed in the United States, the printer will be available throughout Mexico in stores such as Walmart, Ideaz3D, and Mex-bot.

colibri3

“Understanding the fierce competition in the market, InterLatin and Colibri 3D wanted to develop a unique product, capable of delivering great advantages in terms of performance and usability,” Erika Santos, Marketing Manager for InterLatin tells 3DPrint.com. “On the outside, [the 3D printer] combines a solid, durable structure with a sleek, high quality design. In fact, it is available in several colors to match any need. As a complement to the printer, InterLatin provides a set of software to easily create, print and share 3D objects. This includes Constructor, a powerful application available in free and paid versions, which allows the user to build and modify 3D designs through a user-friendly interface, intuitive tools and a customizable work area.”

colibri1There is also another software package called “Blocks” which is easy enough for children to use in order to create any type of 3D printable design based on cubes. Then there is BlocksWeb, which allows users to upload, download or share their 3D objects with other users of the software.

As for the specifications of this new 3D Printer, they are as follows:

  • 3D printing technology: FFF/FDM
  • Build volume: 100x100x120mm
  • Layer resolution: Between 0.1mm and 0.3mm
  • Filament diameter: 3mm
  • Filament type: PLA
  • Nozzle diameter: 0.4mm standard, 0.35mm and 0.5mm available as add-ons
  • Printable file types: STL, CIL, Gcode

For those interested in ordering this extremely affordable Colibri HOME machne, there will be a 2-week lead time upon placing an order. Orders are expected to begin shipping during the second week of August.

Erika Santos tells us that they have set a goal to sell 3,000 3D printers in Mexico this year alone.

“The idea is to bring this technology to Mexican households with a more affordable product, so anyone can create parts and accessories for their homes, customized toys, and simple school projects,” Santos explained. “This is why InterLatin is looking to approach the Mexican Government in order to develop a subsidy program that allows them to provide 3D printers to schools in the country, so children and teenagers can use this technology as an advanced learning tool.”

colibri4

It should be interesting to continue following the release of this 3D printer, as we check back to see what types of results this machine is capable of. According to the official specifications, this machine appears to be quite the bargain when it comes to price. What do you think about the potential that this 3D printer presents? Discuss in the Colibri HOME 3D Printer forum thread on 3DPB.com.

Share this Article


Recent News

$51M to Ramp up 6K’s Production of Batteries and 3D Printing Metals

Secret Audit Reveals US Military’s 3D Printing Tech Vulnerable to Cyberattacks



Categories

3D Design

3D Printed Art

3D Printed Food

3D Printed Guns


You May Also Like

3D Printing News Briefs, September 9, 2021: Events, Materials, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, the first Formnext + PM South China finally opens this week. In materials news, a biomedical company introduced what it calls the first purified...

Featured

US Navy Issues $20M to Stratasys to Purchase Large-Format 3D Printers

The U.S. Navy has been steadily increasing its investment into practical 3D printer usage, as opposed to research. The latest comes in the form of a whopping $20 million contract...

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: August 22, 2021

From food 3D printing and GE Additive’s Arcam EBM Spectra L 3D printer to 3D printing and CAD in a post-pandemic world and topology optimization, we’ve got a busy week...

Featured

The Largest 3D Printed Structure in North America: a Military Barracks in Texas

ICON’s latest 3D printed training barracks structure in Texas signals another positive step for the additive construction industry. Described by the company as the largest 3D printed structure in North...


Shop

View our broad assortment of in house and third party products.