Sky Tech, founded in 2008, has a gameplan, and they are sticking to it. The dynamic company from Taiwan is on a mission to be one of the major contributors to the ever growing world of 3D printing, with plenty looming on the horizon for the rest of the year.
Their latest contribution for 2015 is the Sky-Maker H series, designed for makers who have big design ideas but are keeping a watchful and smart eye on their budget as well.
Over the past years Sky Tech has developed a comprehensive inventory of innovations, featuring numerous successful 3D printers and products from the 3D Pandoras to the Magic Box. Their innovations are popular, quality-driven, and affordable.
This latest FDM printer is coming at us from Taiwan and should be available at a very attractive retail price. This is a DIY 3D printer which is accompanied by numerous tutorial videos that make assembly of the streamlined 3D printer and it’s shiny parts look easy–and fun.
With 350 components packed into the kit, focusing on the ATmega 2560 (Mega2560) for the printer control board, users can also look toward a library of guiding tutorials for each module, with sixteen in total, divided into the following sections:
- Upper module
- Lower module
- Feeding module
- Nozzle assembly
- Auto plate leveling assembly
- Stop-end module, wiring, pulley, LCD panel, printer control board placement, and glass plate assembly.
- Aluminum rack assembly
“Sky-Tech H is a do-it-yourself kit which is suitable for makers who have needs at the lower entry level for 3D printer assembly and at lower cost,” Victor Yu of Sky-Tech told 3DPrint.com.
Weighing in at only 7kg, this new FDM 3D printer offers a build volume of 180mm x 300 mm, and features a glass build plate. Users can employ either ABS or PLA 3D printing filament at 1.75 mm and then look forward to slicing 3D models and controlling the 3D print with Cura. A twelve-month warranty is included with the competitively priced machine. Other specs are as follow:
- Product Dimension : 425mm X 680mm
- Support Layer Resolution : 0.1mm, 0.2mm, 0.3mm
- Nozzle Diameter : 0.4mm
- Chassis : Aluminum alloy
- XYZ Bearing : Wear-resistant, oil-infused bronze
- Stepping Motor : 1.8° step angle with 1/16 micro-stepping
- Power : 100-240V, ~2 amps, 50-60Hz universal
- Power Requirement : 12V DC @ 6 A
- Connectivity : USB 2.0 and SD Card
- Software : Cura, Arduino
- File Type : stl, Gcode
- OS supports : Windows (XP/7/8), Mac OS X (10.6+)
The Sky-Maker H is just one more item to check off the list as Sky Tech marches forth with their plans for this year. The Sky-Maker H series promotes their dedication to the world of makers, as well as their commitment to DIY, affordable 3D printers that allow access for many into the world of 3D, from around the world.
A company that we’ve reported on often as they’ve completed successful Kickstarter campaigns with great 3D printing inventions, we look forward to seeing the rest of Sky Tech’s progress over the year as they continue navigating their product release roadmap for 2015–a journey many will enjoy with them as creative ventures ensue around the world.
Discuss your thoughts on this latest DIY 3D printer in the Sky-Maker H Series DIY 3D Printer forum over at 3DPB.com.