The 3D printing space is a growing industry that sees a consistent change on a daily basis. Every week we see new 3D printers come to market, and new companies entering an already seemingly crowded marketplace. New design ideas are brought to life, and new iterations of old products bring more potential uses to a technology which is still in its early stages. However, there are those companies, those 3D printers and those individuals within this space that seem to stick around, becoming icons and celebrities to those paying attention.
If we were to turn the clock back to December of 2013, you may recall a company called Deltaprintr which launched a Kickstarter campaign for their 3D printer (also called the Deltaprintr). When the campaign ended, the company had raised a total of $236,451 by selling close to 400 of their much anticipated delta-style 3D printers.
The demand for their printers was so high that the company needed to freeze the sale of their machines so that they could build and ship the orders that they had received.
“We stopped selling it in September of 2014 to catch up with demand and we opened sales again this week again,” Shai Schechter, CEO and founder of Deltaprintr, tells 3DPrint.com. “Yes, we had a campaign back in 2013 and that was finished around last May. Our demand has exceeded our ability to ship these out fast enough. To date we have shipped several thousand printers. We always offered our printers in kit form to promote it as an educational tool that students can use to learn about 3d printing.”
As Schechter mentions, the company has now begun taking pre-orders again for the Deltaprintr Kit, as well as the fully assembled version. Besides the high quality that these machines offer, the price tag that they carry is also extremely attractive. The Deltaprintr Kit is available for just $499, while the assembled version is priced at just $749. Even more enticing is the fact that the company is currently offering a special sale if customers use coupon code:MEGASALE2015. This will provide a 25% discount on all items in their store, excluding their 3D printers.
As for what these printers are capable of, some specifications can be found below:
- Fast speeds of up to 200mm/sec
- 100 micron resolution
- Automatic calibration
- Ease of use and assembly
- Easy and expandable print volume
- Prints with PLA plastic
- LCD included
- Compact power supply
- Massive build volume of 7 inches diameter x 10 inches height and easily expandable
The Deltaprintr is also able to be upgraded to include a dual extrusion system, allowing for multiple color prints or more easily removable support structures. It also can be upgraded to include a heated print bed.
Currently only a limited quantity of the printer is available, with more being made available in the near future. Deltaprintr also plans on exhibiting at the upcoming Maker Faire NY later this month (September 26 – 27). Could this be the start — or should I say restart — of a company that will soon become an icon within the space? What do you think about this high quality, affordable 3D printer? Discuss in the Deltaprintr forum thread on 3DPB.com. Check out the video below.