German manufacturer iRapid launches the first german desktop 3D printer (fully-assembled) BLACK to the market with the price of 999,00 €.
Their dimensions -50 cm wide, 35 cm deep, 40 cm high- makes it very portable. Since it is adapted to fit, you can place it anywhere easily. iRapid BLACK is only 9 kilos.
The other notable feature of the 3D printer is the drive system: The printing plate is moved by means of rack and pinion drive, the device is consequently comprised of relatively few, very rugged components – which are all visible and accessible. They reported that BLACK is hardly susceptible to errors and is nearly maintenance-free. In case of a malfunction, it is also very easy to repair.
What is most impressive about BLACK is its precision and speed. The diameter of the nozzles is 0.4 millimeters, the individually applied layers are as little as 50 micrometers thin. This corresponds to the thickness of a human hair, enabling iRapid to achieve the utmost in 3D resolution and modeling. At the same time the printer can process up to 100 millimeters per second.
iRapid BLACK 3D Printer tech specs
|Print Technology:||Fused Filament Fabrication|
|Max. print dimensions:||approx. 250mm width, 150mm depth, 120mm height|
|Layer Resolution Settings:|
|50 Micrometer (0,05mm)||For small parts|
|100 Micrometer (0,10mm)||For small parts|
|200 Micrometer (0,20mm)||For medium parts|
|250 Micrometer (0,25mm)||For medium parts|
|300 Micrometer (0,30mm)||For medium and big parts|
|Drive system:||Patented rack and pinion drive|
|Display:||Printing without computer|
|File types:||STL for host or gcode for printing without computer|
|Print bed:||Removable magnetic print bed|
|Interior:||LED – Illuminated|
|AC input:||100-240 V, 50-60Hz|
|Operating systems:||Windows XP, Vista, Windows7, Windows 8, (Mac OS commig soon)|
|Ambient operating temperature:||15-30°C|
|Printer dimensions:||approx. 500mm width, 350mm depth, 400mm height|