Founded on the necessity for a home-friendly 3D liar, Singapore based Blacksmith has come up with an all-in-one 3D printing machine. Their product, Blacksmith Genesis packs a load-full of options and is designed to be a 3D printer + scanner + copier, the Blacksmith Genesis may be a FDM (fused deposition modeling) based 3D printer created for everybody to use. Blacksmith is an initiative by Pui Tze Hsian, PhD, and is presently incubated at NTU (Nanyang Technological University) in Singapore.
Measuring 35cm x 25cm x 41cm, Blacksmith Genesis is compact and fits well in your home. Whereas most 3D printers use a Cartesian (XYZ) platform, Blacksmith uses rotary printing mechanism, which operates the same way as an old school record player. Throughout printing process, the print platform rotates unceasingly in a clockwise direction whereas the extruder moves radially. This style halves the space that the extruder has to move, permitting the printer to print giant objects and also the rotating platform is ideal for integration of 3D scanning, for remodeling or copying purposes.
The 3D scanning capability permits you to simply scan physical models and make 3D objects, all on one platform. Blacksmith Genesis comes with an in-built camera that has automatic error detection throughout printing. It permits you to watch your 3D printing via your smartphone. If you want to prevent printing, you’ll do therefore at the press of a button.
Blacksmith Genesis is a plug-n-play device, solely requiring around ten minutes’ nominal installation. Its clear cylindrical printing stage offers one hundred eighty degrees of uninterrupted read. It additionally comes with free and easily planning computer code permitting everybody to style objects, with no in depth 3D modeling data needed. The printer is compatible with most trade file sorts which may be connected via USB.
- Technology: Fused Deposition Modeling with Rotary Platform
- Build Volume: 6648 cm3 (23 cm / 9.1 inch Diameter, 16 cm / 6.3 inch Height)
- Layer Resolution: 50-200 microns
- Filament: PLA, 1.75 mm diameter
- Nozzle Diameter: 0.4 mm
- Print File Type: .STL, .OBJ
- Technology: Laser Triangulation
- Scan Volume: 6648 cm3 (23 cm / 9.1 inch Diameter, 16 cm / 6.3 inch Height)
- Scan Speed: Approx. 6 minutes
- Steps per Rotation: 1200 steps
- Camera: 3.1 MP CMOS Image Sensor
- Exported File Type: .STL, .OBJ
The Blacksmith Genesis is set to launch on the 12 of August, 2014; more information can be found here.