By DE Editors
A1 Technologies has launched a new, proprietary 3D printer, called the Maxit. The printer was developed so that it could be built quickly and easily, within a few hours, by anyone " even school-age children, according to the company.
The printer was designed with the motor remote from the hot end, so the printing head is lighter with lower intertia. According to A1, this enables faster printing.
The 360 x 360 x 320 mm printer weights 2.7 kg and has a print speed of more than 40 mm/sec. It is supplied with software, and prints with Poly Lactic Acid material, which is biodegradable. It is also compatible with open source and commercial CAD software.
“3D Printing is proving to be a disruptive technology in many industrial sectors,” said Martin Stevens, A1 CEO. “However, it is also just on the verge of hitting mainstream consciousness and I believe that it is impossible to overstate just how important the technology will be in the future. That is why I am so passionate about getting 3D printing into classrooms now, to furnish kids with the knowledge and the skills to succeed in the future, whether this is for their careers or as informed citizens. And, beyond that, hands-on learning with products such as these has been shown to foster enthusiasm for STEM subjects, not to mention entrepreneurial spirit.”
For more information, visit A1 Technologies.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.