Makism3D Wideboy 3D Printers
Makism 3D Corp, a company based out of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, is promoting their new Wideboy™ family of 3D printers to the professional and consumer markets. With the Wideboy™ family of 3D printers, Makism3D aims to provide an affordable solution for both organizations and individuals to create high-quality 3D printed prototypes, parts and objects, all with high precision.
So what is 3D printing and what can it do? Good ole Wikipedia tells us that "Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is a process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a digital model. 3D printing is achieved using an additive process, where successive layers of material are laid down in different shapes. 3D printing is also considered distinct from traditional machining techniques, which mostly rely on the removal of material by methods such as cutting or drilling (subtractive processes)."
In other words, with a 3D printer, you can turn a concept (a computer generated 3D model) into a real world, physical object. Even highly complex objects, such as a working hand gun, can be manufactured using 3D printers. Controversy erupted earlier this year when Cody Wilson and his company Defense Distributed released the CAD diagrams for a 3D printed hand gun. Within days, the US Government forced the company to remove the blueprints from their website, but the cat was out of the bag. The design files spread like wildfire across the internet and were distributed across the globe. This illustrates just how powerful and "game changing" low cost 3D printers will be to our world.
So what makes Makism 3D Printers different than other 3D printers? Let's see what the company has to say about it themselves.
"Our Wideboy™ printers offer a minimalist yet elegant design that fits any office or professional space. They feature high quality British/German engineered components, and unlike competitor 3D printers, they come ready to use directly out-of-the-box.
Dual all-metal extruders and a temperature stabilized build chamber permits the Wideboy family of printers to print with exotic materials such as nylon, polycarbonate and a wide range of support materials. The end result is a safer, more user-friendly 3D printer with a high level of print consistency and operational stability."
So there you have it! The Wideboy™ 3D printers are ready to be used straight out of the box, unlike their competitors. They also support 3D printing with a wider range of build materials, which allows for more flexibility and even more types of product printing.
I would love to have a 3D printer to experiment with. I could fix broken items around the house by printing a replacement part. I could create new toys and games for my boys to play with. If I was missing a tool that I needed for a specific job, I could just print it! Try to imagine the crazy art projects that could stem from 3D printing. The project possibilities are endless!
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