Oct 2, 2013

VADER - DIY 3d printing with molten aluminum

They are still in prototype development stage but idea is great! It prints in solid metal with jet deposition of molten aluminum droplets. I hope they are hugely successful!

Prototype One Initial specs:

Liquid metal jet printed aluminum

Build volume: 250 x 250 x 250 mm

Resolution: 50 um

Build Speed: 20 mL/h

Power Requierments: 15 amp 120v

Weight: ~54 kg

You can see the short interview with them in video embedded in this post: http://diy3dprinting.blogspot.com/2013/09/video-form-maker-faire-2013-about-cool.html


Update (1.2.2014):

they are now testing the head with gallium:


Video of 50 micron aluminum droplet jet printing