Jan 31, 2016

Lunavast CrafteHbot Inkjet Coloring 3D Printer

Lunavast CrafteHbot is strange looking attempt of a full color 3d printer from Japan. It uses inkjet attachment to paint on the deposited filament. Detailed information about it is limited and I'm skeptical that this is a robust solution. I'm not even sure if the inkjet attachment is custom made or used from a moded paper printer.

Tech specs:
  • 3D printing method: Fused deposition manufacturing (FDM)
  • Color printing method:Direct to Object (Patent pending)
  • Build size ( X Y Z ): Single color output: 200 x 200 x 200 mm
  • Full color printing: 150 x 150 x 150 mm
  • Layer height: 0.1-0.3mm
  • Build materials: PLA/PETG/ABS etc.
  • Filament diameter: 1.75mm
  • Nozzle diameter: 0.4mm
  • 3D print speed: 50-150mm/s
  • Extruder: Bondtech QR Double drive gear (Dual extruders)
  • Hot end: E3D V6
  • Electronics: RADDS + Arduino Due (32bit ARM Coretex M3)
  • Motor driver: RAPS128 128step microsteps
  • Firmware: aprinter
  • Inkjet printer: Required separately
  • Maximum inkjet ink spray distance: About 10mm
  • Inkjet ink: Lunavast 6 colors (CMYK/LC/LM)
  • Host software: Repetier-Host + Inkjet control plugin
  • Color model processing software: Blender
  • Operating system: Windows 7 (unknown if other are supported)
  • Weight: 30kg
  • Dimensions: 130 x 70 x 70 cm
  • Price: 2499 USD

Here is Lunavast 3d printing and coloring a map model:

Lunavast homepage: