Nov 20, 2013

Rapide One 3d printer

It looks like PC case aimed at gamers / PC modders that has a 3d printer in it. Beside great design it has no other innovative features and there are no tests or videos of it working. It also uses some custom software and some sort of custom filament cartridges. I'm all for diversity, competition and options and like it's design so hopefully we will see more of it in the future.

Technical Specifications:
  • Chassis: Aircraft Grade 7 Aluminum
  • Body: Aluminum, Glass, PVC
  • Build Platform: Heated, polished 356F Aluminum
  • XYZ Bearings: Wear-resistant, slider K bearings
  • Stepper Motors: 1.8 degree step angle w-1/16 micro-stepping
  • Layer Resolution Settings: High: 100 microns [0.0039 in] / Standard: 200 microns [0.0078 in] / Low: 300 microns [0.0118 in]
  • Positioning Precision: XY: 11 microns [0.0004 in]; Z: 2.5 microns [0.0001 in]
  • Filament Diameter: 1.75 mm [0.069 in]
  • Nozzle Diameter: 0.4mm
  • Software Supports: Windows (XP 32 bit/7+), Ubuntu Linux (12.04+), Mac OS X (10.6 64 bit/10.7+)
  • Weight: 21 kg
  • Price: unknown, somewhere they mention it will go on Kickstarter or Indiegogo

Update (5.2.2014):

Her is the update on Rapid One:

The company had successful Indiegogo campaign, they raised 98,201 USD, almost the double of 50,000 USD they aimed for.

Here is the Rapid One video:

And detailed tech specs, price and comparison to main competitors: