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BotObjects Unveils the World’s First Full-Color Desktop 3D Printer

Posted By Morgana Matus On April 30, 2013 @ 5:25 pm In green gadgets,green technology,News | No Comments

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BotObjects [1] just unveiled the world’s first full-color desktop 3D printer [2] – the ProDesk3D. Instead of producing monochromatic objects with a single piece of filament, the new ProDesk3D allows designers to pick a desired shade and quickly print the final product with a 5 color PLA re-usable cartridge system.

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Just as traditional inkjet printers made the leap from black-and-white to full color, 3D printers [2] will soon be able to recreate all the hues of the rainbow [4]. In addition to a cartridge system that allows for the mixing of colors, the ProDesk3D features a dual extruder head that helps to refine the printing process and eliminate the need for time-consuming finishing methods or chemicals. The precise machine can print down to 25 microns, and it’s capable of fabricating ABS material as well as PVA and PVA plastic. The tri-fan system lets air flow across the build platform, ensuring more accuracy as it functions.

The ProDesk3D is not currently available for purchase, but early orders and inquiries can be made at BotObjects’ official website [1]. The printer is a potential game-changer for rapid-prototyping and home fabrication technology.

+ BotObjects [1]

Via nanowerk [5]


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[1] BotObjects: http://botobjects.com/

[2] 3D printer: http://inhabitat.com/tag/3d-printer/

[3] Image: http://inhabitat.com/botobjects-unveils-the-worlds-first-full-color-3d-desktop-printer/prodesk3d-side/

[4] hues of the rainbow: http://inhabitat.com/pwdrs-open-source-technology-could-enable-full-color-3d-printing/

[5] nanowerk: http://www.nanowerk.com/news2/gadget/newsid=30236.php

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