At last week’s Euromold the Fabbster was introduced. This personal 3D printer made by the Germany based company Sintermask (makers of larger commercial powder-based 3D printers) is a compact printer which fits on any desk.
The technical facts:
The standard model is called the 11-1. Why you ask?
– “11” stands for the volume of the build chamber in liters. The maximum platform size is 23x23x21cm.
– “1” stands for the number of extruder nozzles. The maximum extrusion is 80g/h (with a 0.4mm standard nozzle) with max. filling speed of 400mm/s. However, according to Sintermask there are several extensions to customize the Fabbster. You can add elongations to the x- and z- axis of the machine and you can mount multiple extrusion nozzles, so you can print 4 materials simultaneously. There is also an optional heated build platform preventing distortion of the printed parts.
The frame of the Fabbster consists of stainless steel bars and hard plastic cassettes. High-performance 24V electronics and powerful actuators with linear ball bearings ensure high processing speeds and precision. The technology behind the Fabbster is called FDP (filament deposition printing). The max. melt temperature is 390C.
The Fabbster comes with software from NetFabb. Their user-friendly data processing solution is very advanced and makes sure that you don’t have to learn complicated process solutions to get started.
The Fabbster goes on sale for €1000 ($1350USD) on 29 March.