A new printer is presented as the next step for the world of 3D printing. We’re talking about KAST, a 3D printer able to print faster than a desktop printer. The machine will soon be launched on Kickstarter. Whether the printer is going to live up to its expectations is still unknown. What we do know, is that KAST definitely is an interesting project worth mentioning.
The KAST team was at the HAXLR8R conference in San Fransisco, where they appeared to have made a huge impression with the machine. The printer won’t cost tens of thousand dollars, but it can print out objects in a rapid way. More than that, the printer will be able to print 12 times faster than today’s regular 3D printers. To make this happen, the machine seems to be using UV-sensitive liquid resin, which will eventually be melt at 400 degrees celsius. The team has spent 2 years on creating the machine and they will soon enter the consumer market with KAST.
KAST itself states:
“Kast enables prototyping and making products the same thing, on everyone’s desktop. It’s an honor to make it cometrue.We are fascinated to join the revolution makes the age of people go design everything everywhere and produce everything everywhere, this is the age to release the energy of making things, the democracy of products.”
But first they will put this project on Kickstarter, where early birds will be able to buy the machine for 1,790 dollars, and a second group can buy it for 1,990 dollars. After the Kickstarter campaign, this machine will be priced about 3,090 dollars, which means Kickstarter will save consumers over 1,000 dollars. We cannot yet reveal when the product will hit Kickstarter, but it surely will be any time soon. We’ll keep you posted!
Image credits: KAST.