For user examples of work and usage please visit airtripper.com and 3d-printer-kit.com
ALL KITS NOW INCLUDE A SD CARD READER AND MENU CONTROL FOR FULL STANDALONE USE. NO NEED FOR A COMPUTER. As can be seen on the SUMPOD.COM FORUM.
What is SUMPOD?
My aim in designing the SUMPOD was to produce a product which not only makes the technology affordable and hence accessible but has the safety of the user at the forefront. That aim has been met with the SUMPOD. You may ask why a home 3d printer is necessary. My view is that like the inkjet printer which turned a lot of people into photographers and desktop publishers, a 3d printer will reignite our need to invent, design and construct with the end result being a rebirth of manufacturing. Anyone of any age will have the ability to have an idea and see it through from conception to manufacture. Home manufacture. It could also reduce the amount of waste by giving the user the ability to fix broken plastic parts, by designing and printing replacements.
It is not necessary to design objects as there are multitudes of designs available for free on-line which can be downloaded and printed using the available software.
ALL KITS NOW INCLUDE A SD CARD READER AND MENU CONTROL FOR FULL STANDALONE USE. NO NEED FOR A COMPUTER.
The units are built using precision cut CNC parts using 18mm MDF, for strength, with axis which run on quality linear bearings and are driven by quality steel reinforced belts and trapezoidal spindles for smooth motion. The motors are high torque Nema 17s which are the best compromise between size, weight and power.
The extruder is based on the tried and tested wade extruder with an aluminium block hot end.
The machines will have a build area of 150mm by 150mm by 100mm with an overall size of 280*350*280.
There is a lcd display which is used to display temperature and will allow future developments such as a SD card standalone functionality.
All these components and design choices ensure that the machine will be long lasting, accurate and safe.
A Dremel attachment for PCBs and light routing, such as lithopanes, is to be included with the kit.
My aim on this campaign is to ensure the continuation of the SUMPOD idea and hopefully raise enough to take the business to the next level by buying a commercial CNC machine.
The SUMPODs from this campaign will be sent during February 2012 - March2012.
Postage costs :
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United Kingdom: $60
USA and Canada: $120
Rest of World: $150
Pick up In Person in UK: Free ( to be arranged when order is complete)