If you’re looking for a 3D printer with a bit more quality than standard 3D printers but you don’t want to pay the exuberant sums of money for professional printers, 3ntr has you sorted. Their A4 3D printer makes high quality prints, is fast and is sturdy.
The 2mm stainless steel frame cut on the latest generation NC laser systems and provides a strong shell around the printer. The sturdy frame also means that the printer will keep its alignment during printing and can print faster without the need to re-calibrate in-between prints.
They have also created their own 100% metal extruder that is machined on the NC equipment and is rated for up to 350° C. This also means that the A$ is able to print almost any polymer, including PVA, PLA, ABS, NYLON, PC and many more.
3ntr’s A4 printer can print at a speed of 150mm/s and can print with a resolution of five microns (0.005mm). The build area is 305 x 205 x 210mm, while the printer itself is 528 x 459 x 496mm.
Almost any 3D printing software can be used with the A4 printer.
CEO of 3ntr, Davide Ardizzoia said “Our company was established in late fifties to make parts for corsets. Funny enough we are now using latest technologies (linear motors, lasers, robots, ultrasonic welders, micronized polymers, hot melt systems). Seven years ago we stepped into rapid prototyping. We were amazed both from the possibilities and the huge costs involved. Five years ago we started selling complete plants with our technology in Middle and Far East. Last year we built our own 400W laser cutting cartesian robot. Building a RepRap was therefore easy for us, and our experience into deploying complex automation systems has given us enough confidence to start this venture. Our company is located in the middle of Italy plastics and aerospace districts, therefore we can count on good technical suppliers.”
Specifications are as follows:
- Printer Size: 528 x 459 x 496 (717) mm
- Weight: 32 kg
- Is CE compliant
- LCD display + jogwheel + on board memory (micro SD card)
- Build envelope: 305x205x210 mm
- Speed: 350 mm/sec (Max X-Y axis); 30 mm/sec (Max Z axis)
- Max extruders speed: 45 mm/sec
- Positioning precision: 11 micro (X-Y); 5 micro (Z)
- Max filament diameter: 3.2 mm
- Nozzle diameter: 0.4(0.6/0.8)mm
- Motors: 1.8°, 1/32 step
- Bearings: Polymer(IGUS), Ball (IKO/NSK)
- Heated bed: Anticorodal 6082
- Firmware: Repetier
- Max extruder temperature: 350° C
- Max heated bed temperature: 120° C
The 3ntr A4 will come in at €3,295. Head over to 3ntr’s site for more information on the A4 3D printer.