CreateItReal has struck a deal with China-based WEISTEK to provide ultra-fast 3D printing power.
We’re previously written of CreateItReal’s amazing “real time processor” board that can make practical 3D printing at ridiculous speeds of 450mm/sec. The company already powers machines from Dynamo3D and Aye Aye Labs’ stylish Hotrod Henry, making them among the speediest 3D printers available.
Now the Danish company has struck a deal with WEISTEK to develop a high speed 3D printer based on the CreateItReal processor and Weistek’s 3D printing platform. As has been the case with the previous manufacturers, CreateItReal must work with the engineers to modify the 3D printing platform to accommodate much higher speeds, and develop tuning parameters to ensure everything works smoothly. While you can easily set many 3D printers to run at high speeds, it’s quite another to run at high speeds and also print quality models.
The new printer is to be called the IdeaWerk Speed, an appropriate name considering its probable major feature. They say the machine will be “3 to 10 times faster” than the competition, but no print speed specifications are yet available, as they haven’t completed development yet. We do know the machine will sport a 150 x 150 x 140mm build volume, include a heated bed (required for printing ABS at high speeds), a color touch screen and USB/SD card connectivity.
There’s no word on pricing for the new machine, but this part could be quite interesting. WEISTEK is a notable Chinese manufacturer, who are known to set relatively low prices for their equipment. It’s therefore quite possible we could see a very low priced and very high speed printer result from this partnership.