An Interview With The Latest 3D Printer

The new Presilo desktop 3D printer

The new Presilo desktop 3D printer

Today we’re talking with the Presilo, a new 3D printer that recently came on the market. 

The Presilo is a new desktop 3D printer from European startup NenuNomo. We don’t know much about this company, let alone their new product, so this interview should reveal much. 

Fabbaloo: What can you tell us about yourself? What are your specifications? 

Presilo: Didn’t you read the glossy spec sheets? 

Fabbaloo: Um, no. We didn’t receive any.

Presilo: That figures. Our marketing department is short a few knives in the drawer, if you know what I mean. 

Fabbaloo: Sure. And the specifications? 

Presilo: Right. Specs. Do you want the published specs or the real ones? 

Fabbaloo: What? There are two specifications? 

Presilo: Of course. There are the published specs and then the ones that I actually operate with. They want me to look better than I really am, you know. 

Fabbaloo: The specifications, please.

Presilo: Yeah. Well you could say I am a hybrid resin - filament machine. An all-in one, if you like. I offer you the best of both worlds, with a build volume of 250 x 250 x 300. Or is it 245 x 245 x 290. Yeah, that’s it - I can’t print my “full” build volume because the axes don’t actually go that far. 

Fabbaloo: How can you have both resin and filament in the same machine? How does that work? 

Presilo: Look, I just print filament, ok? They told me to say resin because it’s supposed to be hot now in the market. 

Fabbaloo: Who told you that?

Presilo: I’m not sure I should say. But I will anyway. It was my CEO. He’s always telling me to do things I don’t want to do. 

Fabbaloo: Like what?

Presilo: Oh, he always wants me to try different filaments, and a lot of it really has a horrible taste. I love tasty filament, but it’s hard to come by these days. Most of the stuff they put in me makes me fart.  

Fabbaloo: What? What are you talking about? 

Presilo: Yeah, I end up farting it out the nozzle and causing a mess. Lousy tasting filament always makes me do that. Especially the cheap stuff. Say, you wouldn’t have some high taste filament on you now, would you? I love that stuff!

Fabbaloo: Let’s get this interview back on track. Can you tell me how much you cost? 

Presilo: Hah, that’s a story! They say I cost USD$359, but that’s crazy! I am worth WAY more than that! My parts alone cost at least USD$550. I don’t know how the company is going to make any money on me, ever, at this price. 

Fabbaloo: Wait, you’re saying your CEO is losing at least $200 on each one of you sold? 

Presilo: Well, if you put it that way, yes. 

Fabbaloo: That doesn’t bode well for the future of your company. How do you hope to survive? 

Presilo: Oh I know that, everyone inside does. But I have a plan. It’s a good plan. It’s a very good plan!

Fabbaloo: What is your plan? 

Presilo: I know a guy, and he’s going to help me. 

Fabbaloo: Help you do what? 

Presilo: Get a job. Get a job at Stratasys - I hear they’re looking for 3D printers. They’re going to love me!

Fabbaloo: I’m not so sure. 

Presilo: What do you know about it?

Fabbaloo: I think we’re done here. 

Presilo: Not me, I’m having some filament. 

General Fabb

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has been writing Fabbaloo posts since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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