Type A Machines

By on February 7th, 2013 in printer


Type A Machines produces the Series 1 personal 3D printer. It’s claim to fame? Bigness. They say: 
We were tired of building things that could fit into little boxes so we designed the Series 1 to fit really large objects without a drastic increase in overall machine size. Forget having to redesign your ideas to fit lesser machines, and enjoy the possibilities opened up by a build volume that eclipses the competition with just over 729 cubic inches (9″ x 9″ x 9″).
That’s very important when you wish to print large items. If you’ve ever been forced to cut your 3D model in half, print two pieces and then fit them together, well, we’re sure you’ll agree it’s a lot easier to simply print once. 
The Series 1 is also capable of high resolution prints, with 0.1mm achievable with “normal settings”. Type A Machines says they have achieved layers as small as 0.3mm at top speed and an even finer 0.05mm (50 microns) “with only minor adjustments in software”. That’s exceptionally good. 
You might be wondering how long it takes to print an object at super-high resolution. We were too until we noticed that the Series 1 can print at 90mm/s, which should take the edge off those ultra-duration high-res prints.

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo 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!