The KentStrapper Volta 3D Printer

By on December 2nd, 2013 in printer


We examined the Italian KentStrapper Volta 3D printer and found a very solid design. The Volta uses a laser-cut wood frame, unlike other models that have shifted to metal frames, but does use linear bearings to provide smooth mechanical movements. 
The Volta offers a relatively large build area, as you can see in the image above, some 260 x 280 x 190mm. In this volume you can print items with layers as small as 0.1mm. However, without a heated bed you’ll have to use an adhesive spray for printing ABS. 
Priced at €1440 (USD$1960), you can also add a second extruder for €500 (USD$680), creating a two-extruder Volta for €1940 (USD$2630). So far they’ve sold around 200 units. 

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!