The Picaso Designer 3D Printer

By on December 25th, 2013 in printer


Region manufacturers seem to exist in every area. That paradigm continues with the Russian-made Picaso Designer personal 3D printer. 
It’s a filament-based device, like many regional machines, capable of printing either PLA or ABS plastic, offering fairly typical specifications: 
  • Build volume of 200 x 200 x 200mm
  • Layer size of 0.05mm
  • Minimum wall thickness of 0.19mm
  • Standalone machine using USB or SD card gcode input
  • Two nozzles sizes, 0.30 and 0.15mm
  • Display panel to monitor print operations
But then you’ll notice a few advanced features: 
  • Enclosed (and heated) build chamber to minimize ABS warping effects
  • Automatic calibration of the print bed
  • Russian-specific software interface
We’re quite interested in the heated chamber; this is likely a violation of Stratasys’ patents, but as the Picaso is not sold directly in USA so we do not expect lawsuits. 
The fully-assembled unit can be obtained for RUB 99,000, or USD$3000. 
Should you consider the Picaso Designer? If you’re located in Russia, certainly – the company can provide service, support and handle enquiries in Russian at the correct times of day. 
If you’re not in Russia or even Europe, it might be a stretch to go for a Picaso. But that’s the beauty of regional manufacturers: they can provide excellent support tuned to the area they market within. 
Via Picaso

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!