The Kentstrapper Zero 3D Printer

By on October 4th, 2015 in printer

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Florence-based Kentstrapper announced the “Zero” 3D printer with a number of ease-of-use features. 

Kentstrapper has created several desktop filament-extrusion 3D printers previously, but the more sophisticated Zero adds these features: 

  • The Zero can detect the end of a filament spool, pause the machine to wait for you to change the material and resume the print. 
  • They’re using an unusual mechanical arrangement to move the extruder around the X and Y axes: HBot. This permits smooth movements able to print layers as small as 0.02mm! 
  • In only 150 seconds, the machine can completely calibrate the bed level and continue with a perfect print. 
  • Generous build volume of 260 x 260 x 280mm.

There’s also a beautiful and simple to operate color touch screen to control the Zero. 

Finally, the Zero includes a power failure feature in which the machine detects a lack of power and gracefully saves the current state of the active print, which can be resumed when power is restored. 

With the number of machines we now see emerging with auto-calibration, it seems that it may soon become a required default feature on future machines. Meanwhile, the Kentstrapper Zero is already there. 

Via Kentstrapper

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!