The Ares Delta-Style Multi-Tool 3D Printer

By on January 13th, 2016 in printer

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Looking for a tall delta-style 3D printer that does more than just 3D printing? You might consider the Ares from Easyarts.

This delta machine from Wuhan, China includes a good number of key features:

  • Modular design permitting swapping of toolheads. The company says the machine is set up to accept a 3D printing hotend + extruder, CNC mill, Laser engraver and more
  • Robust metal frame that should reduce wobble and increase print quality
  • WiFi capability
  • Ability to design your own toolheads using open source interfaces, plus 15 ports to wire them up
  • Remote control monitoring potential, using standard software on the onboard Raspberry Pi processor
  • Working volume of around 200mm cylindrical by 200mm tall, depending on which tool you’re using

The best feature here is the very low price. While their initial pre-order is now closed and they’re producing the first units, the price at that time was only USD$650 for the base 3D printer. Additional toolheads could be added for around USD$70 each, with the Laser and Scanning module available. When Easyarts launches public sales of the Ares, the price will likely be higher, but we suspect still under USD$1,000, which is an incredibly good price for a multi-tool making machine. 

Easy arts’ crowdfunding launch raised a huge USD$103,000, meaning they have commitments from buyers to acquire around 1,500 machines. This scale of manufacturing is significant and will be a challenge to meet. If Easyarts can do so, they’ll likely end up with a very healthy business. 

Via Easyarts

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!