Italy-based Kentstrapper announced a powerful new desktop 3D printer, the Verve.
The company has been producing desktop 3D printers for a few years in Florence, but their latest desktop 3D printer, the Verve, is by far the most sophisticated to come from the company yet.
It is a plastic extrusion-based system, employing 1.75mm filament. Here are the notable specifications:
- 200 x 200 x 200mm build volume
- Interchangeable nozzles on an all-metal extruder enabling use of many materials
- Nozzle temperatures up to 260C
- Minimum layer size of only 0.02mm!
- Closed build volume to capture heat and increase print reliability
- All-touch screen controls – no knobs or buttons present
- 12 or 24 month warranty
- But there are also a number of advanced features of interest to professionals:
There’s an internal battery system that’s invoked when input power is detected out; The Verve then “saves” the printing process state and prepares for a controlled pause. You can resume 3D printing later when power is restored – without losing the print!
Similarly, the Verve also detects out of filament conditions and uses the same process to pause the print in a controlled manner, where you can resume successfully later after more filament is added.
The Verve includes an automated calibration system that sets itself up once you power on, making the machine ready to print almost immediately.
I don’t have pricing available for the new Verve, but I expect the price to be in the €2,000+ (USD$2,200+) range.