Type A Machines' new Series 1 personal 3D printer is now available for pre-order. This spiffy aluminum and acrylic design houses some interesting internal features, such as the rather large build volume: one cubic foot, or 305 x 305 x 305mm. Big.
Some of the Series 1's features are not particularly visible, yet they could be very important. Type A Machines has spent considerable time engineering durability and reliability into this design. They say, for example, that the machine has a mean time between failures of 1,000 hours of usage (which can be increased to up to 8,000 hours if maintenance procedures are followed.)
ABS and PLA plastic can be printed at 0.1mm resolution at up to 95mm/s.
The Series 1 also include an easier-to-use Z-height adjustment and leveling procedure and precision-milled linear slides.
The single-extruder device has a lead time of eight weeks as of this writing and is available in assembled form for USD$2,295.
Via Type A Machines