The Fusematic 3D Printer

Maker’s Tool Works has announced a new 3D printer kit, the Fusematic. It succeeds MTW’s previous model, the MendelMax 2 by being “smaller, faster, and more affordable”
MTW simplified assembly by including assembly guides on the case, using linear rails, preassembling and pre-loading the electronics and keying the connectors. 
After assembly, you’ll find the Fusematic performs well as it encloses all electronics, which were exposed on the MendelMax, prints faster with a lighter Bowden extruder and it’s easier to calibrate. 
The device actually has a smaller print volume than the MendelMax 2: 200 x 225 x 200mm, still quite reasonable. 
The base machine is set up for printing PLA plastic only; if you want to print ABS and other “hotter” and warpy materials MTW recommends purchasing their optional heated bed. You also get a choice of 1.75 or 3.00mm filament capability.  
For now you can pre-order a Fusematic kit for only USD$799 (add USD$50) for the heated bed option. Shipping is expected mid-January. We think this could be a good choice for an inexpensive yet well-designed 3D printer. 

General Fabb

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has been writing Fabbaloo posts 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!