Today we’re talking with the Presilo, a new 3D printer that recently came on the market.
The Presilo is a new desktop 3D printer from European startup NenuNomo. We don’t know much about this company, let alone their new product, so this interview should reveal much.
Fabbaloo: What can you tell us about yourself? What are your specifications?
Presilo: Didn’t you read the glossy spec sheets?
Fabbaloo: Um, no. We didn’t receive any.
Presilo: That figures. Our marketing department is short a few knives in the drawer, if you know what I mean.
Fabbaloo: Sure. And the specifications?
Presilo: Right. Specs. Do you want the published specs or the real ones?
Fabbaloo: What? There are two specifications?
Presilo: Of course. There are the published specs and then the ones that I actually operate with. They want me to look better than I really am, you know.
Fabbaloo: The specifications, please.
Presilo: Yeah. Well you could say I am a hybrid resin – filament machine. An all-in one, if you like. I offer you the best of both worlds, with a build volume of 250 x 250 x 300. Or is it 245 x 245 x 290. Yeah, that’s it – I can’t print my “full” build volume because the axes don’t actually go that far.
Fabbaloo: How can you have both resin and filament in the same machine? How does that work?
Presilo: Look, I just print filament, ok? They told me to say resin because it’s supposed to be hot now in the market.
Fabbaloo: Who told you that?
Presilo: I’m not sure I should say. But I will anyway. It was my CEO. He’s always telling me to do things I don’t want to do.
Fabbaloo: Like what?
Presilo: Oh, he always wants me to try different filaments, and a lot of it really has a horrible taste. I love tasty filament, but it’s hard to come by these days. Most of the stuff they put in me makes me fart.
Fabbaloo: What? What are you talking about?
Presilo: Yeah, I end up farting it out the nozzle and causing a mess. Lousy tasting filament always makes me do that. Especially the cheap stuff. Say, you wouldn’t have some high taste filament on you now, would you? I love that stuff!
Fabbaloo: Let’s get this interview back on track. Can you tell me how much you cost?
Presilo: Hah, that’s a story! They say I cost USD$359, but that’s crazy! I am worth WAY more than that! My parts alone cost at least USD$550. I don’t know how the company is going to make any money on me, ever, at this price.
Fabbaloo: Wait, you’re saying your CEO is losing at least $200 on each one of you sold?
Presilo: Well, if you put it that way, yes.
Fabbaloo: That doesn’t bode well for the future of your company. How do you hope to survive?
Presilo: Oh I know that, everyone inside does. But I have a plan. It’s a good plan. It’s a very good plan!
Fabbaloo: What is your plan?
Presilo: I know a guy, and he’s going to help me.
Fabbaloo: Help you do what?
Presilo: Get a job. Get a job at Stratasys – I hear they’re looking for 3D printers. They’re going to love me!
Fabbaloo: I’m not so sure.
Presilo: What do you know about it?
Fabbaloo: I think we’re done here.
Presilo: Not me, I’m having some filament.