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Kickstarter launch for compact, hackable 3D printer
The Cetus 3D Printer went live on Kickstarter yesterday and its small footprint means you can find a place for this diminutive creation on most workbenches.
A quick overview of specifications:
- Printer dimensions: 265 x 275 x 265 mm
- Print volume: 180 x 180 x 180 mm
- Layer thickness: 0.05 – 0.35 mm
- Platform leveling: Manual alignment, software-assisted leveling
- Operating systems: Windows 7/8/10, Mac
- Print technology: Melted extrusion modeling (MEM)
- Material: Designed for PLA but open to other materials
All three axes are controlled with high-quality linear bearings that the start-up maintains provides excellent print quality. It comes with a self-levelling bed and it’s also virtually silent.
Despite its minimalism, there’s a lot that the Cetus can do. It offers three different fast-change nozzle size options of 0.2, 0.4 and 0.6 mm, and a specially designed adhesive coating allows for good first layer adhesion along with easy print removal. It’s pre-calibrated and can be used right out of the box via either USB or Wi-Fi, and its bundled Cetus Software (also available as an iOS app) offers 2D to 3D conversion, blackout recovery and automatic support generation.
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