2013-10-22 23:51:15 - Type A Machines is excited to announce that they are now accepting pre-orders for their latest product innovation: the Next Generation Series 1 3D Printer, a modular platform ready for new technological updates.
San Francisco, CA, October 22, 2013 -
Featuring a streamlined aluminum and acrylic body, a glass build surface and updated electronics, the Next Generation Series 1 pushes the envelope in desktop 3D printing by matching a class leading one cubic foot of build volume with further improvements to our easy bed-leveling system and a revolutionary interface for network 3D printing.
Maintaining the open core design of its predecessor and further improving its reliability of mean time between failure of 1000 hours at expert use (8000 hours not counting nozzle clogs, which are preventable through simple maintenance procedures), the Next Generation Series 1 is designed as a modular platform for innovation that is ready for upgrades as new technologies emerge.
“We've had to
really reinvent a lot of industry practice when designing this new 3D printer,” said Espen Sivertsen, CEO of Type A Machines. “As early adopters ourselves, we hate being punished for getting ahead with a new technology. We wish to reward our early adopters, and this is why we have implemented a modular cabling system with space for additional technologies that we don't even know exist yet.”
“We are trying to ensure that our 3D printers are future-proof—as much as any machine can be,” noted Sivertsen.
Thanks to the modular platform design, future users can look forward to easy in-the-field upgrades within the pipeline,including the introduction of embedded wifi connectivity, a heated glass bed, and an improved extruder with multi-material support.
Designed for 3D printing professionals across several fields such as engineering, architecture and design, the Next Generation Series 1 accelerates the design process by creating high quality models and prototypes in offices and studios. It allows designers to iterate faster and test fit, tolerance, massing, and form with a professional package that comes ready out of the box.
In line with Type A Machine's Accessible Source policy, the Next Generation Series 1 encourages users to shape their platform and create a design tool that fits different design needs.
“We were unable to find any existing product warranty that encourages the User to modify, develop or explore their 3D printer,” continued Sivertsen. “Most warranties are voided the moment the User opens the casing, which limits the Customers’ experience and reduces the community R&D feedback.”
“We decided to rewrite our warranty from scratch: we now enable our Users to explore, modify and develop their 3D printer, without fear of voiding the product warranty,” said Siversten. “We will give them tech support no matter what, though we may have to restore them to their factory settings to resolve their issue. It is our hope that our practice will evolve into an industry standard.”
The Next Generation Series 1 3D Printer has a lead time of around 8 weeks and is priced at $2,295. It is available for sale at www.typeamachines.com/products.