Japanese to develop their own commercial 3D printer kit
Do 3D printer tech kits seem old to you already? Well Japan has just recently taken the first steps to build their own. Robotma, a special online tech shop for hobby robots in Japan, has recently unveiled the CellP 3DPrinter (CP01001), and would now be available for online purchase.
As with other 3D printer kits that are already available today, the CellP 3D Printer’s software is open-source, and will be distributed as a build-it-yourself kit. However, unlike most RepRap models where you have to purchase some of the components separately, all components on the CellP 3D printer are already provided as a single set, all you need to do is to build the printer yourself. It’s kind of like the build-it-yourself commercial models of another certain desktop 3D printer.
When completed, the CellP 3D Printer stands 418 mm, is 400 mm wide and 400 mm long. The largest item that you can create in the printer can have a height and width of 180 mm, and a length of 200 mm. We’re quite not sure if building the printer itself is part of what you pay for it though, since it is after all promoted from a hobby robotics website.
Orders from the Robotma website start at 147,000 yen (1,550 USD), though they are currently holding a promotional campaign to sell the very first 50 units for 98,000 yen (1031 USD) until June 25, 2013.
Source: MyNavi (JP)