3D printer named David prints directly with pellets of filament
In May Ohio based Sculptify announced that they were developing fresh and genuine personal 3D printer with which users could print using almost any material. These days the same company has introduced David – a 3D printer that uses mainly pelletized materials.
The David 3D Printer’s characteristic feature is anodized aluminum chamber. It makes use of Sculptify-developed Fused Layer Extrusion (FLEX) technology, a method of printing by which users can create things from pelletized materials, each having exclusive properties. It also contains accuracy components, which allow David print quietly, smoothly and precisely. The exclusive lead screw outline makes it possible to print at high speed and better resolution. The 3D David is also supplied with a removable printing platform and easy loading system. So as you see, it’s so easy to use David.
According to Slade Simpson, Sculptify Co-Founder and CEO, David is an extremely adjustable and multitalented machine that both prosumers and consumers can enjoy. 3D printing can prove its effectiveness only if it can satisfy hundreds of needs and meet millions of requirements. The best important step to make this possible is FLEX technology. Applying this technology, users can print using a wide range of materials, hard or soft, durable or flexible. TPU – thermoplastic polyurethane – is one of such materials, using which one can get bendable, flexible and extremely durable things. More often it is found in athletic gear, smartphone cases or even shoes. RC tires, tool grips and flexible fabrics are the other cases of TPU use. President and Co-Founder Todd Linthicum hopes that the key to thousands of new applications in commercial and consumer sectors is FLEX printing technology, as it is genuine.
You might like to know something about the name – why David? Being impressed by Michelangelo’s well-known sculpture, they came up with the name. This work is recognized world-wide and when one looks at it he thinks that with the necessary tools nothing is impossible. The developers did their best to create the machine and now they expect people to use it.
Sculptify plans to go live on Kickstarter soon. The company will offer production units to Kickstarter backers in exchange for funding contributions.