iBox Macro Resin 3D printer combines good printing qualities and environmentally-friendly characteristics
Not so long ago there appeared iBox Nano. It was a huge success, that is why iBox Printers is ready to introduce iBox Macro Carbon Fiber Resin printer, the big brother. According to the company, it is the first carbon fiber resin 3D printer. It is a full-size desktop 3D printer, a relatively affordable one, which is capable of printing in Standard Colour or Carbon Fiber resin. iBox Macro provides top quality prints combined with a small package. It doesn’t consume much power and its printing area is as large as the device itself.
What are the advantages of iBox Macro? Resin provides higher resolution of details; and it works with less noise in comparison with traditional 3D printers. For these reasons resin 3D printers are popular with dental labs and jewelers. The company has developed a special kind of carbon fiber resin that will be twice as strong as common resin. This filament (carbon fiber resin) is made of real resin with carbon fiber strands that are kept in resin matrix. All this provides greater tensile strength without additional weight.
Carbon Fiber itself is an expensive material. Resins soaked in Carbon Fiber are even more expensive. The company’s aim is to reduce the resin price as much as possible. Resin is now available in several colours (black, white, clear, red, green, blue and yellow), all of them having been tested and ready for using.
To give you the full impression of the iBox Macro we suggest that you compare the resolutions and prices of other 3D printers. For example, if we compare iBox macro to Form2, we’ll notice that X-Y resolution of the former is nearly the same as that of the latter (115-145 to 140 respectively). Z-resolutions of iBox Macro is 5 compared to Form2’s 25 microns. The build area of iBox Macro is 154x94x175, and that of Form2 is 145x145x175. Form 2 uses a UV Laser, whereas iBox Macro makes use of UVLCD. The difference between the two 3D printers is not so striking, but the prices are the following: iBox Macro costs $1499, Form2 costs $3499. What’s more, iBox Macro doesn’t cause so much noise (45db) causing minimal distraction. And it doesn’t require much power to work (just 8,4 Watts).
iBox Printers have launched a campaign on Kickstarter. Your support is welcome. When the company has it, it will be able to bring the affordable, low power, quiet and user-friendly iBox Macro Resin 3D printer to all the users.
This is just as much of a scam, as was the iBox Printers Nano Campaign which is now over a year old.
In that campaign, where iBox managed to collect over $453,000, many promises were made, and none have been delivered thus far.
Of the close to 1600 printers that iBox promised it will deliver between December of 2014 & April of 2015, very few have been delivered to backers and of the ones that were delivered, very few were received in a working condition. Even of the ones that worked, several of them quickly suffered critical damage to the acrylic build plated rendering them useless.
Moreover, the company has thus far stopped offering to replace any of those damaged parts, and worse yet, they’ve all but disappeared and have not replied to inquiries many users have left posted on the company’s support website (see support.iboxprinters.com).
The only recognizable effort that the company has made in answering any inquiries, was made during the first few days after the launch of their new iBox Macro (described in the article above), only that they have now all but disappeared again as a result of the backlash they faced from backers who were scammed by way of the company’s previous, still unfulfilled iBox Nano campaign.
You can follow the progress of this campaign by reading the iBox Macro/Kickstarter comments section at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/826799607/ibox-macro-3d-resin-printer-prints-in-carbon-fiber/comments as well as by reading the iBox Nano/Kickstarter comments section at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/826799607/ibox-nano-worlds-smallest-least-expensive-3d-print/comments
What you’ve read above is only but the tip of the iceberg that represents this story. It would take hours to tell the other issues that are present here. However, all you need to know is that if you are looking to purchase a 3D printer the only advice you need to know is to RUN… DON’T WALK! when you hear the “iBox Printers name”.
Don’t say we didn’t warn you!