Tiko might be the first affordable 3D printer

Tiko might be the first affordable 3D printer

3D printing is a technology that has been around us for quite some time and while it offers numerous advantages, it is still not very popular due to a simple reason – 3D printers are costly, heavy, complex and not that easy to use. Fortunately as with many other technologies 3D printing is getting cheaper by the day so you might own your first 3D printer in the not so distant future. In fact the first affordable 3D printer may have already come into existence.

The device we are talking about is called Tiko and as of now is a Kickstarter project. The first thing worth mentioning is that Tiko comes with a unibody design that is said to eliminate the necessary but not fun 3D printer calibration process. In addition the printer is small-sized and weighs just 3.7 pounds (1.68 kilograms). It uses delta 3D printing technology that uses three sets of arms that move together and control the print head. Tiko also supports a number of printing materials including PLA, nylon and ABS and features a print resolution that goes down to just 50 microns. Finally the Tiko comes with a print volume of 138.3 cubic inches and a maximum nozzle temperature of 250 degrees Celsius.

All is good but how much does a single Tiko printer cost? We said the printer was affordable and at USD 179 we think it is. This money also includes one standard 1 kg spool of 1.75 mm filament. The first Tiko printers will ship this November.

Source: Techspot.com

Related posts

GeForce GTX 960 will debut at CES 2015

GeForce GTX 960 will debut at CES 2015

The NVIDIA Maxwell architecture has been around for months but so far the US GPU maker NVIDIA has released high-end Maxwell models only – the GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980. If you don’t want to spend that much on a Maxwell card then wait a little – the first mid-range Maxwell 3D card will come out...

Apple may present budget-oriented smartphone next year

Apple may present budget-oriented smartphone next year

Apple has always been an interesting company to follow and all news and press statements that come out of the Cupertino-based enterprise create a lot of speculation online and in real life. The recent news that Apple plans to retire the iPhone 5c and iPhone 4s models is not an exception as this...

Nintendo with new Orange and Green DSi bundles

The Nintendo DSi become even more colorful specially for Black Friday. The company today announces two new, orange and green DSi bundles which includes Mario Party DS game. These new colors join Nintendo’s other bundles -  the red Nintendo DSi XL and limited-edition red Wii hardware for the...

Leave a comment