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

Packard Bell unveils 20-inch monitor Viseo 200T Touch Edition

Packard Bell unveils  its new 20-inch monitor Viseo 200T Touch Edition and gives mainstream exposure to the multi-touch technology.Touch screen for an enjoyable experience The use of multi-touch technology is expected to rapidly expand because it provides a fast and intuitive interface for...

Samsung details its Exynos 8 Octa processor

Samsung details its Exynos 8 Octa processor

The South Korean tech giant Samsung has shared details about its new Exynos 8 Octa processor by using a huge presentation slide. The good side of this is that we have all gotten tons of information and let us tell you the new chip looks very promising. The Exynos 8 Octa will be manufactured...

Samsung to debut first curved AIO PC and more at CES 2015

Samsung to debut first curved AIO PC and more at CES 2015

Curved monitors slowly but surely take market share from regular displays so it is a matter of time before you get one. Starting next month, however, you will be able to jump ahead of everybody and get a curved monitor that sits on top of an all-in-one (AIO) PC. Thanks to the efforts of Samsung...

Leave a comment