ABOUT YOUR 3D PRINTER

You can print virtually anything that fits the Vector 3’s print bed area – the only limit is your imagination, and your 3D Create & Print magazine and website are always on hand to help spark ideas.

Your printer should rarely be idle. If it’s not replacing a broken curtain hook or creating a handy tool, it could be printing a customized phone case, bespoke jewellery, a toy created from a child’s drawing, or even helping you to start your own 3D design business.

THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS!

PRINTER FEATURES

Single jet nozzle 0.40mm
Can print with biodegradable PLA or strong, recyclable ABS
Layer thickness: 0.1 ~ 0.40mm
Zero waste - prints one layer at a time using only the amount of material required for each object
Prints any object up to 140mm x 140mm x 135mm
Print speed: 10-100cm3/h
Printer weight: 9kg
Printer size: 400mm x 295mm x 365mm
Power requirements 220-240V 50-60Hz
Input format: STL
Computer compatibility: Windows Vista +, Mac OSX 10.7+
3D Create & print (licensed un the Apache licence v2.0)


FILAMENT

Vector 3 prints from a reel of biodegradable, ecofriendly material called PLA (Poly Lactic Acid), which is derived from plants. It can also print using ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene), which is tougher but not biodegradable. Both come in thing lengths of filament and are available in a multitude of colours. PLA is a favourite with home users, as it has a semi-sweet smell when heated (compared to the plasticky smell of ABS) and it cools and sets very quickly.

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