Polaroid’s New Easy To Use 3D printer
At CES 2015, 3D printers are in numbers but Polaroid’s foray is particularly interesting. The printer is designed to be simpler for consumers to operate and to start using by the masses. As opposed to popular competitors like Makerbot, which feature hundreds of settings to fine-tune prints that must be adjust for every new item, Polaroid’s entry only has ten.
Instead of forcing the consumer to make complex changes as they switch from item to item, the machine handles many necessary adjustments itself.
The finished product looks every bit as good as those with more complex adjustments. It’s also versatile, allowing the user to print wood, rather than just plastic. Each printer is designed to operate using the typical PLA plastic resin or a wooden resin that’s 60 percent real wood and 40 percent glue, which is used to hold things together.
Polaroid’s proprietary cartridge also introduces some neat tricks. Rather than having to wonder how much resin is left, or how much resin is needed to complete a print.
The machine is smart enough to estimate the amount of time needed in order to complete the job.
Polaroid is going to release the product in the US at some point in 2016, you can expect to see the product retail at approximately $2,200.