Shut Up and Take My Money: New Matter MOD-t 3D Printer
Blasting through a funding goal of $375,000 as of today, a company called New Matter will be building an end-to-end 3D printer for consumers that will allow people to share designs with others.
While 3D printers are definitely a cool, burgeoning technology, even the early basic models have been cost prohibitive and priced between $500 to $5,000 depending on the size of the device.
Fortunately, the MOD-t will be debuting at a $249 price point. That’s $50 cheaper than the M3D Micro 3D printer that launched on Kickstarter last month, definitely more attractive to budget-minded consumers. The device is approximately 16 inches by 12 inches by 15 inches tall and a clear, removable cover allows the owner to view the object that’s being printed.
Of course, printing times are significantly longer with these, less expensive smaller 3D printers. Depending on the object’s size and complexity, the printer may take between 30 minutes to six hours to compete a design. However, the software allows users to print designs that will be available on an app store of sorts. In addition, that software can be accessed from devices like tablets and print commands can be sent over the built-in Wi-Fi.
Conceptually, the company is attempting to remove the roadblocks that are preventing the average consumer from printing 3D objects. If you are interested in funding the project and receiving your own MOD-t 3D printer, you can find the Indiegogo project here. In addition to the printer, you will receive a 0.5 kg spool of filament and access to the New Matter store and software apps. The printer is expected to ship during April 2015.
You can learn more about the printer in the video below: