Venerable camera company Polaroid – which traces its roots back to 1937 and is most famous for its instant cameras – rolled out its first 3D printer, the ModelSmart 250S, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) currently being held in Las Vegas.
A desktop model designed for consumer use, the ModelSmart 250S will first be available across Europe this year. It notably features a built-in WiFi camera for, via a smartphone app, remotely monitoring the printer as it builds objects.
The printer can be used with Polaroid PLA plastic filament (nine different colors are available), as well as with a Polaroid wood filament – a sawdust-based material used for creating wooden models.
The ModelSmart 250S also features a larger (detachable) print bed – 250mm wide – for creating larger models.
Specifications for the ModelSmart 250S 3D printer include:
- Single extruder.
- Resolution: 50 to 530 microns.
- Maximum model size: 250(w) x 150(h) x 150(d) mm.
- Nozzle: 0.4mm.
- Print speed: 50mm/s (default) and can be set between 20mm/s and 100mm/s.
- Camera inside printer: minimum resolution 640 x 480 dpi, connected to LAN over WiFi, access via smartphone App or Web browser from anywhere with Internet access.
- Polaroid software for importing of 3D models from library or .stl file type.
- Can be run independently without the need of a computer via the LCD touchscreen.
- Auto calibration.
- 12 month manufacturer’s guarantee..
- Apple MAC and Microsoft Windows compatible
- Connectivity: WiFi for network and USB for printing and firmware update.
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