New Olivetti 3D-S2 3D Printer Features Large Platform, Prints with Plastics, Wood, Marble, and More
If you’re old enough, you may remember a time when Italian company Olivetti made typewriters. In a sure sign of the times, however, the company recently introduced its own interesting 3D printer, the Olivetti 3D-S2, made with all-Olivetti-developed hardware and software.
The Olivetti 3D-S2 is a professional (not consumer) 3D printer designed for small to mid-size enterprises, particularly for prototyping. It features a large-format printing platform of 400 x 400 x 400 mm (15.7 “x 15.7″ x 15.7”) and prints at 150 mm per second. It can print using PLA and ABS as well as with nylon, rubber, and special filaments such as wood, plastic, carbon, and marble. It also uses open-source hardware and software components, so that it can be adapted to future applications, and can print designs downloaded from PCs as well as from SD memory cards.
Olivetti will also introduce cloud-based libraries of CAD (computer assisted design) models that can be adapted and 3D printed with the 3D-S2.
- Dual Extruder
- Nozzle diameters from 0.30 mm to 0.80 mm
- Integrated LCD control panel
- Print volume of approximately 64 liters
- Repetier host, Slic3r, and Cura software
- Printer dimensions: 900 x 900 x 1,200 mm (width x depth x height)
- Anodized aluminum body measures 45 x 45 mm
- Weighs 98 Kg (216 lb.)
Olivetti, a subsidiary of the Telecom Italia Group, joins office-equipment vendors Hewlett-Packard and Canon in the 3D-printer market. HP is expected to launch its Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer next year, while Canon has previewed a Canon-developed 3D printer. Vendors Konica Minolta and Ricoh market 3D printers from other vendors.
The 3D-S2 will be available through Olivetti’s extensive dealer network in the United States, Canada, Europe, Southeast Asia, South America, the Middle East, and South America. The firm has some 400 dealers in Italy and about 450 dealers throughout Europe. For more information, visit Olivetti here.
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