Sometimes at 3D printing trade shows the endless slew of desktop extrusion-based machines all merge into one big mulch of machines churning their way through PLA - very few standout from the ever increasing crowd. That's where 3DTalk hope to be different.
Murray Ma of 3DTalk and their parent company Ouring toured me around their concession on the Trustworthy Tech reseller booth. They've been active for a couple of years now with a MakerBot-alike machine the likes of which are ten-a-penny at trade shows, but said 3D printer served merely as a launchpad, almost a functioning prototype for their two new machines.
3DTalk are offering a new desktop machine priced at around about the £2,000 mark and a new professional large-scale machine for about £10,000.
Starting with the new desktop machine you can see how much development has gone into it from the earlier iteration. A sleek new look houses the printer parts keeping it quiet and an air filtration system keeps harmful fumes away from the home, something which Murray was particularly proud of. According to the rep the print head has been totally redesigned and after hundreds of hours of testing has proved to never jam.
Inside the T-Real II
The printer, provisionally named T-real II, is one of the more impressive looking machines I have seen looking not unlike an updated pre 2008 iMac with its rounded back and glass frontage. The parts are pretty nice off it too though Murray's marketing material was only in Chinese (he's promised to send an English version) so details of specs weren't available.
The bigger machine is unique in its ability to be made bigger or smaller depending on the customer's needs Murray claims that they have the facility to produce a machine that prints 1m x 1m x 1m.
Both machines are expected to be available in the middle of next year and 3DTalk are certainly one to be watched.