There are currently a multitude of consumer 3D printers out there and a plethora popping up on various crowd funding sites every week. However, projects are upping their game to set themselves apart from the competition and after a successful Kickstarter campaign, the Cobblebot 3D Printer is doing just that by putting the first low cost large build area consumer printer on Indiegogo.
The project was funded earlier this month on Kickstarter but after a huge amount of interest after the campaign reached its target, the company decided to take their machine to the Indiegogo audience at the same reduced crowd funding price point.
With a build area of 15” x 15” x 15”, the Cobblebot hosts one of the biggest print areas available today on any consumer 3D printer and with a market price of $299, it is also one of the cheapest available.
One of the most unique features of the Cobblebot is that unlike other printers, all of the axes are connected meaning the print bed does not move which has been proven to reduce the issues concerned with non-sticking prints. The machine has been tested with a range of materials including ABS, PLA, Nylon, Flexible Filament, PVA, HDPE and Polycarbonate.
Only a limited number of printers are being made available through this campaign, as it will coincide with the production of machines already commissioned in the original project. Therefore the campaign goal was set at only $500 a considerable difference to the $373, 916 total received on Kickstarter. The modest Indiegogo goal has already been tripled by contributors bagging themselves machines from the second batch which will be available in March next year.
The campaign ends this week with several machines still available for those who missed out to a massive 1,208 backers on the Kickstarter campaign.