Back at Rapid 2015, a large format FDM machine was unveiled to the masses proposing to bridge the gap between the desktop 3D printing market and expensive industrial machines. That machine is the AdditiveMachine1 from Texas-based start up Cosine Additive.
There are three reasons why Cosine made such a big impact on us at the show; huge orange sample prints, promise of open architecture and metal business cards that left some of team TCT with serious business card envy.
Speaking with the team at its debut, Cosine was all about the openness of materials showing how big could be beneficial to the industry. Now in time for Cyber Monday, the company is ready to announce exciting news about the pricing of the machine along with a new website that’s going to make it much easier for customers to learn about the technology and get their hands on the AM1 customised to their needs.
The base model, capable of shaping 10 pounds of material per day, starts at competitive price point of $72,000. The website boasts a tool that allows customers to configure the AM1 to specific applications and needs. Options include a range of temperature packages, multiple extruders, yearly service, and even an unlimited material program.
“We’re going to be significantly below $100,000 in a market other’s prices are currently higher,” John O’Connell, Vice President at Cosine explained. “I think this market is going to see much of its growth from the open platform area. I don’t think we’re unique to that but we would like to be considered the development leader in that space.”
The large format machine features a fully enclosed build space measuring 1.2 cubic yards. Built with 100% open architecture support, the system has been developed to enable 3D printing with any type of polymer or composite, an ethos Cosine is certain will play a major role in accelerating the growth of the industry.
The AM1 is open to various material options.
“Our goal at Cosine is to be the leader in innovation. We do this by listening to what our customers, partners and material suppliers are telling us. Having that symbiotic relationship, keeping the information flowing back and forth is what’s going to drive the industry forward," John commented.
To make this happen, Cosine is currently pursuing multiple partnerships in order to pool that expertise and push the industry forward in a collaborative way. It’s certainly not a closed shop and they are open to ideas that will help shape the future of the industry rather than fit with any particular business model.
John added: “It’s about the innovation; it’s about the opening of this industry especially here in the States. Everybody from our President on down has been talking of the advantages of additive manufacturing, but very few people are talking about what will take the industrial additive industry to the next level. At Cosine we are excited to be delivering 3D products on an open platform that will fuel the next levels of innovation.”
Customers can visit the new website from today and explore the various pricing options.