UP mini 2 at CES 2016.
Beijing Tiertime Technology Co. has launched a much sleeker and smarter second generation version of its compact 3D printer, the UP mini at the CES 2016 3D Printing Marketplace in Las Vegas.
Following in the footsteps of its predecessor, the UP mini 2 is a small, fully enclosed consumer friendly desktop machine and the first in the UP series to feature both touch screen control and WIFI connection. Taking into consideration the demands of the desktop community, the UP mini 2 is set to be easy to use, better connected and already a much more stylish design than the original mini model.
This latest generation of the mini features a build volume of 120 x 120 x 120 mm, print resolution
at 0.15mm layer thickness, built in air filtration to reduce emissions and an aluminium handle for easy transportation. The printer also supports a separate spool container with built in toolbox to make it much easier to handle and store finishing tools.
On the stand at the CES 3D Printing Marketplace, visitors can see a prototype of the machine – including a temporary 3D printed print head – which is set to land on the market in Q2.
Tiertime's CEO, Mr. Allen Guo, commented: "As a world leading 3D printer manufacturer, Tiertime's greatest motivation is to meet the increasing demand for consumer 3D printers on the global market. We believe that UP mini 2 will become the best entry level 3D printing gadget for students at schools, kids at home and 3D printing fans everywhere.”
The price of the machine is set to be around that of the current UP mini model at $599 when it hits the market later this year as an affordable solution for consumers.
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