The UP BOX
We’ve had a number of 3D printers trundle in and out of this office over the past year; some great, some not so but while these fleets of fancy have flitted off there’s been a constant in the 3D printing lab, ‘old faithful’ we call it, a stawlwart, always ready to do the job that needs doing and do it well; the UP Plus.
Sure it looks like something from a 1990s school woodwork class, sure it makes weird noises from time to time, sure the software is pretty buggy but when you learn to love it and calibrate properly it still, for this writer’s money, produces the most consistent prints we’ve seen in the office. It is for this reason an announcement of a new model in the UP series from Beijing Tiertime, is met with more excitement than usual.
Beijing Tiertime have steadily grown a reputation for good quality extrusion-based machines over the recent years of the 3D printing boom, and their new machine the UP Box is set to take many of the factors that make the UP Plus such a popular machine and add to them with features like fully automated platform calibration, enclosed printing with air filtration system, and a light pulsing LED notification system.
The UP BOX takes the popular UP Mini design and adds to it with the technology used in the UP PLUS 2 and adding a larger build area of 255x205x205mm with a z-resolution of 100 microns and 30% faster printing speed than the UP Plus 2. It is priced at $1899 and will be available for purchase worldwide November 2014.
The new enclosed printing build area not only makes the UP BOX a sleeker looking machine but the air filtration system means that smells, noise and any harmful fumes are reduced to a minimum.
“Our goal is to be the most reliable provider of 3D technologies and solutions to our customers around the world.” said Tiertime's General Manager, Mr. Guo Ge, “The UP BOX is proof that we meet the needs of professional users and demonstrate Tiertime's continuing leadership in 3D technology”.
We’re looking forward to getting our hands on the UP BOX, perhaps old faithful might finally get the retirement it has so longed for…
See the UP BOX for the first time in the UK at TCT Show + Personalize in less than two weeks!