Rapide Lite 200XL - 400mm Desktop Plus 3D Printer.
Just days after artist Joris van Tubergenin, launched a 3D printing peripheral that promises to extend the Z-axis of a standard Ultimaker desktop machine by up to 2.5 metres, an Australian company has launched a desktop 3D printer that provides the highest build height available on today's market.
Fresh off the back of successful Indiegogo campaign last October, Rapide 3D is taking to the crowdsourcing platform for a second time to present The Rapide Lite 200XL – 400mm Desktop Plus 3D Printer.
Securing over 700 orders for its Rapide Lite 200 3D printer in its last campaign, Rapide 3D hopes to repeat this success with the release of the worlds first true Desktop Plus 3D Printer with a 400mm build height and 16,000cm3 of build volume right on your desktop.
With a somewhat modest target of $5,000, it looks like it is already a case of 'mission accomplished' as the current total stands at $43,000 thanks to nearly half of the early bird perks packages being snapped up by eager backers.
Yet the company has already set itself some ambitious stretch goals starting at $100,000 so there is still a long way to go.
Ethan Hunt, Rapide 3D CEO explained: “This is what we do for a living, we design, develop and work to create stunning machines that defy the norm, produce parts that exceed expectation and in the process create opportunities beyond just a machine on a desk.”
Pricing starts below at $999 for Super Early Bird contributors – a saving of $1,500 on the proposed retail price. Shipping is expected to commence in May with the next batch of orders continuing to ship throughout the summer.
Keep up to date with the campaign here.