Printing big pieces with high-resolution at affordable rates.
We’ve got branded TCT polo shirts for this year’s International and it makes a huge difference, people grab you as you walk past their booth to showcase how their technology is better than the rest.
This was the case as I was hot footing it past the FusionTech/ToyBuilder Labs' booth on the way to another meeting. Joseph Chiu, Co-founder of ToyBuilder Labs wanted to speak to TCT about not just their 3D Printer.
“People talk a lot about Cura and Simplify3D but ideaMaker is better and it is free!” Exclaimed the builder in chief.
Indeed FusionTech’s software is free and though the build processor is designed specifically for their ideaPrinter series it, like Cura and Simplify3D, can be used with other open-source 3D printer models.
The benefits of the software include; mesh-fixing, which according to Joseph negates the use of a 3rd party platform like netfabb; an ungroup feature to separate parts inside assemblies; and a splitting feature that allows bigger parts to be split into multiple prints.
Splitting parts into multiple prints shouldn’t be much of an issue when printing with the ideaPrinter F100L that combines a massive build volume (305x205x575mm) with a high-speed build (300mm/s) at a high resolution (0.02mm). The machine is capable of building parts 22.6 inches high, some four inches taller than the MakerBot Z18.
Joseph said “FusionTech have been making and perfecting these printers for two years, we at ToyBuilder are helping them in the Western Markets.”