When Goldman Sachs called this technology to be one of the eight that can totally transform the way we do business, little did we know how rapid that penetration could be in the market today. 3D printing is a technology which has made us rethink the way we manufacture products which could be as small as crafting jewelry to bigger prototypes like an aircraft engine. In fact, Gartner predicts that 3D printer shipments are expected to grow by 95% through 2017. Being a total tech addict, I think 3D printing has wooed me ever since I discovered the existence of these devices.
But to be honest, the price tags often keep general consumers like us far from taking advantage of this unconventional form of technology. That was what led Ethan Hunt towards developing an affordable version of 3D printers last year which had done big rounds on Indiegogo with a total fund of $329, 262. Rapide Lite has been one of our favorite commercial desktop 3D printers and we were not surprised to see the kind of attention it got from viewers like you during our last holiday giveaway. But today I am here to discuss about their next step in the 3D printing world. Introducing Rapide Lite 200XL – the world’s first 400mm true desktop 3D Printer at a price less than $1000.
With a Spectacular 400mm build height
With over 700 Rapide Lite 200’s shipped to contributors in just 3 months, the makers now want to take a step ahead by introducing the Rapide Lite 200XL in March 2015. As told by Ethan Hunt, CEO of Rapide 3D, “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.” Rapide Lite 200XL follows the similar build of the previous version, only with a a 400mm build height, 16,000cm3 build volume and true to life 50 micron resolution. If you’re into building larger prototypes, this is the 3D printer you would love to have on your desk.
Highly Affordable For General Consumers
The best aspect of this 3D printer is its price which, as compared to the market trends, is affordable for the general consumers. The pricing is about to start below $1000 and the performance is said to be even better than the previous version. You can easily call it one of the best breed of desktop 3D printers which is powered by an ARM 32 Bit Control Board and includes a 2.8” full color LCD touch screen. So in case you’re about to start 3D prototyping at home, this printer is what can help you shape your ideas into reality without burning deep in your pockets. Here’s a look of their previous campaign:
Coming Up This March 2015
With the crowdfunding campaign coming up soon in March 2015, the manufacturers of Rapide Lite 200XL are now taking up early bird registrations which will help you to get great savings up to 70% on the RRP at launch. We believe the Rapide Lite team is here to bring about a big change in the world of 3D printing you and I can be a part of. So why not help them reach their goal and make our 3D printing activities cheaper in price and of higher quality. Register now and be a part of this global 3D printing extravaganza coming up this March, 2015. Don’t forget to share your experience with us in the comments below. Happy Gadgeting!