Japan's Bonsailab releases the FabPod 3D printer targeting STEM education market
Japan's Bonsailab has shown off its newest 3D printer FabPod, which employs top-notch industry quality parts from Japanese manufacturers. The new 3D printer targets growing STEM education market.
Two key product concepts are 1) Finish printing during class sessions, and 2) Error free 3D printing.
To increase printer speed, printer head weight is reduced and material cooling is improved. In addition to the standard nozzle diameter of 0.4 mm, 0.6 mm and 0.8 mm nozzles can provide stable output also head removable. Quietness was made possible by a cooperation of stepping motor supplier Minebea. We benchmark the level of quietness with consumer electronics.
The company says Bonsailab’s BS01+ has the largest market share in Japan. BS01+’s users co-created “Happy Cat” object especially for the CES2017. All pieces were produced by users’ printers. When assembled, the Happy Cat became 80cm height, and 15km in weight. This is a great example of co-creation concept; with a 3D printer, everyone around the world can participate in co-creation. Bonsailab, together with its collaborators from Japan, wants to show to the world, that we can co-create an exciting, large size project using desktop 3D printers.
Happy Cat (Maneki-neko) consists of 200 pieces, 500 pieces if including fastener pins. It is a symbol of inviting good luck of the New Year.
Bonsailab announced the new FabPod Silent at CES2017. The new product will further improve in quietness and speed and will ship to North America, Asia and Europe.