A Canadian company called Monirad Robotics Inc., recently launched a Kickstarter page which is hoping to raise money for the development of the first consumer-priced 3D printer that has industrial capabilities.
The company was hoping to raise $50,000 by March 20th so they could begin construction, and they managed to surpass their goal by over $15,000.
Mohsen Chamanirad, founder of Monirad Robotics said that their machine, The Rhino, will be the first 3D printer that is both affordable, as well as reliable and capable of large projects.
“About a year ago while working as a designer, I printed many prototypes on different 3D printers with price ranges from 500 to 10,000$. Unfortunately the low cost printers were not reliable, they were slower and since the temperature of the print area was not controlled the parts lacked consistency and durability. Even though the industrial grade one was faster, precise and reliable, it was expensive and had a small print area. This motivated us to design Rhino, an industrial grade, all metal chassis and extruder, 3D printer with ability to control temperature of print area,” Chamanirad said.
People who are willing to invest in the project early are going to get the machines for under $500, although the final retail price has not been officially announced by the company. According to the company’s Kickstarter, they will begin shipping orders in the next few months, and hope to be fully ready for the market by June of this year.
Check out a video of The Rhino in action below:
John Vibes writes for True Activist and is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war.