Distributor’s own-brand 3D printer accepts multiple filament materials

August 13, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Positioned as affordable and providing professional-quality rapid prototyping, the IdeaWerk Pro 3D printer from RS Components costs £590 (UK Pounds, or equivalent) and targets wide range of users including electronics engineers, enthusiasts and students.

RS Components (RS) has launched a more advanced model of its RS brand IdeaWerk 3D printer. The RS IdeaWerk Pro is capable of handling multiple types of filaments, including Flexible, PLA, ABS, PA/NYLON, PC, HIPS and PVA.

The RS IdeaWerk Pro has many features in common with the RS IdeaWerk FDM 3D printer, which is already selling at a reduced price of £490. These features include: build volume of 150 x 150 x 140mm; minimum layer resolution of 0.18mm; and maximum print speed of 30 mm ³ per hour, which makes it one of the fastest 3D printers in its class. In addition to offering multiple filament options including the popular PLA material, the RS IdeaWerk Pro features a heated bed that can handle 0 to 120°C and high-temperature extrusion up to 300°C. Additional capabilities of the printer, available via the product’s touchscreen, include: temperature adjustment of extruder and heated bed; control of filament (in/out) and XYZ-axis movement; progress and status display; and temperature unit selection.

Designed to handle tough print jobs and deliver exceptional print output, plus offering a robust and sturdy construction, the RS IdeaWerk Pro is easy to use and also lightweight enough to be portable.

The printer can be used in either online or offline mode with connectivity via SD Card or USB. It is compatible with Mac OS and Windows OS versions including XP, Vista, 7 and 8/8.1, with no additional software or accessories necessary.

The RS IdeaWerk Pro augments the comprehensive range of 3D printing products available from RS, which include: 3D printers; FDM filaments in a wide range of colours, weights and diameters; and the DesignSpark Mechanical 3D modelling software http://www.rs-online.com/designspark/electronics/eng/page/mechanical

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