"How do you improve upon 3D printers with multiple color heads? Members of the makerspace Artisan's Asylum have built what they're calling a 'microfactory' - a self-contained machine that etches circuitry, mills, and 3d-prints multi-color objects. Their kickstarter is only a week in, but they're going to need a lot of help if they're going to reach their very ambitious goal."
It's about $5K for a fully assembled/fully functional pre-order. As with all crowdfunding projects, be aware that there is no guarantee that this will ship and that you will get anything for your money. Caveat emptor. That said: wow.
Introducing the Microfactory: a networked, easy to operate, affordable, mess-free, quiet, safe and fully-enclosed machine capable of:
printing functional parts in four colors or multiple materials
AND computerized etching
AND computer-controlled milling!
And check out some of the special features we've built in:
Port for a shop-vac hose so the machine "cleans up after itself" while it runs
Noise-reducing housing with safety-stop button
Full on-board computer -- no separate hardware or software needed! Connect and control through any (wired) network.
High-quality industry standard software built right in
The Microfactory: A machine shop in a box
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