Polaroid is debuting four new 3D printers at CES 2018 for the US and Canadian markets. Check out their new features.
Polaroid is certainly a world-famous brand which has been a popular choice for snapshot cameras since 1943. After the shift in the photography market, the company is now broadening its horizons and delving into the world of 3D printing.
Polaroid got their feet wet with their first 3D printer in 2016. Now they’re expanding their portfolio. In fact, they’re launching four new printers for the US and Canadian markets. These include; the Polaroid Nano Duo 3D printer, the Polaroid Nano Duo Mini, the Polaroid Nano Glide and the Polaroid Nano+.
Scott W. Hardy, President and CEO of Polaroid, explains: “At Polaroid, we have an 80-year history of not only making the latest technology accessible to the everyday consumer but also providing users with products that allow them to express their creativity… Our newest 3D printer models are the perfect example of this. We’re proud to offer the latest in 3D printing technology to give users a new way to express themselves at a price point that puts the technology within reach for use in any home, school or business.”
Features of the New Polaroid Printers
These are the new Polaroid 3D printers will be delivered to the US and Canadian market first.
- Polaroid Nano Duo 3D printer: this new printer is a charcoal grey color and features dual-head printing. It can be controlled via the onboard LCD panel or remotely using Wi-Fi and a designated app. The printer also has a built-in camera so you can monitor the progress of your print from your app. You can also store your designs in the cloud, too. The Nano Duo measures at 17.7”x 14.1”x 22” with a print area of 11.8”x 8.8”x 12.6”. You can also use a wide range of filaments with this printer including, ABS, wood, TPU, metal and PLA 1.75mm filament. Technical specs include; nozzle diameter of 0.4mm, print resolution of 0.1mm – 0.4mm, speed of 150mm/s and a temperature of 180°C – 230°C. The Nano Duo will cost $1,849 and will be available in April.
Polaroid Nano Mini 3D printer: This printer aims to cut a slice of the lowcost market. If you’re looking to quickly start printing, Polaroid claim this is the one for you. They even promise that no 3D printing experience is required meaning they’re aiming it at schools and hobbyists.The printer requires just the push of one button. It’s lightweight and compact design (7.4”x 7.4” x 7.8”) makes it easy to move around and it’s also “ultra-quiet”. This printer has a 3.1”x 3.1” x 3.5” printing bed and is compatible with PLA 1.75mm filament. Technical details include a nozzle diameter of 0.4mm, a print resolution of 0.1mm – 0.2mm and print speed of 10 – 40 mm/s. The print temperature is 180°C – 210°C. It will cost $349 and will also be available in April.
- Polaroid Nano Glide 3D Printer: This printer has an interesting feature – a sliding print bed of 4.7”x 4.7” x4.7” adding to the machine size of 10.2”x 9.8” x 10.2”. It keeps in mind little fingers and worried parents thanks to child safety doors. It uses PLA 1.75mm filament and a smart sensor will inform you when you need more. Technical specs include a nozzle diameter of 0.4mm, a print resolution of 0.1mm, print speed of 10 – 60 mm/s and a print temperature of 180°C – 230°C. As with the other three printers, this will also be available in April at the cost of $479.
- Polaroid Nano+ 3D Printer: This printer also uses FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) technology. Polaroid claim this will create stable and more accurate prints. It’s easy to control this printer using the on-board LCD tray or via the Polaroid app. The printing area is 4.7”x 4.7” x 4.7″ and has measurements of 11”x 11” x 11”. Technical specs include; resolution 0.05mm – 0.4mm, speed is 30 – 70 mm/s, temperature is PLA 190°C and ABS 230°C. The data format for this printer is STL, OBJ, BMP and you can transfer said data via SD, USB, the app or WiFi. It also has many of the same features as the Glide, such as child safety doors, however it’ll cost around $100 more with a price tag of $549.This printer will be available in March.
Currently there are very few additional technical details available; however, this will certainly change when the printers are sold in April and March. But, for now, anyone at CES can view the printers at the Polaroid booth, in Central Hall #16615 until January 12th.
Source: Polaroid Press Release