Lotmaxx ET: 3D printer and cutter
The ET from Lotmaxx is a 3D printer that can also engrave and cut wood with a laser. At least in certain cases, manufacturers can save a lot of space.
3D printers and laser engravers are fundamentally relatively similar, but 3D printers still work in the third dimension. However, both devices must be able to carry out very precise movements with a tool, i.e. a printing nozzle or a laser. With the ET, Lotmaxx is now bringing a 3D printer onto the market that can also be used as a laser engraver. In addition, the manufacturer wants to impress with numerous additional functions, such as a camera system with full HD resolution and RGB lighting.
The printing space is specified as 245 x 245 x 265 millimeters, a printing nozzle with a diameter of 0.4 millimeters is installed, and the accuracy is specified as 0.1 millimeters. Layers with a height of 0.1 to 0.4 millimeters can be printed. The printing plate can be heated up to 120°C and the nozzle up to 300°C. This is an open system, which means that potentially harmful substances are released into the ambient air unfiltered. Printing speed is quoted at up to 500 mm/s with automatic leveling.
A laser with an output of 20 watts is supported. This should not only be able to engrave various materials, but also cut them. Specifically, pine wood with a thickness of up to 12 millimeters can be cut, and opaque acrylic with a thickness of up to 8 millimeters should also be possible. A 4.3-inch touchscreen is available for control, and WiFi and USB as well as an app are also available.
The Lotmaxx ET is available to pre-order now as part of a Kickstarter campaign with a starting price of $299. Potential backers should keep in mind that such crowdfunding campaigns involve significant financial risk.
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