Singapore Start Up Company announces large format industrial 3D printer at 1/10th the cost of a Stratasys® Fortus® 400mc™, for office and industrial workspaces.
Come join us for the big reveal on 19 July 2014, 1100 to 1400 at Home-Fix Building, 19 Tai Seng Avenue, Level 2, Singapore 534054.
Two years ago, founder Steve Kumar saw a gap in the 3D printing industry between the consumer 3D printer market and the professional 3D printer market. “Commercial 3D printing and rapid prototyping for businesses is an expensive investment that big companies can easily afford, but small and medium businesses will a hard time justifying it’s high cost.”
QwikFab challenged itself with the goal of creating a middle ground of commercially viable and affordable 3D printing systems that can add value to cost sensitive businesses.
In traditional product development projects, each and every step must be carefully considered prior to launch. Without the ability to rapidly prototype, launching a new product is time consuming and risky because of it’s high upfront investment.
3D printing allows inventors and designers to innovate and be agile like a software company. Strategically enhancing their ability to quickly develop, “manufacture”, and subject the creation to testing with little investment other than labor.
The Beast is a 3D printing workhorse with a large build volume and two dual-pinch technology extruders and offers professional-level quality for office and industrial workspaces.
According to Steve, “With the Beast, small and medium businesses are able to justify the cost of 3D printing with its real benefits in project development and if that isn’t enough, substantiate the purchase with the Beast’s high return on investment.”
Based on “clearly extremely conservative estimates”, a 3D printer printing 20 objects per year, the 3D printer would “provide an ROI between >20% and >200%”. (B.T. Wittbrodt, A.G. Glover, J. Laureto, G.C. Anzalone, D. Oppliger, J.L. Irwin, J.M. Pearce. 2013. Life-cycle economic analysis of distributed manufacturing with open-source 3-D printers)
Small and medium businesses that actively use 3D printing as a rapid prototyping platform for their benefit will have substantially higher return on investment with QwikFab’s Beast.
WHAT’S EXCITING ABOUT THE BEAST
· Large Build Volume of 30cm x 30cm x 60cm
· Two Extruders for Multi-Material and Multi-Color Applications
· Dual-Pinch Extruder Technology
· Industrial Grade Linear Guides
· Print speed of up to 400mm/s
· High Resolution 1/128 Microstepping
· 4040 Aluminum Chassis for Structural Rigidity
· Precision Machined Components for High Quality Output
· Quick-release Build Platform
· Heated Build Plate
· Polycarbonate Shell for High Impact Durability
· Attractive and Intuitive Design
· Powered by ARM Cortex-M3 32-bit Microcontroller
· Full license Simplify3D™ Software
More information will be released on the day of the reveal event, 19 July 2014.
The Beast from QwikFab will be available for crowd funding/pre-orders from late July/early August 2014.
Founded in 2012, Singapore-based QwikFab (www.qwikfab.com) fills a gap in the 3D printing industry of mid range, industrial level system of products and services that provide an end-to-end solution for 3D printing applications.
Since late 2013, QwikFab has progressively emerged from research and development mode and has quickly become a highly regarded 3D printing brand and company in Singapore and Malaysia and has many clients from manufacturing, creative and education industries.