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3D circuit-board printer a smash hit on Kickstarter

Lucas Mearian | Feb. 18, 2015
The 3D circuit printer will sell for as little as US$1,200.

Voxel8's 3D circuit printer starts at $8,500. The Voltera V-One is selling for as little as $1,500.

The first run of the Voltera V-One, which sold for $1,200, is expected next year. That batch is sold out. The second batch, selling for $1,500, is expected to ship in January  2016.

Voltera is estimating the cost of the conductive ink cartridge will in the $50 to $85 range, "but the solder paste and insulating ink will be much lower than that," it stated. The cartridges will hold two CCs (cubic centimeters) of ink.

Each printer will come with a cartridge of conductive ink, insulating ink, solder paste, solder wire, blank boards in a few sizes, a sample pack of template boards, and all the cables and tools you need to get started.

The machine is 15.4-in x 10.1-in x 8.2-in in size and weighs just 15.4 lbs. The print area is 5.5-in x 4-in in size.

The machine is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. It connects to a computer via a USB cable.

 

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