Compare the best 3D printers on the market and you won’t find anything from Skriware. That doesn’t mean they’re not worth your time or money, though.
This brand new startup has just rolled out their first 3D printer, as well as a unique marketplace for makers, and there might be some surprises (good ones) in store for you. Here’s what you should know.
The Skriware 3D printer and Skrimarket
First and foremost, both the Skriware 3D printer and the supporting marketplace are still in launch mode over on Kickstarter. You can back the project here – they’ve got a goal of $50,000 and have reached just over $32,000 as of today.
Second, one of the most interesting things about the new printer is the one-click printing it offers. It’s designed for home-based use, and is supposed to be one of the easiest printers to use.
It can also print directly from the company’s marketplace, without you having to do any design work, loading any print files or anything else. Just find the design you want, click the button and the printing starts
The printer is completely wireless (other than the power cable, of course). It features built in Wi-Fi, as well as Ethernet connectivity (if you want the wires).
The LCD touch screen is full color and large enough for comfortable use, too. The print bed is magnetic, so you can more easily remove printed objects.
It’s also one of the most durable designs on the market, using high-quality materials. If you’ve been looking for a printer that does more than just PLA, the Skriware printer can also use PET-G recycled materials.
The print area measures 150 mm x 150 mm x 130 mm, and the X/Y resolution is 0.0125 mm. The Z result ion is 0.000625 mm, with a layer thickness of 0.05 – 0.03 mm.
Of course, performance isn’t the only thing you’ll love here. The easy connectivity to the Skrimarket is another huge draw. All models on the marketplace were designed specifically to work with the Skriware printer, and require no adjustments to print.
Just click the button and go. With that being said, you can tweak those files on your own if you want. Just download them to your computer and do your thing.
If this sounds like the printer for you, expect to pay about $1,000 once the retail model debuts. However, if you get in on the Kickstarter, you can save a couple of hundred bucks ($800 for the early bird special).