Two weeks remain for a chance to win an Afinia H-Series 3d printer. The contest can be entered by joining Afinia's mailing list on their web site. The winner of the prize, valued at $1,599, will be announced in April of 2013.
The Afinia is a rock-solid, FFF personal printer sharing the same proprietary software that drives the UP!, but with an extensive technical support staff based in Minnesota. For materials, it uses 1.75 mm ABS or PLA filament. The H479's convenient feature set includes auto-placement of the model in the build space, automatic raft creation, automatic layer slicing, platform leveling aid and warped surface compensation. It comes fully assembled, but aftermarket parts and a perfectly matched borosilicate (Pyrex) glass sheet can be obtained through Octave Systems.
One of these printers is tucked neatly into a corner of the top secret 3D Printer World home office. Take it from the staff. Joining a mailing list for a chance to get your hands on one of these units is a no-brainer.