A true plug and play machine is the holy grail for the desktop 3D printing industry. Everyone wants to make the 3D printer so easy to use that makers can simply press a button and get exactly what they want, much like 2D printer technology today.
MakerDreams thinks they've got it with the iNvent One.
"Our ambition is to become in the world of 3D printers what Apple is for personal computers," the company posted on its Indiegogo campaign site.
The stylish looking 3D printer has a fully enclosed aluminum body with an 11.02" x 8.2" x 7.8" build space.
All axes of movement are coupled to a single sheet metal part, reducing the need for calibration during assembly. The XY platform is a simplified CoreXY system for improved speed and efficiency while cutting down on space requirements.
The MK7 model extruder has been modified for improved consistency. It is furnished with LED lights to illuminate projects and is almost completely enclosed to maintain a stable temperature while keeping unsuspecting rookie makers, like children, from burning themselves. Print resolution is 100 microns and MakerDreams recommends using 1.75 mm PLA because it is biodegradable (sustainability is a big part of the company's identity), but the printer works with ABS as well.
The iNvent One uses Cura 14.01 as its print management program, but MakerDreams is hoping to develop its own software, which will be downloadable from its Web site for free. The iNvent One can also be used with the majority of open source programs, such as Pronterface, Repetier-Host, or MatterControl.
"From the outset of this project, our aim has always been to demystify 3D printing and make it usable by everyone," the company posted on its Indiegogo site. "We wanted to produce the most reliable, stylish and user-friendly 3D printing solution available on the market."