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Voladd: The Most Advanced Consumer 3D Printer
Voladd: The Most Advanced Consumer 3D Printer
Your life is easier, more fun and creative with Voladd. Get objects in real time with just a push of a button.
Your life is easier, more fun and creative with Voladd. Get objects in real time with just a push of a button. Read more
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .
Voladd gives you the power of having what you want, when you want it.
Ever since you were a child, you have always wanted to be a creator. To be able to hold in your hand the things you have always imagined. And now, with Voladd, you can finally create the objects you've always dreamed of. Instantly create what you want, when you want it.
The 3D Printer designed not to look like the standard 3D printer.
Voladd challenges the status quo of traditional 3D printers in two ways. First, Voladd doesn’t look like the standard bulky 3D printer... Its sleek design makes it a distinct and modern addition to your home. Second, anybody can enjoy its benefits - regardless of knowledge, it’s incredibly easy to use.
Thousands of objects, just one click away, really.
With your smartphone, tablet or laptop, you have the power to search for thousands of available objects in the online platform connected to your Voladd 3D printer. It’s as easy as pressing play and listening to a song. No downloads. No software installation. No previous knowledge of 3D printing required. Just select your desired object and make it. It’s as simple as that.
Join the revolution of creators who make the objects they’ve always imagined. Voladd’s wide range of printing options will completely change the way you look at the world.
What makes Voladd so revolutionary? Six reasons:
Simply connect Voladd and create what you want. Search thousands of designs at the Voladd content online platform with your smartphone, tablet or computer. Just one click and you’re done! Creating objects with Voladd is as easy as pushing a button.
It’s not really Aladdin’s lamp but it might as well be. With Voladd, you have the power to choose from over thousands of objects from the comfort of your own home. Easily search through over 25 categories of activities so you can enjoy them like never before. Not only can you scroll through our collection of designs but you can even upload designs from any 3D platform and bring them to life!
Our team of in-house designers and engineers are exponentially growing on to the list of designs so you can create personalized objects in real time. Just enter your data, press print, and enjoy!
Not only are our materials recyclable, but they are also more affordable compared to competitors in the market. No need to waste gas and spend time running to the store for your materials or consume plastic. With Voladd, it’s a win-win!
Enjoy the objects you bring to life with Voladd, all while helping the environment and reducing your carbon footprint with the filament in Voladd Cartridges. Made out of biodegradable, recyclable, and plant-based PLA bioplastic, you can choose from 7 possible colors: white, silver, orange, green, red, blue and black (more to come in 2018). Voladd Cartridges are 100% recyclable, and if you ship five of your old cartridges to us, we’ll give you a brand new cartridge for free as a reward for your commitment to the environment.
THE FIRST 3D PRINTER THAT YOU CAN SHARE ONLINE
Behind every Voladd 3D printer is the power of Voladd Cloud. The operating system in the cloud allows you to make the impossible possible. The Voladd platform is specifically designed to perfectly complement the Voladd 3D Printer, and vice versa. Voladd makes it the easiest way to ever create and share in real time.
Share it with your family
All you need to do to share it with your family members is create a new group, send an invite through email and that’s it. That way, everybody will be able to obtain objects and continue enjoying their hobbies in a more creative way whenever, wherever.
Share it with friends
Sharing your Voladd objects with your friends is useful, fun and cost-effective. Voladd printers can be shared with friends by creating groups associated to whatever you want. Whether it be your teammates, colleagues, classmates, etc. Multiply their ability of obtaining thousands of available, free, and instantaneous objects from anywhere in the world.
Share it at the office
Get a Voladd for your office and share it with your co-workers, employees and colleagues and increase the creativity between breaks. It’s as easy as creating groups for departments, associating object lists, sharing inventories of digital objects for several functions, processes and office stationery. Also, you can make a network of interconnected Voladds between different headquarters located around the world.
Share it with your clients
You can communicate with your clients in ways that you have never thought before. They will not have to go to your physical store or wait to the online order of some of your products or complements, because they will be able to print them at home, in real time.
Share it for education purposes
Voladd allows you to share your Voladd 3D printers with your students via virtual classrooms with just a few clicks. Creating groups of assigned students associated to the Voladd 3D printers is very easy. Under adult supervision, students will be able to send their designs, object lists or objects from the Voladd platform.
Yes, Voladd is the first 3d printer for the masses. For the people who want to enjoy the benefits of 3D printing without worrying about the knowledge that it requires. Sit and enjoy, explore and decide, play and print. You will be amazed at how many things you can do easily with Voladd.
Whether you're a 3D print designer or a ninja, Voladd is your next big thing. Exploit your creativity, create your designs, upload your work and make them a reality with the easiest system of all. You can use your favorite software as before (Slicer, simplify3d, Cura... ) with the appropriate profile for Voladd. Send your Gcodes to the platform to have them printed in Voladd whenever you want them and share them online with other people. In addition, Voladd includes a Cloudslicer with which you can create your things on the fly by simply uploading an STL.
Establish a new relationship with your customers by making your own channel on the Voladd platform. Give them the content no one else can give them in real time, help them differentiate themselves, innovate and reap the benefits. Also, surprise your co-workers with the infinite possibilities that the world of 3D printing can give you and connect your Voladds in different locations around the world. Make prototypes easy, fast and save thousands of dollars in transportation.
Voladd brings the benefits of 3D printing where no one expects it. Connect your applications to the platform or create original applications that innovate the way of having personalized products in real time. Voladd is a great opportunity to create new business models for developers.
A 3D printer with the soul of a computer
Voladd has the soul of a computer. It features an advanced electronic system governed by the prestigious Beagle Bone Black open source minicomputer and the Linux Debian operating system with a real-time kernel. A real tech luxury often found in aerospace technology. Furthermore, all Voladd information exchange is carried out following the most advanced encryption standards.
Dynamic Airflow System
The head of the Voladd 3D Printer features an innovative dynamic airflow system. This system cools the plastic once it has been placed and also does it efficiently by saving on energy consumption and augmenting the durability of the fans. The integrated smart technology of Voladd can activate and deactivate the fans in real time depending on the direction of the movement of the head.
Size exploited to the max
Voladd takes up as much space as an open 15’’ laptop. Best of all, the ratio of size-printer workspace area is incredible, providing a printing capacity of 3281 cm3. In short, Voladd makes the most out of the printer workspace more efficiently than any other 3D printer.
High tech behind a button
The level of sophistication of the technology and development behind Voladd makes it so easy to use. In fact, besides your smartphone, you only need a multifunction switch for basic operations. This way, you can check the current status of connectivity, temperature and data delivery/receipt at a glance.
The most advanced consumable for 3D printers in the world
You know us. We would never settle for the classic filament spool as our consumable. We had plenty of room for innovation, so we innovated. We created Voladd Cartridge, the next generation of consumable that quadruples the 3D printing experience, with higher efficiency, usability, productivity and functionality.
Your next printout will be amazing. So will be the next. And the next one.
Voladd Cartridge features a printing head that will ensure that the quality of your 3D printouts will be as good as new. No jamming, no cleaning or tedious maintenance unlike the more traditional 3D printers. When including the printing head in the cartridge, different materials cannot pass through the nozzle and prevents the possibility of future plugging.
Easier. Faster. No hassle.
With Voladd Cartridge, you won’t waste your time with tiresome filament loading processes. Just install it and it will be operative within seconds. No risks. No difficulties. No fuss.
BOLD head, MEDIUM head, FINE head
Voladd is the first 3D printer in the world with varying diameter cartridges. A clever and innovative system that allows you to create objects with a different definition regardless of the height of the layer that defines the resolution. It works exactly like the thickness of felt-tip pens. When you want a high-quality object fast but without worrying much about definition, use the BOLD tip cartridge. If you want a well-detailed and well-defined object, use the MEDIUM cartridge. Finally, should you want a high definition object, use the FINE cartridge, that will come in 2018.
Smart to make your life easier
Each Voladd Cartridge can be identified via NFC in a transparent manner, with no need of user intervention. Voladd Cartridge interacts with Voladd Cloud to provide you with varied information such as the filament consumption, the state of your inventory, etc. Moreover, if you would like it to, Voladd Cartridge can detect that filament is running out and could put in an automatic online order for new consumables. You will never be stopped halfway.
You help the environment creating objects with Voladd
Enjoy your everyday life objects with Voladd while helping the environment and reducing the carbon footprint with the filament in Voladd Cartridge. Made of biodegradable, recyclable, and plant-based PLA bioplastic, you can pick out of the 7 possible colors (more coming in 2018). Voladd Cartridge is 100% recyclable, and besides, when you return 5 cartridges to Voladd, we will give you a new Voladd Cartridge for free to reward your commitment to the environment.
Materials Road Map
Voladd can work with a wide range of materials, but our master plan consists on working with not harmful materials; the ones that can substitute the plastics that are used nowadays providing the quality of sustainability and reducing the carbon footprint. (Between 3 and 10 times less CO2 emissions per kg of polymer than the most common plastics). Voladd Cartridges will be available to buy in retailers from the second half of November and international shipping from the 10th of December in voladd online store.
- 2017: Voladd launches Voladd Cartridges. They include 420 grams of PLA, bioplastic of vegetable origin, with a variety of 7 colors that will increase by 2018 by more than 20 different ones.
- Mid 2018: All of our materials are completely biodegradable and biocompostable. The materials can be decomposed by natural means without generating residues in the environment and they can be degraded biologically in a composter, generating carbon dioxide, water, minerals and manure, and recyclable.
- 2019: Voladd will have a wide amount of technical bioplastic materials: rigids and flexibles.
- 2020: Voladd will open its catalogue to 3rd party companies with exclusive, innovative and radically special materials.
Voladd Cloud. Where the objects lives
Behind every Voladd 3D printer is the power of Voladd Cloud. The operating system in the cloud that allows you to make the impossible possible. The Voladd platform has been specifically designed to perfectly complement the Voladd 3D Printer, and vice versa. That’s why it is the easiest way ever created to have and share stuff for your life in real time.
Real time objects, with Streaming technology
Your music and TV shows are in the cloud. So are your objects. Enjoy thousands of objects with Voladd the same way you enjoy music, movies or TV shows. No more worrying about space, and the hassles of downloads. Exploring the universe of Voladd objects is fun and exciting.
Voladd Apps are small apps integrated within the Voladd Cloud so that you can create personalized objects in real time. Just enter any simple data, press print and enjoy it.
Voladd Apps, the new way of getting objects, now
Voladd apps give you the freedom of creating all kinds of custom-made objects without knowing how to, the moment you want them. You will find all kinds of apps, and if it’s not enough for you, remember the number keeps adding up day by day.
Design without knowing how to: An amazing experience
In addition to being able to have objects at a click away. With the Voladd platform it is very easy to design new objects, without knowing how to design. Apps give you the power to create simple, useful, fun and creative things, when you need it, and in the easiest way ever created.
More than a 3D printer
Sincerely. We have difficulty creating a comparative table. Voladd is not just a 3D printer. Voladd is a new way for anyone to have things instantly, in real time. For this, Voladd brought innovation to 3D printing, unifying and integrating in a single product, hardware, online platform and content necessary for anyone to create or have things anytime, anywhere in a surprisingly simple way.
We are not a startup. Voladd is a project managed by Tumaker, the company of connected 3D printers.
Since 2013, our industrial 3D printers are helping to improve processes productively for large companies such as Bosch, Mercedes Benz, ABB, Corporación Mondragon, CAF, etc. More than 500 companies distributed between Europe and USU work with our large-format Tumaker BigFoot 3D printers. Our deep knowledge as manufacturers and developers in the world of professional additive manufacturing has allowed us to transfer this knowledge to an extraordinary product with a high impact in the consumer market.
Doing so to our mission, that any person, can create or have things, wherever and whenever. And Voladd, is the first 3D printer which gives this power to people.
Although we haven't launched Voladd to the market yet, we made our first appearance on one of the biggest LAN parties in Europe: The Euskal Encounter. With more than 10.000 participants, we presented our brand new 3d printer, and it was a complete success. The expectations, the queues and the final result were astounding. We were happy to see how the benefits of 3d printing could be enjoyed by anyone, no matter age or knowledge.
Risks and challenges
Voladd is already in production. It has already been tested long in real conditions and very demanding. Prototypes and tests have long been validated and the results are spectacular. The funds raised through this campaign will be used to market Voladd worldwide adapting mass production. With these funds we want to create the first community of people worldwide, with the power to have things instantly. The first community of people in the world that is able to enjoy objects just like it does with music or movies. We are convinced that this community will change the rules in many ways. In fact, we believe that it is the only way to turn 3D printing into a technology useful for everyday life for anyone without the need for knowledge. We are prepared for large scale manufacturing and also for the development of high quality content and applications so people can create in real time. The process of bringing such an innovative product to the market can cause minor changes or improvements. However, our team has a long experience in product development for years in the industrial world, and we know what we are doing.
We have worked incredibly hard to deliver a beautiful and definitive functional product that you will love.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter