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Co-create with us the VIT 3D printer to revolutionize the way people 3D prints with High Quality laser sintering technology!
102 backers pledged €292,680 to help bring this project to life.

Update - Manufacturing process of the VIT goes according to planning.

Posted by Natural Robotics (Creator)
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Hello Backers!  

First of all, we would like to apologize for our silence. 

After Christmas, part of the team has had the flu, so we have not been able to prepare a proper update until now.  

After the campaign was finished, we started focusing on improving details of the VIT SLS printer.
The 1st improvement is an enlargement of the printing area. The motor was located just under the printing area, and we have moved it to one side. This means that we have taken advantage of the free area below, which allowed us to gain 5cm on the height. This means that the printing capacity is now of 25x25x30 cm.
Because of this expansion, we have also enlarged the door to make the access to the inside part of the machine much easier. By these means, the extraction will be done almost horizontally.  

On the other hand, we have also added a drawer under the printing area, which makes easy the cleaning of the machine, since the excess power will fall in it.  

These weeks we have also received new materials that are shown in the pictures attached to the update.  

 

Appearance VIT and the cleaning and recycling station.
Appearance VIT and the cleaning and recycling station.

 

Aspect cleaning and recycling station.
Aspect cleaning and recycling station.

 

PCB - Latest version of the PCB prototype.
PCB - Latest version of the PCB prototype.

 

Some components
Some components

 

Some components
Some components

The components shown in the two previous photographs are for the first units.  

The final PCBs are being manufactured by our supplier and we are checking the operation and adjusting small details of the firmware in test PCB soldered by ourselves.  

The metal cabinets of the VIT are in the paint shop and will be delivered to us in the next days.

The manufacturing process of the VIT goes according to planning.

Thank you for your patience.   

NATURAL ROBOTICS TEAM

Eberle, Manfred van der Voort, and 5 more people like this update.

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    1. Natural Robotics Creator on

      We still do not have a price for the cleaning and recycling station. We are working with our suppliers to achieve the best price.
      As soon as we have the final price we will let you know.

      Thank you,

      Natural Robotics Team

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      Davide D'Emiliano on

      Hi NR, thanks for the update! Any further details you can share on the cleaning and recycling stations?

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      GoneSailing on

      What is the price and the availability of the cleaning station?
      Thanks for the good update