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Proof of Concept
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Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
3D printing is diving deeper in our daily life, but we find that many people are held back either by the prohibitive cost , by the complicated operation, or by the robust look of many 3D printers available on the market.
To get most 3D printing hobbyists, beginners and seasoned, men and women, out of their dilemma, we engineered this new mini 3D printer E180. It is an easy-to-use, affordable 3D printer designed to fit seamlessly to any living spaces.
This machine looks simple and elegant and comes with many practical features like enhanced printing accuracy and speed, modular extruder, break-resuming capability, intuitive touch screen, Wi-Fi connectivity, responsive App, free cloud gallery, etc., making it a considerate aide on your 3D printing journey.
Compact as it is, it reached all your dreams.
All of our efforts on this printer are stemmed from our notion --- Making 3D printing easy and economical.
It is designed to have a smaller build volume allowing for a smaller, more compact, portable, and desktop friendly version of the cantilever type design.
The Bowden extruder design which composes of cold end and hot end, lets you reduce the moving mass of the extruder and thus allowing faster controlled motion, less shaking of your machine, less energy use and importantly: faster printing!
Fully assembled and pre-calibrated, E180 is Ready to use Right Out of the Box. With a little setup, you can start printing.
Attractive and affordable
E180 could be one of the most competitively priced desktop 3D printers on the market. The elegant, simple and clean design allows the E180 to fit harmoniously to your workplace and home.
Enhanced printing accuracy
Our newly developed nozzle adopts ceramic craftsmanship, extrudes smoothly and effectively avoids jamming or clogging. The printouts come with smooth surface finish, sleek contour, strong structure and fine details.
Built Small, Think Big
Compact as it is, the build volume of 130x130x130mm is enough to miniaturize your unlimited imagination and creativity. Start small, then build big. Nothing is more excited than producing tangible and practical items.
Fast printing speed & smooth extrude
The remote design of E180 extruder renders the printing head more agile, without compromising the printing quality. Besides, the strict selection of hardware materials and elaborate workmanship guarantee the stable performance of E180.
Modular extruder and safe nozzle
The modular design of E180 extruder makes it easy to swap the hotend, no soldering and wiring needed.
In terms of the nozzle, E180 applies quality ceramic craftsmanship to its design, greatly reducing thermal losses and keeping the temperature of the hotend at 100℃ or so. This craftsmanship enhances the durability of the nozzle.
With built-in Wi-Fi, you can easily operate your E180 from your PC, Smartphone, or tablet with our EasyPrint 3D.
Choose your favorite 3D model from the cloud gallery, preview it and start to print directly. Moreover, it is convenient to upload your design and share your printing experience with others.
Plentiful FREE 3D models
Choose your favorite model from 9 categories. Share your unique design with other 3D printing hobbyists.
Connect with the 3D community worldwide
Photos and videos are so easily uploaded to EasyPrint 3D APP.
It’s super simple to share images or videos of your impressive prints with the community worldwide.
Help you to record and witness your great prints in daily life, just like good friends.
Hassled by the inadvertent print interruptions caused by power failure?
The break-resuming feature can free you from the troubles. The advanced break-resuming system makes it possible for you to save the print status in real-time and to resume their printing as if it never stopped. It also enables you to complete a large print over several printing periods.
3.2″ full color touch screen
The 3.2″ full color touch screen unfolds an intuitive and sensitive panel by which you could modify the relevant printing parameters, select a 3D model and start to print.
The employment of touch screen, in a large measure, simplifies the operation flow and allows you to direct control over the printer.
Easy-to-use 5 points leveling
You can level the build platform on the touch screen or via App. The simple 5 points leveling helps you to calibrate the build platform accurately and effectively, guaranteeing good adhesion between the first layer of the printout and the platform.
How it works
Considering your health, E180 uses PLA as its printing material. PLA is environment-friendly, nontoxic and rich in color, fitting this considerate aide harmoniously into your home, office, classroom, etc.
Tech & Design
Dual MCU (Microcontroller Unit) makes it a reality for the control board to control the printer and manage the user interface of full color touch screen respectively. In this way, the processing of hardware and software becomes more rapid and reliable, ensuring that E180 could deliver quality prints and user-friendly experience.
Safe and Reliable
E180 has been Certified with CE-RED , FCC DOC, FCC ID, REACH, PSE and ROHS for safety.
Its simple and elegant design and stable printing performance makes E180 suitable for DIYers, makers, tinkers, designers, teachers and students, and 3D printing hobbyists...
Nowadays, 3D printing, as a burgeoning technology, has been applied to facilitate the development of STEAM education. With E180, as an empowering learning aide, students will find it joyous and educational to design 3D models, print tangible geometric objects, cars, topographic maps, molecules, organs, historic figures, etc.
Help us spread this project to the world!
A Special Thanks
Jimmy Shaw, our product experience officer. As a seasoned 3D printing hobbyist, Jimmy has used Geeetech 3D printers for a long time and provided our customers with honest feedback concerning the advantages and shortcomings of our product.
With his pertinent suggestions, our engineers have made several iterations on E180 to optimize this considerate machine. We together have a shared goal to bring the best to more and more creative kids.
The E180 Team
Developing and working on E180 has been a fulfilling journey. Our team is made up of professional and conscientious designers, engineers, production workers, and salesmen, all of which have one main thing in common: 3D printing is more than a hobby; it shapes our ability, attitude and thinking patterns involved in dealing with diverse situations at different stages of our life. That is why we are dedicated to bringing E180 to our kids who are always curious about unknown things and bound to have a bright future.
We have a very active community and discussion forum. Content found in the community ranges from tips and tricks to tutorials for beginners, advanced modifications and workaround support from expert 3D printer users.
Additionally, an abundance of online tutorials and an active community are available for users who intend to get to know their printer inside and out and down to the last screw.
How to Back This Project
1. Choose a reward level
Choose ONE reward level.
2. Want to add one more E180 ?
Please add it to your reward by increasing your pledge accordingly.
3. And that’s it, you’re good for now!
All details such as shipping information and add-on specifics will be collected via survey after the campaign has ended.
Interested in writing about us?
Please feel free to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Find more contact options on our website: www.geeetech.com
Before our launch of this campaign, we’ve completed the prototype, and we have manufactured tested about 50 unites. We are very confident in appropriately navigating challenges that might arise during the fulfillment of our Kickstarter campaign.
Product test and iterations: Every stage of our production process has been tested and constantly optimized to make sure that you will enjoy topnotch printing experiences.
Supply chains and logistics management: With mature components supply chains and systematic logistics structure (including several oversea warehouses), we don’t foresee major issues in materializing the production and fulfilling E180 shipments.
Potential production constraints: Certainly, there may be chance of production constraints. We have formulated long-term production plans aligned with our manufacturing department. The risk is minimal and can be well contained should it arise.
Shipping fees and taxes: Please note that each backer will be responsible for shipping fees and custom duties and taxes required by your country.
Shipping time: We’re full of confidence in making E180 shipments in Dec,2017. Can’t wait to share this amazing device with you!!
Most importantly, we will always communicate with you because we're in this together!
Thank you for supporting E180! We still have a long way to go. Together we will bring E180 to more and more people. You will receive Updates and News regarding E180. An appreciative high five to you from the entire E180 team!
Sincerely thank you for your support on our E180, if you missed the super-duper early bird pledge, do not be frustarated, now you can get E180 at 33% off retail price by ordering here on Kickstarter. Get a fully assembled and calibrated E180 3D Printer and a spare nozzle module. Includes everything you need to plug in and start printing!
Sincerely thank you for your early support! We hope, with E180, you could unleash your creative juices and cultivate the competence of building and accomplishing goals. Get your E180 at 23% off the retail price.