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Open Source, Feature Rich, Metal Frame, Desktop 3D Printer From only £299! Plot, Laser Engrave and CNC Mill.
Open Source, Feature Rich, Metal Frame, Desktop 3D Printer From only £319! Plot, Laser Engrave and CNC Mill.
Open Source, Feature Rich, Metal Frame, Desktop 3D Printer From only £319! Plot, Laser Engrave and CNC Mill.
116 backers pledged £34,516 to help bring this project to life.

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Laser engraving module used

 

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Risks and challenges

As with any project on Kickstarter comes risk, my responsibillity as the creator is to minimize as much of that as possible.

Firstly, limiting the entire project to create a maximum of a 150 Printers, a number that I'm comfortable I can produce in the time period mitigates the chance of the project becoming oversubscribed, failing to meet its deadline and eventually running out of capital to fulfil all of the backers, a common problem that plagues most successful kickstarter’s.

Secondly, as highlighted in the manufacturing section of the campaign, 90% of parts for the Proforge are off the shelf, furthermore the suppliers for these parts have already been sourced and prices keyed in, the remaining parts are either 3D printed, CNC machined or laser-cut, all processes of which I am incredibly familiar with and will be done in house, the remaining aspects is packaging, something that will definitely not be scrimped on.

The proforge has also undergone five previous prototypes and several prototypes of its motion system ensuring that the printer is as advertised and scalable for bulk production in the choice of its parts.

However as with any endeavour there arise setbacks that cannot be foreseen, here communication is key and will be centralized to the makertech-3d google plus group, a link to it can be found on makertech-3d.com. The google plus group is where I’ll be posting most of the updates and dailyish reports on the coming along of the project, and key updates will also be provided on Kickstarter too.

If you wish to find out more don’t hesitate to contact me directly through info@makertech-3d.com or leave a comment and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

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    CNC Machined HDPE Parts

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