MakerMex's MM1 modular 3D printer is capable of printing single extrusion, dual extrusion and paste extrusionCHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 13, 2014 — (PRNewswire) —
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The MM1 Modular 3D Printer by MakerMex, currently being funded on Kickstarter, is the most versatile 3D printing system available today. MakerMex is offering the printer as a fully assembled unit, or a cost effective RepRap Upgrade kit. The printer also offers multiple extrusion options and is capable of printing a wide variety of materials, such as rubber, clay, chocolate, high strength industrial plastics, Play-doh and more, using quick and easy interchangeable extrusion heads.
One feature that really sets the MM1 apart from competitors is its paste extrusion system. This add-on extrusion system costs $299 and consists of six different plastic nozzle diameters and 10 metal nozzles. This system allows consumers to print virtually any paste-like material, from peanut butter and chocolate to Play-Doh or clay. MakerMex has provided a detailed description of paste extrusion on their Kickstarter Updates page.
The paste extrusion option gives the MM1 broad appeal- anyone can utilize this feature. For example: a baker can now 3D print icing for cakes, an artist can use the MM1 to print clay materials for pottery, and a teacher can print interactive learning models for their students with different modeling compounds – all three professionals can use the same 3D printing system to accomplish very different things.
"The paste extrusion allows our printer to do just about anything," says Sam Weatherly, owner of MakerMex. "Let's say you have a social event coming up and you want your desserts to stand out. Model your design, and print it with frosting to put on top of those cupcakes. Make them unique! With the same printer, you can go flexible and use silicone to print custom molded insoles to make an uncomfortable pair of shoes or heels more bearable – the MM1 is completely adaptable to your specific needs."
The MM1 sets itself apart from other 3D printers by not only offering a consumer friendly assembled printer, but a unique RepRap upgrade kit allowing users to adapt their current RepRap printers over to the MM1 Platform. MakerMex is truly offering the consumer a customizable 3D printing experience. The modular design of the MM1 will allow it to adapt to future technologies, also making it unique compared to other 3D printers. MakerMex designed the MM1 to stay relevant for years to come ensuring that consumers who purchase their product will have an Open Source 3D Printing Platform that will evolve with them over time.
The team at MakerMex has been raising money on Kickstarter since last week for the MM1 and has raised $22,387 to date on the crowdfunding platform. MakerMex looks to raise $50,000 by November 1 in order to bring the MM1 to production. The project was even featured as a technology staff pick on Kickstarter's home page late last week.
Those interested in backing the MM1 can visit the Kickstarter campaign page at http://bit.ly/MMMM1KS. There are many reward levels still available, including the opportunity to own a special Kickstarter edition of the MM1 for backers who pledge $1,149 or more.
MakerMex started when co-founder Luis Arturo Pacheco, an architecture student at Univerisad de La Salle Bajio, began using RepRap printers to develop 3D prototypes for college projects with support from co-founder and brother-in-law Sam Weatherly. While incubating at the Paque CIEN, Luis met co-founder Juan Carlos Orozco, an engineer also experienced in 3D printing and automation. The three went on to create MakerMex, the first 3D printer development and manufacturing company in Mexico. To learn more about MakerMex, visit www.makermex.com.
Media Contact: Jessica Chesney, MakerMex, (845)821-3728, Email Contact
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