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The world of 3D printing still exists within the realm of the arcane, in both senses of the word. There is an element of magic to it – the idea of printing out physical objects, a fantasy no doubt many have had since printers themselves became available. But, in general, the technology is still a mystery to many – reserved for businesses and organizations with the capital to throw down tens of thousands of dollars on state-of-the-art equipment. It’s been an exciting new technology that hasn’t quite broken into the mainstream – into homes.
That might change with Makism 3D Printers. Their Wideboy printers are set to make 3D printing ready for mass consumption by taking out the mystery. There’s no complicated set-up, no secrets or rules you have to know beforehand – every Wideboy printer works right out of the box, as if it were no more complicated than your standard inkjet printer. You’ll actually be printing Makism 3D Products in no time.
Printing out new parts for home repairs could be as easy as fetching a CAD pattern online – or making one yourself, if you really want to dive in to the world of 3D printing. You’ll have a variety of materials to choose from, too – in addition to PLA and PVA plastic, the larger Wideboys will be able to handle ABS, polycarbonate, nylon, and the brand-new HIPS (high-impact polystyrene). That means that whether you’re looking to print out practical things like replacement parts or funky artistic statements born out of a week’s worth of playing with a CAD program, you’ll have plenty of options at your disposal.
If you’re interested, head over to Makism 3D Corp‘s website now and take a look at their line of Wideboy printers. They come in three sizes – Wideboy, Wideboy Pro, and Wideboy Mega – and cost between $1,500 and $4,000, prices much more accessible than your average 3D printer.