**-RS Components launches new RS brand professional-quality 3D printer for rapid prototyping at highly affordable price point
**-New easy-to-use RS IdeaWerk 3D printer costs only £599 and targets wide range of users including electronics engineers, enthusiasts and students
Oxford, UK, 3 March 2015 - RS Components (RS), the trading
brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers,
has announced the availability of the first RS brand
3D printer, offering professional-quality specifications and exceptional
print output at a price of only £599, making it approximately 30 per cent
cheaper than other 3D printers in its class.
Targeting a wide range of users including electronics and mechanical engineers
involved in design, prototyping and research and development, as well as
enthusiasts and those in education, the new RS IdeaWerk 3D printer augments the
growing range of rapid-prototyping machines now available from RS. The portfolio
includes other highly affordable 3D printers from 3D Systems, MakerBot,
Ultimaker, BEEVERYCREATIVE and RepRapPro.
The new RS IdeaWerk employs the highly popular FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling)
technology and offers high-level specifications including a build volume of 150
x 150 x 140mm and a minimum layer thickness resolution of 0.18mm. The
single-head system accepts 1.75mm-diameter PLA filament materials with many
different colours, also available from RS.
The use of environmentally friendly PLA material means no toxicity or chemical
pollution or unpleasant smells, making it highly suitable for use in the home as
well as in the industrial environment. In addition, the machine’s very low print
noise makes it ideal for use in the office, home or classroom.
Designed to handle the toughest print jobs and offering a robust and sturdy
construction, the RS IdeaWerk is easy to assemble and use and also lightweight
enough to be portable. The machine has dimensions of 211(L) x 403(W) x 298mm(H)
and weighs only 7.5kg.
The RS IdeaWerk 3D printer is very easy to use and can be used in either online
or offline mode, i.e. with or without a PC with connectivity via SD Card or USB.
The printer is compatible with Mac OS and Windows OSs including XP, Vista, 7 and
8/8.1, with no additional software or accessories necessary.
The RS IdeaWerk 3D printer is available now from RS across EMEA and Asia