Bangalore October 7 2013: Even as 3-D printers move slowly from the industrial prototyping arena to a consumer product, a Bangalore-based player has developed and launched what might arguably be the first 3-D desktop printer to be 'made in India'.
Sitech Electronics, part of the ChipMax group, showed their improved desktop 3-D printer model CM3DP-02 at the Electronics Rocks expo in the city last week.
Just 9.5 kg in weight, the desktop machine can print 10 t0 100 cubiuc cms an hour using ABS or PLA Plastic and turn out objects up to 140 by 140 by 135 mm with layers between 0.2 mm to 0.4 mm thick.
Co promoters Venu N Vaishnav and Bejoy George explained that anyone with basic e-D CAD knowledge can easily set up and use the printer -- and novices can always use one of the many public domain designs ( in Stero Lithography or STL format) that are increasingly become available. The indigenously conceived and produced 3-D printer is available in a range of models in the Rs 100,000 to Rs 125,000.
For other innovations at Electronics Rocks, see our Image of the day story