Saturday, August 23, 2014

Botler® The Affordable, High Resolution 3D Printer

Awesome new 3D printer on kickstarter, the Botler3D with a 12.4"³ and is fully assembled! The total size of the Botler3D is 24.4"x20.2"x29.1" and at its size and build volume its the most affordable printer on the market. If you decide to back them, please leave a comment on their campaigns comment page that you found their project through , Thank you.

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To bring 3D printing technology into everyone's home by building a low cost high quality large build area 12.4x12.4x12.4.

What we are Doing
We at Botler3D are creating a full 3D printing solution for home consumers. We want this technology to be freely available to everyone (at great and affordable prices!) and also easy to use for our user experience. Our long term mission is to be innovative at every level of 3D printing, from object design all the way to printing.

 Our Vision
At Botlerlab, we believe that the biggest problems in our world are solved by taking a bigger view. That’s why our project is aimed at designing the first large-format 3D printer... that you can take home or to work with you. It’s not only about taking the amazing technology of 3D printing and amplifying it. If we’re successful, we can envision entire markets opening up to use this technology. Markets which have struggled to maintain the status quo, let alone use some of the cutting-edge technology that for the rest of the world is an overnight delivery away. We believe that by making a production-quality model of our 3D printer, and putting it in the hands of small businesses anywhere on the planet, will give them the flexibility to sustain their community, their business, and ultimately, the world we live in.

Botler T-Shirt
Botler T-Shirt

 Here is what we offer:
Easy and Intuitive set up, The Botler3D is built to be as easily set up as possible. You do not need to mess around with raw spools of plastic lying around on your table because it is now integrated into the machine. There are no unnecessary wires or parts that get in the way and every Botler3D is fully set up and ready to go in minutes.

Botler during development
Botler during development
Botler3D is disrupting 3D printing
Our reason for starting this project is simple: there are no low-cost 3D printers that meet the quality standards of the professional designer. But, we became frustrated by the fact that all the professional-quality 3D printers were overly expensive thousands of dollars and were so complex to use. Since early 2013, we decided to build a solution to solve this problem ourselves and we’re finally ready to show it to the world.
Why our Project Matters
Many prominent people believe 3D printing technology is not ready for the home. We respectfully disagree. When you help us to succeed, you are helping to bring this technology to everyone at a price that is easily affordable. Our dream is to make the user experience of this technology as seamless as it can be and to open up the technology while at the same time not being greedy and squeezing our customers for unsustainable profits.

Starting below $700, Botler3D is one of the lowest costs assembled pretested, fast and high quality 3D printer available – it’s even less expensive than many leading consumer printers. Printers currently on the market with similar build area (+/- 3" all axes) have an average price tag of $3,000-$5,000. Help us bring Botler to everyone at an affordable price!
What makes Botler3D different? The results rivaling the best print quality of virtually every printer on the market at a price less than most competitors 3D printer. Botler3D is topnotch from components to design and software to material this allows the machine very precise movement enabling extremely high print quality with minimum fuss.

Large Enclosed Build Area
It may be true that 90% of 3D Prints are less than 6”x4”x5” in size, but what do you do the other 10% of the time? Outsourcing large prints can be very expensive and gluing or bonding multiple piece prints is a real pain.
The Botler® printer is engineered to produce high resolution parts with the touch of a button. Botler® software is intuitive and simple to use so you can spend less time setting up prints and more time designing.
Botler® boasts a print volume (315 mm x 315 mm x 315 mm) because you never want equipment to limit your creativity. Smaller printers may be cheaper, but the peace of mind that Botler® gives you is priceless.

Testing the Botler3D
Testing the Botler3D
Heated Build Platform
Botler® features a heated aluminum build platform that allows printing with all varieties of materials without warping or lifting. The high-powered system provides consistent temperatures throughout a long build.
The build plate has some neat features. By using aluminum instead of glass you don't have to worry about the glass breaking when the nozzle hits the build plate.This saves time and money. The parts stay on the bed during printing and remove easily when done. The build plate locks into place without the commonly used binder clips.
Because we're using an all metal hotbed your choice of printing materials is ABS and PLA.  It is possible that other filaments could be used, but only the above have been tested and confirmed to work.

Aluminum Heated Bed
Aluminum Heated Bed
Stand-Alone Printing Capability
We wanted Botler® to be an easy to use stand-alone printer since it is expensive and inconvenient to have an extra computer lying around to keep a 3D printer running. The Botler® control panel has a LCD control screen and built in SD Card reader that allows users to load and initiate prints with the push of a button.

Who is Botler3D for?
  • Architects- print out model homes and buildings for clients. Change and print out again without hassle.
  • Designers- Have an idea that you want to bring to life? Print out your designs and see if they were everything you imagined. If not, change it and print out the next idea.
  • Hobbyists/DIY- Easily create your projects in the comfort of your own home.
  • Small Business owners- Manufacture your own products at the office!
  • Students- Senior engineering project coming up? Use Botler3D to print the parts you need to get the job done.
  • Home owners- Replace broken household items for next to nothing!
High resolution belongs on your desktop. We’ve been hard at work for over a year, and with your help, we’re ready to take Botler into full-fledged production. By supporting this effort, you’ll be the first to get your hands on an amazing 3D printer and help usher in a new era of 3D printing - an era in which your creative output is no longer limited by price or dauntingly complex machines.

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What is Botler?
Botler3D is the ultimate 3D printer everyone has been waiting for. We combined the best minds from the open source community, the best hardware we believe can give the best prints, and our own ideas based on our experience working with 3D printers. The open-source design is made so people like us can go online and find all the documents that show the ins and outs of how to make a Botler3D. In true rep-rap fashion, Botler3D has been made so that it can print out its own parts. Once in your hands, print out another for a friend! Come experience it and together, let’s create something great.

Why ours is better
Current 3D printers have a very unfinished feel to them. By improving the aesthetics of a 3D printer as well as making the device more user friendly, we felt this could bridge the gap to mass adoption of 3D printing. Along with that, we want to also keep final price affordable so it would make economical sense to purchase a Botler.

  • Open source 3D printer that anyone can use, regardless of knowledge and skill level.
  • Precise and high detail printing.
  • Low cost without sacrificing quality.
  • Easy to use *Large print area 12.4x12.4x12.4in / 315x 315x 315mm
  • Looks great, professional, and enticing
  • Sturdy structure, high quality parts, built to last
  • Great beginner printer, or advanced printer-Botler does it all!

What can you create with Botler 3D?
The amount of things you can print out with our 3D printer are only limited by your imagination. The list goes on and on but some examples are iphone cases, prototypes, household items, replacement/spare parts, and more! There is plenty of free 3D modeling software out there. 3D Printer Beginners: Go to, check out all the different designs people have created. When you see something you like, it’s as easy as plugging Botler3D into the wall, plugging it into your computer via usb, downloading that design, and then let the printer do the work!

What's Included with My Reward?
Besides our eternal gratitude, we’ll assemble a Botler 3D Printer with great care and send it to you along with software, instructions manual, USB cable, country-specific power adapter, and one filament spool. You can unbox it, install the software, and print right away - it’s as quick and as simple as that.

Why Botler 3D is Great!
  • Precise and high detail printing
We had to make sure that our printer was extremely precise and as detailed as possible when printing. Still in the works, but we included some of the prints we have currently done!
  • Low Cost Without Sacrificing Quality**
We wanted to create Botler 3D to not break the bank in the Consumer 3D Printing Industry. For just around $695, we are not only one of the cheapest, but one of the most precise printers out there.
  • Open Source 3D Printer that anyone can use**
Botler 3D was created for ease of use. Buying the fully assembled printer will allow you to plug it in, download the software and start printing within minutes. You do not have to create anything yourself before you begin prints. Find something cool that has already been designed by other 3D printer artists, download it and open in software and press print! Simple as that.

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