First Look: New Matter MOD-t 3D Printer
Indiegogo success story New Matter has released several software updates to their MOD-t 3D printer since it was first launched approximately one year ago. As such, the company has improved upon an already solid foundation.
In the coming weeks I’ll be presenting an unboxing of the MOD-t, as well as releasing an interesting article featuring its output on TechRadar. In the mean-time, here is some key information about the printer:
Process: Fused Filament Fabrication
Build Material: Non-proprietary PLA filament, 1.75mm diameter, 190–220°C
Over Temperature Protection: Non-resetable Thermal Fuse
Build Envelope: 150 x 100 x 125mm (6 x 4 x 5in)
Print Speed: Up to 80mm per second
Layer Resolution: Software selectable 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, and 0.4mm
Nozzle Diameter: 0.4mm
Dimensions and Weights (without spool)
Printer with Cover: 383 x 340 x 295mm
MOD-t Weight (printer only): 5.5 kg (12.5 lbs)
Software and Electrical
Software: The MOD-t is operated via a browser-based interface accessible through most modern and updated desktop and mobile browsers
Supported File Types: .STL and .OBJ
Setup: Mac OSX 10.7+, Windows7+ (required for setup only)
Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), USB 2.0
AC Power: 100-240VAC, 50/60HZ, 75W
For beginning users, the MOD-t leverages the New Matter Store, which has a library of highly-curated, ready-to-print 3D designs. For more experienced users, standard .STL and .OBJ file formats are supported.
Similarly, the MOD-t can use New Matter’s certified filaments, including a cool new “pearl” filament, as well as any standard 1.75mm third party PLA filaments.