Redefining desktop 3D-printing in consultancies, design studios and even at your home office!
Despite its small dimensions the XEOS 3D printer features a full-size build envelope of 5x5x5in which is big enough for 80% of typical design consultancy print jobs.
The front door opens upwards to give easy access to the printed parts and both cartridge bays.
With the new printing arm it was possible to reduce the visible mechanical parts inside the printer and create a unique and clean interior that focuses truly on the function. With the one-hand release lever the tray can easily unlocked and removed.
Creating an entirely new and small design like that meant inventing entirely new technology. Inspired of a robotic arm of a wafer handling robot this FDM print arm is the first of its kind.
2K-Injection molded rubber feet ensure a safe stand and let the printer visually float over the table.
With the integrated fisheye camera you can always check visually the print status – even from home with your pad or smartphone.
An intense research was done to ensure to understand every detail of 3d-printing. After a first round of global concept ideas of improvements, five main concept directions where developed and one was chosen for execution.
In the two week model making phase I built a full-scale model out of over 40 3d-printed and CNC-milled parts.
The final presentation at the "Showcase" event in September 2012 at the University of Wuppertal, Germany with the full-scale model, the printed renderings and the XEOS movie.