3D printing has come a long way and we’re starting to see more use for it these days. Perhaps thought of as somewhat of a novelty tech product in the past, 3D printing has come to the point where we can print items such as gun and even artificial bones which can be used for medical purposes. While there are several 3D printers you could get on the market, but if you’re after something a little more professional, so to speak, perhaps the BI V2.0 printer might be worth taking a look at. As it stands the BI V2.0 3D printer is a Kickstarter project which has since managed to exceed its funding with 25 days to go and for those interested, a minimum pledge of $699 will nab you the entire setup upon its successful funding and production.
So what makes the BI V2.0 different from other 3D printers? Well according to the company behind it, Boot Industries, the BI V2.0 has several key design features that allows it to produce high quality prints using a variety of materials, such as PLA, ABS, or Nylon, just to name a few. The printer also features steel reinforced 3D printed corners and 3/4-inch anodized aluminum extrusions, all of which helps to add to the printer’s precision along with a clean look. The BI V2.0 also sports a triple fan assembly that helps to maintain consistent temperatures and quick disconnect wires that allows for easier maintenance of the device. The printer also comes with an LCD screen which allows users to operate the printer without actually needing a computer and will read data from an SD card.
For more information or to pledge a donation, be sure to hit up the BI V2.0’s Kickstarter page for the details, or you can check out the printer’s specifications in the table below.
|1 ” = 2.54 cm||BI v2.0|
|Single head||Dual head||Triple head|
|2 colors 3D printing||x||yes||3 colors|
|Printing material||1.75 PLA, ABS, Nylon, 240°C|
|PVA support enabled||yes|
|printing speed (up to)||100 mm/s|
|Number of extruders||1||2||3|
|Nozzle height adjustment||x|
|Best layer resolution||As low as 50 microns|
|Max build height (inches)||12|
|Max build length (inches)||12|
|Max build depth (inches)||12|
|Weight||11 pds||13.5 pds||16 pds|
|Length (inches)||23 1/2|
|No extra height for filament||x|
|Smart filament management & protection cartridge||x|
|Protection against moisture cartridge||x|
|Optional refillable cartridge||No cartridge|
|Removable magnetic platform||yes|
|Enclosed printing zone||x|
|Automatic filament loading/unloading system||x|
Eliane Fiolet contributed to this article.