Printing a 3D model usually takes hours, if not days, so anything that can speed up the printing time while keeping the same quality should be welcomed. LOTMAXX SC-10 SHARK 3D printer promises to reduce the standard print time by up to 30%. How did they exactly make a faster 3D printer? Thanks to “Aeolus Heat Dissipation system” (AHDS) with four fans to cool the nozzle and “S Move System” (SMS) helping the motors travel at a high speed.
The printer also happens to be a multifunction printer with support for laser engraving and bicolor printing. SC-10 SHARK launched on Kickstarter several weeks ago and raised over $200,000 US from around 620 backers with 12 days to go.
SC-10 SHARK 3D printer key features & specifications:
- Molding technology – FDM
- Print Speed – Up to 200mm/s; normal speed: 45-90mm/s
- Printing Accuracy – +/-0.1mm
- Layer thickness – 0.1 to 0.4 mm
- Nozzle diameter – Standard: 0.4mm; 0.2 and 0.3mm nozzles are also supported
- Temperature – Nozzle: up to 260°C; bed: 100°C
- Print Volume – 235 x 235 x 265 mm
- TMC2208 drive
- Printing material – PLA, ABS, TPU, wood, copper-bearing, gradient, etc…
- Display – 3.5″ removable touchscreen display
- Options – Laser engraving, bicolor printing, auto-leveling
- Misc – Rapid cooling, resume printing
- Support 3D files – STL, Obj, amf
- Dimensions – 3D printer: 443 x 466 x 488 mm; build plate: 250 x 250mm
- Weight – 7.4 kg
LOTMAXX provides a free 2-in-1 slicer software for 3D printing and laser engraving that works in Windows & Mac, but the SC-10 SHARK is also compatible with other programs such as Cura, Repetier-Host, or Simplify3D.
The company sent an early review sample to the “3D Printing Nerd” but after reporting some shortcomings with the device, the company hired him to do further testing, and help them to make a better product. Since crowdfunded products are usually not fully polished, he uploaded a “first look” video instead of a “review”.
An important takeaway is that the faster printing speed may not be suitable for all models, so users would have to experiment.
SC-10 SHARK rewards start at $229 with the basic model. Auto-leveling adds $20, bicolor printing $30, and the laser engraving $80. Shipping adds $39 to $70 depending on the country of destination. The company will not ship worldwide, and instead opted to only ship the rewards to North America, Europe, and Australia. Delivery is scheduled for August 2020.
Note that 3D printer crowdfunding campaigns are usually highly risky with a long history of scams or failed projects. LOTMAXX has taken an interesting approach by sending early prototypes to reviewers, so hopefully, they’ll sort things out in time, and make SC-10 SHARK a successful Kickstarter project.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.