$99 3D printers are announced nearly every year with varying quality, and Selpic, which made the Selpic S1+ handheld 2D printer, joined the fray with Selpic Star-A multi-function 3D printer that was offered as for as little as $99 as an early bird reward on Kickstarter.
The 3D printer is still up on Kickstarter with pledges starting at $129 and support for laser engraving for $39 extra, meaning it offers many of the same features as SC-10 SHARK multi-function 3D printer but at a lower price point, a much smaller form factor also meaning a smaller build volume, and slower printing speeds.
Selpic Star-A 3D printer specifications:
- Build volume – 12 x 12 x 12 cm
- Display – Optional 2.4-inch touch screen
- Printing materials – PLA, TPU, PETG, ABS
- Print resolution – >= 0.1 mm
- Layer thickness – 0.05 to 0.3 mm
- Printing speed – 30 to 60 mm/s
- Nozzle – 0.4mm
- Extruder temperature – 180 to 250°C
- Noise level – Under 60 dB
- Connection Type – USB or MicroSD card for G-code files
- Options – Hotbed kit, 1.6W laser engraving head kit
- Power Supply – 100-240V AC to 12V DC power adapter
- Dimensions – 260 x 240 x 250 mm
- Weight – 2 kg
The company only lists CURA slicer program, but I suppose any other program generating G-code file should also work. It also supports resuming from power failure and comes with a four-button controller by default. AFAIK, it’s the first 3D printer from the company, and they did not send early samples to reviewers, so the risk of a flawed product should be a bit higher.
Selpic Star-A 3D printer ships with 10m of PLA filament, a filament shelf, a USB-A cable, a power adapter, a screwdriver (assembly is said to take 2 minutes), a card reader, a MicroSD card, and some screws. The display, laser engraver head, and hotbed are all optional.
Shipping is free to the US, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the UK, and Japan, and $20 to the rest of the world. Deliveries are scheduled to start in December 2020, or right after the crowdfunding campaign ends, so the company has probably already finalized the product, and is ready for production.
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.