German startup Next Dynamics has introduced the NextD1 home 3D printer, which works with several types of materials. Among its functions is the ability to print your own electronic circuit boards from conductive polymers.
The main feature of the printer is the Digijet printhead. There are 6 of them in the printer and each has 200 nozzles that spray the smallest droplets of the substance on the working surface, which is then sintered with a UV laser, after which the next layer is applied. The printer prints at a resolution of 10 microns.
The NextD1 is packaged in a 42 x 42 x 42 cm cube-shaped case. It holds six ink tanks that are mixed depending on the product being made. We offer material options - durable, transparent, elastic or colored polymers.
However, the most interesting thing is that the printer can work with an electrically conductive polymer containing nanoparticles, which allows users to organize the production of standard and even three-dimensional printed circuit boards at home.
All information about the operation of the printer is displayed on a 10-inch touch screen. You can also remotely access your smartphone via Wi-Fi.
Currently, the 200, 000 euros required for the launch of serial production are being collected on Kickstarter. More than half has already been collected, and there is no doubt that the full amount will be collected in the 44 days remaining until the end of the company. The estimated cost of the printer will be 2, 818 euros, complete with a basic cartridge and a set of three materials. NextD1 sales are expected to start in September 2017.