M3D Launches Sub-$500 Crane Quad 3D Printer
M3D, LLC, the top U.S. manufacturer of 3D printers, begins a new era of color 3D printing today with the launch of its Crane QuadTM 3D printer. Designed for enthusiasts, Crane Quad is the industry’s first multi-material desktop 3D printer that can produce true multi-colored objects. Building on M3D’s legacy of innovation in creating affordable and easy-to-use technology products that inspire consumers to make and create things, pricing for Crane Quad starts at $399.
“Our new Crane Quad desktop 3D color printer is a real breakthrough in 3D printing capability and affordability,” said Michael Armani, co-founder and CEO of M3D. “Its ability to print multiple colors and multiple materials simultaneously is a first, and it takes us one step closer to 3D printers being able to produce real-world objects that outperform traditional manufacturing, both in cost and performance.”
Historically, filament-based 3D printers have been limited to extruding with only one material at a time, which requires users to make complex hardware modifications or to manually guide different materials between layers to get even a few colors in a print. Thus, full-color prints are typically outsourced to services that lease expensive, industrial 3D color printers.