The mysterious Newton 3D desktop metal 3D printer
UK based Newton 3D today unveiled some information about its ground breaking desktop metal 3D printer.
Built from the research of Esteban Schunemann, PhD student at Brunel University in London, Newton 3D is claimed to be an affordable 3D printer that can 3D print objects in metals such as gold, silver, bronze, copper and steel. It was developed specifically for jewellers, product designers, homeware designers and fashion designers.
Newton 3D was founded in 2009 by Esteban Schunemann and was funded by iMakr.VC. Esteban's design was awarded the joint winner prize for the Goldsmiths' Technological Innovation Award 2013 by the Craft and Design Council.
The Newton 3D uses metal clays such as bronze, sterling silver, copper and steel which are then fired. The parts can also be finished. According to the company, The Newton 3D has build platform around 5 in x 5 in (127 x 127 mm) but so far they have focused on applications to smaller pieces. "The system itself can move at 2000mm/min, but with metal we prefer to keep it at 300mm/min. The cufflinks take 15 min to print each." Romain Kidd, Chief Marketing Officer of iMakr.com told us.
But aside from the above brief information the company gave on the product, Newton 3D has kept much of it under wraps, declining to reveal how the 3D printer looks like, what hardware and software it includes, and how much the device costs. "We will be slowly revealing more in the coming weeks." said Kidd.
For our curious readers Newton 3D has shared exclusively 2 videos of the printing process, and you can find them here and here.
Stay tuned for more information. Below are a few nice 3D printed metal objects made on the Newton 3D metal printer.