3D Printing

NVBots Launches 3D Printer with Automated Part Remover

3D printer maker NVBots has launched what it says is the first 3D printer with an automated print remover that can be controlled remotely.

The print remover, which moves objects from the printer after they have been made, and the ability to allow users to connect from any device with a browser — like a tablet or even a smartphone — and log into a website where they can submit files, direct print jobs and manage their queue allows use of the new NVPro without the need for an onsite operator.

The NVPro can run continuously from any device. At the same time, the company has a 3D printing curriculum around hands-on learning to assist teachers and provide service support.

In addition to the new patented parts remover, there are three components to the NVPro:

  • NVCloud, which allows users to send print jobs from anywhere at any time with live video. Because it is cloud-based, there is no software to install or limit to the number of users who can share the printer;
  • NVLibrary, a collection of best practices, curricula, lesson plans and read-to-print parts; and
  • NVCare, a training and support system available to users for 12 months after purchase.

"Having access to a 3D printing solution like the NVPro is particularly useful, based on its automated part removal feature," said Scott Bailey, managing director of MassChallenge Boston, an accelerator that has already begun using the 3D printer. "With the NVPro, we can maintain a steady queue of print jobs running, without requiring someone to retrieve parts each time they are printed."

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Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.