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nano3Dprint unveils MatDep Pro 3D printer: technical specifications and pricing

US 3D printer manufacturer nano3Dprint has launched its MatDep Pro 3D multi-material and electronics printer. 

The MatDep Pro caters to a broad audience, including engineers, entrepreneurs, tech leaders, and advanced at-home designers. A limited batch of 50 units is accessible to consumers through an application process. Priced at $8,800, the 3D printer necessitates a $500 refundable deposit. According to Ramsey Stevens, nano3Dprint’s CEO, the MatDep Pro plays a pivotal role in reducing cross-contamination, a crucial factor in preventing disruptions in the conductive path. “The independent motion of the print heads prevents cross-contamination and offers better print quality, speed, and reliability.”

MatDep Pro: Advanced 3D printing for functional electronics

The MatDep Pro, nano3Dprint’s largest system at 360 x 250 x 200mm (14.17 x 9.84 x 7.87 inches), enables the developing of electronics with dynamic features like conductivity, magnetism, or responsiveness. It also supports the development of devices with locally customized composition, structure, and properties. This system’s versatility extends to applying materials to diverse substrates, enabling the creation of electrical connections and patterns with electrodes, wires, or traces seamlessly integrated into fused deposition modeling (FDM) designs.

The MatDep Pro’s FDM extruder and materials dispensing system provide a seamless method for integrating conductive and functional inks/pastes into a 3D design. This system enables users to print with plastics like ABS and PLA using the extruder, all while incorporating advanced materials, including highly conductive inks like gold or silver, as well as versatile pastes such as silicone and polymers.

Operating independently, the extruder and materials dispensing system enhance the precision and accuracy of the prints. The MatDep Pro incorporates several key features, such as an industrial linear guide ensuring stable and precise movement control, a flexible magnetic build mat for effortless print removal, and nozzle cleaning stations for both the FDM extruder and materials dispensing system. Moreover, the printer’s robust steel construction for the housing enhances structural stability, reduces vibrations, and enables more precise movement of the print head.

“A major benefit of 3D printing with functional materials is creating electronics that can conform to different shapes and surfaces. This opens up new possibilities in wearable technology, smart textiles, biomedical devices or conformal supercapacitors, for example. Users can design and produce their own electronics on-demand, without the need for expensive and specialized equipment or facilities,” Stevens added.

MatDep Pro 3D multi-material and electronics printer. Image via nano3Dprint.
MatDep Pro 3D multi-material and electronics printer. Image via nano3Dprint.

Technical specifications and pricing

Extrusion/DispensingSingle 1.75 mm FDM (Extrusion Position 1)with Materials Dispensing System(Dispensing Position 2)
Independent MotionThe extruder and materials dispensing system assemblies move independently. Both printheads are automatically wiped clean after use
Continue Printing AfterPower CutYes
Industrial Linear GuideStable and precise movement control
ConnectivityUSB/SD and Card/WiFi

Compatible withSimplify3D, Repetier-Host, Cura, and Makerware
File FormatSTL and GCODE
Operating SystemWindows, Mac, Linux

Materials Dispensing System
Syringe Size3 ml
Nozzle Size14 to 30 Ga (1.6 mm to 150 µm)Higher Resolution Available: 30 Ga, 32 Ga, 34 Ga
Materials SupportFunctional Pastes and Inks, Conductive NanoParticle Inks, Resistive, Dielectrics, Magnetic, Thermo-Electric, Photovoltaic, and Graphene Solutions

FDM extruder
Extruder Size0.4 mm (1.75 mm filament)
Materials SupportPLA, ABS, PETG, POM, Nylon (PA), PC,Carbon Fiber filament, Dissolvable filament(PVA, HIPS), and Flexible filament (TPU, PLA+)

Build Volume360 x 250 x 200 mm; 14.17 x 9.84 x 7.87 inches
Stage MaterialFlexible Magnetic Build Ma
Extrusion Layer Thickness0.1-0.3mm
Positional AccuracyXY axis: 0.011 mm; Z axis: 0.0025 mm
Extruder Diameter0.4 mm
Max. Extruder Flow Rate24 cc/hour
Printing Speed20-200 mm/s
Bed TemperatureMax 120℃
Printing TemperatureMax 260℃
Machine Dimensions630 x 430 x 625 mm
Machine Weight~ 92.5 lbs

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Featured image shows MatDep Pro 3D multi-material and electronics printer. Image via nano3Dprint.