3D Printers

Polaroid launches four new 3D printers at CES 2018

Returning to our coverage of 3D printing at CES 2018, Polaroid, a company otherwise best known for its instant photography technology, has launched four new desktop 3D printers. The consumer 3D printers are the latest to be launched by Polaroid since the ST3Di 3D printer range in 2016.

The latest Polaroid range of the Polaroid Nano Duo, Polaroid Nano Mini, Polaroid Nano Glide and the Polaroid Nano+ 3D printers, is available from April and will be aimed primarily at the US and Canadian markets.

Plug in and Play with the Polaroid Nano Mini

The Polaroid Nano Mini 3D printer is aimed at beginners and features one-button control, reduced motor noise and a price of $349 to facilitate this. The 7.4 x 7.4 x 7.8-inch overall volume and 3.1 x 3.1 x 3.5-inch build volume make it a compact option for personal use. The Polaroid Nano Mini is compatible with PLA 1.75mm filament.

The Polaroid Nano Glide 3D Printer. Photo via Polaroid.
A 3D Printer from the Polaroid Nano range. Photo via Polaroid.

Compact area and large projects with the Polaroid Nano Glide

Also accessible for desktop use, the Polaroid Nano Glide 3D printer has an overall volume of 10.2 x 9.8 x 10.2 inches, and a larger build volume of 4.7 x 4.7 x 4.7 inches. It is equipped with a sliding printing bed, a smart sensor to alert users to a filament refill, and child safety doors. Also compatible with PLA 1.75mm filament, it is available for $479.

Smart technology and safety with the Polaroid Nano+

Sharing the smart sensor and child safety doors of the Nano Glide, the Polaroid Nano+ 3D printer offers faster, more accurate and stabler prints with an inbuilt LCD interface, Wi-Fi connectivity and a dedicated smartphone app for remote control. Compatible with PLA 1.75mm filament, the Nano+ offers a build volume of 4.7 x 4.7 x 4.7 inch and an 11 x 11 x 11-inch overall volume. The Polaroid Nano+ 3D printer costs $549.

A colorful multi-material option with the Polaroid Nano Duo

Available for $1849, the Polaroid Nano Duo not only offers the LCD, Wi-Fi connectivity and smartphone control (with added cloud storage for designs and a built-in monitoring camera) of the Nano+, but it is compatible with a wide range of filament types including ABS, wood, TPU, metal and PLA 1.75mm filament.

A dual print-head enables multicolour or multi-material 3D printing, while a build volume of 11.8 x 8.8 x 12.6 inches in a 17.7 x 14.1 x 22-inch overall volume allows the fabrication of larger objects.

The Polaroid Booth at CES 2018 will be displaying the printers from 9-12 January. Photo via Polaroid.
The Polaroid Booth at CES 2018 will be displaying the printers from 9-12 January. Photo via Polaroid.

Accessible creativity from Polaroid

“At Polaroid, we have an 80-year history of not only making the latest technology accessible to the everyday consumer but also providing users with products that allow them to express their creativity,” said Polaroid CEO Scott W. Hardy.

“We’re proud to offer the latest in 3D printing technology to give users a new way to express themselves at a price point that puts the technology within reach for use in any home, school or business.”

The full range of Polaroid 3D printers will be on display at the Polaroid booth, Central Hall #16615, CES 2018 from 9-12 January.

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Featured image shows the Polaroid booth at CES 2018. Photo via Polaroid.