Last week, we introduced our readers to Winbo, manufacturers, educators and designers of all things 3D printing from Guangzhou, China. The company, which has been in manufacturing since 1995, is quickly becoming a major contender in the 3D printing market, with a current catalogue of 17 printers, and a whole database of 3D models. This week, the company have launched a new range of 3D printers called the Super Helper, promising customers great value for money at competitive price-points and, in 2 of the models, multiple functions.
The Super Helper comes in three configurations:
The Super Helper SH105 3D Printer ($149) – a basic model that produces 3D printed objects
The Super Helper SH105L 3 in 1 ($199) – the second tier model that also prints, but has an added laser for engraving and cutting
And the Super Helper SH155L 3 in 1 ($249), which provides the same features as the second tier model but has a larger build size (155×155×205mm compared to 105×105×155mm from the SH105L).
At the moment, we only have basic specifications for the models. They have all been created with small product production in mind, printing a layer thickness of between 0.04 and 0.25mm at an average speed of 50-100mm per second. These specs make the Super Helpers ideal for use in homes, schools, studios and micro-factories, and for making objects such as toys, bowls, phone cases and model buildings. In addition, the SH105L and SH155L laser models are capable of light engraving and cutting work, with some examples shown below.
One of the things I personally like about this range from Winbo is that they add a splash of color to the 3D printer market. Each model is available in a range of 8 colors, and proves that Winbo has the potential to be one of the most fun-loving competitors in the industry. Refreshing that a company should turn out machine performance without always taking themselves so seriously.
We’ll be able to shed some more light on the Super Helper models, their specifications, and their capabilities soon. Keep an eye out next week for a more in-depth review.
Featured image is the blue version of the Super Helper SH105 3D Printer. Photo via: Winbo.