Malaysia-based prosumer 3D printer manufacturer VAGLER International has released a printer specifically designed for use within education. Founded in 2011, VAGLER International Sdn. Bhd. is the country’s first manufacturer of 3D printers. The VAGLER’s new V-8E 3D Printer combines a selection of individually rare features to optimise student learning and performance whilst augmenting Health & Safety and ease-of-use. The features for a learning environment build upon the technology of the company’s V-8x desktop extrusion 3D printer range.
The features aligned to use within education are primarily Health & Safety centred — important indeed for a classroom environment. Prime electronic and mechnical niche features include a remote “Teacher Lock” and a child proof enclosed machine body to prevent access to heated machine internals. The V-8E 3D Printer boasts “1-Click Printing,” host-to-slave print queueing, and multiple printer operation classroom-friendly features that are also universally appealling to a wider range of customers. The 3D printer is recommended for use in schools for ages 5 and up as well as colleges and universities.
Those V-8E 3D Printer features in full:
- Max printing resolution: 50 microns (0.05mm)
- Build volume: 13,500cm3 L, W, H 270 x 200 x 250 mm ( x x inches)
- 1-Click printing;
- Multiple printers and print queues from a single workstation;
- “Child Proof” fully enclosed chassis means all moving parts for student safety and hardware longevity in a hardworking classroom environment;
- “Teacher Lock” enabling staff to remotely lock the printer’s operation for student safety;
- Magnetic door lock during printing, which prevents access to the 200°C+ heated parts;
- Removable, non-heated printing plates, enabling quick access to completed objects.
Marketing Director, Nick Morgan stated: “Our printers are designed to an extremely high specification, with industrial application in mind; however, as the demand for high quality yet cost effective 3D printers in schools, colleges and universities grew, we realised there was currently a huge gap in the market in which no-one was catering for this very specific set of needs. We listened to our educational customers and, with their combined input during the R&D phase, developed what we believe to be the first true 3D printer for education, a printer with precision, durability and reliability which will give both students and teachers alike the tools with which to excel.”
Priced at USD$1,999 the V-8E 3D Printer is now available for pre-order. Shipping is scheduled for January 2015.