Product Info

Hardware

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Enter the new era in printing.

No longer is the world constrained to 2D paper.  The ModelMaker™ brings to life your dreams, vision and designs.

 

ModelMaker is based on our proprietary lightweight super-structure completely enclosed and interlocked with user safety in mind.

ModelMaker’s size and weight is similar to many 2D desktop printers.

 

 

 

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ModelMaker’s exceptional performance is based upon 2BOT’s proprietary distributed DSP-based controlled intelligence network.

This delivers rapid and seamless information exchange between the 3D printer, the computer and 2BOT Studio.  This enables immediate ModelMaker actions from your 2D and 3D data.

 

 

 

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Out of the box, the ModelMaker will be up and running in less than 30 minutes.  We offer a variety of configurations to support your office or classroom needs.

 

If you lack counter space the ModelMaker can be mounted on an optional stand which has wheels for easy re-positioning.

 

The cutting head utilizes a proprietary carbide cutter, specialized in design for shaping model materials. The design is a first of a kind in the 3D printer market in that it can create up to a 2” single pass vertical wall, making tall vertical structures possible.

Driving the cutter is a brushless motor which is being powered via a dedicated 100 MIPS DSP processor. This concentration of compute power in the head allows for precise millisecond to millisecond control of torque and speed yielding high performance motion.

 

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Material billets are held in a proprietary cassette. To install material the user simply swings up handles on the material jaws, inserts the material and then swings the arms down to latch and firmly hold the material. These jaws can hold a sheet of paper up to a 2" thick billet.




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The cassette is an indexed component to the system.  This allows the reverse side of the material can also be shaped by simply removing the cassette, flipping it up-side-down and reinserting into ModelMaker. Everything from the mechanical design to the electronics was designed with you in mind.

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Software

2BOT Studio is the cleaver and simple to use interface to the ModelMaker. It is as easy as 1,2,3.  In moments you are creating your physical model.

 

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Step 1: Read in virtual model data files. 2BOT Studio is compatible with many different file formats including DWG, DXF, Google SketchUp KMZ, STL, and USGS FLT files.  In addition, lithopanes are created from JPG and BMP files.  Autodesk applications such as AutoCAD, Civil3D and Revit will produce DWG or STL files suitable for input.  Google SketchUp files are exported into KMZ files.  Solidworks and other solid modeling packages can export STL files. We can even work with STL files that are not watertight.  2BOT Studio requires no special modifications to your original design

 

 

 

 

 

A 3D representation of your data is displayed on the 2Bot Studio work piece. This process generally only takes seconds.

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Step 2: Scale the Data. Do you need a 4x6” model for your team to work with while a 4’x6’ larger scale version to gather around?  No problem with 2BOT Studio.  From the same input model, simple tell the software how big any 1 side of the model needs to be and it will scale instantly.

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Step 3: Make IT! - the power of the program does all the hard work for you.  Sit back and enjoy as your model is created in moments!

 

Consumables

Cost of Ownership

We at 2BOT know that owning a 3D printer is very expensive in both upfront cost and ongoing materials.  In fact, many 3D printers use more material on an annual basis for models than the cost of the 3D printer itself.  stu5The beauty of ModelMaker and subtraction technology is that the materials are no longer cost consideration as a user.  The ModelMaker is the clear alternative to 3D printers.

Take the example of a model of a building.  For easy numbers, let’s say the model of the building is 2” wide by 4” deep and 10” tall.  Citing values from other 3D printers, their price per cubic inch is around $6.00/in3.  For ModelMaker and our approved materials, the price is $0.05/in3.  Doing the math, our building model will cost $4.00.  The 3D printer version of the building will cost $480.00.

To make your life even easier, you have the choice of purchasing our approved materials from us or from your local hardware store.  Please feel free to contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details on our materials and how to get them.

 

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