This morning Radiant Fabrication
launched their Lionhead 3D printer on Kickstarter
. The high-speed printing capability will be absolutely necessary for educational users (Obama mentioned 3D printing in his state of the union address). Special appreciation for our Field Application Engineer Daniel Harris for supporting the customer very well on behalf of Parallax Semiconductor, and the whole Parallax manufacturing crew who built several prototypes and production versions. Please back their project today and show your commitment to the Propeller!
Radiant Fabrication 3D Printer
Radiant Fabrication's new Lionhead 3D Printer and 3D Scanner makes a big step forward in 3D printing by providing an an easy to use, quick integrated system. Radiant's 3D scanning system and a video game-inspired modeling software make it quick to build a model by adding and removing pixels. Multiple print heads produce the model quickly, making this an ideal system for high-speed prototyping. Together these benefits are exactly what's needed to make 3D printing practical in an educational environment.
The P8X32A Propeller Multicore Microcontroller is the heart of the control system. The benefit of the Propeller in this application was a rapid prototype-to-production process using readily-available Parallax code modules from OBEX. Firmware for simultaneous control of print heads and motors is efficiently coded in the Propeller and the electronics easily scale upward to a system with more print heads. Parallax Semiconductor Field Application Engineers worked with Radiant to design and fabricate the control system in our Rocklin, California manufacturing facility.