Many of us know the Asus technology brand, a brand that is not only characterized by its monitors or mobile phones but also by its motherboards. An essential element in desktop computers. Although not much is said, normally every year or every two months Asus launches a different model of motherboard. Asus' latest motherboard model incorporates a curious feature: compatibility with 3D printing.
The model in question is called Asus Pro Z170 and not only offers great power to be used in the world of video games but also allows the use of printed elements, elements that can be printed and docked to suit users.
The new Asus board allows us to customize your board to our liking
Thus, Asus has created several models of parts and elements that we can download and print with our 3D printer to attach to the motherboard. These elements range from simple trims for the screws to logos that we can attach to the plate, through parts that favor the cooling of the system.
All these pieces can be downloaded by the user at will for free, although it must be recognized that the price of the Asus Pro Z170 is high, about $ 140, a high price for a motherboard although this motherboard will have 4 slots for ram memory, a socket for Intel processors and the possibility of adding a support (which can also be printed) for use multiple graphics cards at the same time.
This board can now be purchased through the Asus website, although I hope it is not the only brand that tries to incorporate free technologies such as 3D printing to expand or customize this important element in desktop computers. I like the idea although it would also be nice to create such things as part models for Raspberry Pi or any other motherboard with certain years old would be fine right?