From China, specifically from the company Zhuai CTC, we received a press release announcing the launch of the first multifunction printer where, in the same system, a FFF type 3D printer dual extruder, a CNC milling machine and even a laser marker. The name chosen for this new prototype that will hit the market much sooner than you imagine is «Formaker«.
As a detail, tell you that for the moment this new printer will seek financing through the well-known crowdfunding platform Kickstarter in a campaign that will last 30 days and that is being a success thanks, among other things, to the fact that a unit is being offered to those interested for the modest price of U.S. dollar 1.000, a price well below what you can buy a printer with similar functions on the market today.
As is logical before such a price, rumors have begun to be heard about how the company would even be selling the printer below cost or even without profit margin while other sources argue that the fall and devaluation of the yuan could be the main cause of this price. As a detail, the option of just get the 3D printer at a price of $ 700 and that other accessories can be purchased separately.
Undoubtedly, we are facing a unique opportunity to get a 3D printer at a more than interesting price, especially if we take into account that the company has not set a limit on orders, which, in turn, can cause an avalanche for part of customers that could lead to delays in deliveries. Each client has the option of completing or not the functionality of the printer by adding the CNC cutter and milling machine.