The World's First Colour 3D Printer Is Even Lovelier Than Its Creations

By Andrew Liszewski on at

3D printers have promised to revolutionise manufacturing as we know it, but are we really going to spend the future with such a limited colour palette for our 3D creations? Not if botObjects' new full color ProDesk3D printer delivers on its lofty promises.

Instead of being limited to just a handful of colours based on the spools of plastic you've installed, the ProDesk3D uses a unique five-colour cartridge system—not like unlike an inkjet printer—that can mix shades on the fly to reproduce the exact tint you need. And the printer's 25-micron dual extruder head should ensure the objects it creates also end up with a high quality finish.

Pricing and availability details are still up in the air, but the company hopes to start delivering the first units sometime in June. And while the ProDesk3D is designed to be one of the easiest 3D printers to use, lets hope the company doesn't completely follow the desktop printing industry with reasonably priced hardware, and outrageously priced replacement cartridges. [botObjects via Inhabitat]