Earlier this summer, Makers Juan Tendero, Jordi Tendero and Jose Manuel Quiles announced that they would launch a new 3D printer, capable of printing Filaflex filament at speeds faster than any other desktop machine on the market today. In doing so, the team had launched its Lewihe 3D printer on Indiegogo, seeking $60,000 to further production. While they were unable to garner the targeted amount, the group did utilize the pledged $11,105 to expand their capabilities.
Now a couple of months later, the team has resurfaced to announce that they will be unveiling another printer, the Lewihe Sneaker. Though larger than the company’s previous machines, the Sneaker will still be based on the same core XY system. Each of the recently-announced devices are powered by an Atmel AT90USB1286 based SAV Mk-I board.
Built on an aluminum alloy chassis, the Sneaker’s key specs include:
- Print Technology: Fused Filament Fabrication
- Build Volume: 320 x 210 x 210 mm
- Print speed: 120 mm/s
- Printer Size: 48 x 35 x 46 cm
- Printer Weight: 14 kg (30 lbs)
- Layer Resolution: 50 microns
- Filament Type/Size: 1.75 mm PLA & Filaflex
- Nozzle Diameter: 0.4 mm
- Software: Cura, Repetier, Pronterface, Octoprint
- 3D Model File Types: .stl, .gcode, .obj
In addition, the printer features an optional camera (with 320 x 240 resolution) for those Makers wishing to monitor their prints remotely, as well as Wi-Fi connectivity. Wishing to add the Lewihe Sneaker to your holiday list? You’re in luck. The company says it will be available starting in December.