Novel 3D, the 3D printer that prints flat

The Novel 3D printer, launching on Kickstarter, allows you to make very long 3D products using a conveyor belt

Most 3D printers on the market today use a relatively small print base, size-wise. This means that if you want to print a very long object we will have to make several prints and then assemble the whole. But now, thanks to the Novel 3D, nothing will ever be the same again.

The Novel 3D is one of the first printers that will allow products to be made on a table top. This will allow companies and individuals to create corporate logos to be installed on top of commercial spaces, or long products. How does it accomplish this? Very simple, the developers have replaced the fixed print base with a conveyor belt, the same as supermarket checkouts to be clear, which allows for continuous printing. At the moment the Novel 3D is being launched on the famous crowdfunding portal Kickstarter after more than 3 years of design.

Technical features

The conveyor belt of the printer was made of carbon fiber, and allows or to create a single object of very long dimensions or to create many different parts to join or pack together at the end of the process. The limits to the printed products then you will have only in width and height, specifically are 340 millimeters in width and always 340 millimeters in height. The printer head is interchangeable, with thickness from 0.4 millimeters to 0.8 millimeters. This means that there will be no need to use support structures to make complex objects. Manufacturers say the model is customizable and can change its printing process to suit the needs of the individual or business. Although, manufacturers guarantee that it will work with most materials on the market. There are three different purchase options. At the moment the printer on Kickstarter is on pre-order for just over 6 thousand euros with shipping costs excluded. Then the public price will be about 9 thousand euros for the basic model and 12 thousand for the Plus one. Deliveries are expected to begin next October.