3D Printing

Modular design gives 3D printer CNC carving and laser engraving capabilities

Modular design gives 3D printe...
The Mooz system allows users to switch between 3D printing, CNC carving and laser engraving through interchangeable heads
The Mooz system allows users to switch between 3D printing, CNC carving and laser engraving through interchangeable heads
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Mooz 1, 2 and 3 offer different capabilities.
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Mooz 1, 2 and 3 offer different capabilities.
Kits including the laser engraver head come with protective glasses and laser screen
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Kits including the laser engraver head come with protective glasses and laser screen
Mooz: sturdy aluminum componentry makes for high stability and precision
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Mooz: sturdy aluminum componentry makes for high stability and precision
Mooz uses a small plug and play touchscreen control panel
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Mooz uses a small plug and play touchscreen control panel
Mooz 3's multicolour print capabilities allow for interesting object textures
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Mooz 3's multicolour print capabilities allow for interesting object textures
Mooz: 0.02mm print precision from an affordable home unit
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Mooz: 0.02mm print precision from an affordable home unit
Mooz samples, including printed, multicolour, CNC carved and laser engraved examples
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Mooz samples, including printed, multicolour, CNC carved and laser engraved examples
The Mooz system allows users to switch between 3D printing, CNC carving and laser engraving through interchangeable heads
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The Mooz system allows users to switch between 3D printing, CNC carving and laser engraving through interchangeable heads
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Mooz is aiming to fill in the gap between cheap, flimsy home 3D printers and expensive industrial gear with a modular all-in-one design offering interchangeable heads providing the ability to easily switch between multicolor 3D printing, CNC carving and laser engraving modules.

Coming from a Korea-based company, the Mooz system's modular design offers different heads for single color 3D printing, multicolor 3D printing, basic CNC carving (8,000 rpm, 0-5 mm depth), and low-power 250 mW laser engraving.

Mooz 1, 2 and 3 offer different capabilities.
Mooz 1, 2 and 3 offer different capabilities.

There are three basic platforms to start with: the Mooz 1 offers basic 3D printing, CNC and laser with a single vertical arm, the Mooz 2 adds an extra vertical support arm for better precision and stability, while the Mooz 3 is a totally different three-pillar design that can't take the CNC or laser heads, but can print using two different color filaments.

Each uses a phone-style touchscreen control panel that lets you plug in a USB key with your designs, set parameters and go.

Mooz uses a small plug and play touchscreen control panel
Mooz uses a small plug and play touchscreen control panel

Mooz is keen to point out that all major components are aluminum, with high-precision stepper motors and linear guideways helping to reduce vibration and give a printing precision of 0.02 mm.

The company has smashed through the US$50,000 goal for its Kickstarter campaign, with pledges starting at US$429 for the full Mooz-1 kit. The extra precision of the Mooz-2 kit costs US$479, and the dual-colour Mooz-3 costs US$389. Mooz plans to begin shipping by November or December this year if all goes to plan.

Check out the campaign pitch video below.

Mooz: Industrial Grade Transformable Metallic 3D Printer

Source: Mooz Kickstarter

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1 comment
Nik
The build volume is miserably small, and will restrict what can be produced. This is likely to inhibit sales.