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J Group Robotics launches Vector PLA 3D printer for Indian market

 

By Nimish Sawant /  26 Jun 2014 , 18:34

Mumbai-based J Group Robotics announced the launch of its 3D printer named Vector PLA 3D targetted at manufacturing industries across verticals such as automotive, aeronautical, engineering, defence, etc. for making prototypes of final products. Apart from prototyping for industries, the Vector PLA 3D can also be used for making everyday objects such as cellphone covers, jewellery mockup designs, gift items, 3D facial models to even prosthetic limbs. The Vector PLA 3D is expected to be selling at Rs 1,49,000 and the PLA spool will be sold at Rs 1,999 per kg.

 

The complete 3D printed stag-face model and another one being modelled in the Vector PLA 3D behind

 

The complete 3D printed stag-face model and another one being modelled in the Vector PLA 3D behind

 

The 3D printer uses fused deposition modelling technique for 3D printing the objects. It has a layer resolution of 100 microns and can build a volume of upto 190 x 190 x 210 mm. The raw material used in the Vector PLA 3D printer is polylactic acid (PLA) which is biodegradable in nature and comes in the form of a spool which is attached to the back of the Vector PLA 3D printer. A motor feeds the spool to the nozzle from which it is printed out on the fed design.

The Polylactic acid (PLA) is fed from the spool attached on the rear side of the printer

 

The Vector PLA 3D printer reads design from an SD card or a data cable connected to the printer. The  designs with the extensions .STL / .OBJ / .DAE / .AMF are fed into the company’s 3D Printware software. It lays down successive layers of the material to build the model from a series of cross-sections. The layers corresponding to the virtual cross sections from the CAD model are joined together or automatically fused together to create the final shape. The construction time will depend on the complexity of the design and can last from a couple of hours to several days.

 

3D printed objects, including a human face which was modelled using a 3D scanner before being printed.

 

3D printed objects, including a human face which was modelled using a 3D scanner before being printed.

 

Speaking at the event, Vishal Jariwala, founder and chairman J Group Robotics, stated that users can use any popular 3D modelling software such as Autodesk or even open source utilities to make their designs. The 3D Printware software can read files from various 3D modelling utilities. “3D printing is a revolutionary technology and with the Vector PLA 3D, we are aiming to help manufacturing industries reduce the cost of prototyping. We want to expand our reach beyond Mumbai. We already have 3D printing workshops at schools and colleges where we helps students with projects involving 3D printed robots,” he said. J Group Robotics has also supplied a 3D printer to the Indian Navy which is using it for making engineering objects prototypes.

 

A regular prosthetic arm costs lakhs of Ruppees, whereas a 3D printed one such as this can be constructed for around Rs 10,000

 

A regular prosthetic arm costs lakhs of Rupees, whereas a 3D printed one such as this can be constructed for around Rs 10,000

 

Apart from industrial use, the Vector PLA 3D printer can also be employed in making customised objects. Users can upload a 3D model or design to J Group Robotics’ home page and get it printed. Using 3D scanning you can even get a 3D printed facial model of yourself.

 

A regular prosthetic arm costs lakhs of Rupees, whereas a 3D printed one such as this can be constructed for around Rs 10,000

 

Apart from industrial use, the Vector PLA 3D printer can also be employed in making customised objects. Users can upload a 3D model or design to J Group Robotics’ home page and get it printed. Using 3D scanning you can even get a 3D printed facial model of yourself.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsA99VLTrbc

 

The video above shows the Vector PLA 3D printer in action. It was printing the stag model (seen in the first picture above) using yellow coloured PLA raw material.

Vector PLA 3D

Vector PLA 3D helps in creating the world of infinite possibilities by converting the computer design to real life tailored made objects e.g. (Cell phone covers, Fashion accessories, Jewelry, Wallet, Headphones, Speakers, DJ Desk, Interior Designed models, Toys, Eye Wear, Coffee Cups, Clock, Hanging Lights, Camera Lens, Flute, Acoustic Guitar, High heel shoes, , Gears, Medical Models, Architecture models, Engineering models, Sculptures and much more to check out on our Community page) These objects have an aesthetic value, can be felt and used instantly.

A 3D Printer for a smarter, simpler and developed life which understands the value of creativity and believes in the importance of an effortless experience. Understanding what matters most to us for "Touching Every Dream", the Vector PLA 3D - 3D Printer was developed to redefine the way we create, live and to maximize our fulfillment of life.

 

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