3d printing has opened up a world of possibilities ever since its conception. People saw the potential applications of this technology. Applications that would change the standards of various industries like furniture production to clothing apparel and more.

3d printing though uses materials that are not readily available to many of its possible users. Traditionally, materials used for printing were metal alloys or plastic filaments which were either too expensive to use or not easily accessible to consumers.

Enter the Sculptify David 3D printer. This 3d printer is a kickstarter project by Sculptify Labs and is currently garnering 83 backers and already has monetary support of $63,000 of its $100,000 target. Anyone could become a part of this project by pledging at least $2,745.

What makes Sculptify David 3D printer different from other printing devices?

Sculptify David is a desktop 3D printer that can be directly hooked up to your PC for your printing pleasure. Currently, 3D printers that are available on the commercial level use plastic filaments on a spool as its raw material but David uses plastic pellets, which are the usual raw materials presently being used by plastic production companies. Plastic pellets are so much more available to public consumption compared to plastic filaments. And it is cheaper too, with plastic pellets going by just $18 compared to plastic filament spools that would easily cost 2 to 3 times more compared to pellets.

SculptifyA more flexible output, literally!

Due to the raw materials being used by present day 3D printers, the end products are usually stiff and its movements are limited. David allows for a more flexible end product due to its use of plastic pellets. The material would open up the range of designs that can be applied by using plastic pellets.

Sculptify is also looking at the possibility of using multiple colours on one printing project. Currently 3D printers can’t stop its process mid print, so you would be stuck with a monotone product on each project. David is said to enable its user to stop printing mid-way, change the color of the pellets that was placed in the feeder and continue printing on the same project but this time with a new colour.


More raw material possibilities!

The makers of David also mentioned that they wouldn’t with just using plastic pellets, they are also looking into the possibility of printing using materials that can be found around the household such as plastic bags, plastic forks and spoons, etc. Which create a world of possibilities even for recycling.

With just a few more thousand dollars to go, David will soon be available to people worldwide.