The new 3D printer of Pollen might be a bit late, however, it has certain traits that might be able to make it valuable. In addition to having a remarkable printing resolution up to 40 μ, Pam is aimed towards professionals and is also capable of combining four distinct materials in order to produce objects with different properties. In short, you can consider it a luxury 3D printer.
With the help of Pam, you could print something solid, something flexible, something soft, etc. You could also use it for complex prototyping, fashion shows, translucent lamps, etc.
After checking out a few Pollen’s 3D-printed objects, I must confess that it seemed to be much better than an average 3D printer. In order to print something, first insert your printer with bottles filled with pellets of thermoplastics, silicones, composites or filled materials. Since the maximum temperature is 350°C, remember that this is just an illustration of what you could use because Pam is compatible with natural fibres, carbon, minerals or metal particles.
The Pam works over Wi-Fi or Ethernet and you can control it via your web browser. There is no need to connect Pam to your computer as the printing software stack is assembled into the printer. Also, you can remotely print objects.
This printer will be dispatched in April of 2017 and it seems that the company has signed meaningful deals with companies by now that intend to integrate 3D printing into their product being offered in the future.
Although it is not a 3D printer for the Kickstarter spectators, nonetheless, it might be a good machine for you in case your company wants to get serious about 3D printing.
Currently, pre-orders start at $9,000 (€8,000) without including delivery and VAT. This is only an initial price since the company intends to sell it for $18,000 (€16,000) after this first production batch. This is the least you can expect from a professional 3D printer. Pollen could generate a beneficial business based on this technology whilst it being niche 3D Printer.