Most 3D printers available in Estonia are either imported or designed abroad and assembled there; now Estonia has its own 3D printer that was constructed by EDM Machinery, a spin-off company of the University of Tartu.
“The build of this 3D printer has been inspired by milling machines and it is mostly made of stainless steel, which makes our machine much sturdier than most of the printers available on the market,” Matis Averin, a former member of the ESTCube team and the constructor of the printer, said.
Sturdiness is an important keyword in the world of 3D technologies, as today most producers do not give any warranty to 3D printers available to home users. EDM Machinery, however, also offers a warranty to its printer.
This 3D printer allows printing with two filaments, which means with two colours or materials at the same time. Its working area is 1.5 times larger than usual for similar 3D printers, which allows printing larger details.
According to Averin, this particular 3D printer is best used for prototyping, but it is also suitable for hobby users.
EDM Machinery is a technology start-up located in Tallinn. It is a spin-off company of the University of Tartu that offers special-solution CNC milling machines and does product development.