Written By Oliver Starr Via Gizmag
Polaroid, the company perhaps best known for instant photo cameras, has jumped into 3D printers, announcing the new ModelSmart 250S at CES. The single extruder printer, made in partnership with UK inkjet cartridge maker Environmental Business Products, will initially be available only to the European market.
The sharp-looking ModelSmart 250S 3D printer bears the familiar (at least if you're over 40) Polaroid colors, adding a touch of nostalgia and brand continuity to the device. Print resolution can be adjusted from 50 to 350 microns, an internal Wi-Fi-enabled camera allows remote monitoring of projects, the extruder calibrates itself and a print speed of between 20 and 100 mm, while not the fastest, is nevertheless respectable. The maximum size of a printed model is 250 x 150 x 150 mm (10 x 6 x 6 in).