Peopoly, a prominent name in the 3D printing industry, has just unveiled its groundbreaking FDM 3D printer, the Magneto X. With dimensions of 400 x 300 x 300 mm and a unique Klipper system featuring linear-motor-based kinematics known as “MagXY,” this printer promises to shake up the world of 3D printing as we know it.
Peopoly: Why Linear Motors Matter in 3d print
Linear motors are at the heart of this innovation. Unlike the more common stepper motors that rely on rotational motion, linear motors move in a straight line. This fundamental difference allows guides to be directly attached to the motors, eliminating the need for belts and pulleys in the process.
The potential benefits of this technology are substantial, especially when it comes to reducing maintenance for 3D printers. However, one may wonder why we haven’t seen linear motors in consumer-grade printers before.
According to Mark Peng, the founder of Peopoly, “Linear motors are costly, complex, and lack a broad supply chain and software support. While they offer high precision and speed, many argue that it’s overkill for a printer with a 0.4mm nozzle diameter.”
Unparalleled Precision and Speed
Despite the scepticism, Peopoly boasts an astonishing 0.3-micron precision for the Magneto X, potentially placing it in the same league as resin-based 3D printers when equipped with the right nozzle. The printer also claims a remarkable print speed of 800 mm/s and an acceleration of 22,000 mm/s², more than twice as fast as typical consumer-grade machines.
The Magneto X doesn’t stop there. It incorporates a load cell sensor in the print head for automatic bed levelling using four independent Z-axis motors. It features an extruder known as the “Lancer” with an extrusion force of 90N and a “variable-length melt zone” capable of handling temperatures of up to 300 °C with a maximum extrusion rate of 60 mm³/s. To achieve these impressive print speeds, it utilizes a “Jetstream” auxiliary cooling fan. Additionally, side enclosures and a top cover are offered as optional accessories.
Pricing and Availability
Peopoly plans to retail the Magneto X at $2,000, but for early adopters, pre-orders are currently available at a special price of $1,399.
Peopoly’s Magneto X is not just another 3D printer; it represents a significant leap in FDM printing technology. With its linear-motor-based kinematics, unmatched precision, and remarkable speed, it promises to revolutionize the world of 3D printing. While linear motors may have been overlooked in the past due to their complexity and cost, Peopoly’s innovative approach suggests that they might just be the future of 3D printing. If you’re eager to get your hands on this game-changing device, don’t miss the chance to pre-order at the special price and explore more details on Peopoly’s website. The Magneto X is poised to redefine what’s possible in the world of 3D printing.