Mamba3D May Just Raise The Bar For Open Source 3D Printers

The success of 3D print within the last few years may be significantly attributed to the open source community. As with any open source project, several of the 3D printers to come out of the movement have not been that great.

MyMatics announced last week that it is working on a new open source 3D printer called the Mamba3D. The all-metal 3D printer will make its debut on Kickstarter where MyMatics expects to raise the resources necessary to enter full production.

After three prototypes we have finally made a 3D printer which satisfies our high standards”, says creator of MyMatics, Michiel Bieshaar. “Currently we’re examining the limits of our printer and we are excited by the great outcomes.”

So, what kind of printer can you expect from your Mamba3D? It features an all-aluminum frame, a metal extruder, a layer resolution of 50 microns, and it uses FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) printing technology. To put it differently, that is going to be quite a good 3D printer if everything comes together.

Unfortunately, MyMatics continues to be keeping plenty of it. It released the following teaser video that reveals a few closeups of the printer in activity, but we’ve yet to find out what the total unit looks like.

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