We’ve seen a number of 3D printer related crowdfunding campaigns recently, and here is yet another that looks intriguing. The Anvil promises easy modeling and 3D printing at an accessible price of $299.
The Anvil features a sleek, fully enclosed design and a small footprint at 12 inches per side. It is designed to be super simple with features like an auto-loading filament mechanism and a single-button print interface. Printing can be done through USB, Wi-Fi and mobile devices via the company’s cloud server.
The Anvil also includes an easy-to-use iPad app with a simple building block approach to modeling.
The maximum build size for the Anvil is 6.5 x 6.5 x 6.9 inches. It supports PLA filament, including flexible and wood varieties, as well as ABS. Layer resolution can be adjusted from 300 microns down to an ultra-fine setting of 25 microns.
This is the team’s second attempt at funding. In March of 2015 the group ran an unsuccessful Kickstarter campaign for a device called the Creation Station, which appears to be the predecessor of the Anvil.