Fishertechnik, the German company known for their toy construction kits, has announced that they are introducing an educational, build-it-yourself 3D printer. The printer, which is made mostly of plastic parts, has a relatively small print envelope at around 6″ x 7″ x 3″ (15 x 18 x 8 cm). It will support PLA, and the kit comes complete with all parts needed for assembly as well as slicer and printer control software.
The move is a natural progression for Fishertechnik, as the company has increasingly branched out into electronic and robotic kits. It is the latest in a string of 3D printing announcements by other manufacturers focused on children and education markets.
Fishertechnik says their 3D printer will be available for purchase starting in June for around $785. More information at the Fishertechnik website.