The US-based company Polaroid, best known for its instant cameras, announces the launch of their first 3D printer at the International CES taking place in Las Vegas this week.
Polaroid has confirmed a three-year partnership with UK company Enviromental Business Products (EBP), that will manufacture the 3D printer along with consumables.
The Polaroid ModelSmart 250S 3D printer is equipped with a WiFi enabled camera to follow the printing process. Objects with a maximum size of 250 x 150 x 150 mm can be 3D printed with a layer hight of 50 to 350 microns in nine different PLA filament colours.
Scott W. Hardy, President and CEO of Polaroid, said: “Throughout our history, the Polaroid brand has been associated with creating innovative products, but we’re also committed to making innovative technologies accessible to everyone. Just as the first Polaroid Land camera enabled people to watch a picture instantly develop, our relationship with EBP will allow us to bring the magic of creating an object right before your eyes to consumers across Europe.”
Aleem Hosein, Managing Director of Environmental Business Products, added: “We are passionate about 3D print technology. Partnering with a trusted, household name like Polaroid will help 3D printing become part of everyone’s everyday life. EBP believes in offering the most creative and innovative experiences so it is great to partner with a brand which embodies the same values as us.”
The Polaroid 3D printer and consumable range will be available through reseller and retail outlets across Europe from early 2016 (UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Croatia).