VIA 3D printer demo using VE-900 system

A new entry to the 3D printing technology take a place, VIA introduce their first 3D printer project by announcing a new 3D printer to the crowd on 14-16 this month at its headquarters in the New Taipei City, the device use compact the VIA's VE-900 system for the device, bellow is a video demonstrate a live creation process of a 3D text model in plastic material done on VIA labs (TT for tweaktown guys).


3D printing is a promising era of technology which can change the perspective of the High-Tech world, this technology is already presented since two years as a prototypes trying to print 3D toys models, Although it's not a new technology, guys were first messing around with 3D printing back in the 1980's, for now this technology may take quite long time to achieve the desired results for in-house uses.


By combining MakerBot's Thing-o-Matic 3D Printer with VIA's VE-900 system the company combined product design and manufacturing into a single device. If you're into creating new and innovative designs, be that product enclosures or protection for public utility, military, business or consumer - combining a MakerBot with VIA hardware significantly reduces time to market.

VIA hooked up one of their VE-900 Mini-ITX motherboards to a MakerBot Thing-O-Matic 3D printer along with a customised VIA user interface all displayed on a touch-screen panel.


The device pictures:





Some results:

Software UI :

3D Printing Demonstration video:

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VIA 3D printer demo using VE-900 system VIA 3D printer demo using VE-900 system Reviewed by Maherr Live on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Rating: 5