Tiko is the $179 “unibody” 3D printer you’ve always wanted

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This 3D printer is setting a new standard for design and price.

Given the rise of the Maker Movement, it’s not unusual to hear about a new 3D printer making its debut on Kickstarter. However, when that 3D printer aspires to change up the game, it’s certainly worth noting. Tiko is a budget-friendly, Delta-style 3D printer that has set out to establish a new standard for design at a minimal cost, all without sacrificing the quality. Taking into consideration the complications often experienced in other devices, the machine sought out to rid these by using an enclosed “unibody” chassis with pre-aligned beams on the inside of its frame.

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The printer is equipped with three sets of arms that move in unison to control the movement of the print head. It supports an array of printing materials including the usual PLA, ABS and nylon, as well as boasts a print resolution that goes down to just 50 microns. Other notable specs include…

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