Italy's KTech Genesis 3D Printer – 100% Aluminum Design with HEPA Filter

ktech2Italy has been coming on strong lately when it comes to 3D printers. While we don’t have stats to back anything up, it certainly seems as though they are one of the world’s most advanced nations when it comes to 3D printing technology. We have seen many interesting products come out of the country as well as many intriguing projects. In fact, Enrico Dini, the first man in the world to 3D print buildings, hails from the country. He himself is a legend within the 3D printing space.

Recently we have covered one of Italy’s most prominent manufacturers of 3D printers, Sharebot, who has recently announced the release of several new printers coming to market very soon, including FFF, SLA and even SLS based machines. Now, yet another Italian manufacturer has begun selling quite an interesting new FFF based 3D printer.

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KTech, has created the KTech Genesis 3D Printer, which is built with 100% aluminum. Everything from the anodized aluminum unibody, to the mechanical parts are made up of Italian produced aluminum, which gives it a lightweight, sturdy feel. The printer, which comes in either gray or black, is priced at 2200€, and is available for purchase immediately.

ktech4The Genesis 3D printer utilizes Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) to print in either PLA or ABS, and is able to receive files via WiFi, USB or Ethernet.

One of the issues that many people have when printing with ABS at home, is the potentially toxic fumes that are given off. KTech has this covered with a built-in HEPA filter that filters out harmful fumes, specifically that of ABS plastic, from the heated build chamber. Here are some specifications of this 3D printer:

  • Print Volume: 200 mm L x 200 mm W x 194 mm H – 7760 cm cubic
  • Resolution: 100 microns
  • Filament Diameter: 1.75 mm
  • Nozzle Diameter: 0.4mm
  • Compatible Files: STL & Gcode
  • Build Plate: Heated glass
  • Positioning precision XY: 15.9 microns
  • Positioning accuracy Z: 1 micron
  • Product Weight: 16 Kg
  • Product Dimensions: 37.9 x 38.9 x H 60 cm

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This certainly won’t be the last 3D printer to come out of Italy, but it may be one of the higher quality machines available today. KTech plans to be at MakerFaire Rome next week, showing the Genesis 3D printer off first hand.

What do you think? Do you like the idea of having a HEPA filter on a 3D printer? What do you think of the aluminum built frame and mechanical parts? Discuss this printer in the KTech Genesis 3D Printer forum thread on 3DPB.com.