Tech Data has been appointed as leading distributor for the new Polaroid ModelSmart 250S 3D printer and consumables range in the UK and will be looking to sign partners for a multi-tiered partner programme, which will offer a sliding scale of discounts.
The Polaroid ModelSmart 250S 3D printer is being brought to market through a three-year partnership between Polaroid and UK-
based manufacturer, Environmental Business Products (EBP). During this time, EBP will be the sole manufacturer of the Polaroid 3D printer and consumables range.
Polaroid is making 3D printing available, affordable and desirable for everyone with this ground-breaking product. The ModelSmart 250S has been designed specifically for the consumer market, with clean looks and designs that will fit in with the décor in any household, classroom or office.
It comes with the unique Polaroid Prep software which makes printing 3D objects almost as easy as printing traditional text documents, opening up the world of 3D printing to the consumer for the first time. Users can import their own creations or any model from the many web sites with free 3D objects, scale and easily print, with full visibility of estimated time and filament usage.
Peter Lunn, Senior Category Manager for Print at Tech Data said: “Polaroid is an iconic brand name and as well as being easy to set-up and use, the new Polaroid ModelSmart 250S is what the market has been waiting for. It will be perfect for schools looking to acquire a usable and affordable 3D device and the growing number of home imaging enthusiasts. This is a fast-growing sector with huge potential.”
The printer will retail for around £1,500, which includes a filament cartridge, Z-Axis sheets and free models.
The proprietary Helpful Printer Driver software provides a convenient consumables re-ordering opportunity, helping resellers to maximise potential.
The Polaroid ModelSmart 250S has a large print area of 250(w) x 150(h) x 150(d) mm and features accurate auto-calibration and a vertical resolution (layer height) that can be set to between 50 and 350 microns. It also has a Wi-Fi-enabled camera built-in to enable remote monitoring of prints and is very easy to set-up and use, including only 12 advanced settings.
A smartchip mechanism on filament cartridge identifies filament levels and ensures the correct material is used. Revolutionary and transparent double-sided adhesive Z-Axis sheets are applied to the print bed before each print for effortless application, adhesion and model removal.