At CES 2017, Bonsailab has exhibited the “3D Printing Zone” with its FabPod Silent 3D printer that employs parts from Japanese manufacturers. The product, which targets growing STEM education market, has two key concepts: finish printing during class sessions and error free 3D printing.

To increase printer speed, printer head weight is reduced and material cooling is improved. In addition to the standard nozzle diameter of 0.4mm, 0.6mm and 0.8mm nozzles can provide stable output and are also head removable. Quietness was made possible by a cooperation of stepping motor supplier Minebea.

The FabPod will further improve in quietness and speed, and will be shipped to North America, Asia and Europe.

Also, Bonsailab’s BS01+’s users co-created “Happy Cat” (Maneki-neko) object especially for the CES 2017. All pieces were produced by users’ printers. When assembled, the Happy Cat became 80cm height and 15km in weight. This is a great example of co-creation concept; with a 3D printer, everyone around the world can participate in co-creation. Bonsailab, together with its collaborators from Japan, wants to show to the world, that they can co-create a large size project using desktop 3D printers.