Unlike many hobbyist 3D printers, Fabbster can print in different colours and materials.
The machine is fed by sticks of injection-moulded plastic, developed by the manufacturer, melting and squeezing them from its nozzle. To print using different colours or materials users mix together sticks of various colours or compositions.
Fabbster's maker says the machine is able to print more precisely than many other hobbyist machines because these sticks are less likely to slip than the plastic filament typically used as a raw material.
Like other personal 3D printers, it ships with software that can import 3D models into a compatible format. These models can then be transferred to printer via USB or SD card.
Fabbster ships as a partially-assembled 3D printer that its maker says can be constructed within a few hours.
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