it is an unassuming box, but what the FABtotum Personal Fabricator can do is anything but unassuming. this one box that’s going to change the way you look at 3D printer, or 3D scanner, or a CNC milling rig. why the three? cos’ it is actually all three things packed into one compact box – meaning you can scan an object, print it out on this very same device, and if need be, execute some subtractive manufacturing still using the same machine. the only thing that it can’t do is the finishing touch that only your creative hands, along with hand tools can do. basically, this is your one-stop prototyping machine that you can own without busting your wallet.
some of the highlights include 3D printing with Fused Filament Fabrication (or FFF, that’s used in today’s low cost 3D printers), PLA/ABS printing, additional Z precision axis with automated axis leveling, a 210 x 240 x 240 mm build volume, removable printing plane, ability to mill a myriad of materials, dual mode allows for subtractive and additive manufacturing without having to switch tool, and additional 4th axis for digitizing for high accuracy scans. the FABtotum Personal Fabricator, though competent, is surprising affordable: you can actually acquire on of these for just $999 for the DIY kit that comes with everything you need to fix up this dream machine, or $1,099 for a fully assembled rig.
whichever package you choose, it is just about the price you’d pay for a 3D printer, or a 3D scanner, or even a milling machine. hit the jump for a pitch video to learn more.