Basque company Tumaker has developed the Voladora 3.0, an additive manufacturing station that includes, in a single machine a 3D printer, a computer and the software needed for professional use. The Gipuzkoa-based company is focusing on providing 3D printing technologies to business at more affordable prices.
“We have created a new concept of 3D printer that includes everything you need to make it easy for professionals to use”, explains Jon Bengoetxea, CEO of Tumaker. The company, located in Oiartzun, recently launched the Voladora 3.0 onto the market, a 3D printing station that includes both the hardware and the software needed to perform professional printing processes.
One of the main features of the Voladora 3.0 highlighted by the company is its versatility, since it has two configurable print heads that allow it to print at different speeds and using different materials, thus increasing the complexity of parts, and it is prepared to use most polymers used in additive manufacturing processes.
“It is a high-quality professional machine, but much more affordable than previously”, explains Jon Bengoetxea, “our approach is to bring 3D technologies closer to companies that did not use them before because of their high costs”. In addition to selling 3D printing machinery, Tumaker also provides advisory services to companies in order to help them to adopt these technologies.
The main customers of the Gipuzkoa firm, which performs the entire product design and manufacturing process in the Basque Country, are companies in the industrial sector, and technology and research centres, both for the design of prototypes and the creation of tools for part machining.