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New Affordable Professional-quality RS-branded 3D Printer Accepts Multiple Filament Materials for Rapid Prototyping

Easy-to-use IdeaWerk Pro 3D printer from RS Components costs only GBP590 and targets wide range of users including electronics engineers, enthusiasts and students

Taiwan, 26 August 2015:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has launched a new and more advanced model of its RS brand IdeaWerk 3D printer. The RS IdeaWerk Pro, which is priced at only GBP590, is capable of handling multiple types of filaments, including Flexible, PLA, ABS, PA/NYLON, PC, HIPS and PVA.

The RS IdeaWerk Pro has many features in common with the RS IdeaWerk FDM 3D printer, which is already selling at a reduced price of GBP490. These features include: build volume of 150 x 150 x 140mm; minimum layer resolution of 0.18mm; and maximum print speed of 30 cubic millimeters per hour, which makes it one of the fastest 3D printers in its class. Moreover, in addition to offering multiple filament options including the popular PLA material, the RS IdeaWerk Pro features a heated bed that can handle 0 to 120 degree Celsius and high-temperature extrusion up to 300 degree Celsius. Additional capabilities of the printer, available via the product's touchscreen, include: temperature adjustment of extruder and heated bed, control of filament (in/out) and XYZ-axis movement, progress and status display, and temperature unit selection.

Designed to handle tough print jobs and deliver exceptional print output, plus offering a robust and sturdy construction, the RS IdeaWerk Pro is easy to use and also lightweight enough to be portable. 

The printer can be used in either online or offline mode with connectivity via SD card or USB. It is compatible with Mac OS and Windows OS versions including XP, Vista, 7 and 8/8.1, with no additional software or accessories necessary.

The RS IdeaWerk Pro augments the comprehensive range of 3D printing products available from RS, which include: 3D printers; FDM filaments in a wide range of colours, weights and diameters; DesignSpark Mechanical 3D modelling software and add-ons; and essential accessories such as glue sticks, masking tape, abrasive sheets and trimming knives.

More detailed information on the 3D printing offer from RS, as well as from other leading 3D printing suppliers, is available at /.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2015 had revenues of £1.27bn.

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