ISG3D Lets You Buy a 3D Printer With Bitcoin
When it comes to discussing the most popular trends of 2014, 3D printing is always a part of the conversation. Ever since 3D printers have been made available to regular consumers, we have seen a lot of interest in this space from designers and enthusiasts alike. Thanks to ISG3D, we can now buy our very own 3D printers with Bitcoin, combining two disruptive technologies into one shopping experience.
ISG is a company based in Sherbrooke, Canada, and plans to open up a local store in Sherbrooke during Q1 2015. ISG offers a wide variety of products and services, both online and offline. Not only does ISG sell 3D printers, PLA filaments, and 3D printed objects and parts, but they also offer 3D printing services for their online customers.
As of right now, ISG services customers in Canada, the United States, and Europe, and depending on your location, delivery times can be up to 20 working days. By offering competitive shipping costs for orders up to US$100 and free shipping for orders of over US$100, ISG is positioning themselves to take on other competitors in the 3D printing space.
ISG has opened up pre-orders for their custom-built 3D printer, called the ISG 11. Keep in mind this is the first prototype ever to be built by ISG3D, and the 3D printer design started off by using an existing Pruse i3. There are some noticeable differences between the ISG 11 and the Pruse i3, however, as a different heatbed and custom-built frames will be used.
The ISG 11 is currently priced at $773.11 USD excluding taxes and $889.07 USD after taxes. It is worth noting the price difference is based on the required amount of taxes to be paid for customers in Quebec, Canada, and will vary depending on your location. Keep in mind that this amount is is likely to be higher for international customers.
As far as the technical specifications go, the ISG 11 can print objects up to 20cm x 20cm x 18cm in size. The printer itself has a volume of 42cm x 42 cm x 46 cm. The filament used for this 3D printer is 1.75 ABS/PLA filament, and every order comes with one spool of black PLA filament.
While the ISG 11 is the only product available for purchase on the ISG3D web store right now, the second 3D printer will be added to the list shortly. The ISG 730 can be paid for in crypto-currency as well, but has no technical details listed as of this writing. This 3D printer is currently priced at $3,999 USD, excluding taxes.
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Website : http://www.isg3d.com