The FABtotum is a multipurpose tool, the world's first Desktop Personal Fabrication device: a modular 3D printing / 3d Milling / 3d scanning platform. 3D Print 3D models, cut or 3D Mill metals and woods for rapid prototyping, sue the built in 3D laser scanner to acquire geometries. Make More. The FABtotum Allows anyone to explore the endless possibilities of a multipurpose fabrication device.
The FABtotum can be purchased alone or bundled with one or multiple modules.3D printing heads, Milling Heads and more coming soon: Laser Cutting head, Stereolithography, Head development kit. Thanks to the overall structure and the modular carriage system, The FABtotum can accommodate another subtractive or additive head on top, e.g. a more powerful motor, a small laser diode module for paper cutting, a pick and place clamp or a syringe for scientific applications (or to make pastry!). Heads can be developed and even sold freely. You could laser-cut parts, mill a double-sided PCB or even do some 4-axis plasma cutting...if you feel extreme. It's up to you to experiment!
Use all those techniques together to get the best out of The FABtotum. The FABtotum is available in various colors to fit perfectly in your studio, home, lab or office. The FABtotum is a small 36,6 cm cube which means it does not use all your precious desk space. All the printing material is stored inside the machine, leaving your desk free of filament spools.
The FABtotum is capable of 3D printing objects thanks to the Printing Head V2. Experimenting with designs and forms has never been cheaper and faster. The high speed PLA/ABS printing is the best way to go for a quick design prototype. With an improved precision, a good-looking prototype is possible as well. Our motion bearings and a new belt driving mechanism allow for smooth and fast prints.
With a very high build volume but relatively small general size (The FABtotum is only a 360x360x360mm cube!), it has a ~25% Print-to-Printer Size ratio - one of the highest ever. Removing printed objects from The FABtotum is really easy thanks to the removable printing plane. Fully automatic auto bed leveling or assisted bed leveling makes aligning the print surface a quick and painless process. The built-in heated hybrid bed V2 guarantees a smooth printing and great adhesion with short heating times. The glass platform is easy to clean and more scratch resistant than common polymer-based surfaces seen in other 3D printers.
The FABtotum is capable of scanning solid objects with its built-in laser scanner (quick scan, medium quality) and one dimension (Z) touch probe digitizer (high accuracy, slow). Using this feature you will be able to unlock a whole new world: scan objects, modify or duplicate them, create new objects with foam or modelling clay, scan them for further editing in any modelling software, print them in additive mode or cut/mill in subtractive mode. The possibilities are endless!
Scanning objects means never running out of objects and shapes, you will be able to experiment with shapes or reverse-engineer objects around you by acquiring their dimensions with great detail. Freely print your scanned objects in The FABtotum Personal Fabricator or any other 3D printer without restrictions or DRM checks of any kind.
The FABtotum allows low cost personal fabrication without compromises. Finding the right conditions where you can have both decent subtractive and additive manufacturing in one small cube is not an easy task. We think we reached a good compromise between speed precision and strength thanks to unconventional movement transmission methods and structural solutions.
The FABtotum has been developed from industrial-grade components, wich are more reliable than ever.