The project has already brought more than $500,000 on Kickstarter, and then won the $50,000 price TechCrunch Hardware Battlefield at the last CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas. The V – One printer which works team Volterra won €337.500 the James Dyson Award 2015. For makers and engineers, this V – One is capable of printing electronic circuits as simply that a 3D printer print a 3D model. A project that will visibly impressed the jury, which awarded him its grand international prize.
V-One, an “office” printer that produces a circuit printed in minutes
They were students from the University of Waterloo, the Canada when they launched this project to printer of electronic circuits. Able to trace circuits on multiple levels, but also to welding components, the V – One will be valuable for the makers who want to make a circuit of their design but also engineers who are working on a prototype and that can get the circuit in a few minutes without having to appeal to an external provider.
17 April 2015, shortly after reaching its goal of funding on Kickstarter, Volterra was selected from 10 inventions of the year by the famous American magazine Popular Science. Its designers went to Shenzhen to start production of the first batches of their Voltera V – One. The first lots were shipped late October 2015. Marketed approximately $1,500 this V – One might well enrich the arsenal of machines in many Fab Labs in the coming years.
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