3D Desktop Printer

Desktop Factory

Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, Consumer

Background and Challenges

With support from Idealab, a multibillion-dollar technology incubator, Desktop Factory challenged Nectar to design and engineer the enclosure, hopper, and coating subsystems for an innovative desktop printer that produces durable plastic objects and parts—with smooth finishes and detailed features—from 3D computer-aided design (CAD) data.

Innovating a 3D Printer for the Desktop

While many manufacturing, product development, and tooling companies leverage 3D printers for rapid prototyping, bringing 3D printing technology to the home and office desktop is the mission of the Desktop Factory.

Innovating a 3D Printer for the Desktop