The Nectar One is a desktop 3D printer made by Nectar, a company based in the Netherlands.
This innovative 3D printer is designed around a closed frame delta structure. The Nectar one offers a 280 mm diameter and 400 mm build volume. It 3D prints objects from a wide variety of materials, proprietary or not.
Nectar intends to build a community of 3D printers users, called the Nectarians.
The Nectar One 3D printer features
- Automatic 3D material recognition with RFID tags: All print settings are automatically set the moment you insert a Nectar spool so you can spend time modeling parts, rather than schooling yourself to become a 3D Printing expert.
- Heated and auto leveled print bed: maximum bed temperature of 150ºC made from a removable borosilicate glass plate.
- Carbon & HEPA filtering: closed loop filtering and replaceable systems.
- Capacitive Touch Logo for Touch Gestures.
- Support for non-proprietary materials
The Nectar One 3D printer competitive advantages
The Nectar One was designed with modularity in mind, for easier maintenance and lower operational costs.
- Cost Effective: Servicing and upgrading modules rather than entire systems to save costs.
- Quicker & Easier: All modules are designed to be replaced within 5 minutes with only one screwdriver at most.
The Nectar One 3D printer range of services
Nectar developed several tailored services for their 3D printer.
- NectAcademy: a range informative tutorials that you can watch from the same environment you use to control your Nectar One.
- NectAssist: If our FAQ or video guides don’t answer your questions you can chat with us directly from within NectaWare.
- NectaWare: the custom Nectar software, dedicated to operate the Nectar One.
The Nectar One 3D printer 3D materials compatibility
- HIPS: High Impact PolyStyrene (HIPS) is a plastic with a very good impact strength and dimensional stability. This versatile material is widely used in food packaging, toys and consumer electronics. As a 3D printing material this particular HIPS grade has been developed for easy printability.
- ABS: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene is a strong plastic that is very familiar to many manufacturers. ABS is used in a very wide array of applications from LEGO bricks to automotive to the electronics industry. This grade has been developed to have good processing characteristics for 3D printing and low warping.
- PET G: PET G is a copolymer of PET. Polyethylene terephthalate glycol-modified as it is known has been created specifically for thermoforming and extrusion. It is a very durable, has high chemical resistance, is hydrophobic, high impact resistance, is lightweight and fully recyclable.
- ASA: Acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA) is a relatively new material to 3D printing. ASA’s mechanical properties, weather resistance, UV resistance, impact resistance, heat resistance and strength are very good.
- PLA: Polylactic acid is the most popular 3D printing material for desktop 3D printers for makers. The material is a corn derived bioplastic which could be composted should one have the correct facilities.
- PC: Polycarbonate is a very clear material with very high impact strength. PC is widely used in construction, packaging and in industry. This particular grade is compliant with UL-94 V2.
- PA 12: Polyamide 12 is a very widely used engineering plastic. Especially in the automotive industry PA 12 (also known as Polyamide 12, Nylon 12, polylaurolactam and available under the brand names Rilsan, Grilamid and Vestamid) has wide ranging applications and is used throughout the industry.