Panospace is a fast growing international company in the 3D printing industry, which has now launched its first 3D printer, Panospace One. We have tested this 3D printer and come here to get our opinions, so you can easily determine if this 3D printer is something for you.
Paospace One is a pure consumer 3D printer in the mid-range, today it is approximately $800. The 3D printer fits well for both the modern home and small businesses that need fast prototype prints.
Even when you open the carton, you can see that the 3D printer is very well thought out in terms of both design and frame. The 3D printer comes with clear image illustrations as well as an easy-to-use guide that lets you be ready to print your first printout within 5-10 minutes of opening the carton. This is a big plus for those who do not want to spend time installing and calibrating themselves.
Introduction film for the 3D printer and what it includes.
Through our tests we obtained results that surprisingly exceeded our expectations with good results even at lower stock heights than the printer should handle according to specification.
Panospace has assumed that they have focused on using quality components for better accuracy, quiet noise levels and longevity.
The 3D printer prints at significantly higher speeds than its competitors in the price range, with good results thanks to the 3D printer being built using linear bearings instead of axial bearings.
A benchmark test commonly used to test what a 3D printer is capable of (3d-benchy) prints in just under 60 minutes with all settings on medium (infill and speed) which can be considered relatively fast. Benchyn comes up with a very good result.
Read more about benchmark tests here: http://www.3dbenchy.com/dimensions/
When it comes to ease of use, the printer also impresses with clear menus and touch screen in full color, here is everything you need in a few presses (single-handed operation). The 3D printer is equipped with both USB port and 8GB micro SD card for standalone use.
The 3D printer comes pre-assembled (unlike kit) and has a printer disc that does not need to be calibrated, just plug in and print.
Panospace 3D printers have built-in filament brackets for their own filament of a small smaller model, the filament works well for the printer without any craziness at all. If so, it’s great to print a custom filament holder for standard rolls and let them stand next to the printer.
Design and software
Most 3D printers have a “box-shaped” bulky design that may not be very nice to have standers on their desks, while Panospace has a sleek finish that gives an elegant impression which invites to place it on the desktop.
One slight disadvantage of this 3D printer is that the software is locked to their own slicer programs, the program you open 3D files with, and then tell the 3D printer how to process them (eg speed and fill).
The program can sometimes be a bit bugged and contains some spelling mistakes, for example, it prints at the exact same speed, regardless of whether you choose slow, medium or fixed, and you can crash a bit now and then. These are things that will certainly be updated shortly after the 3D printer has just been launched. We think the 3D printer could impress even more at smaller printouts if you could slow down.
The slice itself is easy to understand and easy to use. Also lacks some advanced settings, such as being able to choose the form of infill or prints in the worm mode (spiral) for the slightly more advanced user.
The printer comes with a software called Panobuilder, which can be downloaded from their website and works both for Mac / PC.
Panospace uses PLA plastic filament (1.75 mm) which is the most common 3D printer material. After a model has been adapted to the printer via Panobuilder, you can choose to connect the printer directly to your computer using a USB cable or use the micro SD card that came with the printer, then press the print button on the touch screen and see your model develop.
Who fits Panospace One for?
Private Use: This is a 3D printer that is perfect for the hobby user who needs a printer ready to be placed at home on the desktop. Its user-friendliness allows it to be used for parents, children and grandparents! Panospace One fits well on a desk at home to print everyday items, toys, kitchenware, blossoms, spare parts, etc., etc. …
Business: Corporate R & D departments have used 3D printers for many years and have written prototypes of new products. Here Panospace One fits in especially for smaller companies who do not want to invest too much. Easy to use and get started even for those who are not particularly experienced.
Schools & Universities: More and more schools choose to use 3D printers as part of their education. It is a technically useful tool for the students while also a new way of developing their creativity. You can use the 3D writing technique practically in all types of subjects.
“We think 3D printing in schools will give life to many students’ ideas,” says Lennart Rosell.Panospace 3D printers are so easy to use that children of all ages can use it.
Panospace is a really good printer for those who want to get started quickly without having to build your own 3D printer or spend hours on settings or troubleshooting.
This printer works directly from the box and is highly recommended in its price range. The printouts and ease of use are far above average, compared to their competitors. Really good buy!
This is the future / The future is now!– all3drivers
Some words from Lennart Rosell, CEO of Panospace:
“We love what we do and we love this industry and that is why we have created a brand new 3D printer with unique design.
Our goal is to make it as simple as possible to create and print all kinds of 3D models in your home, office or school.
The 3D printing industry is growing rapidly with many 3D printers entering the market, from high to low and of varying quality. The purpose of Panospace is to offer the best and coolest 3D printer on the market at an affordable price.
Widescreen display with color
15 micron X and Y positioning accuracy
Filament: PLA – 1.75 mm in 326 g-rolls, filament brackets can be downloaded from the website, in case of larger rolls
Construction volume: 150 x 150 x 150 mm
Print resolution: 0.25 mm
Number of printheads: 1 pc
Nozzle diameter: 0.4 mm
Printer dimensions: 407 x 288 x 333 mm
Heated building platform: No.
Net weight: 7.8 kg
Includes: 1 filament roller, scraper, adhesive pen, Quick start guide and adjustment key