RS Components Launches New RS Brand Professional-quality 3D Printer for Rapid Prototyping at Highly Affordable Price Point

New easy-to-use RS IdeaWerk 3D printer costs only HKD9,345 and targets wide range of users including electronics engineers, enthusiasts and students

HONG KONG, March 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced the availability of the first RS brand 3D printer, offering professional-quality specifications and exceptional print output at a price of only HKD9,345, making it approximately 30 per cent cheaper than other 3D printers in its class.

RS Components launches new RS brand professional-quality 3D printer for rapid prototyping at highly affordable price point
RS Components launches new RS brand professional-quality 3D printer for rapid prototyping at highly affordable price point

Targeting a wide range of users including electronics and mechanical engineers involved in design, prototyping and research and development, as well as enthusiasts and those in education, the new RS IdeaWerk 3D printer augments the growing range of rapid-prototyping machines now available from RS. The portfolio includes other highly affordable 3D printers from 3D Systems, Ultimaker, BEEVERYCREATIVE and RepRapPro.

The new RS IdeaWerk employs the highly popular FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling) technology and offers high-level specifications including a build volume of 150 x 150 x 140mm and a minimum layer thickness resolution of 0.18mm. The single-head system accepts 1.75mm-diameter PLA filament materials with many different colours, also available from RS.

The use of environmentally friendly PLA material means no toxicity or chemical pollution or unpleasant smells, making it highly suitable for use in the home as well as in the industrial environment. In addition, the machine’s very low print noise makes it ideal for use in the office, home or classroom.

Designed to handle the toughest print jobs and offering a robust and sturdy construction, the RS IdeaWerk is easy to assemble and use and also lightweight enough to be portable. The machine has dimensions of 211(L) x 403(W) x 298mm(H) and weighs only 7.5kg.

The RS IdeaWerk 3D printer is very easy to use and can be used in either online or offline mode, i.e. with or without a PC with connectivity via SD Card or USB. The printer is compatible with Mac OS and Windows OSs including XP, Vista, 7 and 8/8.1, with no additional software or accessories necessary.

The RS IdeaWerk 3D printer is available now from RS across EMEA and Asia Pacific.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2014 had revenues of GBP1.27bn.

For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-online.com.

RS Components
Tan Soo Chun
Public Relations Manager – Asia Pacific
Email:
soochun.tan@rs-components.com
Telephone: +65-6391-5745

Edelman Public Relations (Singapore)
Yvette Yeo
Manager
Email:
yvette.yeo@edelman.com
Telephone: +65-6347-2355

Further information is available via these links:
Twitter: @RSComponents; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS

RS Components on Linkedin
http://www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components

RS Components on Weibo
http://e.weibo.com/u/3206377000?type=0

Relevant Links:

Electrocomponents plc
www.electrocomponents.com

RS Components
www.rs-online.com

DesignSpark
http://www.designspark.com

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