HOUSTON, Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyber Monday marks the release of Cosine's new website, www.cosineadditive.com, which includes a straightforward machine pricing structure. The a-la-carte style configurator customizes the AM1 to customer specific applications and needs. Options include a range of temperature packages, multiple extruders, yearly service, and even an unlimited material program. When asked about the changes, CEO and co-founder Jason Miller said, "We believe strongly in open materials, open software and open technology-our pricing should be open and transparent as well."
The AM1 debuted at the RAPID 2015 conference this past May. Overnight, Cosine was lifted from an unknown startup to a thought leader in the 3d printing industry. With a completely new machine architecture and a fully enclosed, 1.2 cubic yard heated build volume, the AM1 is a formidable machine. Coupled with a virtually limitless polymer and composite materials platform, Cosine has delivered a truly compelling disruptive technology to the world of additive manufacturing. Their big announcement Monday is the cost of the AM1, now ready for mass consumption.
The base model, capable of shaping 10 pounds of material per day, starts at competitive price point of $72,000. While this may seem like a considerable price tag, "its 1/5 th the cost of comparable industrial technology" states John O'Connell, VP of Sales. He went on to comment "The key to printing large is mitigating warping… the heated enclosure makes all the difference. Until today, no one has made an enclosed printer at this scale."
Andrew McCalip, Chief Technology Officer, said, "Cosine Additive's goal is to bring about fundamental change in the additive manufacturing industry. If the technology is to continue its exponential growth, there must be a decoupling of hardware, software, and materials companies." He continued, "We offer an open and modular hardware platform of the highest quality. Our technology is enhanced by major industrial players who come to us with software and materials solutions."
Cosine has partnered with companies such as Techmer and Universal Fiber to bring innovative new materials to 3d printing. While printing with carbon fiber was publicized by Cincinnati's BAAM machine, Cosine is the 1 st to realize its potential in a smaller build platform. Printing with carbon fiber filament is still in its infancy with its immediate value just starting to be realized by the automotive and aerospace industries.
Cosine Additive hopes to announce several key partnerships in 2016. While the technology remains exciting and innovative it is too early to determine the overall impact it will make in the market place. "We're just getting started," boasts Andrew, "We can't wait to show you what we're working on next!"
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