Today, 3D 2.0 Limited announced the full transfer of device manufacturing and customer fulfilment of the Retouch3D to the device’s original manufacturing partner: Antex (Electronics) Limited.
Originally funded on Kickstarter, the Retouch3D product is a heated tool with interchangeable tips that are specifically designed for different 3D finishing tasks such as removing supports, cleaning-up printer errors and smoothing out unsightly layers. The device has been shipping successfully since late 2017 and continues to support 3D printer owners from all over the world.
Antex has been involved in the manufacturing of heated devices for over 70 years, during this time the company has built up extensive experience and a reputation as a high quality supplier to industry, the service sector, education and the hobby electronics market.
3D 2.0 Limited co-founder Phil Newman said "We are very excited that Antex are taking-over complete manufacturing and fulfilment of the Retouch3D. The Antex team will grow the product category and continue to support 3D printer owners who want to get good results from their 3D prints."
Retouch3D is targeted mainly at desktop printers which use the fused deposition modelling (FDM) approach to heat thermoplastic filament and build models layer-by-layer from the bottom-up. While this technology has improved over recent years, the frustrations still exist of removing excess material and cleaning-up print anomalies. Retouch3D has a heat range to manage the reheating and manipulation of all mainstream 3D printer filament types.
The Retouch3D does have utility with 3D prints produced by other 3D printing technologies that use heat in their print processing.