Press Release - "The Prometheus System" Kickstarter Campaign

A Revolutionary Solution For Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing

DisTech Automation, a Canadian 3D printing company, is ready to launch “The Prometheus System” on Kickstarter. This innovative product is an upgrade for any low-cost 3D printer and enables multi-filament 3D printing from a single hot end.

Kingston, ON, Canada – August 29, 2016

DisTech Automation, a 3D printing company based in Canada, announced the release of its latest product, The Prometheus System, which is a unique product that enables intuitive multi-filament 3D printing, transforming low-cost 3D printers into commercial grade machines.

The Prometheus System is a state-of-the-art extrusion system that is a drop-in replacement for any desktop FDM/FFF 3D printer. It plugs directly into existing motherboards (like the RAMPS, RAMBO, etc...) and can be used with both Marlin and Repetier firmware. Using the popular CURA slicing software, G-code is easily generated to automatically control filament switching and purging for multi-color and multi-material prints.

Single color and single material 3D printing has always been the standard for low-cost printers. The Prometheus System will expand the capabilities of these 3D printers and enable them to produce vibrant multi-color objects, print with support material, and create unique multi-material prints.”

– Eric Sammut, CEO of DisTech Automation

The Prometheus System has a modular design that consists of 3 key components: the hot end, the extruders, and the feeder. The Prometheus V2 all-metal hot end is the core component and features a polished 1-piece nozzle that ensures reliable printing with any material. The ProStruder is the essential extruder component and boasts a powerful geared stepper motor giving it 5 times the torque of conventional extruders. The ProFeeder takes 2 filament inputs from the extruders and directs them into a single output that feeds into the hot end. This unique solution allows your 3D printer to switch between filaments and print different filaments from a single nozzle.

When compared to conventional methods of dual extrusion, The Prometheus System has several advantages. By using a single nozzle, The Prometheus System eliminates the calibration and nozzle dripping issues that affect dual nozzle configurations. In addition, by feeding one filament at a time into a single hot end, The Prometheus System prevents the problems with color contamination and increased extrusion pressure that are associated with recently popularized color mixing hot ends.

“The Prometheus System solves all of the issues associated with conventional methods of dual extrusion. We believe that this new product will set a new standard for desktop 3D printing.”

– Eric Sammut, CEO of DisTech Automation

DisTech is committed to working with the open source community to accelerate the development of desktop 3D printing. The Prometheus System will be released as open source hardware under the CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 Creative Commons license.

DisTech will launch a Kickstarter campaign for The Prometheus System on September 6, 2016, and expect to start shipping the Early Bird rewards in November 2016. By signing up for the launch notification on our landing page, you will be the first to know when our Kickstarter campaign goes live and you will get the first pick of the discounted Early Bird rewards. Click on the link below to visit the Kickstarter landing page and sign up for the launch notification:

Detailed information about The Prometheus System including pictures of sample prints is available on the Kickstarter campaign preview page, which can be viewed by clicking on the preview link below. This link will redirect to the live campaign as soon as this Kickstarter campaign is launched on September 6.

About DisTech Automation Inc:

DisTech Automation is a 3D printer company based in Canada that manufactures high-performance products to push the limits of desktop 3D printing. In 2014, they released the original Prometheus Hot End, a high-performance customizable all-metal hot end for 3D printers. A year later they released the Prometheus V2, an optimized and improved version of the original Prometheus Hot End. With the success of the Prometheus V2 all-metal hot end and hundreds of happy customers around the world, DisTech is now excited to introduce its latest revolutionary product to the 3D printing community.

Eric Sammut      
Founder, CEO, Engineer
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