Cambridge 3D Printer Creator Can’t Think Up a Good Name, Will Give One Away to Whoever Can Help

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Cambridge’s ORD Solutions, creators of a 3D printer, has announced that it will give away one printer to someone who can help think up the perfect name for its “industry leading” 5 nozzle 3D Printer.

The printer in question is currently labelled the MH3000 R1, and was launched on Kickstarter in the fall of 2013. The startup successfully funded the project at over 400 percent of the original goal. ORD has shipped to all of its Kickstarter backers and is now shipping from its web store.

A new version of the MH3000 R2 is in development, and will be launched on Kickstarter this summer. “But they are looking for a catchier name that better reflects their printer’s unique capabilities,” wrote the company. Full contest details are available at www.ORDSolutions.com/contest.

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Whoever names the new printer will be getting a product that’s currently being sold for $2,599.

Some of the features that make this printer unique include:

• aircraft grade aluminum plate frame for ultimate rigidity and long life
• 5 distinct print nozzles, each with their own Bowden style extruder
• extruders moved off the X-carriage to make it faster and lighter
• all metal hot ends capable of printing at temperatures up to 450°C
• hot ends are liquid cooled to prevent jamming
• 20 amp heated bed for fast heating and capable of temperatures up to 115°C
• high torque stepper motors for faster and more accurate prints
• comes fully assembled and ready to print

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“We have been racking our brains trying to think up a name that accurately reflects our printer’s strengths, and we’ve come up blank. Instead of paying an advertising company to come up with a name, we decided to use the money to fund a printer, and see what our customers and potential customers can come up with,” said ORD Solutions’ Jenn Gibson. “If we choose one of the submitted names, the submitter will get a free printer. It’s that simple.”

The contest is open to all residents of Canada and the United States, and runs until June 20.

Joseph Czikk

Joseph Czikk

Joseph Czikk is Managing Editor at Betakit. Prior to Betakit Joseph wrote for the National Post, Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Sun, Regina Leader Post, Techvibes and BC Business Online. Joseph often goes crazy on twitter during NHL and NFL games.