IONIC3DP launches Kappa – The World’s First Exact Straight Line Mechanism 3D Printer on Kickstarter

Prints by Kappa

Kappa is user-friendly to beginners, delivers quality expected of makers and intrigues the interest of innovators.

After more than one and a half years of research and development, Ionic3DP Private Limited, a startup from Singapore, announces the launch of their first FFF/FDM Desktop 3D Printer, KAPPA, based on the Scott Russell Exact Straight Line Mechanism. This proven technology is already being used in the automobile and pick and place robotics due to its precision and consistency. The first of its kind in the Additive Manufacturing Industry, the design offers advantages over the current existing models in the market.

Providing the highest value at lowest cost, Kappa caters to a wide range of users from individuals, families, 3D printing services, educational institutions and businesses.

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Launching on Kickstarter, the base version at SGD 329 (approximately USD 246) offers the following features:

  • Unibody Aluminium Frame: Made from a customised extrusion mould using high-grade raw materials resulting in a study and robust frame.
  • Large Build Volume, Small Footprint: The design gives the user a build volume of 200mm x 200mm x 200mm for a small footprint area.
  • Simplified Assembly: Completed in just a few minutes, you’re ready to print after fitting just 6 screws.
  • Heated Bed: Print with an array of filaments at an add-on cost of only SGD 35 (approximately USD 26 – Highly Recommended).
  • Detachable Bed: Easy and quick removal of prints to ensure an uncomplicated 3D printing experience
  • Compact & Convenient: Kappa utilizes much less desk space compared to other 3D printers of similar print area and weighs only 6 kgs.
  • Internally Housed Components: The electronics board, motors and wires are already connected and housed within and onto the frame eliminating the need for messy wiring and confusing connectors.

Kappa’s detailed specifications can be found at

Keeping production in mind, the design and development of Kappa was carried out at the MVP Studio in the National University of Singapore, continuously improving the design over multiple iterations. With more than two…

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