MEGATech Videos: Tinkerine Studios Ditto Pro 3D Printer Launch Michael Kwan May 2, 2014 MEGATech Videos Even though it has technically been around for a few years already, 3D printing is still something of a novelty and 3D printers are still a niche product for hobbyists. It wasn't that long ago that you had to spend upwards of five figures to get a 3D printer of your own and, even then, you might have had to build it yourself. That's changing quickly and one Vancouver company is leading the charge. They're called Tinkerine Studios and we attended their special launch party for the all new Ditto Pro 3D Printer. The launch party commemorated two special events for Tinkerine Studios. First, they have just moved from their old facility in Langley, BC to a brand new office and facility in Vancouver, located at 341 West 6th Avenue. This provides the company with a better dedicated space in which to work, but it is also a more central location for customers to check out and pick up the 3D printers in person. Second, the party celebrates the launch of the company's third generation Ditto Pro 3D Printer. Unlike some of the previous outings, the Ditto Pro comes fully assembled and offers a much more refined, professional look. We had the opportunity to chat with Tinkerine CEO Eugene Suyu about the company, about the Ditto Pro, and about the 3D printing movement as a whole. At the pace that the industry is moving, it won't be long before 3D printing grows beyond being a niche hobby and into the mainstream. Indeed, you may have heard about a pilot project being run by Staples to offer 3D printing to its customers. That said, just as the cost of regular inkjet and laser printing has come down at home and at the office, the cost for 3D printing at home will similarly come down while still being able to maintain a high level of quality. And that's exactly what Tinkerine is trying to achieve with its newest Ditto Pro 3D printer. It's a high quality machine that looks great and looks like it belongs in the office, rather than in the garage. They're also proud to mention that about 75% of the components are produced right in the Vancouver area and they are prepared to scale up as the demand continues to grow. The Ditto Pro 3D printer will start shipping soon, but you can pre-order it now through the Tinkerine website for a fully assembled price of under $2,000. Tinkerine also sells the needed filament, as well as an assortment of accessories and spare parts. Share This With The World!