Most 3D printers rely on superheating filaments to over 200oC to print objects, making them unsafe for use by children, but Bonsai Labs of Japan has developed a 3D printer, made with kids in mind, that only heats to 80oC.
The printer, called BS Toy, was revealed at the recent Nuremberg Toy Fair, and employs LT80 (Low Temperature), flexible filament developed by Polymakr LLC, to produce items. The diminutive printer measures 200 (W) x 200 (D) x 200mm (H), weighing 2kg, and can print objects of up to 130 (W) x 125 (D) x 100mm (H).
Bonsai Labs hope to release the BS Toy later this year.
Source: Nikkei Technology