nema 17 is used in a new project. This is a 3D printer based on the standardized production process. Yes, building a “unified” 3D printer will require a lot of capital investment to get the first printer offline. Once done, however, Tiko printer creators will have a viable product that costs far less than their competitors. Tiko has made many innovations in their haplotype framework. Unfortunately, they decided to extend this innovation to other parts of printers. Even a week ago, Tiko Kickstarter had a question about Tiko printers on the 3D printer forum. In 3D printers, the common method of linear motion is stepping motor. nema 17 is the standard process.
The historical pricing of nema 17 itself is interesting: it was not unrealistic to spend $40 on a single nema 17 long before the 2008 RepRap project was implemented. Now you can buy the same parts at less than half the cost. Tiko chose to go his own way instead of relying on an ecosystem that allows very cheap printers to emerge. They used a cheaper but lower torque stepper motor on the printer. This will lead to serious problems with printers. Of the more than 4,000 units delivered by Tiko, there are too many reports of layer transfers and missing steps that exceed your expectations. In the worst case, Tiko printer can’t print a simple cube. Deciding to use inexpensive nema 17 directly leads to a very poor final design.