Kyoo Tycoon from Kywoo3D is coming soon. The Kickstarter for the Tycoon and larger Tycoon Max is fully funded and ending soon. Production models will include a Kywoo designed auto-level sensor, SD and TF cards slots, an improved part cooling fan nozzle, updated firmware and a redesigned feeder knob. Pictures, videos, prints and feedback will follow soon. Bookmark, subscribe and sign up for Inov3D’s newsletter to stay informed.
Kywoo3D based in Shenzhen, China, Kywoo3D is dedicated to the research, development and production of high-precision, intelligent 3D printers. Their team of talented engineers embarked on research that has led to developing patented additive manufacturing technologies unavailable to the competition. Kywoo3D has seven years of experience in 3D printer design. Their customer service team has a background of theoretical and practical training, striving to listen to user feedback, help resolve issues, and augment the product development process. Kywoo’s Kickstarter campaign for their Tycoon and Tycoon Max went live in late October 2020. Both of the Tycoon printers are slightly larger than average and includes multiple modern features.
As product details are added, we will update this article to help keep you informed.
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Updates and Additional Information
Kickstarter UPDATE 01:
Kywoo Tycoon Kickstarter went live October 22, 2020 and will run for 29 days. A second larger Tycoon MAX model (300x300x240) is also available in the Kywoo Kickstarter campaign. They set the limited Tycoon Flash price at $279, and the limited Tycoon Max Super Early Bird is $369. Initial shipping costs, warehouses and tax details are listed. Marlin 2.x Firmware is open source and already posted. Minor corrections & additions were made to this article.
Tycoon UPDATE 02:
Kywoo Tycoon Kickstarter has been live for only a few days and has already surpassed $19,000 USD with nearly 60 backers. New details continue to be added to the campaign, its FAQ and the Comments section. Testing of Nylon was unfavorable at this time and will be removed from the specs. They plan the initial batch shipment for late December. Various rewards tiers will affect personal delivery dates. Overall corrections & additions were made to this article.
Kickstarter UPDATE 03:
After only a few days, the Kywoo tycoon Kickstarter Campaign for the Tycoon has surpassed $26,000 USD with 79 backers. The first stretch goal has been announced: A $75 Octoprint kit with a camera when the campaign is 100% funded at $30,000 USD. The Beta sample printer has arrived in the USA and testing has begun. Included SD files have printed nicely. Additional test and real prints will be sliced with a fresh slicer profile. Emails have been bouncing back and forth with Kywoo. Improved firmware is planned. Kywoo’s bed sensor is not “metal” as initially described.
Tycoon Update 04:
The campaign is fully funded and has unlocked its first stretch goal. Now backers shall receive an Octoprint Kit (a $75 value) with their selected pledge of $279 or higher. The kit is based on an Orange Pi. Additional details are frequently added to the Kickstarter’s comment section.
Tycoon Updates Continue:
Kywoo’s Tycoon campaign is nearly over or just ended depending on when you read this. In the last few days the second stretch goal has been reached. Printer level backers will now receive an All-Metal Hotend + 0.4mm Hardened Steel Nozzle kit. Additionally two new accessories will be available to purchase. This includes an Auto Shut down Kit for $12 and an Acrylic Enclosure partial DIY kit for $25. The combination of the hotend and enclosure kit should appeal to many users.
In addition to the stretch goal and available accessories, Kywoo has listed the changes made for the production level 3D printers. The full list with pictures is available on the Kickstarter page. However here is a list of the improvements based on feed back from Beta testers as well as general improvements.
- Change the package design to protect the two couplers of Z-Axis from stretching and protect from the wrong Z-axis home direction;
- Change the socket direction of Y-Axis end-stop to make the inserting easier;
- Change the socket of the thermistor cable below the hotbed to make the original two cables different;
- Change the air blow direction of the extruder fan to have the cooling parts back the heat bed;
- Use the power supply with protection;
- Make the manual easier for beginners to read, add slicer and slicer instruction to SD card;
- Add the hotbed binder clips from two to four; (Please note the height of the hotbed is 3mm, and the height of the tempered glass is 4mm. Some alligator clips may not suitable for this hotbed.)
- We have decided to change the filament holder type. (It is such a pain to discard the original injection mold one!);
- Add more instruction of assembling and operation, like stickers on the footpads reminding users to cross the Y-Axis base first then screw the footpad;
- Change the shape of the feed-in knob to avoid glue and slip;
- Change the insert ports have changed to a micro USB port, an SD card port, and a TF card port on the right side;
- Add a Z-axis timing belt;
- Offer two adjustable belt clips in the package for the X/Y axis;
There are also some changes that reviewers don’t mention but they have revised. Kywoo quote: “All the changes make this a solid and stable machine. We believe you will be happy while using it in the future!”
- Fix the wire of the mainboard to make it more durable and reduce the interference to filament;
- Chamfer the profiles to make it safer;
- Use a wider and thicker LCD FPC line.
Kywoo has also released a brief video showing the installation and use of the Octoprint with Camera kit that is included as the first stretch goal.
Author’s Note: My typed review of the machine was mostly lost during a forced Windows 10 update – ARRRGGHHH! But don’t worry, another update with my full review is coming shortly!!!
A quick summary is that I like this machine. I feel that is is well build with plenty of features for for new and experienced users. I’m looking forward to the minor improvements planned for the production model.
Kywoo Tycoon Features and Specifications
Kywoo Tycoon is an FDM Cartesian “bed-slinger” 3D printer with multiple upgraded features. Below are the details we have so far.
|Printing Size||Tycoon 240x240x240 /
Tycoon Max 300x300x240
|New Mid-range Size
Larger than Prusa and Ender3|
** Second Max Size Available
|Filament||PLA / TPU / PETG / ABS / **
||Direct Drive Setup
SINGLE 1:1 Gear
** NYLON will be removed from specs
|Bed Temperature||≤ 110º C||Borosilicate Glass Bed 245 x 260 mm;
** Spring steel PEI is a planned as a Kickstarter accessory
|Nozzle Temperature||≤ 260º C||MK8 – 0.4mm Brass Nozzle;
PTFE Lined Throat;
Upgrade sales planned;
|Printing Speed||80 – 100 mm/s|
||BL Touch style on Beta
** Kywoo Designed sensor for Production Models
||Custom board in development|
|Marlin v 2.0
||Silent TMC2208 (X & Y)
||55db Max (Fans)|
||MK8 0.4 Brass Nozzle
||Assembly with Cool Red Extruder Wheel|
||Rods and Sleeve Bearings
||3.5″ Color HD Touch screen||9 Lanuages|
|Power Supply||Enclosed – 24 volts||Meanwell Power Supply|
||YES||4 Screws, 4 Wire Connectors, 2 Piece Snap On Spool Holder & Power Plug|
||YES||Weight of machine 12.3kg|
|Overall size of the machine is
||485 x 525 x 475 mm
||Box is580 x 510 x 300mm|
|Rubber Leveling Feet
|Connectivity||WIFI Transfer, SD and TF cards
Kywoo Tycoon Test Print Time Lapse
Here is a support-free quality test print from Kywoo.
Kickstarter Risks and Challenges
Kickstarter has been around for some time now. It has many success stories and some horror stories. We at Inov3D CANNOT promise the end results of the Kywoo Tycoon Kickstarter or any Kickstarter project. That being said, I personally have received several products and am currently backing a few more. Learn about accountability on Kickstarter and make your own decisions.
Quote from Kywoo:
Like all Kickstarter projects, we will face certain risks and challenges in delivering this product at the quality we demand of ourselves. However, the Kywoo team brings with it not only our passion but experience in engineering and manufacturing at scale, and we’ve made every effort to mitigate these risks for our backers.
Tycoon Kickstarter Pricing
Here is a breakdown of the Tycoon Kickstarter price tiers (while supplies last).
To find out more on the Kickstarter and for its launch, you can check out the page here. Stay tuned for more details, updates and test prints when they become available on the Kywoo Tycoon!
Tycoon Printer Review
A BETA sample of the Kywoo Tycoon 3D printer has been sent to our author Bob Modrow for a review. Stay tuned for the results from of Hands-on testing and photos of the BETA Version.
RE-Typed Review coming soon!
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