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Cube 3D Printer

Posted by on Mar 26, 2017 in 3D PRINTERS | 0 comments

It seems we’re only a hashtag away from flying cars and robot servants now that Cubify has released “The Cube” to the general public. Though not as glamorous as the aforementioned, The Cube is still a revolutionary product in that its a commercially accessible 3-dimensional printer. For those who think on one plane inside the proverbial box, 3D printing means rendering three-dimensional objects from a 2D design. To reiterate: this is a creative’s dream come true. The 19-pound printer is nearly half the weight of its contemporaries. With a design that truly accompanies the home, as well as its relatively affordable price tag, the notion that we’ll be seeing a lot more of these is no work of science...

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UP Mini 3D Printer

Posted by on Mar 26, 2017 in 3D PRINTERS | 0 comments

The Up! 3D printer is another desktop plug-and-play consumer model created by 3D Printing Systems. It comes in two flavors, the Up! Mini and Up! Plus, and is designed to be an easy-to-set-up, relatively inexpensive 3D printer. The Up! 3D printer software is lauded for its capabilities in creating support structures for your model, and while the Up! may not be as cheap as the RepRap, it has a much smaller learning curve and is still considered a low-cost desktop model. How does the Up! 3D printer work? The basic TPE process is the same for most consumer 3D printers, as it doesn’t involve bulky, expensive equipment or a complicated technological process. The raw materials used – usually various polymer and thermoplastic filaments – are also quite cheap and available. Still, there’s significant variety between printers using the TPE process – speed, accuracy and...

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Solidoodle 3D printer

Posted by on Mar 26, 2017 in 3D PRINTERS | 0 comments

Come on admit it, you really want one! Well I do anyway, and the field of 3D printers is getting better and cheaper.  We reported on the Makerbot Thing-o-matic in August last year, a “consumer” 3D printer for $1299 at the time. Well former Makerbot COO Samuel Cervantes now heads up  Solidoodle and they’ve just released for pre-order the Solidoodle 3D printer for $499. With a 6″ X 6″ X 6″ build area, the printer comes fully assembled, and the frame is constructed from steel.   The unit has an 11.5″ X 11.75 X 11.75″ case footprint (LxWxH) and weights in at 17 lbs.  It uses 1.75mm plastic filament to “print”. Available from Solidoodle in Base ($499), a Pro ($549) and Expert($599)...

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