Because it has a heated build plate and self leveling bed, you can be sure that your prints start out right.
The open source design allows for customization if that is your thing. Or you can use it as is to great effect. The fact that it can print in so many different filament types, makes this one printer that is sure to gain some popularity. It certainly beats the pants off of some competitors that can only print in one or two mediums.
The build volume of the R1 Plus is impressive as well. It allows 10″x9″x8″ for the printable area.
The ROBO 3D R1 Plus comes with a one year free subscription to Autodesk Fusion 360. MatterControl is the free software that comes with the printer to power it. But you can use other software if you prefer. Any software that will produce .STL files will allow your prints to be done on the R1 Plus.
Thus you can use Windows, Mac OSX or Linux as there is software available for all operating systems that will be able to generate the files you need.
The MFS1V1 3D scanner is compact and self enclosed. It is portable as well so you can take it between work/school and home. The scanner is ready to use right out of the box. Just plug it into power and into a USB port on your computer and you are ready.
It is important to note the ability to make high resolution color scans. This small device will allow you to reproduce many items you have around your home.
Further interesting bit about this 3D scanner is that it was originally designed and developed as a crowdfunding imitative. Thus it has an active and vocal user community that support the products success.
Isn’t it cute? It’s small, it’s stylish and that is by design.
The creators over at New Matter have engineered a product to use as few parts as possible and still be as capable as you would need. Thus you end up with a product that has less possibility to have issues as the number of parts involved are reduced.
This little gem is wireless enabled, allowing you to print and select from your phone, tablet or laptop computer.
The MOD-t 3D printer is ready to print out of the box and supports PLA filament. There is one spool of the New Matter pink filament included in the package so you can print right away.
The clear cover allows you to protect the print area. It also keeps hands and fingers away from the hot surfaces. At the same time it reduces noise from the printing process.
Support for STL files allows you to upload your prints and control them via their online interface.
The Ultimaker 3 comes with dual extruders. When you combine this with the water soluble supports you have a 3D printer that can create complex geometry that couldn’t be done on printers with lesser ability.
The heated build plate allows for smooth prints. You will also be taking advantage of the ability to swap the hot ends simply. It’s hard to overstate the importance of the significant features that this system allows.
The filament used by the Ultimaker 3 is 2.85mm and you can use PLA, ABS, CPE, pVA and Nylon. And did I mention the dual extruders? This allows you to print in multiple mediums at once!
The Qidi Tech X-One comes with an all metal chassis. This gives you some stability that cannot be found in many other desktop 3D printers. While this does give it some weight (it’s over 40 pounds), it also means it’s not likely to move around. Heck, its possible it won’t even shift when getting a slight bump.
The bed is easy to level and can be leveled in about a minute. It will stay leveled for a number of print jobs so not something that is going to take away from your productivity.
It uses the standard 1.75mm filament and prints well in ABS and PLA.
The X-One is flexible and comes with the ability to connect to it and print via USB or SDCard. You can use Cura, Simplify 3D and QIDI Print for your 3D models. Thus you can use a Windows or Mac OSX computer to run your program.
Another item is the built in touchscreen on the Qidi Tech X-One, a nice little feature.
The ability to control the temperature of the pen is one of it’s strong points. By allowing you to control the temperature anywhere between 130-240 degrees Celsius that means you can use a wide range of materials in the pen.
MYNT3D Professional Printing Pen also comes with a replaceable hot end. What that means is that within a couple of minutes you can change to a new nozzle. This will prolong the use and ability of this 3D printing pen many times longer than other pens.
You know how important speed is when you are creating. Because the MYNT3D has a step-less speed control, it allows you to dial in just the right amount of material you need for the task at hand. If you are needing to fill a large area, crank up the output… then dial it back for more fine tuned printing.
You are able to have total control over the speed of the output. Thus your designs come to life easier than ever.
The 3DWOX is an all-in-one 3D printer is reminds you of a traditional 2D desktop printer. It’s enclosed nature allow you to have less noise and a safer operation environment. Coming from Sindoh who have made 2d printers for many years, you can tell they were very interested in getting the thoughtful and accessible side of the 3D printer right. I think they have succeeded.
To load the filament just insert the cartridge. Since it’s that easy, you will have time for more drinks! Like I said before, it makes you feel like you are just replacing the toner in your 2D printer. Thus all the headache normally attached to threading filament through tiny feed mechanisms is gone!
As you know, a level printing bed is key to have a successful 3D print. The 3DWOX has fully assisted leveling support to allow you to ensure that your bed is flat and that it stays that way.
One of the things I love about the Sindoh DP200 3DWOX 3D printer is its connectivity. Again hearkening back to 2D cousins… it has everything, WiFi, USB cable, Ethernet and USB flash drive.
Finally this means you have have the printer anywhere in the house and still connect to it. Especially relevant, it has a camera and LED lighting built in. Thus you can monitor the print job via your laptop or smartphone! Amazing!
The very interesting thing about the Monoprice Select Mini is that even with its small footprint it still allows you to use almost all 1.75mm filament types. Thus you can build one model in PLA, the next in ABS then another in a metal composite. Don’t forget you could also use wood composite or dis-solvable PVA as well.
The Select Mini 3D printer from Monoprice is compatible with a number of software packages common to 3D printing. Cura, Repetier and others can be used to power your designs. Connect to Windows or Mac OSX and use MicroSD or a MicroUSB connection.
Now this is really cool… the Monoprice Select Mini 3D Printer comes ready to print right out of the box! Yep, take it out of the box, put it on your desk, plug it in, and you can be printing right away using the 3D models that are included on the SD card that comes with the printer. You cannot beat that for setup time!
This is all possible because they calibrate the printer at the factory before it’s boxed up. So when you get it, it’s all ready to run.
The LulzBot TAZ 6 3D Printer comes with the Cura LulzBot Edition software to make it easy to load and use your model files. Because Cura is open source you will never have to pay to upgrade your software and it works on Windows, MAC and Linux operating systems.
The Cura LulzBot Edition is compatible with STL and OBJ model files. Although it has easy access it is also full of advanced options for advanced 3D printing users.
One of the most interesting things about the LulzBot TAZ 6 3D Printer is its open source hardware base. Thus this enables you to see the source code for the system and improve or tweak it as you need. (Of course you can use it just as is to great effect as well!)
LulzBot’s are actually running around the clock at the LulzBot factory making parts for more 3D printers. (That’s really cool!).
The self leveling and self cleaning nature of the TAZ 6 makes it easy to get started clean everytime you want to start a new project. Therefore with one of the largest print volumes of any desktop 3D printer, the TAZ 6 has plenty of capability for you.