3D Printers

by M. Brett Smith ·Posted
Finding the best 3D printer is no easy task. With so many factors to consider and options to choose from, it’s hard to know where to begin and what to look for. To help make your decision a little easier and your shopping experience a lot less stressful, we’ve put together this primer on 3D printers. Read on to find the answers to all of your important 3D-printing questions. What is 3D printing?
by William Min ·Posted
Kodak teamed up with Smart International to create the Kodak Portrait 3D Printer. Designed to work in a variety of environments, ranging from the classroom to the office, Kodak outfitted the Portrait with a fully enclosed print chamber and an HEPA and activated carbon filter to reduce unpleasant odors and keep hands away from hot, moving parts. The printer chamber has a 7.9 x 7.9 x 9.3" build area. Inside the print chamber is a heated
by John-Paul Pale… ·Posted
In an effort to make 3D printing more seamless and user-friendly, CraftBot “crafted” its CraftBot3 3D Printer with a filament monitoring system (FMS), which helps avoid wasted time and money by supervising filament consumption, starting immediate troubleshooting when a filament jam is detected, and messaging you in case you need to intervene. The printer also features two separate print heads, making it possible to print two objects
by John-Paul Pale… ·Posted
Take a different approach to your 3D scanning using the Occipital Structure Sensor 3D Scanner with Structure Sensor Bracket. Designed for on-the-go users who need a portable and handheld 3D scanner, Occipital’s offering comprises two main components. First is the Structure Sensor 3D Scanner, which performs 3D scans, captures augmented reality, and obtains measurements. Second is the Structure Sensor Bracket, which secures the scanner to your
by John-Paul Pale… ·Posted
Over the past few years, 3D printing technology has grown and taken the world by storm, and it is now possible to create advanced types of 3D prints, such as artificial limbs. As the 3D printing revolution continues to “forge” its way into new territory, Flashforge recently introduced several new 3D printers, each of which has been designed for a specific user base and comes equipped with differing features that make them well suited for unique environments and tasks. For children and beginners who are looking to venture into 3D printing, the
by William Min ·Posted
Robo, a US-based 3D printer manufacturer, has released the R2. As a smart 3D printer with Wi-Fi, the R2 allows you to tackle large-scale projects right from your smartphone. With the Robo app, you’ll be able to connect and print right from your mobile device. The Robo app is more than just a glorified print button. You can also monitor the progress of your 3D print in real time, manage multiple prints as well as additional printers, connect to
by John-Paul Pale… ·Posted
If you’ve been interested in getting started with 3D printing, but feel the field may be beyond your technical prowess, or if you just want something more compact, fear not, because XYZprinting offers their da Vinci Jr. 1.0 Pro 3D Printer, da Vinci Jr. 2.0 Mix 3D Printer, and
by jaime traba ·Posted
September 8, 2016, marks the 50th anniversary of the premiere of Star Trek The Original Series (TOS), and as I write this piece (with my Tasha Yar and Hugh the Borg action figures staring back at me from my desk), it’s hard not to dwell on the legacy of this franchise with which I have a borderline odd preoccupation, going to the lengths of getting B&H’s head editorial honcho to agree to let me write a piece that discusses my action figures. Star Trek, for those of you who had significant others in high school, is creator Gene Roddenberry’