Highest Rated 3D Printers

1Wiiboox One Mini55555Read Reviews
2LulzBot Mini55555Read Reviews
3MakerGear M255555Read Reviews

Wiiboox One Mini Review

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The introduction of 3D printers opened the realms of creative possibilities for hobbyists, architects, engineers, research scientists and other brilliant minds. However, the cost and size of the new technology made the devices unreachable for many. The up and coming Wiiboox company based in Nanjing Jiang, China, set out to solve the problem by recently introducing the Wiiboox One Mini. Continue Reading

XYZprinting Da Vinci Jr. Review

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Despite being one of the lowest priced 3D printers on the market at only $349, the XYZprinting Da Vinci 3D printer has the capacity to provide quality results in a timely manner. This printer is a well-designed and highly intuitive… Continue Reading

Leapfrog Creatr Review

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The exciting world of 3D printing is becoming increasingly mainstream thanks to desktop printers such as the Leapfrog Creatr. Although the Leapfrog Creatr has been designed for the household market, it offers advanced 3D printing functions that set it slightly… Continue Reading

Printrbot Metal Plus Review

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Printrbot Metal Plus with its sleek design and precise metal construction offer hobbyists and professionals alike an amazingly accurate machine. There is a lot to like with this model. It is large: The 10 inch by 10 inch print bed… Continue Reading

LulzBot Mini Review

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Measuring 17″ x 13.4″ x 15.2″ and weighing a mere 19 pounds, the LulzBot Mini fits nicely on a desktop. Set-up takes about 15 minutes. Just take the printer out of the box, hang the filament, download the software, connect… Continue Reading

Tutorial: Sketch Blocks in Solidworks


When making a drawing in SolidWorks, you can make entities called “Blocks,” which may be comprised of any single sketch entity or combination of sketch entities. Relations can then be made between these Blocks in a similar fashion to the… Continue Reading

Robo 3D R1 Review

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The Robo 3D R1 is a very good printer and exceptionally good value. The printer comes fully assembled and requires minimal effort to become operational. It can print using PLA and ABS materials, as well as specialty materials. The all-metal-hot-end… Continue Reading

3D Printing On The Moon


One of the problems NASA is facing in its plans for space exploration concerns building habitats on other worlds for its astronauts. The expense of taking building materials all the way from Earth to the moon, not to mention Mars,… Continue Reading

MakerGear M2 Review

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The MakerGear M2 is one of MakerGear’s most recent product releases. This printer has a steel frame coated in black powder. The z-axis allows for printing resolution from 50 to 300 microns. Adjustments to the resolution can be made in… Continue Reading

3DSystems Cube 3 Review

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3DSystems invented 3D printing technology in 1989 and remain one of the leading manufacturers of the technology. The company offers a wide range of products, from industrial grade to consumer grade, in all price ranges. They have 3D printers for large and small manufacturing, home enthusiasts, and specialty printers for the medical field. Continue Reading

Parts or Full Cars – 3D Printed Vehicles


By now you are aware of the amazing feats accomplished by 3-D printing technology. Popular Mechanics magazine just reported on the first 3-D printed car, a historic moment for additive manufacturing and automotive design. The Strati, by Local Motors out of Phoenix, Arizona,… Continue Reading

Designing and 3DPrinting Prosthetic Limbs


Photo from E-Nable (http://enablingthefuture.org) A hot topic in the additive manufacturing field is the impact that 3D Printing Services are having on the design and development of prosthetic limbs. Leading the way in this field are non-profit ventures e-NABLE, a network of 3-D… Continue Reading

3D Printing and the Aerospace Industry


Aerospace is one of the main industries that can benefit from developments in 3D Printing The aerospace industry is a main market for additive manufacturing. This is not only because this sector has a long history of an early adopter… Continue Reading

Federal Regulations for 3D Printing


Breakthrough in medical devices, aerospace, automotive and other industries means that regulations for 3D printing are starting to become increasingly important. (Robohand image via MakerBot) High-tech industries such as aerospace and medical fields are turning to 3D printing as a replacement for… Continue Reading

Printed Circuits with a #3dPrinter


Electronic devices and components, such as light switches, cell phones, and circuit boards, are typically made up of at least two different materials. Plastics often comprise the structure and substrate while metals like copper are necessary for conducting electricity. Any… Continue Reading

5 Industries Benefiting from 3D Printing Metals


Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), known also as laser sintering, selective laser sintering or selective laser melting is an additive manufacturing process, already adopted by industries such as aerospace, automotive or defense for the production of high-quality components with specific… Continue Reading

3D Printing Set to Disrupt Industries


On October 29, 2014, Hewlett Packard released information about its Multi-Jet Fusion technology, and how it is capable of producing multi-colored, three-dimensional objects. HP’s announcement focused widespread attention on the new industry that is quickly evolving around 3D printing. In global terms,… Continue Reading

Cubify Cube 2 Review

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The Cubify Cube’s “3D printing for the layman” approach is evident from the outset — its price range is among the lowest on the market, and its appearance can only be described as sleek. While other high-quality and very popular… Continue Reading