ZMorph VX Multitool 3D Printer

ZMorph VX Multitool 3D Printer

ZMorph’s latest addition to its 3D printer line up is the VX Multitool 3D Printer. With three fabrication methods and countless available materials, the ZMorph VX promises to be the most versatile yet practical 3D printer in the market.


Aside from being a multi-material printer, the VX incorporates other features which makes it stand above the rest. Notable features include selective two-material 3D printing, color blending, image mapping, and state-of-the-art printing with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) water soluble support.

ZMorph is known for manufacturing easy-to-use 3D printers, and VX is no exception. For convenience, this new model has a user-friendly touchscreen panel which gives users access to the printer’s wide range of control settings. Thus, switching from a 3D printer, to a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) router, to a laser engraver is possible with just a touch of a button.


Another notable feature of the VX 3D printer is its Voxelizer software. Voxelizer helps simplify the seemingly complicated processes involved in running the printer since it can control all three functions on its own. Additionally, the software’s advanced multi-material algorithms and smart support structures makes it possible for the VX to produce stunning prints.

Notable features of the Voxelizer software include creating workflows for 3D printing, CNC, and laser engraving, adding 3D filters, image mapping, advanced preset control, and Boolean operations. Aside from 3D mesh files, it also supports image files, certain medical files, and vector data.

ZMorph VX is also compatible with other 3D printing software like Simpllify3D, Cura, and Slic3r.

Durability and Accuracy

Those who are keen on investing in a 3D printer must consider the durability of the product. With dimensions at 530 x 555 x 480mm and weighing 20 kg, the ZMorph VX takes pride in being built like a tank.

The VX is made of aluminum and steel frames, which is protected by a 3-mm polyethylene terephthalate (PET) cover. It has sliding rails running on the X and Y axis which is made from top quality structural steel. The printer also contains a rigid aluminum X carriage, non-slip trapezoidal polyoxymethylene (POM) nuts, and a heated worktable. It also has a mechanical positioning precision of 14 microns for the X and Y axes, and 0.6 microns for the Z axis. These specifications guarantee that the VX is not only capable of high speed printing, but is also capable of withstanding mass production of projects.

Nonetheless, speed is nothing if the results are inaccurate. To reduce the possibility of producing rejected prints, ZMorph has designed the VX with a Closed Loop System which improves the overall manufacturing process. This system works by detecting any offset layer and corrects the issue before the final output is printed out. And since this error correction loop occurs during the manufacturing stage, successful prints are almost always guaranteed. Thus, the VX helps save both time and money.

Additionally, the ZMorph VX also has interchangeable nozzles sizes of 0.2 mm, 0.3 mm, and 0.4 mm. Toolheads and worktables, for the printer’s different functions, are also interchangeable.

Material Compatibility

The ZMorph VX takes pride in being able to work with an array of fabrication materials.

For 3D printing, recommended materials include nylon, thermochrome, ABS and its derivatives, PLA and its derivatives, PET, PVA, ASA, HIPS, TPU, and flex materials. In the case of CNC cutting and engraving, the printer can work with all kinds of wood, polycarbonate, HDPE, acrylic glass, machining wax, modeling board, POM, PVC foam, copper laminates, and Dibond-like composites.

For its laser engraving function, the VX can work with all kinds of wood, leather, and copper laminate. For laser cutting, it can work on paper, cardboard, felt, and thin gasket materials.

Skriware 2

Skriware 2 product review

Skriware, a Polish-Swedish startup released its latest 3D printing model at the Gitex Technology Week 2017. The newest 3D printer is called Skriware 2. This model is the successor of the company’s first kick starter-funded device. Skriware 2 is the 3D printer for beginners in the 3D printing industry. It is a Plug’n’Play device that can be used by everyone because of its user-friendly interface.

What are the specifications of this 3D printer model? What makes it better from available 3D printers in the market? What are the possible drawbacks of this 3D printing device? Features and the product review of this latest 3D printer are found below.

Skriware 2 highlights its 7-inch display of full-color touch screen. It offers direct access to online 3D libraries. This feature allows the preparation and fabrication of any 3D model. It does not require additional software from other device to function. This 3D printer has tough industrial design and its case is made from powder-coated steel. The metal design is for the improvement of its appearance and durability. The standard color of the framework is black and white. Other colors are also available, but getting them requires additional payment.

Skriware 2 is a user-friendly 3D printer that is packed with innovative features. It offers several enhancements compared to its predecessor. This 3D printer has an intuitive software and a powerful hardware. Its interface is simple and easy to use. It has automatic material detection in its software. This feature detects the amount and type of loaded filament in the printer. Its live camera feed offers remote monitor and control over the prints. This camera allows convenient manipulation of 3D printing settings. It makes the progress analysis of 3D prints easier.

This 3D printer has bigger build volume. Its dimension is 21x26x21 cm that allows ambitious printing capacity. Its dual extrusion system enables instantaneous printing of different materials and colors. It allows the freedom to choose different color combinations. It offers automatic water soluble PVA that can improve surface quality. It provides excellent print quality because of the reduced vibrations during the printing process. This printer offers connection for Ethernet, USB drive, and Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi connectivity is only good for cloud printing.

Skriware 2 makes 3D printing easy. Preparing the model and printing the design are made simple with its intuitive controls. It provides an improved printing bed. This printing bed is magnetic and flexible. It is heated and removable with PEI surface. This feature makes the model stick during the printing process and ensures easy removal of printed models after. The functionality of this enhanced print bed makes it a brilliant match for 3D printing newbies.

The printing bed also has auto-leveling features. It offers inductive and proximity sensor scans that eliminates unevenness in the printed layers. This feature creates incredible quality of printed products.

This 3D printer supports many kinds of filament for printing. Some of the filament types accepted by this printer are ABS, PLA, HIPS, PVA, PET, Nylon, Flex, wood, metals, among others. Its automatic filament detection feature scans the filament type during loading process. The printer automatically adjusts the printing properties to match the loaded material. Skriware 2 also shows the amount of filament left in the printer and warns the user when it is running low. This feature prevents surplus of prints.

Despite the admirable features of Skriware 2, it has its own disadvantages. This product lacks appeal for veteran users of the 3D printing market. It is short on technological advances that can cater the needs of professional users. Because of its design, mechanical issues are harder to fix. The metal enclosure also limits the upgrade of this product.

Astroprint Desktop, the application for 3D printers

Astroprint Desktop, the application for 3D printers

AstroPrint Desktop is a new 3D printing supply launched by AstroPrint. AstroPrint Desktop is a cross-platform and cloud-enabled desktop application. It takes 3D printing to new levels with its combination of offline and cloud-enabled features. It expands the 3D printing capability of AstroPrint users. It is a brilliant and easy entry point into the 3D printing products of AstroPrint. It is an excellent application for 3D printing enthusiasts and beginners.

What makes this application great? What makes this product unique from other 3D printing supplies? How is the compatibility of this application with different operating systems? To answer these questions, listed below are the features of this latest 3D printing supply.

AstroPrint Desktop is a 3D printing supply that enables users to print 3D products with the use of USB. This feature allows the easy connection of 3D printers with laptops or desktops. Internet is not required for this USB connection. Printing of 3D materials can happen without the AstroBox Gateway. This feature allows easy addition of new printer machine and creation of new printer profile. There are no restrictions and limitations to the number of printers that can be used.

This application provides faster time for 3D printing. It finds cloud-based and local printers with ease. It uses Ethernet and wireless connection for the easy arrangement of 3D printing machine. There is no need to look for IP addresses for this application to work.

This application makes the management of 3D printers easier. It has simple installation process. It is compatible with different operating systems such as Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. This compatibility increases the accessibility of 3D printing. It is a comprehensive 3D printing software that can be used by anyone.

AstroPrint Desktop application gives access to the GCODE terminal. This feature includes the GCODE viewer. This analytical tool allows the user to view and diagnose the print path of GCODE files. GCODE viewer analyzes the print speed through the representation of different shades of the same color. This representation allows better analysis of the printing process. This viewer provides adjustment of settings. All the changes made in the setting through adjustments are reflected in the viewer. This viewer also evaluates the model design layer by layer before printing.

AstroPrint Desktop allows the easy manipulation of print designs. This application makes scaling and rotating of designs easier. It improves the position of models prior to printing. The duplication and multiplication of designs are also made simple. There is no need to use other software products for the 3D printing process. This feature saves print-plates. After the manipulation process, a single click on the print button makes the design ready for printing. This application also optimizes the slicer settings and it gets smarter over time.

This application includes cloud file manager in its new feature. Cloud file manager allows the user to keep files in an existing cloud account. The application keeps these files coordinated and tidy. The importation, duplication, and manipulation of designs from the cloud account to the AstroPrint Desktop is easier. The connection of this application with the AstroPrint Cloud offers more functionality. A user can access the files and initiate print from the application anytime.

This application is free to download. This 3D printing supply is a great enhancement for the AstroPrint 3D printer. This application enhances the 3D printing experience of AstroPrint users and makes workflow pleasant. It is suitable for 3D printing newbies as well as seasoned creators. It makes 3D printing hassle-free and convenient. It promotes 3D printing anywhere in the world. Experience the ease of 3D printing whether offline or via the cloud with this AstroPrint Desktop.

Automated Innovative Form Cells

Automated Innovative Form Cells
Additive manufacturing is a stable industry that is working up its way to the finest and delighted bona fide parts of businesses, and is getting to the mainstream part to compete with the traditional procedure to introduce a newer, more modernized creation system. This makes people come and see what additive manufacturing is for.
You want to be an additive manufacturing pro but wishing for a low-cost 3D printer? Try Form Cell. Introduced by Formlabs, Form Cell is made up of a series of five or more Form 2 3D printers connected to each other plus an all new Wash and Cure system that will allow the material recovery after the additive manufacturing machine is done with producing the end product of your design.
The Form Cell eliminates downtime because you can schedule an automatic print job that can be left to work without anyone needing to be present while the Form Cell is doing its job and so to make sure that no Form 2 is idle while others are busy printing designs. You can supervise the process of printing the designs by overlooking the print failure detection and edit quickly using the remote monitoring and altering. These systems are available to be monitored with the corresponding Android and IOS app for the Form Cell. You can also integrate into CRM, ERP and MES systems by using the API endpoints.
Form Cell is made up of:
• Automation dashboard
• Form 2 print stations
• Replaceable rolling racks
• Post-processing stations
• Gantry system
• UV-blocking panels
• Print failure detection
• Machine guard
This Form Cell consists of these parts to create products as efficiently as possible. Form Cell is also controlled by an automated system to create an independent digital factory. It is labor free and no further check-ins needed for the machine to run nicely. The Form Cell is also favored for its lowest cost per part.
Further tackling the API endpoints, the business systems like CRM, ERP, MES and your very own specifically made homegrown systems can be integrated to the Form Cell so it could be tailored to your own standards.
The Wash and Cure system helps with the final process of your design creation by cleaning the prints with alcohol and exposing it to light. After the Wash and Cure process, it will be brought to the racks or carts so it would be ready for packing and distributing or whatever you are to do after creating the designs.
The lights out manufacturing process is the process by which the Form Cell can be left without anyone having to watch over the system and check if it goes well. The machine itself has an arm in the rig that can move the product to another part after it is done for that one process and onto the next process. Unless of course when you are loading the Form Cell with the well needed filament powder to start the printing process, integrate the design to the Form Cell and leave it be.
The Form Cell is ought to be around $40,000 to $50,000. It will be costly at first, but think of it as an investment. And because there are no labors needed, it is a very good way to minimize cost and earn more profit. Sure, it might be hard to oust that money out early in the business but thinking about the calculations and all after the machineries, parts are working well and designs are printed like 1, 2, 3 without paying anyone to man the system to monitor the progress but you, it will be the greatest investment as a professional, or even as a hobbyist.

The Greatest Possible Ultimaker 2+

The Greatest Possible Ultimaker 2+
Tired of noisy 3D printers that can’t even set the noise to a minimum? The second generation of Ultimaker, Ultimaker 2+ is here to save the day. The new Ultimaker 2+ made by the additive manufacturing brand Ultimaker has the noise reduced to a minimum, it is easy to work with, a very easy set up process, user-friendly, dependable and thorough. It also has a very wide range of materials that is efficient for whatever you are making. What more, it is also very accurate and has a promising print quality.
The Ultimaker 2+ has qualities that would make a run for your money. The very sleek Ultimaker has dimensions of 223 x 223 x 205mm heated printbed, which means that it saves space while being entirely useful i.e. expanding the prints, reduced cleaning time, etc. It has an open filament system that can create anything you want in the best possible way as it allows you to set any filament for your wanted end result. The Ultimaker 2+ also supports the subpar 600 layer prints up to the high quality 200 micro layer prints and extrudes the filament to up to 24 mm³/s while the print head moves fast and agile at up to 300 mm/s.
Improvements that sets Ultimaker 2+ to Ultimaker 2
Feeder: To give the accurate quality you want, the geared feeder switches filaments and gives right pressure without difficulty to produce the design as it is.
Nozzles: The design varies by the different combination of nozzles and filament types according to the utmost product result wanted by the user, and Ultimaker 2+ supports the easy switch to different nozzle.
Fancaps: To provide only the smoothest prints, the new optimized fancaps distributes air equally below the nozzle.
The Ups and Downs of Ultimaker 2+
• Incredibly easy to setup.
• Optimizes the noise to minimum
• Design improvements to parts and materials and freely substitutable extruders.
• 0.25, 0.4, 0.6, and 0.8 nozzles available for the improvement of details and designs.
• Able to work with or from Windows, Linux, and OX S.
• Excellent overall print quality and prints are capable to create high resolution designs.
• A lot of filaments for every possible product to be printed and even accepts filaments from third-parties.
• Has an open frame design that restricts the printer depending on the changes lf atmosphere and increases the risk of burns when fancaps become overheated.
• Unless optimized, it is slow when set to default settings.
• There is no auto-calibration setting possible to use and the calibration process of the Ultimaker 2+ is the same process with Ultimaker 2.
• Control panel interface is only basic and subpar.
• It is optimized for printing with PLA, ABS, CPE, CPE+, PC, Nylon, and TPU 95A but users observed a foul order when printing with ABS.
• There are times that difficulty is observed when the finished products and designs are removed from the print-bed.
• Connectivity is limited to an SD Card.
Although marketed as the best ever 3D printer by Ultimaker as of now, there had been an unfortunate quality observed: It is only performing up to par with 3D printers as of late and even performing subpar compared to the extremely advanced technology of other 3D printers. This is only the continuing improvement of Ultimaker and should not be judged as of now because improvement may still be seen after careful processes and calculated risks.
It is a comforting thought that the Ultimaker team probably already knew about some of the disadvantages that came with this Ultimaker 2+ model, but if they already implemented it, a completely new design and not the improved or revised design of Ultimaker 2 is probably to be seen. However promising, customers will still opt for products that are completely made for their taste and hopefully, the feedbacks from the Ultimaker 2+ will show Ultimaker the should-be design for their next product.

GE Additive takes 3D Printing to New Heights

GE Additive takes 3D Printing to New Heights
Ready. GE Additive announced at the Paris Air Show what is to be the largest leap in 3D printing history. The world’s largest 3D Printer is currently in the works.
Set. This laser powered 3D Printer will not only print jet engine structural components; it will also print parts for single-aisle aircraft. Of course, it can be used to create other engines as well. It could be automotive, machinery, etc.
Launch. This phenomenal machine goes by the tentative name “Atlas”.
What is known hitherto?
• As it is ought to be the world’s largest 3D Printer (so far), it will have a 1000mm x 1000mm x 1000mm size suitable for the job it has cut for itself: Aerospace.
• COLLABORATIONS – Oerlikon alliance: GE Additive, Concept Laser, and Arcam EBM is set to be working together to provide only the best machine and materials R&D to GE. – LAUAK alliance: This 3D Printer is laser-based and LAUAK will invest in Concept Laser’s machines and LAUAK signed to aid Concept Laser. Concept Laser’s expertise in laser based machines is one of the most relied upon on the construction of this new additive manufacturing machine.
• Beta versions for the collaborating companies and participating customers will already be provided by the end of this year.
• The 3D Printer will be launched commercially next year although the product is aimed to be released late next year.
• The initial demonstration version ATLAS is going to 3D print objects 1 meter long with a minimum of two dimensions using aluminum, titanium, and various other metals and materials. (In which the other materials are yet to be known.)
• ATLAS is not the production version and the production version is yet to be named, will be much better after revisions and the speed will succeed the current additive machines altered according to the personal preferences and specifications of the buyer. This big leap will take additive manufacturing to new heights, and this 3D printing machine is not only beneficial to GE Additive, other additive manufacturing companies but will be beneficial to the whole world. This phenomenal technology is also playing a large role in metal 3D printing as per the powdered metal used to print the totality of the designs via computer. This means that the productions will now be less costly, easier and better followed designs than the old and traditional methods and techniques. Expensive tools and machines are also about to be eliminated as there is very little need, what with the very few limits on the end designs to be printed in the new laser-based power-bed 3D Printer.
This move, however, is believed to be both illness and cure to the additive manufacturing industry, the good being a larger market will be available to the 3D Printing business and the bad being the most competitive atmosphere for everyone that is in the additive manufacturing business.
3D Printing is improving more and more by the years and undoubtedly going to be the way for technologies that is believed to only be seen in the dreams of everyone in the business. This step is crucial for the improvement in today’s technology, and the progress that is set after this is launched is also a step for the future machineries and tools that we never thought to be possible in our lifetime.
This could potentially pave the way for new possibilities and although little is still known, gives light to the fact that we could be closer to the more efficient and probably often visualized future that we have at the back of our heads, lingering as we are lulled to sleep by the promises of a greater tomorrow behooveful for, if not now, at least by the next generations of our world.

Ultimaker Cura 3.0

Ultimaker Cura 3.0 slicing software product features

Ultimaker, a 3D printer manufacturer in Netherlands released its latest slicing software, Ultimaker Cura 3.0. The announcement came a year after the launch of the Ultimaker 3. This latest software is a 3D printing supply that improves the performance of Ultimaker’s 3D printers. Its powerful features further increase the enjoyment and 3D printing experience of Cura users.

What makes this slicing software different from other brands? What are the expectations for this latest software? Listed below are the features of Ultimaker Cura 3.0.

Ultimaker Cura 3.0 offers new skin settings. The first is the skin removal width. It allows the removal of thin strips of skin from 3D models. This feature prevents head zigzagging and vibrations. This setting improves the print quality of products.

The skin expand distance setting enables better support of product features through the expansion of skins with the thickness of walls. Finally, there is the extra skin wall count.

This feature allows printing of wall around the skin to reduce pillowing, curling and gaps. It also provides fast printing speed. These additional skin settings improve the print details of every 3D products. These improvements also decrease the density of supports for 3D products.

This slicing software displays updated interface. The startup speed is fast, and it has a redesigned splash screen. Settings are clear and natural. The print controls are more intuitive than its previous version. Users can use this software without worrying about complicated panels. Its rasterized build plate displays gradations of 1 mm and 10 mm. This feature improves the accuracy of model positioning.

This slicing software offers integration with prominent engineering and design software with the use of plug-ins. This improvement ensures a smooth workflow integration with third-party plugin platforms such as Siemens NX and SolidWorks. These two were the initial plugins included during the launch, but more are expected to be added in the future. This software also allows the creation of new plugins from software developers and businesses to improve workflow. These plugin choices increase the accessibility of 3D printing and make production easier.

Ultimaker Cura 3.0 has enabled PVA gradual support. This setting allows the decrease of PVA infill in the support and increase of infill towards the interface. This feature reduces printing time, PVA dissolving time, and material consumption. The PVA support also allows the increase of PVA retraction length during a print core switch. This helps reduce stringing and provides consistent product results.

This latest software provides cross infill and quarter cubic infill functions. The first function is a fractal-pattern infill that is best for flexible materials because it provides less material elongation. The latter is like tetrahedral infill but results to less rigid and tougher products. It also offers Z seam options. These options allow control over the placement of seam without worrying about corner angles.

Its improved print quality slider allows the intuitive sliding between time and quality. This version has fixed several bugs. It supports different file formats like 3MF, OBJ, and STL. It can print multiple objects with different settings at the same time.

Ultimaker Cura 3.0 is the slicing software for both novices and professionals. The basics and the use of this software are suited for beginners in the 3D printing industry. Meanwhile, experts can enjoy the 200 settings included in this software for further improvement of 3D models.

This software is open source and free. It is a must-have 3D printing supply for Cura users. Optimize the use of this software with the Ultimaker 3 printer for the best dual extrusion printing. The combination of these two products creates smooth and reliable 3D printing experience.

3d Printing Buyer’s Guide-The Top 3d Printers of 2017

3d Printing Buyer’s Guide-The Top 3d Printers of 2017

There are over 1,000 models of 3d printers available on the market today, and it is hard to choose which to buy if you’re a beginner.

The best approach is to first know your budget and to check the latest releases. The next step to take is to research important specifications such as supporting documentation, ease of use, and features.

Another thing to check is whether the software and hardware are open-source or proprietary. The differences from the said aspects can significantly impact operational cost. If your chosen machine is incompatible with nonstandard filaments, you are book to buying future supplies directly from sources. This may cost you with higher shipping fees and product prices than buying from local hardware stores.

The one thing that you need to refrain from doing is buying a 3d printer based on its brand name. It is better to choose from the most recent models because you are ensured that they all possess the latest innovations in 3d printing technology. You can only have the best output if you own an up-to-date machine.

Without more fuss, here are the recommendations for the best and the latest 3d printers you can purchase today.

Original Prusa i3 MK2S

Prusa i3 MK2S features an open source design. It is compatible with 3rd party filaments such as PLA and ABC. It has an integrated leadscrew axis, a PEI print surface, a full mesh bed automated leveling, and an improved design. The printer also features the latest firmware available for 3d printers, a faster printing speed than its predecessor, and an E3D V6 hotend. Original Prusa i3 MK2S works using the most advanced FDM 3d printing technology, and it enables USB, wireless, and SD card connectivity.

Printrbot Simple Pro

The Printrbot Simple Pro is a refined version of the original Printrbot Simple 3d printer. It has the same open, portable, and compact design, but this printer is more substantial than its prototype version. Printrbot now sports a wifi connectivity, a colored touch screen, and a free cloud service to make your printing experience simple and cool.
This 3d printer is also powered by a 32-bit operating system for fast and smooth object creation.

Wanhao Duplicator i3 Plus

The Wanhao Duplicator is also an open source 3d printer similar to the previously mentioned models. It possesses top of the line features even though its price tag is lower than your mainstream 3d printer. Wanhao Duplicator i3 Plus is solidly constructed and has a decent build of 200 x 200 x 180. It features a rigid metal frame, a touchscreen control interface, and a full-sized SD card slot. It supports onboard printer controls, 3rd party material compatibility, USB and SD card connectivity, and FDM technology.

Anet A8

Anet A8 is considered as one of the best 3d printers of 2017 because of its super strong caveats. In many ways, Anet A8 is not similar to the aforementioned 3d printers. However, it is a great and cheap do it yourself kit for beginners. It only involves a fair amount of vigorous polishing and cleaning before you can print again. Nevertheless, Anet A8 is able to produce incredibly detailed objects because it utilizes the most advanced FDM technology and the latest open source software and hardware.

3d printing or additive manufacturing allows you to construct complex or straightforward 3d designs at a low cost. Whether you print for home use or commercial purposes, it is most advisable to follow the latest trends in 3d printing. Choose your 3d printer from the machines mentioned above so that you can guarantee that you’ve purchased an up-to-the-minute device that has the best specifications from the latest trends in 3d printing.

The Top 5 3d Printers of 2017

The Top 5 3d Printers of 2017

What is the best 3d printer of fall 2017? Read this guide to see the five best 3d printers available on the market now.

Zotrax M200

Zotrax is the first on the list. This 3d printer is one of the successes brought by the 3d printing revolution. Made from sturdy aluminum, Zotrax can 3d print right out of the box. It is easy to use and produces consistent and reliable results.

This 3d printer features an automated bed leveling for simple and precise calibrations, a perforated platform for mitigated warping, and an optional perspex panel to enclose build space and provide added protection from external elements.

The bed leveling is the key feature of this machine. It allows the 3d printer to produce quality objects made from ABS materials. The hallmarks of this 3d printer provides different mechanical properties. They make this machine highly flexible with different 3d making software and filaments.

Mono Price Select Mini 3d Printer

The Monoprice select mini is a good introductory unit for 3d printing. It features an easy to use system for beginners. It is compact and small, but it has everything that you would expect from large models.

This 3d printer supports all thread types. Its dynamic build plate allows it to operate with the basic filaments like PLA and ABS. It can also work on complex materials such as metal composites and wood. It also supports 3d printing from a file in a MicroSD card. Mono Price Select Mini 3d Printer is by far the cheapest 3d printer on the market that offers multiple features and great flexibility.

Flash Forge Creator Pro

The Flash Forge Creator is a cheap but one of the most recent models released on the market. It features a plug and play setup, which means that you can use it right out of the box. It has a decent build area and also supports PLA, ABS, and other exotic materials. Presenting its dual extruders, the FlashForge Creator Pro is ready to 3d print any object that is under its size limit.

Maker Gear M3

The Maker Gear M3 is a 3d printer great for commercial 3d printing. The printer has a sufficient build area of 254 x 202 x 203 mm allowing it to produce objects with a minimum layer height of 20 microns. It supports the utilization of standard filaments such as PLA and ABS and uses the latest FDM technology to create intricately detailed objects. Like the previously mentioned models, Maker Gear M3 is also plug and play and can be used right away. It comes preassembled, but it can still be upgraded to fulfill all your 3d printing needs. For example, its onboard controls can be toggled; its nozzles can be interchanged; you can even replace or upgrade its dual extruder.

The M3 is one of the latest models even if its design may appear basic. This simplicity is its distinctive aspect. M3 can be used and displayed for a long time to come since it has a standardized design. This FDM 3d printer produces high quality and consistent prints at a speed of 200 mm/sec. It has decent up-to-date features, and one of these is its open-ended software compatibility. You’re free to utilize the software of your choice like the reputable Simplify 3D.

LulzBot Mini

LulzBot Mini is known for its reliability and simplicity. To get it started, you just need to plug it in. It features a number of straightforward but amazing specifications. LulzBot Mini has an automated leveling bed, a self-cleaning nozzle, and an all-metal hot end. It prints within the temperature range of up to 572 degrees Fahrenheit. This printer is not as Flexible as Maker Gear M2, but you don’t need to worry because it comes with an accessible Cura LulzBot edition software.

The most recent innovations in 3d printing technology are the improved compatibility and flexibility of the machines to available upgrades and usable software, the increase in printing speed, and the increase in maximum production height. These latest breakthrough in additive manufacturing are available in the aforementioned top five 3d printers of 2017.

The Best 3d Printers of Fall 2017

The Best 3d Printers of Fall 2017

In recent years, 3d printing has become a mainstream sensation. With over 1,000 models currently available on the market, it is hard to choose which 3d printer to buy. There are many types of 3d printer. Some are old models, while some are new. While selecting an old version can be cost-effective, it is still most advisable to choose from the latest products.

The technology related to additive manufacturing or 3d printing is constantly being improved by experts. Every month, there are always innovations in the field of additive manufacturing. This is the reason why you should choose the most up-to-the-minute products available.

Keep reading to see the best 3d printers of fall 2017 if you’re unsure which 3d printer suits your need.


Ultimaker 3

This product is the latest installment of the Ultimaker empire. The ultimaker 3 is the refined version of the reputable Ultimaker 2. It is a machine packed with cutting-edge technology. It has swappable cores and dual extrusion for interchangeable print heads. Ultimaker 3 also enables wireless connectivity for increasing productivity.

For Ultimaker 3’s software specifications, its Cura slicing engine optimizes the printer’s smooth interface. This feature enables easy print jobs within the shortest time. Its regular updates ensure that the latest improvements and innovations for the version are shared with its users.

The Ultimaker 3 is, without doubt, the most suitable printer for your office, studio, or workspace. It has a well-built and solid design, a methodical operation, and an easy to use system.


Formlabs Form 2

The Formlabs Form 2 uses stereolithographic (SLA) technology. SLA is a form of 3d printing technology utilize for creating patterns, prototypes, production parts, and models with the use of the photopolymerization process. This process has been recently improved to increase print quality in 3d printers.

The SLA technology in Formlabs Form 2 cures the resin in a receptacle with a dynamic high powered laser. This laser forms layer upon layer of material to create detailed outputs. This feature helps in producing solid objects with intricate detail.

Formlabs Form 2 features a touchscreen display, a bunch of wireless controls, an automated resin system, and a peeling mechanism. It is also designed with software that makes fabricating 3d models as easy as possible.


MakerBot Replicator 2

MakerBot Replicator 2 is designed to print large objects with complex details. This 3d printer is one of the fourth-generation devices of MakerBot. The Replicator 2 is an improved version of their successful earlier models.

Being the flagship of the prominent MakerBot company, Replicator 2 uses a fused deposition modeling (FDM) system wherein prototyping, production applications, and modeling becomes an easy methodical process. FDM functions on an additive principle. It creates objects by laying down layer upon layer of materials. For example, a metal wire or a plastic filament is wound up from a coil to supply the printer in its creation of solid 3d objects. For that reason, FDM is also referred to as solid-based additive manufacturing (AM) technology.

Basically, regarding specs, MakerBot Replicator 2 is the same with the 2 aforementioned 3d printers. However, it is bigger and will last longer.

Each of the previously mentioned 3d printers has their specialty. They all feature the latest trends in 3d printing technology. The Ultimaker 3 upgrades the outdated features of Ultimaker 2 and Ultimaker 2 plus; Formlab Forms 2 utilizes the most advanced SLA technology to produce quality outputs; MakerBot Replicator 2 has just been released to show its users the innovations in FDM and large object 3d printing. Whether your reason for buying a 3d printer is for home or commercial use, it is absolutely recommended to narrow down your choices from the newest releases like from the three mentioned above.