3D Printers

Read everything about 3D printers. From metal printers to food printers and even bio printers that print human tissue.

Poetry Infinity: The New Superfast 3D Printer by IRA3D

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Ira3D is an italian Start-up founded in 2014 whose value lies in the production of 3D printers, and innovative and sophisticated tools able to change the way we live and work. They've recently launched a new multi-material 3D printer. Its name is Poetry Infinity. Poetry Infinity is the big sister of the previous model Poetry2, of which maintains the characteristics of accuracy, reliability and huge building volume (250x250x300 mm), but with significant improvements in its performance, … [Read more...]

The Electron 3D Prusa i3 3D Printer Kit – Great Package Deal

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The Prusa i3 (iteration 3) is the newest and most current 3D Printer design by RepRap Core Developer Prusajr. This printer is fully open source, easy to expand in all directions therefore easy to shape into different forms and sizes. Best part is that many of this printer's parts can be printed. This is a very popular open source model coming from one of the most established lines of open source 3D printers. Because this RepRap 3D printer is constructed using open source files available for … [Read more...]

Ultimaker and Philips Develop 3D MRI Model Printer

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Ultimaker, a Dutch 3D printer company and diversified technology company Philips have entered into a strategic partnership to structure a team of engineers and develop an MRI 3D printer. The joint project of Ultimaker and Philips is simple in concept. The two companies will develop a 3D printer that automatically 3D prints MRI scans, to provide accurate 3D models of MRI scans for surgeons. Quite often, the details of MRI scans are hard to track and analyze, especially for complicated … [Read more...]

The World’s First Multi-Layer 3D Circuit Board Printer

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Israeli 3D Printing tech startup Nano Dimensions raised US$11 million in an undisclosed funding round to develop a 3D circuit board printer called DragonFly 2020. The startup aims to disrupt the distribution and manufacture of consumer electronics by eliminating 3rd party suppliers, such as low-cost factories in Asia. According to Nano Dimensions CMO and Co-Founder Simon Fried, the first batch of the 3D circuit board printers will be launched in 2016. Fried believes that the "implications … [Read more...]

The Migbot Ultra Prusa i3 3D Printer

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The prices of 3D printers are currently in a bit of a free fall, you can get a decent assembled 3D printer for below thousand dollars. However, most of the sub $1000 printers are hobbyist printers or in other words 'Do It Yourself' printers. Ask any 3D printing expert and he would probably say that the RepRap DIY Kits are still the best option for someone who really wants to know how a 3D printer works. And of all the kits available in the market today, the Prusa i3, is a perfect starting point … [Read more...]

The Palette Filament Feeding System

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Mosaic Manufacturing just launched The Palette filament feeding system. It can be attached to almost any FDM 3D printer and with it you can print objects in multiple colors or multiple material properties. There have been many systems that promised fluid color changes and color mixing but most of them were based on new specialised extruders and in-nozzle mixing which made real application complex and heavy. The Palette approaches this problem differently and comes in the form of a separate box … [Read more...]

The Poetry2 Dual Extruder 3D Printer by Ira3D

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Ira3D®, a brand new Italian company founded in 2014, just released their first 3D printer, the Poetry2. This is a fused filament fabrication printer, easy to use and designed for professionals. There are a couple of features that make this printer a very interesting one. The build volume of 250x250x300 mm ables this 3D printer to print bigger than most desktop 3D printers currently on the market. Also, the printer has a high accuracy of 30 microns (0,03mm) layer height and a print speed of … [Read more...]

S-Max Industrial Sand Casting 3D Printer by ExOne

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S-Max  is a large volume sand casting 3D printer by ExOne used to additively manufacture molds needed for industrial metal casting. This machine does not print directly in metal but makes casts and cores to pour in molten metal by jet binding fine powder. It works similary to your desktop inkjet paper printer but it applies special Furan resin binder to layers of silica sand, cerabeads or zirconia which are "glued" together making a solid 3D cast. Since there is no heat transfer issues, laser … [Read more...]

FDM Extruder Hot Ends with Inductive Heating

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If you have a desktop 3D printer based on FDM / FFF technology you probably know how the extruder heating works and that the design principle has not changed for many years. The common extruder hot end is based on resistive heating where DC electric current causes heating up of a heater element. This solution is simple, well researched and cheap but it's bulky and takes some time to reach the desired temperature. An inductive heating hot end is a more complex hot end which needs high … [Read more...]

Vader Molten Metal 3D Printer

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You probably know that high-end industrial 3d printers can print metal objects by using laser or electron beams on fine metallic powder but Vader is something completely different. Vader aims at small companies or professional workshop environments by implementing proprietary MagnetoJet Printing (MJP) and magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) ceramic printhead technologies to reduce the machine cost. It uses molten metal and jets it in small droplets onto a surface similary to a standard inkjet paper … [Read more...]