When it comes to 3D printing miniatures, you must have reasonable expectations in several areas, including quality and cost. There’s more to it than just loading the material into the machine and waiting for picture-perfect miniatures to come out of the build platform.
There are two kinds of 3D printing machines you can use to print miniatures:FDM or FFF 3D printers (filament-based) and SLA 3D printers (resin-based). Both come with a set of advantages and disadvantages that you need to take into account.
An FDM 3D printer uses an extruder with a hot-end to melt [...]
Not so long ago, 3D printing was synonymous with exorbitant, cutting-edge technology that was accessible to only big corporations, multinational giants, government agencies, and the uber rich. The common man with a passion for creating had to make do with Legos. Breaking the mold are machines like the Anet A8 that have not only redefined ‘budget 3D printers’ but also combined great efficiency with affordability.
Of course, the first choice for anyone looking to foray into 3D printing would be a plug and play kind of pre-assembled 3D printer. While these pack in a great deal of convenience and are ready to get you started on your 3D [...]
The Tevo Tarantula is a desktop DIY 3D printer kit manufactured by TEVO, a young 3D printer company based out of Zhanjiang, China. The Tarantula 3D printer is essentially modeled on lines of the architecture of the classic RepRap PRUSA i3 3D printer, and thus, bears its hallmark of simplicity of design and robust functionality.
The most striking feature of this Tevo DIY 3D printer kit is its versatility in terms filament, extruder, and nozzle compatibilities. A thriving online community of passionate users definitely comes a close second. All in all, the Tevo Tarantula is a highly affordable 3D printing kit that delivers on [...]
Creality clearly likes its printers big and that’s exactly what its machines found favor for with the 3D printing community across the world. After the Cartesian-style Creality CR-10, an affordable Creality 3D printer with an impressively large build area, the Chinese manufacturer rolled out an upgrade in form of the Creality 3D CR-10S. The CR-10S promises to better the 3D printing experience of the popular CR-10 at a slightly steeper price. But does it live up to that promise? Let’s find out:Creality 3D CR-10S Design
The CR-10S imitates its predecessor (Creality CR-10) in terms of its looks and design. It has exactly [...]
When it comes to 3D printer DIY kits, it takes large build areas, ease of setting up and a decent print quality to earn a sworn following in the 3D printing community. Chinese manufacturer Shenzhen Creality 3D Technology certainly seems to have got that formula right and used it to spin out affordable 3D printers under 500 that have become landmarks in their own right in the realm of 3D printing. If you look at Creality’s creations, one thing is clear – it likes its 3D printer kits big. That’s precisely the core reason why its printers have found favor with 3D printing enthusiasts worldwide as they have.
Soon after creating [...]
The world of 3D printing can be a confusing place for newbies and amateurs. With so many printing techniques and types of 3D printing machines, there is bound to be confusion. What is SLA? How is it different from SLS or SLM? Which is better? Which one offers a greater degree of precision? Which is more cost-effective?
Before moving on to different types of 3D printers, it is imperative to understand the basics of 3D printing or Additive Manufacturing as it known in technical terms.
Additive Manufacturing in an umbrella term used to describe different types of technologies used to create 3D objects by the process of layering the raw material used. So when we talk [...]