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 manufacturers Shenzhen Creality 3D Technology certainly seems to have got that formula right and used it to spin out 3D printers 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 printers big. That’s precisely the core reason why its machines have found favor with 3D printing enthusiasts worldwide like they have.
Soon after creating ripples with its [...]
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 [...]
The world of 3D creations is getting more and more exciting with advanced versions of existing gadgets and new products foraying into the market every now and then. One such addition is the first ever DIY 3D scanner kit – the Ciclop 3D scanner. This amazing 3D scanner with ready-to-use functionalities is a delight for anyone who likes to tinker with designs and play around with 3D projects and creations. In doing so, it carves a unique space in the field of 3D printing instead of plugging existing gaps.
The device allows you to analyze objects from a real-world setting, collecting data on its dimensions, shape, size, and [...]
Chinese 3D Printers manufacturer, Tevo has found its footing in the 3D printing industry with an enviable lineup of affordable desktop 3D printers. The company that operates out of Guangdong Province in China has climbed the popularity charts among the 3D printing community with its range of DIY 3D printer kits that enjoy a widespread following online. So far, Tevo has restricted itself to DIY kits, with a four printer lineup that may seem like a chore assembling but do a fine job in offering good print performance on a budget. In a clear deviation from this tried and tested DIY-kits-only approach, Tevo’s first offering for 2018 [...]
The E3d Nano 3D printer is an offering of the young startup, Shenzhen EasyThreed Technology, set up in 2015 with an objective to “develop the most cost-effective and productive 3D printing technologies, software and consumables worldwide”. The E3D NANO delivers on that promise cent percent, offering users the freedom to use a plug and play 3D printer to bring their creations to life.
This nano 3D printer designed for the masses is ready to print straight out of the box. For all those newbies who find the dynamics of setting up a DIY 3D printer kit and then tweaking it to get the perfect prints daunting, the E3D NANO with its plug [...]
AnyCubic entered the fray with low-cost 3D printers that are in direct competition with offerings from companies like Tronxy and Anet. Its offering, the Kossel, is a Delta construction 3D printer that ships with an auto-leveling print bed capable of printing at a 30-micron resolution. The AnyCubic Kossel is an open source 3D printing device that was originally rolled out in the Pulley version.
A Linear version that works on linear rails instead of wheels placed on the plastic carriage and a Linear Plus variant with a bigger diameter were released subsequently.
The pulley version has been hailed by the online 3D printing community for its high print speed, and [...]