Dollo 3D – the next RepRap?

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The Dollo 3D has a lot of 3D printing enthusiasts very excited. Their goal is a printer that can create replicas of itself. Self-replicating machines are an idea that go back to the mathematician John Von Neumann in the 1940s, and they’ve been involved in more than their fair share of apocalyptic science fiction, but for printers the benefits are obvious – a technology that can replicate itself is able to spread more quickly. The [Read More]

M3D Pro unveiled at CE Week 2016

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US company M3D caused a stir a couple of years ago when they released the Micro 3D printer. Selling for $199 on Kickstarter, this was a small entry-level device with a respectable print envelope and some innovative technology. It did have its limits though, the main one being the 4.5-inch cube it could print into, but now the company has taken the concept a stage further with the launch of their new M3D Pro. If [Read More]

The hardcore option – building your own 3D printer

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We’ve looked at buying a 3D printer off the shelf, and then at putting one together from a kit. These are both great options, and for many people they’re going to be the most practical solution. That’s not true for everyone though. A lot of it depends on what you want your printer for. If you need to be able to print objects for work or a hobby, a ready-built one is probably the way [Read More]

Printer overview – the LulzBot Mini

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A couple of weeks ago we looked at buying an off the shelf 3D printer. This is the quickest and easiest way to get started, and it has some other advantages too. One is that you can get some really capable machinery that would be possible to put together yourself, but definitely not easy. A perfect example is the LulzBot Mini desktop printer. The LulzBot Mini is a mid-range printer, priced at about $1,250 in [Read More]

Building a 3D printer kit

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We’ve looked at buying a ready to go 3D printer, and the advantages it offers – especially if you just want to get printing as quickly as possible. This convenience does come at a price premium though, so for those who don’t really see themselves as hobbyists and want a commercial printer, but prefer to save on the cost, there’s also the option of building one from a kit. Going with a kit has several [Read More]

Recycled 3D printing materials

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3D printing is a massive leap ahead in rapid prototyping as well as a huge asset for all sorts of hobbies. In fact 3D printers have so many uses it’s hard to even think of them all – the versatility of a device that can create such a wide range of objects is immense. One lesser known fact about them, however, is that they can even be good for the environment. Most of the popular [Read More]

Buying a 3D printer – the convenient option

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As the last post says, the easiest way to get a 3D printer is to buy one. It costs more than building your own but if you want to have your printer up and running as quickly as possible this is definitely the way to do it. There are several advantages in buying a printer, and for many users these more than make up for the extra cost. Mostly it comes down to why you [Read More]

How can you get a 3D printer?

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If you’ve decided to get yourself a 3D printer there are a few ways to go about it. With most electronics your only real option is to buy one, but 3D printing is a bit different. It’s a fairly new technology and has a very strong hobbyist element and that means there are several paths to ownership. The question is, which one’s right for you? That’s going to depend on several factors, including: What do [Read More]

How to feed your 3D printer

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When you start looking for a 3D printer it’s easy to get too caught up in the specifications of the machine itself – the size of object it can create, its resolution and print speed, for example. All of these are important, but probably the most important thing is one that a lot of buyers don’t consider – what it can print with. This is a much bigger deal for 3D printers than it is [Read More]

What can a 3D printer make?

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So you’ve built or bought your first 3D printer, connected it to the computer and loaded a spool of material. It’s all ready to go. The big question now is what are you going to print with it?  With a commercial 3D printer the possibilities are almost endless. Working guitars can be printed, or custom bike frames. When the Skyfall screenplay called for Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 to be destroyed three five-foot-long replicas were printed, [Read More]

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