Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing 2014

By Editors of Make Magazine

The realm of computing device 3D printing is swiftly increasing and new businesses and printer versions are rising day-by-day. With such a lot of innovations to select from, how do you opt what laptop is true for you?

The moment annual MAKE final advisor to 3D Printing is the following to aid, with reports of 23 printers presently out there. during this year’s trying out, we assembled a various workforce of professional reviewers and placed those machines via a battery of assessments to figure out this year’s standouts. We concerned with the printer’s finish clients and made thoughts in accordance with targets, funds, and utilization atmosphere. know about how we proven for this issue.

This factor factor delves into:

Reviews of 23 3D printers
3D scanners and filament extruders
Cool, invaluable, and really good 3D published applications
CAD software program tutorials

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MATERIALISE i. materialise. com White polyamide: $16. fifty nine Gloss white ceramic: $19. 30 Alumide: $19. ninety one Brass: $648. forty seven PONOKO ponoko. com White polyamide: $101. 01 Glazed white ceramic: $46. forty five stainless-steel: $598. fifty four Gold plate: $605. fifty four SCULPTEO sculpteo. com White polyamide: $69. forty two White sleek ceramic: $26. fifty one Alumide: $83. 29 chrome steel reflect end: $2,813. 22 KRAFTWURX kraftwurx. com White polyamide: $113. fifty nine fireplace glazed ceramic: $28. ninety six solid stainless-steel: $2,660. ninety 10K gold: $17,052. eighty (with gold promoting for $1,400 an oz, a hole or “shelled” print will be more cost-effective. ) makezine. com forty three 3 Fred Kahl tasks: Scan-O-Tron 3000 TIME: A Weekend expense: $100–$300 SCANNING celebration “PHOTO sales space” Use this rig with a Kinect sensor to make full-body scans of your site visitors for 3D printing! WRITTEN by way of FRED KAHL while the 3D scanning software program ReconstructMe got here out final 12 months, i used to be quite fascinated with the belief of scanning and printing humans at occasions and events, however the deluge of office-chair-spin 3D prints that quickly seemed on-line left me a piece disenchanted. i wished extra! forty four a few humans have been doing full-body scans, however it concerned painstaking paintings utilizing mirrors or splicing jointly a number of meshes. I got down to devise the way to get a clean-scanned mesh that may be able to print in mins. the outcome: the Scan-O-Tron 3000. (Why 3000? simply because it’s larger than 2000! ) This speedy, full-body 3D scanning rig spins the topic on a heavy-duty turntable whereas a Kinect or PrimeSense sensor on a customized vertical rail captures their contours from head to toe. Pair it with ReconstructMe or Skanect software program, and you may be spinning, scanning, and printing your occasion site visitors subsequent weekend. Carriage bolts tips to Pose humans for 3D Printing 28" circles (2) 12" circle Nuts Damien Scogin 14" circle Nuts vehicle wheel hub Hex bolts wooden screws 28" sq. 10" sq. whilst scanning humans for 3D printing, i like to recommend posing them so you won’t have to print with help fabric. necessarily there are circumstances the place I’ll need to manually upload a couple of cylinders to the 3D version for help, yet i myself hate having to wash off messy auto-generated help fabric from my prints. a couple of information: A 2×4 toes construct the Heavy-Duty Turntable persist with the meeting diagram (Figure A) and the directions at makezine. com/projects/heavy-duty-turntable. it really is lovely uncomplicated: minimize and drill the plywood elements, bolt them to a vehicle wheel hub, and mount a high-torque rotisserie motor. 3D print the force pulley, then hook up a belt made of an previous motorbike internal tube. it really works nice. and that i lately additional a brake lever to carry the turntable nonetheless whereas everyone is stepping off and on. construct the Scan-O-Tron 3000 Vertical Rail for Kinect Scanning stick to the meeting diagram (Figure B, following web page) and the directions at makezine. com/projects/scan-otron-3000. First, 3D print the particular carriage I designed to carry the Kinect. It’s hinged and has a different “guillotine” drop pin for locking it in an optimum downward perspective.

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