Category: Printers

Chocolate 3D Printer – Choc Creator V1

A team of engineers from the university of Exeter have turned 3D printing into a tasty affair with molten chocolate flowing from the print head. Hao’s team have developed a machine capable of utilising this awkward medium, the printer manages to accurately control the velocity and the temperature of the chocolate. The layers can be built-up intricately, starting at just 0.05 mm thick.

The Choc Creator V1 can be purchased through the Choc Edge web site ..

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Chocolate 3D Printer – Choc Creator V1

| January 1, 2014 |

3D Printer Under $500, Solidoodle 2

Some time ago we had a look at the Makerbot 3D printer; it looked great and churned out some cool little objects. One thing I noted was the hefty price tag, which was around $1,300.

Now we have a shiny new offering called the Solidoodle 2, it was created by former aerospace engineer Sam Cervantes, who also worked at Makerbot as their chief of operations.

The Solidoodle 2 is similar to the current 3D printer offerings; it ..

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3D Printer Under $500, Solidoodle 2

| April 29, 2012 |

Affordable 3D Printing System, MakiBox A6

Only a couple of years ago, 3D printers were a concept. Today, there are many manufacturers of such printers and just as economic theory predicts, prices of 3D printing devices for home use have started coming down.

One of the latest entrants into this market is designer Jon Buford, whose MakiBox is likely to be available in the next couple of weeks for around $350 (including global shipping charges).

Physically, the MakiBox measures 28 cm x 21 ..

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Affordable 3D Printing System, MakiBox A6

| March 8, 2012 |

Cubify 3D Printer

Years ago, when home computers were first launched, it was almost unimaginable that so many households would own one. Yet, over the decades, penetration of home computers has steadily increased in all parts of the world, albeit at different rates.

The story with mobile phones is even more amazing, considering that even emerging countries like India have seen a veritable explosion in mobile phone penetration.

In developed countries, many families own a printer; of course, as in ..

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Cubify 3D Printer

| January 19, 2012 |

Smartphone Printer, the Photo Cube

It’s unlikely that you’ll just have a printer in your home or office. Nobody just has a printer anymore. No, you’ll have a combi-printer that can send faxes, scan documents and copy whatever you want in a second. You may have bought it because it has photo printing capabilities too. How pleased are you with the results so far?

Don’t get me wrong, these are great printers, but inkjet photos that have to be cut from ..

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Smartphone Printer, the Photo Cube

| November 28, 2011 | Comments

iModela 3D Printer, Great Fun for Kids and Grown-Ups

With the iModela USB 3D printer, proud owners can create their very own 3D figures. Before recently, 3D printers were far too expensive for most people to afford. Thankfully, their price has been dropping to the extent that enthusiasts and serious amateurs have been able to save up for them over time.

We recently looked at the Thing-O-Matic 3D Printer from Makerbot Industries which was priced at around $1299

Today, even children have been targeted with new ..

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iModela 3D Printer, Great Fun for Kids and Grown-Ups

| October 15, 2011 | Comments

Printer Concept, See What You Print

We all like to see what we’re going to be ultimately delivered with in advance and when it comes to printing photographs at home or within the workplace, it’s definitely a plus to view these as they will be printed before the expensive photo paper and glossy ink is used.

Rolling into snap-happy worlds everywhere is the dazzling ‘See What You Print’ concept or otherwise known as ‘SWYP’ for those who can’t be bothered to relay ..

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Printer Concept, See What You Print

| September 29, 2011 | Comments