I love 3D printing and here’s why. It’s a tasty topic. It will revolutionize the way people work and live, and resurrect the American manufacturing movement.
These 3D printers and production systems range in size from a Hasbro® Easy-Bakeoven to an over-sized True® refrigeration system. Hey, they say cooking is the way to a man’s heart and that’s the easiest way I know how to explain it. Anyway, it’s as amazing as the ol’ microwave oven, put something in and it comes out just they way you want it.
3D printers have been used to make chocolate and decorate cakes, and the world of 3D printing is virtually endless. You can make almost anything you want — a pearl-like necklace, a bicycle chain, a wrench… or complex automotive parts, medical implants and aerospace components. All you need is an idea, CAD and the perfect machine. Take a look at these sweethearts:
3D Systems BotMill
BotMill manufactures desktop 3D printer kits, materials and accessories. The products are geared for the educational, hobbyist and consumer markets. Both the Axis 2.1 (DIY Kit) and the Glider 3.0 (Plug-N-Print) come with everything you need, including full instructions, tools and dedicated support. 3D Systems is headquartered in South Carolina, USA.
The Matrix 300 has a new sleek design with an improved user-friendly interface making 3D printing easier than ever. The eco-friendly system uses A4 paper and a water-based adhesive which makes the 3D parts. Reportedly, models straight out of the Matrix are tough, durable and meet a wide range of form fit and feel requirements. Mcor Technologies is headquartered in Ireland.
Using Objet’s patented simultaneous multi-material jetting technology, the Objet Connex500 can print models made of up to 14 different materials, in a single print job. The system is ideal for designers and engineers looking to effectively highlight the varying material components in complex or assembled products. Objet offers a wide selection of engineering materials to choose from — 65+. Objet Geometries is headquartered in Israel.
The new uPrint SE 3D Print Pack you don’t have to worry about purchasing extra equipment, additional accessories or hidden post-processing costs. You get everything you need to start printing concept models right away. Start-up Kit includes one spool of ivory ABSplus modeling material, one spool of support material, EcoWorks™ Cleaning Agent, six modeling bases and more. Stratasys offers to finance in the US on approved credit — leasing options start at $290 a month. Stratasys is headquartered in Minnesota, USA.
Working closely with Autodesk, and 3D Systems, WB Engineering provides the best solutions for your design challenges, with an offering which includes everything from Autodesk training, to design process automation, ERP integration, and product development, to 3D Printing. Located in Miami, focused on the manufacturing and industrial markets, we are an engineering services company, combining talented people and business processes to provide Digital and Rapid Prototyping solutions (products and services). All of our efforts are focused on helping companies compress time to market, and decreasing design cost to add to our customers bottom line. Our approach to Digital Prototyping and Rapid Prototyping is scalable and cost effective, which can help your organization boost design efficiency while delivering more innovative design ideas.