We are adding more products to our website so if you're looking for Wanhao/Monoprice parts, take a look! We are also adding some HATCHBOX and UP BOX parts. Our goal is to eventually have installation videos for the majority of the parts that we offer.
The Fuse 1 is the first SLS (selective laser sintering) printer from Formlabs. It greatly reduces the size and price of this technology, coming in around $20K with all the bells and whistles.
The Form Cell is a system that will allow multiple Form 2's to be automated via robotic gantry system. It removes buildplates and runs finished plates through the Form Wash.
Facility requirements for an industrial SLS machine
Jake and Eric went to Minneapolis a while back to check out some regional 3D printing companies. The videos are starting to come out, but here's an overview of who we visited!
If you want a "bootleg" tie dye shirt, let us know so we can put an order together!
Getting back to more regular updates! Sorry about the audio on this one.
*We shot this over a month ago, so some story details have changed*
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We dropped our podcast covering the $179 Tiko 3D printer almost exactly 2 years ago. We received a lot of criticism for our harsh analysis of their Kickstarter campaign. Their most recent update states that Tiko is in financial trouble and currently on standby.
John covers what went wrong and where they can go from here.
The M3D Micro $199 Backer Rescue
On the topic of inexpensive 3D printers, we bought an Alunar M505 earlier this year. It's pretty much the Anet A8 (Prusa i3 clone), just less popular. It's not bad for a sub $300 printer, but we've had a lot of problems.
Here's the upgrade we used for X-axis tension
Our Patrick model
Byambaa Patrick model
We've had a little more time of the Raise3D printer and we are still impressed. Dual extruders are always a little tricky, but its slicer is great!
The direct drive, light weight Zesty Nimble extruder is now available!
Maker Box is turning a year old and doing a give-away via their community blog. There are several ways to enter the contest. One of them is writing an approved post for their blog, so get writing!
We've started a waitlist for an aluminum build plate for the Replicator 2.
We got a Form 2 in the shop and are learning a whole lot about SLA printing. The first few things we printed were Marvin and the 3D Benchy. Our UV oven is still in the works.
Check out our friends Power Up Props!
The F3DP team is back from CES 2017! We wanted to document the coming year's emerging tech and get interviews with some of the creators.
One of our easy favorites was the gigantic multi-head Cronus from Titan Robotics. Its five heads can work simultaneously on the same part without bumping into each other. Another favorite was a lot more gimicky, but the 3D Magic Pan pancake printer was really fun.
There were some really spendy printers at the Nano Dimension and Markforged booths, but it doesn't hurt to look! We also checked Prusa, Formlabs and ZMorph.
Our cabin in the RV park was a little small, but CES didn't disappoint! We still have a bunch of interviews coming out on YouTube, so make sure to subscribe.
Camera rig we used for the interviews
Watch our FB live here.
In this episode, we talk about why you may change filament in the middle of a print. Color change, embedded parts and running out of filament are main reasons.
Here is the bottle opener.
Low Filament Sensor