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The New 3d Systems Industrial 3d Printer Line Up

3d Printing News Alert: 3d Systems New 3d Printer Lineup

You can dream right? 3d Systems New 3d Printer Range

This looks like a pretty strong move by the company.

I have been a bit critical of how 3d Systems had focused a little too much on the consumer range of 3d Printers. This was a great initial move by the company and gave them a huge jump on the market.

3d Systems Aggressive In The Consumer 3d Printer Space

Moving aggressively in the home consumer area gave 3d Systems media attention and certainly sold the sizzle of 3d Printing and its future to the world. “Let’s put a 3d Printer in every Blokes Shed!” Is how I would sum up the strategy from an outsiders viewpoint.  Of course that included schools, Universities and the like.

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Full Colour 3d Printing In Paper? MCOR IRIS Go Figure?

3d Printing Using Paper Makes Sense When You Think About It…

You know when you hear about a new innovation and you think, “what a great idea, that is so obvious, why didn’t I think of that?”  No wise cracks ok!

Yes, 3d Printing in paper makes so much sense.  There are so many benefits.  The MCOR IRIS is certainly hitting a lot of hot points.  Let’s look at the process and list some pros and cons below.

Full Colour 3d Printing In Paper MCOR IRIS
Full Colour 3d Printing In Paper MCOR IRIS

Process

The process is very different to most other 3d Printing engines.  It warrants a post mainly because it is using so many different methods to achieve its high quality result.  The result is Full Colour 3d Printing output.

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Super Size Me – BigRep ONE 3d Printer

Would You Like Fries With That BigREP ONE 3d Printer?

BigREP ONE is one heck of a big 3d Printer at 1147 x 1000 x 1188 mm. That of course is a print volume of over 1 cubic meter if you hadn’t figured that already. (Or if you are talking inches, that’s 45 5⁄32″ X 39 3⁄8″ X 46 49⁄64″)

“BigREP ONE” takes it to a whole new level as far as what you can prototype in that large build space.

If you look at the supported printing materials below, it is a pretty amazing list. Note that there are a lot marked as experimental. Not sure what that means, but if you are keen on one of these babies, then it may pay you to ask the question.   Of course it won’t produce you a real edible super sized hamburger, but it will produce a darn big prototype in plastic!  Check out the food printer here if you wan that!

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3d Printing On Mars

3d Printing On Mars!?

3d Printing In Space

Well you have to hand it to a joint effort between MakerBot and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab. They are keen to deliver some real firsts and put 3d Printing on Mars.

3d Printing On Mars
3d Printing On Mars

If you think about it, it does make a lot of sense. The trip to Mars is looking like a one way ticket. Yes, you hear correctly. Due to the shear weight of fuel required to get anything to Mars and land it there, the logistics make it unviable to ship enough fuel for a return trip. So, what does that mean? Well, you are going to need to be completely self sufficient.  Yes, here comes 3d Printing on Mars.

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11 Things To Consider When You Choose Your 3d Printer

So you want to buy a 3d Printer!?

You have some extra cash stacked away and the visa will handle it for sure. You have already justified it based on you having not bought anything for yourself in ages. Yes, you have been dreaming about 3d Printers since you first heard about them… Yes, you have gone out to the shed and paced out the area you need. No problem, just a bit of cleaning up. There’s even a bench that you can setup on.

At night you fall asleep dreaming up designs for your production system to churn out. Your wife keeps wondering why you have those vacant looks on your face. It’s your other love. She’s that awesome, future shaping 3d Printer! But, the choices. There are so many 3d Printers to choose from. Sure, you have a budget, but there is nothing worse than buying a complete ‘dog’ and not being able to produce those ideas that keep popping into your head!

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