What is the Best 3D Pen in 2016?

When a 3D printer is printing an object, it uses an extruder that heats up a plastic filament and extrudes it through a small nozzle. This extruder assembly is connected to a carriage that can be precisely moved in three dimensions; either with X-Y-Z axis (usually referred

Previewing the New Dremel 2.0

This June, Dremel will be releasing a new version of their Idea Builder consumer 3D printer. With an updated design and new features, the Dremel Idea Builder 2.0 will add more advanced features and promises to continue being a reliable and trustworthy printer for beginners. Tentative Details

Qidi Tech 1 3D Printer Review

The Qidi Tech 1 is a low-cost alternative to a Makerbot or even the Flashforge Creator Pro. Like the Creator, Qidi’s printer is a clone of the Makerbot that cuts a few corners to save money. Qidi goes a step further than FlashForge , and you certainly

What are the Best 3D Printer Brands?

The 3D printer movement of recent years has been an outpouring of relatively lower end technology that had been available to the industry for decades. 3D printers have been around since the late 1980s but had been available only to large companies requiring specialized design and prototyping

Robo 3D R1 Plus Review

Robo 3D’s R1 Plus printer is an update to their R1 printer that was funded on Kickstarter a few years ago. Meant to be affordable yet versatile, the printer is aimed at beginner and intermediate printer users. It has everything you could need on a printer, but

An Overview of the History of 3D Pens

3D drawing pens are a relatively new tool for makers, designers, artists, and hobbyists.  The number of companies producing 3D pens has absolutely skyrocketed in the nearly three years since they were first introduced.   This article provides a background of 3D printing pens and innovative features

3Doodler 2.0 3D Pen Review

In the world of 3D printing pens, the 3Doodler is the biggest name and the first pioneer in the technology. The new 2.0 pen is a leap forward from the original model and fixes several of the problems that plagues the original; however it is not without

Best Accessories for a 3Doodler 3D Pen in 2016

The 3Doodler pen, by WobbleWorks, is a popular product that is ranked as one of the best 3D pens and was also the first 3D pen to the scene.  The original 3Doodler pen was released through Kickstarter in September 2013 and the updated 3Doodler 2.0 was released later in

Electron 3D Slimbot Printer Review

The Electron 3D Slimbot is a low-cost printer kit that offers a good set of capabilities to a maker with a tight budget. What’s in the Box? There’s an entire printer in the box and everything you need to get it running. Unlike most of the printers

How to Build a 3D Printer: Getting Started Guide and Tips

Congratulations, you have decided to build your own 3D printer! The process of building your own printer can be a bit daunting to some people, especially with so many choices out there. This article will compare different designs and parts and give tips on construction that will

Stratasys Mojo 3D Printer Review

The Stratasys Mojo is a professional-grade 3D printer designed to be used in the office as easily as one would use a traditional 2D printer. Everything about it has been designed to be intuitive and user friendly. It is intended to be used as a prototype model