The enormous OrangeStorm Giga 3D printer can output objects up to 800mm x 800mm x 1000mm (31.4″ x 31.4″ x 39.4″.) With a top speed of 300 mm/s, it prints fast and can hold up to four FDM print heads for outputting four of the same model simultaneously. Despite its size, it’s well-priced – with Kickstarter orders starting at $1500, including one print head.
Awesome 3d Printers
Consumer 3D printers are great for producing small objects, but for larger things, you need to either buy a massive industrial printer or use one of those special printers that can print onto a moving belt. Emily the Engineer did neither of those things and instead modded a cheap 3D printer by adding long aluminum rails to extend its range of motion.
The K1 Max is a premium 3D printer from Creality designed for fast, accurate, and reliable prints. It can print at speeds up to 600 mm/second with a build volume of 300 x 300 x 300 mm (appx 11.8 x 11.8 x 11.8 in.) Using AI tech, a LIDAR sensor and a camera watch for issues and send alerts, while dual cooling fans help harden models before they can warp.
The Kokoni Sota aims to improve upon three shortcomings of 3D printers: speed, noise, and color. Its makers claim it can output at up to 600mm/s at a whisper-quiet 30dB and can incorporate up to seven materials with the optional external filament tower. It’s also the first FDM printer we’ve seen that works inverted.
When it comes to 3D printers, bigger is usually better, so you can print large or multiple objects. But My N Mi went the opposite direction and engineered a 3D printer you might find in a dollhouse. Despite measuring just 18 x 31 x 41 mm, the palm-sized resin printer makes surprisingly good prints. Here’s another tiny print sample.
This easy-to-use desktop 3D printer is designed for kids. The printer works with a mobile app filled with hundreds of toy designs and includes eight filament colors (aka “printer food”) for cranking out creations. Another great deal from The Awesomer Shop.
Mechanical engineer Kuroki Yuto and his collaborators came up with a novel use for a 3D printer mechanism – using the 3-axis machine to manipulate and assemble parts. In this video, they show how the system can be used to put together a sandwich. They used the same technique to assemble a toy car and to fold a shirt.
AnkerMake claims its upcoming M5 3D printer can run up to five times faster than other FDM printers (250 mm/s) while producing details as small as 0.1 mm. It has a built-in camera that can monitor your print, capture time-lapse videos, and AI tech to notify you of print problems.
Anyone who’s used a 3D printer knows they can be painfully slow. HiTry claims its top-down resin printer can output at up to 380mm (14.96″) per hour, significantly faster than other printers. Despite its speed, it delivers smooth and detailed models. The more expensive Pro model delivers an even finer resolution.
The latest version of Mosaic’s 3D printer add-on can splice together up to 8 different filaments to a single 3D printer head. It works in concert with special software which can time the dispensing to sync up with various parts of 3D models. It’s 30% faster at splicing than the Palette 2 and 10% faster than the 4-color Palette 3.
Using parts from a 3D printer, custom laser-cut components, and LED lighting RCLifeOn created this mechanical table that uses a magnet and a ball bearing to draw complex patterns in sand, only to erase everything it doodles. On the plus side, as soon as it wipes out an image, it gets to work on another.
Not long ago, we saw a custom-built 3D printer that could output infinitely-long objects. Now 3D printer company Creality is readying a version that anyone can buy. The 3DPrintMill has a heated continuous belt print bed which lets it print multiple small parts in a row, or very long objects. It offers a print accuracy of +/-0.1mm.
Using a mix of off-the-shelf and 3D-printed parts, maker Ivan Miranda built himself an enormous 3D printer. It took a little trial and error to get the printer set up, but the first example print turned out perfectly – a 31″ wide replica of a combination wrench. If you want to make one like it, Ivan says he’s going to post the plans online.
Electronic Alchemy’s unique 3D printer can output multiple kinds of filaments in a single print, including conductive, resistive, capacitive, and semiconducting ones, allowing it to print out objects with built-in electronic circuits. It’s got eight retractable extruders, so objects can combine up to eight different materials.
A slick upgrade for 3D printers, the Palette 2 and Palette 2 Pro let you print models with up to 4 colors from a single print head. It works with special slicing software and the Canvas Hub adapter to splice together multiple colors, and feed them to your printer at precisely the right time.
The Hexbot is a modular, quiet and accurate robot arm that can perform a variety of tasks. By default, it comes with a pen holder that lets it write and draw. But you can also get modules that turn it into a laser engraver, 3D printer and even a pick-and-place machine.
This resin-based 3D printer builds up layers of liquid polymer for super smooth models. What makes it truly special is its 13.3″ LCD panel, which allows for builds as large as 29.2 x 16.5 x 40 cm (11.5 x 6.5 x 15.75″). It’s also available with dual 5.5″ panels for printing two models at once.
Besides speed, the big limitation of most cheap 3D printers is the size of the build area. Not so with the Creality CR-10, which can output massive, high quality PLA models – up to 300 x 300 x 400mm (11.8 x 11.8 x 15.75″), on the cheap. Also available on Amazon for about $100 more.
The da Vinci Color can print objects with fully colored surfaces. It can print 16 million colors, thanks to its proprietary process that uses CMYK ink along with PLA or PETG filament. While not good enough to make finished products, it’s great for creating prototypes.