Thursday, February 20, 2014

5 Best 3D Printers to Buy Now


MakerBot Replicator Mini
The compact addition to Makerbot’s ever growing line of domestic 3D printers features one touch printing and is specially optimized for speed. A free downloadable app for iPad even allows you to create designs on the go, or choose from the large library of pre-made items if you’re not feeling overly creative. Price: N211, 750.00


Pegasus Touch Printer


This printer features laser based stereo lithography tech for the ultimate precision and output quality. The built-in touchscreen ditches the need for other peripherals and gives instant access to the 3D app store. Thanks to those high quality lasers, it’s quick too, more in line with much higher priced items than normal commercial 3D printers. Price: N423, 500.00


Solidoodle 3rd Gen


Coming in at under a grand, the third generation Sol doodle is a good choice if you don’t want to take out another mortgage for a 3D printer. It can create plastic parts at 8 x 8 x 8 inches, uses a Heated Build Platform and boasts an industrial look with clear sides for gazing upon your masterpieces. Price: N123, 200.00


Maker’s Tool Works MendelMax 2 Standard Kit


Oozing a load of industrial charm, this printer looks far more like a product for professionals than the Cubify Cube. Lots of areas are customisable, like the print bed colour, plate colour and hot end – oh and if you want it cheaper, you’ll have to build it yourself. While the whole package is pretty compact, it does in fact have one of the largest print areas of any similarly classed 3D printer. N 245,630.00


Cubify Cube


Picking up awards for being the ‘easiest to use’ and ‘most reliable’ 3D printer the Cube requires only a simple set-up before you can really get started. It’s all wireless thanks to WiFi and it can print in two materials – strong ABS plastic and PLA, plus it has been certified for use by children, making it great for the home. Price: N 238,140.00

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