3D printer Stories January 25

expiredMonoprice is taking $50 off orders of $150 or more: Maker Select 3D Printer for $250, more

Monoprice is offering $50 off orders of $150 or more when you use MasterPass and then enter code 50MASTER at checkout. That’s the highest dollar off coupon we typically see from Monoprice.  Some exclusions apply like gift cards and other products. Note: The coupon is limited to one redemption per customer. Below you’ll find some examples of the coupon applied on eligible products. 

3D printer Stories December 29, 2017

expiredMakerBot Replicator 5th gen desktop 3D printer drops to $1,235 on Amazon (over 50% off)

Amazon currently offers the MakerBot 5th Generation Replicator Desktop 3D Printer with Firmware Version 1.7+ for $1,235.03 shipped. This 3D printer spent most of its life closer to $2,600 with a recent drop to around $2,000 on Amazon. Today marks its all-time low and the best available price. If you’re looking to get into 3D printing, this is probably one of the best deals available today. Rated 3.7/5 stars.

3D printer Stories December 14, 2017

expiredMake your iPhone X case at home w/ a Monoprice 3D printer: $299 (Reg. $400)

Monoprice has its Maker Select Plus 3D Printer on sale for $299 shipped. Regularly around $400, this is a fantastic entry point into the world of 3D printing. If you’ve been wanting to start 3D printing at home but have always been afraid of the entry price, fear no more. Monoprice 3D printers generally are well-rated at Amazon.

3D printer Stories October 19, 2017

expiredLet your imagination run wild with this da Vinci Jr. 3D Printer for $126 (Reg. $180)

Newegg is offering the XYZprinting da Vinci Jr. 3D Printer for $179.99, but if you checkout with code 71019CBS30 the price drops to $125.99 shipped. That’s $54 off the already low sale price and the lowest we can find for it. As a pricing comparison, Amazon currently charges $240 for this model. Rated 3.4/5 stars by Amazon shoppers. 

3D printer Stories October 18, 2017

A technology company based in Finland has been working the past 2 years at perfecting a new 3D printer made especially for architects. Currently, the company is seeking crowdfunding from Indiegogo and has 24 days left to get the backing necessary to produce this printer. They call it the Platonics Ark and it is their goal to make 3D printing for professionals easier, more intuitive and faster than ever before.

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3D printer Stories June 2, 2017

Kudo3D, a California-based company, has designed and built a high resolution, high performance 3D printer they’ve named the Bean. It has been specifically designed for the consumer market and offers a reliable low-cost resin 3D printer with the end user in mind. It’s been dubbed “the ultimate consumer SLA 3D printer,” and the Bean will be available from $400 during its Kickstarter campaign.

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3D printer Stories May 12, 2017

Most of the leading 3D printers use ABS plastic which can’t be reused again. This is a problem because plastic is not the most environmentally-friendly material to waste. The ClayXYZ Printer now being funded on KickStarter uses the ordinary run of the mill clay (essentially, clay is just mud and just as biodegradable). You can dissolve it in water and reuse the material over and over again. That’s pretty environment-friendly and cost-effective too.

Just load the clay, download the model and click start to enjoy the process of creation. You’ll be able to use ClayXYZ to print out a cup of your own design, and fire it in a kiln. After that, the cup can be directly used to drink water.

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3D printer Stories March 23, 2016

Amazon Gold Box – ROBO 3D R1 Fully Assembled 3D Printer: $620 shipped (Reg. $800)

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering the ROBO 3D R1 Plus Fully Assembled 3D Printer for $619.99 shipped. That’s about $280 under the going rate, the lowest Amazon has ever offered it for and the best price we can find.

3D printer Stories November 23, 2015

Maker Architect 3D Printer $300 shipped (Orig. $600)

Update 11/26 12:40pm: The Maker Architect 3D Printer has dropped down $100 to only $299.99 shipped.

Monoprice offers the Maker Architect 3D Printer for $399.99 shipped. That’s $200 off the original list price and the lowest we can find.

This economical printer comes with just about everything you need to get up and running right out of the box. It has a full 1kg reel of PLA filament and an SD card with preloaded 3D models. It also comes with a 1-year replacement warranty from Monoprice. 

3D printer Stories October 23, 2015

expiredAmazon Gold Box – FlashForge 3D Printer Creator Pro $959 shipped (Orig. $1,349)

The Gold Box Deal of the Day at Amazon is the FlashForge 3D Printer Creator Pro for $959 shipped. That’s $390 off the original list price and the lowest we’ve seen for it.

FlashForge Creator Pro is the newest desktop 3D printer that is built upon open source platform. It prints ABS better than ever with improvements and new hardware additions. The perfect 3D printer providing the ultimate user experience that DIYers and hobbyists are going after.

It has a sturdy metal frame and an aviation level aluminum plate to guarantee its surface is completely flat and will not warp during the heating process. A full manufacturer’s warranty fulfilled by Flashforge applies and you get lifetime support provided by expert FlashForge technicians as well.

346 Amazon customers gave it 4.6/5 stars.

3D printer Stories September 21, 2015

3D printers have become one of the most intriguing technologies to come down in price for consumers in recent years. We have already seen a flood of them on Kickstarter and price drops at Amazon. In hopes of standing out from the pack, a new product is utilizing a multifaceted robotic arm that can handle 3D printing in addition to milling, laser engraving and electronics assembly. Even better, Makerarm is pretty good looking too.

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3D printer Stories July 27, 2015

Make your own miniature 3D printed, Raspberry Pi-powered Game Boy emulator

An interesting 3D printed, raspberry Pi-powered Game Boy emulator has popped up on Thingiverse recently. The DIY project combines the versatility of the small Raspberry Pi computers with some intelligent 3D printing to create what is essentially a mini portable Game Boy/SNES handheld console.

At just 75% the size, it has a much smaller footprint than the original Game Boy, and is just a fraction of the size of the giant Raspberry Pi-powered Game Boy emulator we detailed previously.

Packed with a Raspberry Pi A+, a slightly modded controller set-up (inspired by the SNES), and a 5V smartphone battery pack, the 3D printer files for the case and D-pad are provided on Thingiverse.

While you’ll need a 3D printer, a basic knowledge of the Raspberry Pi universe and a bit of ingenuity, it is possible to put one of these suckers together yourself. The instructions aren’t exactly detailed, but they do provide the necessary 3D printer files and a basic rundown of how to put it together.

Source: Slashgear

3D printer Stories July 8, 2015

3D printers aren’t the most practical gadget. They are bulky, expensive, and a pain to maintain. Amazon’s 3D Printing Store lets you create great looking objects without having to deal with the hassles of owning a 3D printer. Over the past year Amazon has increased the number of available 3D designs by more than 150 percent. But today’s addition of video game characters may be its best yet: expand full story

3D printer Stories June 29, 2015

Bricasso scans any image and then 3D prints it using LEGO bricks as ink

3D Printers have been getting quite a bit of hype in 2015, with all kinds of Kickstarter campaigns and new releases. We even saw a pancake printer. Now, someone has finally made a LEGO printer and scanner. The Bricasso can take note of any image and turn in into a LEGO creation. Although it’s currently limited to 1×1 blocks, there is a lot of potential here.

Bricasso has multiple tubes on the side that act as “ink tanks” for your LEGO. The printer’s arm reaches over and grabs the necessary blocks and places them on the building plate, creating a replica LEGO model on your image.

Even though it is just 2D for the time being, the future for this LEGO printer looks to be pretty awesome. No word on its availability, but we sure would love to try one out.

Source: JK Brickworks Flickr

3D printer Stories May 12, 2015

XYZprinting Da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer in Grey $350 shipped (Reg. $450)

Newegg has the XYZprinting Da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer in Grey for $449.99, but using code EMCASKN74 will drop your total down to $349.99 shipped. That’s $150 under the original $500 price tag, $100 under the next best average selling price/Amazon, matching our previous mention and the best we can find.

Features:

  • 2014 CES Editors’ Choice Award Winner – Most Affordable 3D Printer
  • Largest 475 cubic inch build volume – 7.8″ x 7.8″ x 7.8″ (20 cm x 20 cm x 20 cm)
  • The da Vinci 1.0 Grey prints in ABS
  • Free filament as the starter kit and Free XYZWare software
  • The da Vinci 1.0 prints in ABS

While it only has a 3.5/5 star rating from over 400 customers, it’s clearly one of the most affordable home 3D printers around, and is currently the best selling option on Amazon. It ships with a 1 year warranty and a 30-day return policy.

3D printer Stories April 21, 2015

expiredXYZprinting daVinci 1.0 3D Printer $350 shipped (Orig. $500)

Update 4/21 5:30PM: Amazon has price matched.

Newegg’s Shell Shocker Deal of the Day is the XYZprinting daVinci 1.0 3D Printer for a low $349.99 shipped. That’s $150 off its list price, $50 less than our previous mention and the lowest we’ve seen.

The da Vinci was the 2014 CES Editors’ Choice Award Winner and dubbed “the most affordable 3D Printer”. It has a 7.8 x 7.8 x 7.8-inch build volume and it requires no assembly. Amazon customers gave it 3.6/5 stars and it is one of the best selling 3D printers on Amazon.

3D printer Stories March 10, 2015

We see loads of new and interesting gadgets everyday here at 9to5Toys, so we were naturally drawn to the “world’s first” custom pancake printing bot. Resembling a hot-plate equipped 3D Printer with a batter dispenser in place of the plastic filament, the upcoming PancakeBot allows anyone to “print” out pancakes in just about any basic design they can come up with.

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3D printer Stories January 16, 2015

There are quite a number of 3D printers available for home use on the market now (including 3D printer pens), and Ultimaker recently introduced two new entries. Spin-off models of the Ultimaker 2, the new Ultimaker 2 Go and 2 Extended were recently shown off at this year’s CES and billed as the “perfect solution for makers who want to start with 3D printing on a premium level.”

Head below for more details and a closer look in the reveal video:

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