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When Will 3D Printers Be Worth Buying For Home Use?

We all want the replicator from Star Trek: a machine that can create any object we desire. 3D printers, which create objects from plastics and other materials, are the closest things we have. And theyre getting cheaper every year.

There was a lot of hype about 3D printers just a few years ago. The hype has calmed down now, but 3D printer companies still want to put a 3D printer in every home including yours.

The cost is a serious factor here. 3D printers used to cost thousands of dollars, and theyve come down a lot in price. You can getAmazons current best-selling 3D printerfor $500, and thats before the next wave of big consumer printers revealed at CES come out in 2015. We havent tried this printer in particular, so we cant recommend it but its a good example of where the prices are.

If you want a 3D printer from a bigger brand, youll probably end up paying more. MakerBots cheapest, smallest 3D printer the Replicator Mini currently costs $1375. Thats a lot cheaper than the thousands a MakerBot printer cost a few years ago, but its rather expensive for the limited use most households could get out of one.

3D printers arent just toys. Businesses that need to do rapid prototyping or design can design an object and 3D print it immediately, helping speed up the design process and make prototypes more quickly. If you can see a clear business case for a 3D printer, buy one.

But this isnt about the businesses that already know they need their own 3D printers. This is about the typical home users who 3D printer companies are now advertising to. 3D printer companies want a 3D printer in every home, but should you really buy one yet?

A 3D printer is a device that given an appropriate 3D model you download or construct on a computer produces a physical copy of that 3D model. The 3D printer is generally a box with a head that puts down layers of a special plastic one over another. The heated plastic solidifies and produces a physical, three-dimensional copy of the model.

3D printers can print all sorts of little toys, busts, game pieces, and figurines. More practically, a 3D printer could be used for producing many of the various objects we already use today. The basics like plastic dishware are obvious, but there are already now 3D printed shoes. Were not sure how comfortable such shoes would be to actually wear, though!

To use a 3D printer, you need to buy the printer and also the appropriate raw materials generally plastic filaments for the printer. Its a bit likebuying ink for a paper printer. (3D printers could also use other materials, such as metals, but consumer 3D printers generally use plastics.)

If youve never had the urge to 3D print something before, a 3D printer may not be for you. You actually dont need a 3D printer at all to get started with the world of 3D printing. Heres what you can play with before buying one:

:Shapewaysand similar websites allow you to choose an existing model or upload your own model and that service will use its own 3D printer to print your model and then mail it to you for a fee. If you just want to 3D print an occasional object, this is probably more cost effective and easier than buying your own 3D printer. You can dabble with 3D printing without owning your own.

: If you just need tofax, print, or copy documents occasionally, you dont need to own your own fax and copy machines. Instead, you can go to a nearby store with one and use it. Various stores are trying to bring that Kinkos approach to 3D printing. Staples is rolling out 3D printing centers in some stores, for example. As 3D printers become more popular for home use, theyll become even more widespread so you can use them without owning your own.

If youre interested in 3D printing, you can already look at models, modify them, or design your own and have them printed on someone elses 3D printer. If you love the experience, you may want to consider getting your own 3D printer. If it seems like a hassle or youre not sure whats practical or useful to make, you saved a lot of money you might have otherwise spent on a 3D printer!

3D printers arent the Star Trek replicator. You wont be producing a piece of pizza with them any time soon, nor will you be printing yourself a new laptop. Youll create small objects made of plastic. With most 3D printers, those plastic objects will be a single color of plastic instead of multiple colors. You could potentially use white plastic and then paint the objects yourself, but thats obviously more work. While were all craving the whole replicator experience, 3D printers really arent there yet.

So, if youre thinking about buying a 3D printer, ask yourself what youd actually make with it. Take a look around 3D printing sites likeThingiverseto check out models other people have made and consider ordering one that catches your fancy.

The idea of having a small device at home that can create the stuff we need even just the cheap, plastic junk, which is currently made halfway around the world and shipped to us is appealing. But 3D printers arent particularly cheap to buy, they take a few minutes to print even small objects, and you have to pay for the plastic filament to produce those objects theyre not free.

One thing that might make 3D printers more practical are 3D scanners that can examine a physical object and convert it to a 3D model that can be 3D-printed. MakerBots $799 MakerBot Digitizer works in this way. This might help typical home users create models and print them more easily, but its still a long ways off being affordable and practical.

Dont get us wrong: 3D printers are an awesome idea. Wed love to live in a world where everyone had a 3D printer at home and we could all download or custom-make all the various things we might otherwise buy. But 3D printers still arent all that practical and need a lot of improvement until theyre such a dream device. Feel free to dabble with 3D printers, but if you dont see the use of 3D-printing-on-demand services or 3D printers in local stores you can pay a fee to use you wont really see find having your own 3D printer at home very useful.

But, of course, were all geeks here. If you really want to play with a 3D printer, go ahead and take that leap. Just realize that youre on the bleeding edge of technology, and it isnt very practical yet. Thats who should really buy a 3D printer: Enthusiasts who realize it wont do all that much for them, but who really want to play with the technology. Everyone else should wait a while longer.

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Why Buy a Pinball Machine When You Can 3D Print One?

In a display of colorful creativity, a man who goes by Tony the Pinball Wizard lived up to his nickname by building this pinball machine using almost entirely 3D-printed parts.

Displayed at a British trade show, the machine is impressive in the sheer scope of pieces needed to bring it to life. Tony put in over 200 hours inOpenSCAD, creating 181 unique items. After the design stage was finished, the actual 3D printing took 1,200 hours, approximately fifty days.

For the truly devoted, Tony has been kind enough to put up an entireparts listandbuild logto his creation. Its pretty impressive. Tony uses solenoids, motors and LEDs connected to three different Arduinos. It looks even cooler in the dark, which you can see below. Its an impressive addition to wide world ofpinball history.

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Making clothes at home with your 3D clothingprinter

How we live by 2050? Industrial designerhas created a concept that in the future, we coulduse a clothing printer to manufacture our clothes

The ability to create customized objects, such as 3D printing, is increasing in sophistication and marketability. People are becoming more and more aware and comfortable with the concept of printing objects for immediate use.

What if you can use a 3D printer to make your own clothes on demand?

To print a piece of clothing, you would first shop from an online marketplace of designs and download the outfit of your selection. In addition you need to buy a cartridge of thread, from a company or a designer. Then you can just print it out on your own 3D printer. The most interesting feature is, when you want something new, you just feed the clothes back into the machine. Clothing can be loaded back where it is broken down into thread and cleaned. The thread is returned to its cartridge for future use, cutting out the whole shipping and distributing costs and waste.

The concept would eliminate the need for closets, washing machines and dryers, thus saving space in the crowded urban environments of the future.

This connected, in-home clothing making device opens up new opportunities for the clothing industry. Fashion designers in the future can either sell cartridges of material or sell their designs digitally.

The technology for a clothing printer exists but is not packaged in a form that would be suitable for consumer use. With the future potential of printing technology, an at-home clothing printer is a definite possibility. Our challenge was to define the experience.- Joshua Harris

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victor wrote at 5/18/2016 11:04:00 AM:

i need printing 3D for clothing and where i can get it in SA?

Karen R wrote at 9/7/2015 10:13:39 PM:

I have been doing some research about this topic on a class called Design Trends. I believe this is a real possibility, the technology for this already exist but its being tested to achieve better results. This technology dont use stitches or cuts. The cloths are build up form a computer design and the resulting cloths are more resistant that the way we manufacture cloths nowadays.They already created cartridges with materials like silk and cotton. The actual results are still very crude and need more work, but this is a reality that will became true no so far away.

Daria Dorosh wrote at 7/7/2015 4:07:11 PM:

Hi Joshua, I believe in your concept, and actually wrote a similar scenario for the future of fashion in my Ph.D in 2007. I have taught fashion design for 40 years and see the same trend evolving. But you might benefit from talking to a fashion theorist (like me) to see what this needs to go forward, or why it isnt quite ready yet. If you are still checking this site, I would love to know what has happened to the concept since 2013.

phung wrote at 5/5/2015 11:10:14 AM:

Omar K wrote at 3/1/2015 6:11:43 PM:

As for physically recycling threads I dont think theres any violation of the laws of physics therefore such an event is quite probable in the future. But just because you can do these things doesnt mean you will. Remember those breadmakers where wed race to grocery store to buy $5-10 worth of ingredients and follow instructions to make bread overnight. Today we know better we just get the loaf directly from the store for less than $3. All this means the world will have more choices and diversity (always seems to be king in nature).

Mary Pat wrote at 1/24/2015 9:48:42 PM:

I see this in stores — fulfilling the needs of the consumer who does not see the style or size of a garment on the rack she wants… and the store can print EXACTLY what the consumer wants right there. I do not see this in the consumers home. Just like I dont see the predicted hoverboard outside now in 2015. Or the other things that were predicted during the NYC Worlds Fair in the 1960s.

It is so scary how many people here actually fear this, to the point of trying to make a mockery of it. This will work, it will change the clothes we wear and massive industries. A shared community printer is at first a good idea though if one company owns all those printers and has a monopoly on everything it could be nasty.

Feloneous Cut Once, Measure, Cut Again Cat wrote at 2/10/2014 1:34:38 AM:

Pretty amusing. Joshua Harris has obviously never worked with cloth. The idea of a shirt being printed from thread in something the size of tin can is hilarious. Im not being negative, just being realistic. Thread is also very easily damaged – the idea that you could break down a shirt into thread is unrealistic (well, maybe if it were kevlar). A shirt consists of many pieces – each which is cut. How one manages to uncut the thread I guess is left to the imagination? It is amusing, but at the moment, seriously unrealistic. I suggest Joshua learn to sew and see how much volume a bolt of cotton takes. Before you design something it is always best to have some basics – like how it is currently done.

Eduardo Costa wrote at 4/18/2013 7:31:03 PM:

I thank you all writers above. I had a lot of fun reading their comments. The 3D printer clothes, the idea came up and from it the source to evolve by breaking paradigmas. It is the way mankind moves forward.

jjunju wrote at 3/18/2013 4:32:31 PM:

Is breaking a worn garment doen harder than cloning. mobile telephoney or going to the moon?

Moses Nawabi wrote at 3/17/2013 6:17:05 AM:

Of course this will work. But 2050? By then were already printing airplanes. We should be doing this in 2018 already. How can people here be so negative? Ive already seen a car being 3d printed. Of course we can print something as simple as clothing. No matter how complicated the stitches or anything is!

Debra wrote at 3/16/2013 4:08:05 PM:

Futuristic………I say if you can Imagine it what is to stop it from being a Reality………Nothing is Impossible.

Brad Arnold wrote at 3/16/2013 3:08:24 PM:

Why did you pull the number 2050 out of your b^tt? By then the technology will be widespread on Mars.

Joey1058 wrote at 3/16/2013 11:38:34 AM:

For people living in micro apartments, there could be a printer in a community room for everyones use.

Printing out clothing great, having the option to design your own styles better. Have a recycle machine deal with returned products plus other household items and leave the printer to create. As I was introduced to this via The Venus Project, Money wouldnt be an option so development on the idea would far outweigh anything at no cost.

This would be nice. Make this guys. The hell with owning! open source everything.

MARIANA M wrote at 3/16/2013 6:46:37 AM:

it would be a big waste of resources if everyone should own something they would use as little as that. generate machines that are professional, and print locally.

9rockky wrote at 3/16/2013 5:33:14 AM:

good idea but m also think its impossible. How can something like wedding dress came out from that little slot..

Noah Fence wrote at 3/16/2013 4:39:11 AM:

Noah Fence wrote at 3/16/2013 4:37:52 AM:

Looking forward to seeing Tim Biskits quote in this list of naysayers within the next 10 years!

billy the cloth wrote at 3/16/2013 4:12:33 AM:

Amazing vision, it will happen.. apart from choosing the garment on the printer.. you dont write a word document on your canon 🙂

I LOVE IT! Could you please send me one!

petey wrote at 3/16/2013 3:28:41 AM:

Good luck achieving many of the more difficult cuts and stitches. As far as breaking a worn garment down back into component thread being IMPOSSIBLE — I dont think so. You could shred and then recombine the shredded mass into thread by kneading or through centrifugal force (a la cotton candy) — the final machine will look nothing like this vain attempt however.

So is the little old Chinese lady hiding behind the machine? so how do you think a machine like this might work?

Tim Biskit wrote at 3/16/2013 12:05:03 AM:

Impossible. Clothing is most likely going to be more and more customized, but breaking a worn garment back into component thread will never happen.

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Combination CNC Machine and 3D Printer

How to make your own 2D CNC machine that converts into a 3D Printer and back to a CNC machine in less than an hour. Costing less than a CNC machine or 3D printer! (~$1,000.00) In addition, the design will go further than the traditional 3D printer printing ABS/PLA, and move forward to printing with new materials such as 3D Printing Nylon derivatives like tauman 618 as well as Acrylic and PET.

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1. Major Update…. We can not thank all of you enough as to your many comments, support and help/advice youve given to others here as to the 2BEIGH3!. We released this three years ago and in that time the technology has grown so much we want to take a sec and provide a short update.

With the release of the 2BEIGH3, we were able to start off with a machine unlike any at that time. One that would allow us unfettered control of the 3D Printer portion of the design. In doing so, we were, and still do, operate a similar 3DP configuration in our development of new polymers for 3D Printing. This has allowed us to bring more unique materials to 3D Printing, especially in the area of utility. If you visit our site today, youll see an array of materials from Nylons to Co-Polyesters that are developed specifically for 3DP. All of these materials have gone through testing on a system exactly like the 2BEIGH3 or similar to it. We were never limited by special boards/controllers, thermal requirements, speed requirements, force requirements or anything that was, at that time, part of the few units available for 3DP. We also want to thank those that went before us in the design of CNC units that utilize pipe in their structure. After months of evaluation, these were the design types that inspired us on the CNC portion. While this unit was built using 2 pipe, weve heard from others that have built larger units with 4 pipe. Again proving the pipe design is still valid for low cost CNC. One of the main goals three years ago was to minimize price/cost. With the advent of low cost hot ends and extruders, now available, one would probably be better off going with one of the low cost CNC units now available and simply adding an extruder and hot end. Reduced complexity and ability to handle 1.75mm for 3DP would be initial benefits. Today you can purchase linear rails of several types at lower prices for CNC or 3DP units. We still suggest the 1/4 20 threaded rod for CNC as its very powerful. We still use MACH3 as it works well for both CNC and 3DP. We have upgraded our thermal controller to our own design and may release it next year.

We wish all DIY Instructable users and others the best and again thank everyone for their support and great comments. Given the changes in the last three years, we believe the future is going to be impressive!

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2. There is a full 2BEIGH3 updatehere, along with a source forNylon 3D Printing material here.

3. If you have a new 3D Printing material, there is aSafety Test Procedure for any new and previously untested material here.

As a sample of the unique new properties of just one of these new materials, Here is a 3D Print of a Childs NYLON Prosthetic Insole on the 2BEIGH3 3D Printer.

With the 3D Printer configuration of the 2BEIGH3, you will be able to print parts that meet much higher standards for strength, flexibility and pliability. You will be able to design parts that can take 100s of severe strikes from a sledge hammer and still have a soft velvet like texture.

You will be able to print parts that are almost equal to Factory Die Extrusions. And in some cases, parts that can not be Die extruded due to complexity. The term delamination will cease to be a concern.

Nylon and its derivative polymers have some great features that can be modified with fill density and layer height. Imagine being able to print a permanent coffee filter, bearings that need no lubrication, pliable IPhone cases, extremely tough bands that are so flexible you can tie them in a knot and theyll still support 200lbs!

My hope is that people use this guide to bring their designs and projects to tangible parts and objects as paper and CAD designs are great, but unproven, till built.

My goal for this guide is to take the mystery out of both CNC and 3D printing in such a way as to eliminate that.its all to overwhelming feeling or thought.

Because there are several other specific machine designs out there, both CNC and 3D Printer, please refer to this machine as the 2BEIGH3 or 2 by 3 as I will within this guide.

As I read through the 2D and 3D blogs and sites, its obvious that people with 2D want a 3D and people with a 3D want to try and convert it to a 2D.  They are both limited because their machines were meant for a specific action.  While CNC machines work with large X-Y lateral forces (cutting bits) they are very powerful but move very slow and 3D printers have almost no lateral force requirement (other than the platform) and move very fast.  Because neither machine needs a fast Z axis, the 2BEIGH3 is designed to allow you to swap out the X-Y sections, recalibrate and back to cutting or printing in less than an hour.  Actually, my 2BEIGH3 takes 15 min including calibration.

The process is going to be that we build a machine, to make a better machine to then build a slightly different machine.  And while that seems complicated, its mostly nuts and bolts.  I will try to specifically show you how to create or build the parts you need and where appropriate, provide detailed drawings and CAD files.

Youll see that I have borrowed some ideas from others here on the Instructables web site, and if I forget to mention an already published detail, please let me know and Ill update.

So before we get started, what exactly does a 2BEIGH3 look like?

As you can see the 2BEIGH3 starts out as a scaled up version of Tom McWires Easy to Build Desk Top 3 Axis CNC Milling Machine.  When I saw this design, I knew it was what I was looking for because I could scale it up.  I think Tom did a great job in showing us a easy frame for CNCs.

So before we get started, just what will we end up with..?

Spec   CNC                                                              3D Printer

Build volume  14 x 14 x 6                                     14 x 14 x 12

355mm x 355mm x 160mm                                   355mm x 355mm x 355mm

Material  Aluminium                                                 3mm or 0.125 ABS and PLA Plastic Rod or Line

Plastics                                                       2-3mm(or 0.125) Nylon, Nylon Polymers, Nylon 6 and 6/6 – 6 Rod

Foam                                                            3mm or 0.125 PET (Plastic from water bottles)

(Steel with the addition of cooling)

X-Y Resolution +/- 0.005                                            ~ +/- 0.012

Z Resolution  +/- 0.005                                               +/- 0.005

(Not bad, but you probably shouldnt mill pistons for your HEMI or print contact lenses)

Cut/Print Speed 350mm/min                                       24mm/s

Cutting Foam                                                            ABS

Tools/Tips  0.125 0.250                                           .32mm – .62mm

Software  Any CAD that                                                  Any 3D CAD that

Makes .dxf                                                                  Exports .stl

MACH3                                                                         MACH3

LazyCam                                                                       slic3r  rev 6

PC    Win XP                                                                    Win XP

I/O   Computer must have a 25 pin +5 volt

Power usage with stepper motors is difficult to predict as stepper motors use most of their power the opposite of say, fan motors.  They are rated in Holding Torque and this means at a stand still they will not slip.  So, they actually draw less power moving the tables, then when they are not moving.  To hold the 3 used for the CNC, Hi or Lo res, the power is about 140 watts for the motors, drivers and control board.  That would drop some as the X and Y tables move.  We wouldnt expect the Z axis to move much at all.

With the 3D Printer configuration, we will need to add 55 watts for the Hot-End as it is powered during the entire print.  We will also need to add some power for the extruder, but as I mentioned, it draws less because it is always working.  A lot less, in the range of 15-25 watts.  So for a 3D Printer configuration, we could get over 220 watts.

Before I detail the BOM, I should explain my approach.  Like you, I wanted the most for my money.  And while it would have been easier to throw cash at parts (if I had cash) like bearings, special threaded rods, hot-ends and extruders, these parts would have also locked us into a machine that would be difficult to scale up or get replacements parts later on.  It would also be difficult to hack the 2BEIGH3 for your purposes if there were proprietary components.  I have already hacked my own design as I want others to take what they want/need from the design.

In theory you should be able to scale a 2BEIGH3 up to cut 48 x 48 x 24 foam CNC or print a 24 x 24 x 24 block of plastic just by changing the pipe, threaded rod and timing belt lengths.  I therefore took the approach that everything should be a commodity or a modified part.    Well consider Stepper motors, controllers and drivers to be a commodity for this build.  Linear bearings are a commodity, but way to expensive. 3D printer hot-ends and extruders are not yet a commodity, and therefore well be building those.  I also wanted to keep the total shipping costs down, so everything (other than standard hardware you can get at any HW store) is available from just 4 vendors.  I will mention but not detail small screws.  I kept all screws and bolts to ¼ 20 (6mm) and all small screws to 6/32 (4mm).

The BOM describes a machine with a 28 width, 26 depth, 20 height with a ~16 Z axis neck.  Again, if you want a different size machine, just scale up or down.

Lets get those things on order that we need so theyll be on-hand when its time to install them

4 each NEMA 23 stepper motors  5-8 kg-cm with 6mm (0.250) shaft

Shop around.there are several places to buy these.

1 each 4 axis stepper controller connects to computer LPT port. (NOT USB).

4 each stepper driver boards that will connect to the controller card and motors.

Note:  I suggest a vendor that sells a 4 axis kit thats known to work together.

Ratings should be 3 amps, 12-24+ volts 1-2-8-16 step similar to the one I bought.

Note2: The 3D printer will reuse the X and Y stepper motor but it also requires a 4th stepper for the extruder, thus a 4 axis controller/driver is required.

Power Supply for Steppers The controllers plus driver usually takes two voltages.

For the 7-9 volts, any 1 amps regulated PS will do.an old regulated wall wart should be fine.

For the 12-24+, I suggest a regulated 12 volt @ 10-12 amps as youll not need more voltage with most NEMA 23  and anything higher will make the motors run hotter than required.  As 10-12 amp power supplies are not everywhere, I had several 12 volt 4 – 6 amp wall warts about, and my driver boards are individual boards, so I put a wart on each board and connect all the grounds  (-) together.  Note: do not parallel these PS as they are switchers and will become erratic.  Just connect the grounds together.(-)not the (+)

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LazyCAM CNC Software by Artsoft Inc – Free

Mach3 SW runs on the computer connected to the Stepper Board.  It converts GCode from the CAM and Slicer programs and drives the signals to the Stepper Motors.

Now for the first trip to the Hardware store!

Pipe  – all are Standard 1 iron pipe.  You can buy pieces or like me, I handed the Hardware store guy a list and had him cut and thread.  Saved about $20 this way. Again, if you want to scale up, now is the time to go to 1 1/2 or longer pipes.

1 each  Flange note..these are made outta gold..!

Refer to the 2BEIGH3 frame drawing to determine what piece goes where.

The goal here is tight..tight…tight.  This is why Ive used unions.  As an elbow or Tee will never ever line up where you need it, the unions are here so you can tighten the pieces as tight as possible and then use the unions to align for the right angles.  This is why they make tape and other sealing compounds, because they know that youll always have to compromise tight for alignment.  I do not use Teflon tape, just two large wrenches and muscle.  When complete, you should be able to flick the flange with a finger nail and feel it with your finger at either end cap.

As for alignment, at this point, you only need to make sure the Z axis neck is at a right angle to the rest of the frame.  There are several ways to do this.  I had an accurate digital level.  I set the two legs on 2×4 so as not to set on the end caps and used a shim to level the legs for a reference.  Then I measured how level the 12 piece connected to the flange was and adjusted the two outer unions to correct.  Remember, the Z Axis only needs to be level with the legs not the earth. The Z-axis union is just for rotational needs and you only need to get reasonably close.

Now, look at your frameall your future efforts and work will take place between the two 24 pieces and about 8 up form that center.  Now is a good time to build, buy or invent a solid table to support a 2BEIGH3.  Im tall, so my table is 48 off the floor.  Also, iron is not light.  A complete unit can weight 50 lbs +.  This is a good time to mention noise.  The CNC version will use a high speed mini router that is very loud as it cuts.  You must wear ear protection. Period.  The 3D printer makes almost no noise, but hot plastics stink and emit fumes, so youll want to vent all other odors and fumes.

NOTE: 3D Printing with these plastics is just like cooking on an open stove.

NOTE II:  Polycarbonate can become unstable at very high temperatures.

There will be a separate instructable for 3 D Printing polycarbonate and it will describe a PWM controlled heater for the Hot-End. The PWM controller will have a top limit for temperature.   Please do not try to print Polycarbonate with the released design.  Polycarbonate can change state from a plastic to a crystal foam that easily catches on fire if the hot-end temperature exceeds 400C.  Well above printing temperatures.

Because these fumes emanate from the hot-ends thermoplast area (About the size of a pencil eraser) the actual amount of fumes is quite small.  Something along the line of a standard cooking stove vent is sufficient as long as its in a position above the hot-end to capture odors and fumes.

Now is a good time to plan your installation.  My wife and kids voted the garage! One last item on the frame.  While it may be in the garage, you may want to show your friends.  Now is the time to paint the frame.  As its iron and will rust, use paint with a rust inhibitor.  Youll notice mine is not painted!

Taps as we are going to tap a few holes

The ¼ 28 will be used later for the 3D P but might as well get it now.

A tap Handle as we will hand tap three holes

We will use a hand drill to tap remaining holes.

Small Bench Drill press nothing special, just a small bench drill press.  You may even be able to rent/borrow one as we wont need it very often.  We will need this to drill the holes for the 3D Printer hot-end and will be drilling a ¼ hole 1 deep in aluminum.

Hand Drill reversible and variable speed

Hardened Drill bits ¼, 1/8, 7/32 and 9/64 – For all 1/4-20 threaded holes, drill at 7/32 and tap to 1/4-20

There will be one hole on the hot-end that is drilled at 7/32, but tapped at 1/4-28.

Ear Protection ear covers or plugs

TIP: I quit cutting small metal pieces years ago and just use a bolt cutter.

Sandpaper carbide for smoothing metal edges

Volt Meter/DVM Harbor Freight has these for ~$5, however, for the 3D Printer, well need one that measures temperature from a thermocouple.  Harbor Freight has those including the thermocouple for about $20.00

The 2BEIGH3 uses dangerous extremes to do its job.

I am in no way responsible for any injuries from assembly or usage of the 2BEIGH3.

1. Use caution with all power tools and wear appropriate eye, ear and hairnet gear.

2. While you will be printing at 265c, the hot end circuit can drive to 320C..It will not just burn you, but mark you for life.

3. If not connected correctly, the hot-end can reach 1400F!

4. The Stepper motors connected to the 1/4 20 threaded rod allows the CNC X-Y table to push steel past your cutting bit.

It can crush your finger if you are not careful.

5. As noted earlier, you must vent fumes and odors.

A word of note:I designed and built this unit in 8 weeks from concept to cutting/printing parts.  Now that I have them, I can tell you it was not the overwhelming task I thought it would be at all.  Just have a bit of faith in yourself and like they say Just do it. Yes, I made mistakes along the way and I threw em in a Dont do that again bucket.  And yes my CNC bit tried to drill its way to China, however, Plastic is cheap and disposable.  Knowledge is not!

During my design I studied lots of posts here and on other sites.  They were so helpful that I have decided to pay back the 2D/3D community by documenting my design.  My thanks to everyone that took the time and effort to share their designs.

The 2BEIGH3 is Open Source Hardware.  I encourage people to take ideas and hack it.  Please refer to it as a 2BEIGH3 or 2by3 so others dont confuse it with already available kits or complete units.

In addition, the 2BEIGH3 3D Printer has a hot-end designed for NYLON.  You will be amazed at how you can now print objects that are extremely slippery, bendable, fold-able, tough, durable, semi-transparent and chemically resistant to solvents. Yes, you can print hose, but you can also print soft durable keypad covers, flexible overlays and a zillion other parts that are difficult in ABS.

NOTE Of Caution to existing 3D Printer Owners about NYLON:

NYLON heats differently than ABS.  Please see the attached NYLON properties PDF.  Simply inserting NYLON into a REPRAP, TOM, UP or other 3D Unit, will probably damage the unit in some way.  I have a friend that had to order a complete new hot-end as he didnt heed my warnings.

And yes weed-wacker / trimmer line is made of NYLON…..its also made of fiberglass and other bits and pieces of nasty things. Put it into the 2BEIGH3,  REPRAP, TOM, UP or other 3D Unit, and youll hear the sound of french fries being cooked….thats the tip being coated in goo.  Burnt fiberglass has to be drilled out (as my friend found out).

In addition, NYLON is extremely slippery and unless you have a Spiky extruder, as extruder will more than likely slip.  All Nylon polymers require high pressure extrusion.

0.125 – 1/8 NYLON rods for the 2BEIGH3 are available from McMaster Carr (8538K12)they come in 4 sections, are low cost ~$1.68 are round and will print a lot of small parts. In a few months or sooner, Nylon material specifically for 3D Printing will be availablehere. and anyone can signuphere.

I get the white rod and take a rag and coat the rod with just a bit of old printer refill ink for the color I want.  Nylon absorbs water/liquids at a greater level than ABS, so the color looks a bit translucent depending on thickness of the part.

3mm ABS is available from several vendors on the web, just do a search on 3mm ABS spool.

Again, 3D Printing is no different than cooking on an open Stove…..So..

Vent the Odors and fumes..I have uploaded the Dupont Nylon OSHA Handling and Ventilation Guide.pdf for those interested or desire guidance.

We will need to make some parts for our precision CNC table, and to do that, we will make a simplified lower precision table to make those parts.  This will be made out of some drawer slides, aluminium U channel and some 12 square boards.

I chose this route rather than to just sayHere is the dwg, just go get them laser cut for two reasons.  First, the lower precision table will be good enough to make the parts needed for the 3D Printer X and Y table, and 2nd, some people may not need/want 0.005 precision

Again, this is a lower precision X-Y axis table, so we are looking for close not exact.   As you build this table and you see you need to add a spacer (couple of washers), move a hole slightly or add a temporary C Clamp….just do it.  The most important part, is actually the NUT for the threaded rod and were going to make a one that will be easy and solid….no slop.  I will provide CAD drawings for the precision table in another step.  The drawer slides have too much lateral tolerance for a precision table, but are fine for making a lot of parts that dont require +/-0.005  We can make both the precision table parts for the CNC table  as well as the 3D Printer table parts with a quick and simple table.

2 each  16 20 Ball Bearing drawer slides These come in a pair =

1 each    16 20 Centre Drawer slide. Single part

2 each   ¾ X 36 Aluminium U Channel

2 each    Boards/wood 12 x 12 x ~1

These need to be straight.  I went to 2 HW stores

To test if its straight, just roll it on the store floor

1 each   1 x 1/8 x 36flat stock galvanized steel

1 each    Aluminium L channel ½ x ¼ x 36

These are for the Z Axis try to get clean straight boards.

1 each   1 x 1 x 12 Delrin Plastic

50% for the CNC and 50% for the 3D Printer

3 each   ¼ couplers McMaster Carr 6412K11

1 each    Electric Cutout Tool   Harbor Freight has these for ~$20

This is the business end of your CNC

If you already have a similar tool with a 1/8 collet, that will work as well

1 each    Three Flute Coated Carbide End Mill 1/8

McMaster Carr PN 8927A531 $19.00 but worth every cent!

No matter what you cut, from cardboard to steel.

Add TipAsk QuestionStep 9: Getting Those Stepper Motors Running

So, those stepper motors and controllers should have arrived by now!

No reason to go further till we can move motors!

This SW talks to the printer port with pulses that tell the stepper electronics what direction and how far to rotate the motors.  It has an excellent and proven track record in the CNC world.  It also has a lot of variable/settings that can take a while to learn.  Rather than post a tutorial on MACH3, please go to the Artsoft Web site as there as several great videos on setup for Mach3 and LazyCAM

To move you along, I will include my control file as it already has settings for the machine were building.

1. Install MACH3 you should have rebooted after install as required.

2. Leave the stepper controller and motors off and disconnected for now

3. Open/run MACH3 and then simply close it

5. Make a backup of your existing Mach3Mill.xml file

6. Copy the downloaded file over your existing Mach3Mill.xml located in the C:\ Mach3 Directory

9. If the reset button blinks, clk it

10. Go to Config/Ports-Pins/motor output and see the setting noted.

11. The DIR Low active and Step low active are the 2 items that may be different on your controller from mine.  When we get to the motors, and they dont turn, these are the settings to click/change.

12. My XML file is set for the ¼ 20 rods with a step division of 8

13. I have attached a simple part in gcode for the 3D Printer.

14. Download it and within MACH3 load it.  You may need to change the extension, but M3 will read it.

15. You should see the part in the small graphic window.

16. Clk the ZERO X, ZERO Y, ZERO Z, ZERO 4 buttons

17. Clk the green Cycle start and the SW starts the process.

18. Youll see the progress in the small upper right window, but it is slow as the machine must cut slow.

19. For visual effect, just keep clicking the FEED RATE + arrow to speed it up.

1. Hook up the motors to the driver boards first using the supplied board and motor documentation.

NOTE: Do not power the driver boards without a motor connected or theyll be damaged.

2. Use a few buss bars to keep track of grounds and power.

3. Use an outlet strip with a switch to turn on the power supplies.

4. NOTE: Dont assume anything on power supply polarities.  Use the meter to measure and mark polarities.

5. Hook up the 7-9 volts to all boards as needed.

The 7-9 volts is just the low level circuitry power supply and draws less than an amp.  Careful, a +5 volt power supply wont work.

6. Hook up the 12 volt PS Again, if you dont have a single supply, then connect the grounds together of four supplies, but the + terminal only goes to a single driver board when there are individual boards.  If you have a single board with all 4 axis, then you must use a single 12 volt 10+ amp power supply

some people use a old power supply from a computer.  Do a search on this site for examples.

7. Connect a fully populated 25 pin printer cable from the computer to the control board.

8. Connect the interface cable from the control board to the four driver boards if you have individual boards.

9. With MACH3 running, turn on power.

11. You shouldNOTbe able to turn the shaft with your fingers.

12. Place a sticky note paper on each shaft. (so youll see them turn)

13. Use the left, right, up, down arrow keys on the comp keyboard to rotate the X and Y motors

14. Use the page up and page down to rotate the Z motor

15. Use the numeric keypad + and to rotate the 4th motor

16. If the 4th motor does not respond, go to config/system hotkeys and A/U++ to make the + key + and A/Uto make the key reverse.

17. Again, if the motors do not move, you may need to click and change the signal polarity (direction) as noted above.

With motors running, youve won the biggest CNC/3D Printer battle.

This is the part that stops most people from building a CNC machine or Printer.  Take your time and check your work before turning power ON.  Believe me, it all gets easier from here!  Even the 3D Printer is easier than this initial step.

In the photo, youll see a roundish grey unit with a knob on top.  This is an Auto-transformer that I use to vary speed of the cutting tool.  You will need to reduce the speed of the cutter to cut plastic, but well use a light dimmer as we only need ~55volts at the cutter for plastic.

Take a look at the CAD Drawing image and the photos to get an idea of our Precision CNC Table.  It looks like a lot of parts, but there are 10 Y braces that are all identical.

For the X Axis, the table will use 3/8 steel rod and travels along the rod with a captured bearing.

This keeps our cost down as linear bearings are extremely expensive and well need several. This bearing is at any HW store as its used for patio door rollers.  ~ $5.00 a pair.

The Y Axis uses the same bearings, but on 3/4 square aluminum tubing as the Y table will move almost completely to either side of the X Axis.  We will brace the X Axis as its hard to believe how much a 3/8 rod will bend in just 28.!

The material is 0.220 Plexiglass or extruded acrylic that you can get at the big HW stores.  Its tough stuff as used in the horizontal plane on this project.

NOTE:  To cut the largest part for this on the lower precision table, you must make sure your low res table can cut a 12 x 12 part.

You DO NOT cut the outline…..Just have the HW store guy cut you a 12 x 12 piece.  Lowes sells 18 x 24 x .22  I have them cut 2 pcs 12 x 12 and give me the rest for me to cut smaller parts from.

The drawing shows a cut plastic part for the threaded rod nut, this has been changed to a small block of delrin drilled and tapped to 1/4 20 for a much better fit and easier assembly.

The 12 x 12 x 2 block of wood on top of the table is so we can mount our material easily and in different locations to cut without scaring our nice clear plexiglass.

If you look you can see where my bit went a bit lower than I planned on a part or two!

Parts are connected via a TEE and SLOT that well cut in the plastics.  This makes for a very strong right angle mechanical connection of the parts.  All assembly screws are 1/4 20 1 Philips The screws used for the roller bearings are the same for the X Axis, but 2 for the Y axis.  Youll need twice as many nuts and washers as some screws get more than one of each.  I dont count these out as you may not want all the bearings.  My 2BEIGH3 only uses 8 for X and 8 for Y, but my design denotes 22 for maximum precision.

The fist image shows the exploded view for your reference.  Again, as we have already cut our plasti.

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All-in-one 3D printer combos (3D printer, 3D scanner, laser engraver or CNC mill) are still rare on the market. Here are the best models available today.

Any low-cost 3D printers architecture is based on that of a basic CNC milling machine. It means a robotic head moves around three axes (X, Y, and Z) by a computerized mechanical system.

The difference is that a CNC cuts materials off a starting block of material (wood, plastic or metal). That makes it a subtractive technology. A printer uses and extruder to melt and deposit slices of materials, building things additively hence additive manufacturing.

Based on this, you might think that just about any 3D printer can turn into a CNC mill and vice-versa. Unfortunately unless you are operating at a high-end industrial level thats not the case. Huge industrial manufacturing machines are sometimes capable of switching between up to 200 different tools to execute a job, including a head for laser cladding (a type of 3D printing by metal deposition).

On the low-cost side, the perfect multipurpose machine is still hard to find. Most all-in-one manufacturing machines have strengths and weaknesses you should be aware of. Here are the current all-in-one 3D printers available on the market.

3D printing, Dual 3D printing, CNC milling, laser cutting, laser engraving

3D printing: PLA, ABS, PVA, HIPS, nylon, rubber, ceramics, food CNC mill: wax, plexiglas, rubber, EVA foam, wood laser cutting/engraving: wood, leather, plexiglass, PVA foil, paper, cardboard

3D printing, 3D scanning, laser engraving (optional)

€599 (Basic model), €799 (+ laser engraving module)

3D printing, laser engraving, 3D scanning

3D printing: PLA laser engraving: wood, plastic, paper, leather

€899 (Basic model), €1099 (+ laser engraving module)

3D printing, CNC milling, laser engraving, 3D scanning

3D printing: PLA, ABS, nylon CNC mill: wood, metal, foam

€999 (basic model), $1550 (all expansions)

3D printing, CNC milling, laser engraving

3D printing: PLA, ABS CNC mill: wood, plastic, metal laser engraving: wood, metal

3D printing, laser engraving, drawing, and 3D scanning.

3D printing: PLA laser engraving: PCB, wood, leather

€849 (basic model), €999 (with engraving module)

3D printing, CNC milling, PCB printing, paste extrusion

3D printing: PLA, BS, PET, nylon, flex, polystyrene, laywood CNC mill: wood, polycarbonate, plywood, aluminum

€1690 (without CNC mill) €1870 (with CNC mill)

Poland-basedZmorphis arguably the most successful all-in-one machine so far. TheZMorph 2.0 SXcan use multiple tools and materials for digital fabrication. It is based on the typical architecture of a MendelMaxRepRap system.

Of course, this all-in-one 3D printer can extrude thermoplastics. When it comes to 3D printing regular 3D printing, there are four tool heads available: A pro dual extrusion system, a regular dual extrusion system, a tool head for 1.75 mm and a tool head for 3 mm filament. Thanks to the heated bed, you can 3D print materials like ABS, Flex, Glassbend, Wood, TPLA, HIPS and even PVA (water soluble support materials). Thats very versatile for an all-in-one 3D printer.

It can also 3D print by pneumatically extruding paste materials. This is done through an extruder head, which can be fitted for thick pastes (like ceramics) and one for thin ones (like chocolate).

Other tool heads for this versatile all-in-one 3D printer include a CNC milling machine on three axes. Another tool heads can do laser cutting. The main difficulty in creating a hybrid system is that the requirements to cut through wood or metal are very different from delicately depositing 100 micron-thin layers of molten plastic. Zmorph seems to have found the correct balance, so much so that the company recently marketed its Zmorph as a CNC mill that can be turned into a printer (or laser engraver).

Through the use of in-house developed software, Voxelizer 3D, ZMorph can process and print an object using voxelization technique, where models are represented as 3Dd-pixels, rather than triangular meshes as seen in other programs. This allows operations that are not possible with traditional approaches like the use of 3D filters and direct compatibility with MRI (Medical) scan data.

What can this all-in-one 3D printer do?

A lot. It can 3d print with 1.75 and 3.00 mm diameter filaments, use CNC milling, laser cutting, laser engraving, 3d printing paste materials and even 3D print chocolate. This all-in-one 3D printer is a great tool for lab work, manufacturing on a small scale, and of course 3D printing enthusiasts.

If you want to dig deeper, heresAll3DPs reviewof the 3D printing capabilities of this all-in-one machine.

Although it looks like a simple RepRap from afar, this is a great tool and possibly the best in the all-in-one 3D printer class. Also, the company is still improving their Voxelizer software, which could become a central hub for all your building activities.

Its not an easy all-in-one 3D printer to use, so be prepared for a steep learning curve. Depending on how many tool heads you buy, the price can go up to €3500.

Taiwan-basedXYZprintingreleased their first all-in-one 3D printer, the Da Vinci 1.0 3-in-1, in August 2016.  The company is known for their low-cost approach to 3D printing. Most of XYZs machines are targeted to beginners. The Da Vinci Jr 1.0 3-in-1 all-in-one 3D printer is no exception. It is aimed at users who want more than a very basic 3D printer without sacrificing their savings.

Therefore, youll have to deal with some compromises. The 3D printer can only use PLA and its derivates also, a heated bed for ABS material is not available. Optionally, you can buy a precision nozzle, which will give you 0.3mm resolution instead of 0.4mm.

The 3D scanner is capable of scanning objects up to 12 x 12 x 12 cm with a resolution of 0.25 mm. The all-in-one printer comes with Wi-Fi connectivity and auto-calibration feature.

Optionally, the machine offers a 3D laser engraver.

Therefore, the Da Vinci Jr 1.0 3-in-1 all-in-one 3D printer comes in two versions. For $600, you get a 3D printer / 3D scanner combo. If you add $200 to that, youll get the laser engraver. It will make you get creative on various materials such as paper, cardboard, leather, wood, and plastic.

What can this all-in-one 3D printer do?

This all-in-one 3D printer will 3D print, 3D scan and do laser engraving.

If you are looking for a very inexpensive all-in-one 3D printer / 3D scanner combination suited for beginners, this machine could be a solution. Please be aware the quality of 3D beginner printers usually cant compete with more sophisticated machines. The build volume is small, also youll have to buy the filament from XYZ directly and it costs more than your regular spool of PLA filament.

Another XYZ all-in-one 3D printer? Yes, and this one has the Pro tag written on it.

XYZs all-in-one 3D printer closes some problematic feature gaps of its smaller brother, the XYZ Da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3-in-1. First of all, you can use any filament you like youre not bound to XYZ proprietary PLA. Thanks to a heated aluminum bed, you also can use ABS 1.75mm filaments. The build volume is also significantly bigger. Prints can be started via Wifi connectivity, allowing it to connect to your laptop or desktop computer from anywhere in your home, school, or office.

3D scanning is done by a dual-laser combo in a timeframe of 5 minutes. The scans are already fully editable in the provided software package.

If you want laser engraving, you must get the feature as an extra kit. With it, you can engrave paper, cardboard, leather, wooden boards, and plastic surfaces with a 20 x 20 cm engraving area.

TheDa Vinci Jr 1.0 Pro 3-in-1 all-in-one 3D printer comes in two versions. For $900, you get a 3D printer / 3D scanner combo, for additional $200, you can start engraving paper, cardboard, leather, wood, and plastic.

What can this all-in-one 3D printer do?

This all-in-one 3D printer will 3D print, 3D scan and do laser engravings.

If you are looking to buy an all-in-one 3D printer from XYZ, the Pro version is definitely the better choice. Youll get the freedom to choose your own materials, which are usually a lot cheaper. Also, youll benefit from a heated print bed, more build space and a better laser system.

Faktotum is Latin for someone who can do everything. The other side of that is the idea of Jack of all trades, that is someone that can do a little of everything but nothing really well. That is the challenge of creating an all-in-one 3D printer, something that the team at Italy-basedFABtotumcompany asked their fully open source community to help them overcome.

The FABtotum team approached multipurpose fabrication from the very beginning of their successful Kickstarter run. TheFABtotum Personal Fabricatoris the most affordable all-in-one 3D printer on the market and also one of the more affordable desktop machines around.

FABtotum currently offers 3D printing head, a CNC milling head and, since 2017, a laser engraving system. The printers were upgraded to a version 2.0 since the launch. The team has been working for quite some time on implementing a laser-based stereolithography (SLA) system, for 3D printing with liquid resin with their PRISM module.

What can this all-in-one 3D printer do?

Currently, their core system is 3D printing (mainly PLA, PETG, and ABS), does CNC milling and laser engraving. According to FABtotum, there will be more developments for their all-in-one 3D printer. The costs for a full blown all-in-one system adds up to €1,550.

The FABtotum offers a bit of everything and has lowered the entry point to multipurpose fabrication. The development of new tool heads is ongoing for quite some time now.

AIO Robotics Zeusis a 3D printer scanner combo. Its a device that wants so make 3D printing as easy as possible   but its by no means a typical beginners printer which delivers inferior results.

The setup should be finished in just 10 minutes. Most prominent feature of this all-in-one 3D printer combo is its huge 7-inch-touchscreen. Its not only used for operating the system. It also displays 3D models, which can be accessed wirelessly on the web thats a first in FDM 3D printing. You also dont need a slicer its built in.

The Zeus offers automated calibration and bed-leveling, system upgrades go over-the-air. Zeus extruder and turntable are removable for troubleshooting. In addition, a number of parts inside Zeus are 3D-printable so if any should break, files for the parts can be found on our website and you can have a new part created within hours all based on the RepRap principle.

Theres one drawback, though. It only prints with 1.75 PLA material. The Zeus doesnt have a heated bed needed for ABS or more sophisticated materials like Nylon or HIPS.

The built-in 3D scanner uses swiping laser triangulation. Scan volume is 9.0 inches diameter x 4.4 height; the maximum resolution is 150 micron in color.

What can this all-in-one 3D printer do?

This printer can 3D print and 3D scan items.

The AIO Robotics Zeus costs $2499, which is quite a price tag.

This all-in-one 3D printer gathered a lot of traction on Kickstarter while the campaign was running. The team collected $80.000 to start production. Its a combination of 3D printer, CNC mill, and a laser engraver.

Fortunately, it is one of the Kickstarter stories that ended well. A year later, BoXZY was delivering the fourth shipment of its all-in-one 3D printers to the campaign founders and has opened upa shop on its website. The all-metal architecture makes the BoXZYs very sturdy. It comes with three rods for 3D printing, CNC milling, and laser engraving, which are made from a single block of aeronautical aluminum and should be easy to swap.

At $3,799 the BoXZY does not come cheap. But it does come with some useful accessories and an extremely solid metal body in two different color options (raw and anodized black). But this all-in-one tool helps you to create projects out of woods, plastics, PCBs, metals and even stone.

What can this all-in-one 3D printer do?

It will do 3D printing, laser cutting, and laser engraving.

It might have looked like just another ambitious Kickstarter dream, but the BoXZY has become real. Its not exactly cheap: A fully loaded all-in-one 3D printer will cost €3,900.

The FLUX all-in-one 3D printer started in Taipei in March 2014. The Team then went to Silicon Valley and raised 1.6 million dollars from Kickstarter backers from all over the world. By April 2016, the Flux Delta was shipped to 64 countries; the company is taking orders in theirshop.

This all-in-one 3D printer is using the delta technology to move its tool heads (3D printing and laser engraving). One specialty if this all-in-one 3D printer is drawing. You can attach brushes, pencils or felt pens, charcoal or other writing instruments to the specially designed drawing toolhead.

Also, this all-in-one 3D printer is capable of scanning 3D objects. The point accuracy is 1-2 mm on the whole build volume, and you can also monitor scans on a tablet computer.

Flux does have a knack for design. Their videos, the website, everything is looking great they even won several design awards for this. You can also laser engrave patterns on different materials, such as wood, leather, or even PCB.

What can this all-in-one 3D printer do?

This versatile all-in-one 3D printer does 3D printing, laser engraving, drawing, and 3D scanning.

The deluxe version costs $999, the classic version (without the engraver) is 849. Its an interesting machine and currently, the only one who lets you draw with a 3D printer.

Italy-basedWASPwas one of the very first companies to ever offer a commercial all-in-one 3D printer, integrating both a CNC milling machine head and a 3D printer. The company is known for its delta 3D printers and pneumatic extrusion 3D printing with soil and ceramics, Its very first product, though, was the Cartesian architecture basedPowerWASP EVO.

The 3D printing head is compatible with most common thermoplastics while the subtractive head can mill wood, multi-layered wood, any sheet of polymeric material, and even aluminum. It can also route PCB circuits and more. Although this function isnt marketed aggressively, the PowerWASP EVO can also mount a paste extrusion head to use for food paste.

WASP are known to build very reliable machines and this all-in-one 3D printer is no exception. The print volume is 260 x 195 x 190 mm, you can print nearly every available filament with it.

What can this all-in-one 3D printer do?

It does 3D printing, CNC milling, PCB printing, paste extrusion.

WASP have stopped producing the EVO. Still, you can find used systems on the second-hand market. Although this all-in-one 3D printer is a bit of a legacy system, it is still one of the most solid all-in-one 3D printers on the market.

When theSnapmaker3D printer went on Kickstarter, it was funded in a matter of just days. 5.050 backers gave $2.277.182 to the company for the development of an impressive little all-in-one 3D printer.

The killer feature of this inexpensive all-in-one 3D printer is its three interchangeable tool heads. They can be swapped onto the Snapmakers X-axis rail for 3D printing, laser engraving, and CNC milling.

The fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printing module accepts 1.75mm filament. The bed is heated (up to 100 degrees Celsius). But at only 125mm square and with a build height of 125mm, prints are rather limited in size.

Ease of use seems to be a common theme for the Snapmaker. It makes use of a color touchscreen for operation, a simple assembly of few parts and comes bundled with the proprietary Snap3D software. Presumably, this is to ensure smooth operation switching between functions.

The laser engraving module features a class 1500 mW laser. This is capable of burning designs into wood, leather and similar materials. In addition, the CNC milling module claims an adjustable spindle speed between 2,000 and 7,000 rpm.

What can this all-in-one 3D printer do?

3D printing, laser engraving, and CNC carving.

At a retail price of $499, this all-in-one 3D printer seems to be able to blow the competition out of the water. The company wants to deliver the first printers to its alpha-backers in Summer 2017. All3DP will keep you up to date.

While most all-in-one 3D printers can 3D print, scan, CNC mill and laser engraving, the Aether 1 offers nothing much, much more.

In example, thisall-in-one 3D printer can print with 10 tool heads at once. It has twice as many syringe extruders for bioprinting as the competitors. It can 3D print, do CNC milling, laser engraving, food printing, paint and even do calligraphy. Attach a paintbrush or pen, upload a design, and the Aether 1 will start painting. Another great feature: the photo to fabrication feature uses a built-in digital camera so that you can instantly snap a picture and have it 3D printed, painted, sculpted, or turned into chocolate.

Want more yummy stats? The Aether 1 offers automatic air pressure calibration (first of its kind), automatic stage leveling with optical sensor, dual automatic nozzle cleaning, automatic retraction of inactive syringes and tools, optional high-resolution motors capable of reaching a 0.4 nanometer Z axis resolution/minimum 50 micron layer diameter, sterility filter to create sterile environment for food printing, LED backlights for glow-in-the-dark materials and fluorescent biomaterials. You can also attach a microscope if you want. The printers dimensions are 24 x 17 x 15 inches with a build size of 12.4 x 9 x 5.2 inches.

But so far, the all-in-one 3D printer isnt available. Also, theres no price information yet.

What can this all-in-one 3D printer do?

This versatile all-in-one 3D printer offers

8 pneumatic syringe extruders with retraction system

Universal tool mounts Use syringes or tools of virtually any kind

The Aether currently is in a beta-testing stage. It was delivered to laboratories in Cambridge (All3DP reported). If this printer ever becomes commercially available, has a competitive price tag and delivers great results, it can blow away the competition. Honestly, this sounds too good to be true.

Although this all-in-one 3D printer is not available on the market yet, Romania-basedSymme3Dis hard at work on a multifunctional delta 3D printer. The 3D printer prototype has been ready for some time now, and it is capable of some impressive performances, including ultra-fast 3D printing at 1000 mm per second. The machine will also come with extra heads for laser etching and a CNC for PCB routing (which basically means it can be used to engrave computerized boards to prep them for electronics).

The machine was due out last year, but Symme3D still has not opened up its website for ordering and is still working on starting production. They are active presenting the machine at events throughout Romania and Europe and have recently announced that formalities have been cleared for export to North America.

What can this all-in-one 3D printer do?

The all-in-one 3D printer does 3D printing, CNC milling, laser etching.

The team is taking a long to start production, but the prototype is excellent. They did not seek to crowdfund, so there is no mandatory deadline for them.

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