Can your 3D printer do this?
Learn how a 3D printing pen works and how to use it for making art, plastic repairs and 3D structures!
This may very well be the next revolution in 3D printing, being able to embed glass fiber or even carbon fiber into parts to get super strong prints!
You are about to witness the next revolution in 3D printing! 3D printing technology has been around for a couple of decades now, but so far it has only made structures in one shape or another. But at CES2015 a new 3D printer was revealed that actually can print conductive paths! It’s called VOXEL8 and in our mind it will be the first of many circuit capable 3D printers in the near future. Just watch this video interview by Make: and judge for yourself.
In the realm of 3D printing there are several different technologies. The most common one for home users are the FDM (Fuse Deposit Modeling) kind of printers like Makerbot, Reprap and many more. However, other technologies are approaching the consumer market and one such technology is “Stereolithography” that uses light to turn a liquid into a solid. The only consumer desktop 3D printer using this technology to date is the Form 1 machine. In this video, Norm and Sean from Tested discuss the difference between the Form 1 3D printer and the more common FDM style printers as well as it’s pro’s and con’s. So if you are thinking about getting your own 3D printer, you should definitely watch this video!