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How 3D Printers Work

3D printers use a technique called rapid prototyping along with model-making software to create a virtual version of the item to be printed. The printer then breaks down the model into layers and begins to physically build the object layer by layer using filament, plastic, metal, or resin depending on the type of printer. Using these materials, the printer is able to match the shape, functionality and colors of the model to create a perfect replica.

 


Here some of the most affordable 3D printers of 2016:

Elegoo UNO Project Super Starter Kit with Tutorial for Arduino

$34.99
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Features

  • Free PDF tutorial(more than 22 lessons) and clear listing in a nice package
  • The most economical way to starting Arduino programming for those beginners who are interested
  • Lcd1602 module with pin header (not need to be soldered by yourself)
  • This is the upgraded starter kits with power supply module, 9V battery with dc
  • High quality kite with uno R3, 100 percent compatible with Arduino uno R3

Product Description

Elegoo Inc. is a professional manufacturer and exporter that is concerned with the design, development production and marketing of arduino, 3d printers, raspberry pi and STM32. Our Dream is to make the best price and best quality produce for...

Monoprice Select Mini 3D Printer with Heated Build Plate, Includes Micro SD Card and Sample PLA Filament - 121711 - Black

$220.00
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Features

  • All Filament Types: The heated build plate and wide range of extruder temperatures allow this printer to work with any type of filament, from basic filaments, such as ABS and PLA, to more advanced materials, such as conductive PLA, wood and metal composites, or dissolvable PVA
  • Compact Desktop Design: Featuring a small footprint and basic, open frame design, this 3D printer is compact enough for any desk.
  • Ready to Print: Unlike most other low-cost 3D printers, this printer ships fully assembled and has already been calibrated at the factory.
  • We even include a MicroSDTM card with preinstalled models, so you can start printing right out of the box!
  • PC and Mac compatible. Compatible with Cura, Repetier, and other software

Product Description

MP Select Mini 3D Printer Too often, getting a low-cost 3D printer means getting a box of ill-fitted parts with poorly written and incomplete documentation. You end up spending hours on the internet, searching forums and asking for help to get...

da Vinci mini Wireless 3D Printer-6"x6"x6" Built Volume (Includes: $14 300g PLA Filament, $49 STEAM 3D Design Tutorial eGift Card – Must Register Product, $10 Maintenance Tools, XYZmaker CAD Software)

$199.00
$188.95
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Features

  • The da Vinci Mini streamlines its printing function through a single-button print design as well as providing different colored LEDs to indicate printing conditions.
  • The da Vinci Mini can connect wirelessly to your home network for easy 3D printing throughout your home, office, or classroom.
  • Use XYZware to connect to your network and experience it's updated slicing precision and computing efficiency, shortening the preparation time required before printing.
  • The da Vinci miniw prints only with XYZprinting's bio-compostable, non-toxic PLA filament. The PLA filament derives from natural materials, such as sugarcane and corn starch, and has gone through various tests to ensure that it is DEHP-free and Heavy Metal-free.
  • XYZprinting provides free 3D design software xyzmaker, free XYZ 3D gallery,and free 3D printing Curriculum on XYZprinting steam.

Product Description

The da Vinci Mini is 30 percent smaller than da Vinci Jr. 1.0 and has a 5.9 inch x 5.9 inch x 5.9 inch aluminum print bed for larger and finer prints.

HATCHBOX 3D PLA-1KG1.75-BLK PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, Black

$22.99
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Features

  • 1 KG (approximately 2.20 lbs) Spool
  • 1.75mm Filament Diameter (Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05mm)
  • PLA (Polylactic Acid) 3D Printer Filament Vacuumed Sealed With Desiccant
  • Recommended Extrusion/Nozzle Temperature 180°C - 210°C (356°F - 410°F)
  • Spool Diameter: 7.88" - Spool Width: 2.69" - Spool Hub Hole Diameter: 2.20"

Product Description

Welcome to HATCHBOX 3D Products Our engineered filament is here to help you stream your creative outlet, enabling you to see your thoughts and concepts engineered into a real and rewarding reality. The filaments are universally designed and...

Elegoo Mega 2560 Project The Most Complete Ultimate Starter Kit w/ TUTORIAL for Arduino Mega2560 UNO Nano

$59.99
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Features

  • The MEGA2560 complete starter kit with more than 200pcs components, premium quality for Arduino kit
  • Free pdf tutorial in the cd (more than 35 lessons)
  • Lcd1602 module and gy-521 sensor module with pin header ( not need to solder by yourself)
  • Nice package with clear listing and surprise including a nice small box to keep the widget such as LED, IC, buttons, diodes, etc
  • We have always cared about the customer experience and improve the product function details

Product Description

Elegoo Inc. is a professional manufacturer and exporter that is concerned with the design, development production and marketing of Arduino, 3d printers, raspberry pi and STM32. Our Dream is to make the best price and best quality produce for...

HATCHBOX 3D PLA-1KG1.75-WHT PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, White

$28.02
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Features

  • 1 KG (approximately 2.20 lbs) Spool
  • 1.75mm Filament Diameter (Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05mm)
  • PLA (Polylactic Acid) 3D Printer Filament Vacuumed Sealed With Desiccant
  • Recommended Extrusion/Nozzle Temperature 180°C - 210°C (356°F - 410°F)
  • Spool Diameter: 7.88" - Spool Width: 2.69" - Spool Hub Hole Diameter: 2.20"

Product Description

Welcome to HATCHBOX 3D Products Our engineered filament is here to help you stream your creative outlet, enabling you to see your thoughts and concepts engineered into a real and rewarding reality. The filaments are universally designed and...

REPRAPGURU DIY RepRap Prusa I3 V2 Black 3D Printer Kit With Molded Plastic Parts USA Company

$349.99
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Features

  • USA Customer Tech Support
  • NO Soldering, Cutting, or Drilling
  • Borosilicate Heat Bed Glass & 2004 LCD Included
  • Impressive 8"x8"x7" Build Area
  • Can Run 110V or 220V (Comes With 110V US Cord)

Product Description

REPRAPGURU DIY RepRap Prusa I3 V2 Black 3D Printer Kit With Molded Plastic Parts USA Company

HATCHBOX 3D PLA-1KG1.75-RED PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, Red

$27.92
$26.99
2 new from $22.99
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Features

  • 1 KG (approximately 2.20 lbs.) Spool
  • 1.75mm Filament Diameter (Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05mm)
  • PLA (Polylactic Acid) 3D Printer Filament Vacuumed Sealed With Desiccant
  • Recommended Extrusion/Nozzle Temperature 180°C - 210°C (356°F - 410°F)
  • Spool Diameter: 7.88" - Spool Width: 2.69" - Spool Hub Hole Diameter: 2.20"

Product Description

Welcome to HATCHBOX 3D Products Our engineered filament is here to help you stream your creative outlet, enabling you to see your thoughts and concepts engineered into a real and rewarding reality. The filaments are universally designed and...

Monoprice Maker Select Ultimate 3D Printer

$699.99
3 new from $675.00
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Features

  • Ultra High Precision: This 3D printer supports layer resolutions as fine as 20 microns (0.02 mm), allowing you to make high-quality prints with smooth surfaces and ultra-fine details
  • Quality Assurance/Technical Assistance: Live chat at Monoprice.com Mon through Fri 6am - 6pm PST | Email at tech@monoprice.com | Phone at 877-271-2592 Mon through Fri 6am - 5pm PST.
  • Professional Features: The all-metal extruder and heated print bed means that this printer can handle almost any filament type, from the common ABS and PLA plastics, to more exotic materials, such as PVA, HIPS, flexible TPE/TPU, and even metal and wood.
  • Anti-Jam: The geared, anti-jam feeder is designed to reliably feed filament, so you won't have a long print job ruined by a failure to feed the extruder with filament.
  • Power Consumption : 221 watts

Product Description

#1 Best-Selling 3D Printer Brand in the World (Source: CONTEXT Q3'17 AM3DP Report) Maker Ultimate 3D Printer - MK11 DirectDrive Extruder / 24V Power System The Ultimate 3D Printer is capable of professional quality 3D printing with a fine layer...

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact - Factory Unlocked Phone - 4.6" Screen - 32GB - Black (U.S. Warranty)

$599.99
$550.04
4 new from $550.04
7 used from $ 432.49
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Features

  • 19MP main camera with Motion Eye system and enhanced Predictive Hybrid Autofocus with rapid-fire burst capability. 3D scanning technology for capturing high-resolution 3D models
  • 4.6" HD TRILUMINOUS display and encased in rigid full-metal compact design without any partition lines.
  • SmartAmp and S-Force Front Surround Sound. High Resolution Audio capability with DSEE-HX, LDAC, and Digital Noise Cancellation.
  • Android Oreo platform. Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. Supported by LTE (4G) Cat 15, 4GB RAM, and 32GB UFS
  • Unlocked and compatible with GSM/LTE carriers utilizing GSM network such as AT&T, T-Mobile, Straight Talk, MetroPCS, Cricket wireless, simple mobile, bright spot, and others

Product Description

The Xperia XZ1 Compact is the latest in a line of industry-leading compact smartphones from Sony. Like the larger Xperia XZ1, the XZ1 Compact contains the state-of-the-art Motion Eye camera system, making it the first smartphone of its size to...

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