At the 3D print fair last weekend we saw 5 unusual 3D printers. Here they are, along with what’s interesting about each.
Unique One from Kwamb.io
This printer is very large (so it can print big objects) with an unusual design. The computer goes on your network, so you can print directly from your smartphone. No computer required! In addition, if you’re a 3D designer, you can sell “royalties” of sorts to your designs, so you make money every time your design is printed, even if it’s printed on someone else’s machine. Printer is about $800.
Tinkerine Ditto Pro
This printer is supposed to be very, very quiet. So you can have it on your desk without distraction. And it’s attractively designed, so you might not mind looking at it in your home or office. $1900.
Printrbot Simple Metal Printer
This small printer is one of the most inexpensive available; it can print an object up to 6” x 6” x 6”. $600.
BeeTheFirst from BeeVeryCreative
This small, elegant printer is specifically made to be portable; it has a handle and a case that can carry everything you need for printing. It can print something up to 7.5 x 5 x 5 in. $1700.
DeeGreen from be3D
This printer is a closed box with a door, so you don’t have to worry about something screwing up your print. It has a few features we haven’t seen anywhere else, including pausing a print, automatic bed calibration, and printing off of an SD card so you don’t have to keep your printer attached. $2000.