Category Archives: 3D Printer Reviews

Anycubic Photon Review: Will This Work for You?

You can’t beat the reliability and affordability of resin printers. They’re also easy to use and offer a great alternative to SLA printers because they’re safer and easier for beginners. There is a learning curve with some, but it’s worth figuring out so you can reap all the benefits.

DLP, or digital light processing, is a method of 3D printing that uses light to cure the project. Rather than heating up a filament and printing something hot onto a heated bed, it simply cures one layer of the project at a time using liquid resin and UV rays.

Once the layer is cured, the print bed moves to allow for the next layer to be printed. This offers a high level of accuracy, even in the most detailed prints. This liquid resin doesn’t need to be heated first, and it makes it much safer than an SLA printer.

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Best Tevo Tornado Upgrades: All You Need To Know

Even though the Tevo Tornado 3D printer is fine ‘straight out of the box’, with the best Tevo Tornado upgrades you can really ramp up the capability of your 3D printer.

3D printers are much more affordable these days as well and the Tevo Tornado is a model that is within the price range of most people who are interested in investing in this hardware.

We’ll look at why you should upgrade your Tevo Tornado 3D printer, which parts are commonly modified for better performance and also I’ll go into the best upgrades you can get right now.

What is the Tevo Tornado?

Before we get into the ins and outs of upgrading the Tevo Tornado, first let’s look at this 3D printer itself.

Tevo is a Chinese company that has been around since 2015. Their Tornado 3D printer is firmly set in the affordability category in many ways it rivals the Creality CR-10 and

Elegoo Mars vs Anycubic Photon [2020]: Which Should You Choose?

If you’re looking for a 3D printer that uses resin rather than filament, you may be looking at a DLP printer as opposed to an FDM machine. The Elegoo Mars and the Anycubic Photon are both really great, affordable options.

They each have their own advantages, so let’s dive into the differences and a comprehensive review so you’ll know which one is best for you.

Main Differences Between Elegoo Mars vs Anycubic Photon

The main difference between Elegoo Mars vs Anycubic Photon are:

  • The Anycubic Photon comes fully assembled, whereas the Elegoo Mars requires you to install the build plate yourself.
  • The Anycubic Photon comes with a bottle of resin, whereas the Elegoo Mars does not.
  • The Anycubic Photon comes with proprietary software, whereas Elegoo Mars comes with ChiTu Box software.

Elegoo Mars

Is MakerGear Ultra One Worth It?

MakerGear Ultra One is a heavy-duty 3D printer created for professional industrial markets. But it can also be used for business, educational, and personal purposes. It boasts a riveted sheet metal enclosure that allows it to print a wide variety of engineering-grade models and large-scale parts.

This ultra-durable and flexible 3D printer has a build volume of 16 by 14 by 13 inches (406.4 by 355.6 by 330.2 millimeters) and delivers high-quality FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) prints with speed and precision. It prints at high temperatures, so it can work with a variety of filaments, including Nylon, polycarbonate, polypropylene, metal composites, carbon fiber composites, wood composites, and more 1.75-millimeter filaments.

It also works with a variety of plastic filaments such as ABS, HIPS, PET-G, PET-T, PLA, ASA, BVOH, TPE, and TPU. Its heated build plate, which is made of Borosilicate Glass Plate with a polyimide film coating, can reach a temperature of up to 140 degrees Celci

Glowforge 3D Laser Printer Review: Yay or Nay? Find Out Here!

As 3D printers continue to rise in popularity, you may find that you want to join in the fun of printing your own objects from the comfort of your own home. While there are plenty of options out there, one of the most popular choices is the Glowforge 3D laser printer.

This exciting printer started in Seattle as a Kickstarter project that garnered plenty of attention and funding. Glowforge captured investments from many venture capitalists, topping more than $70 million for its 3D laser printer.

So what does the Glowforge 3D laser printer have to offer its users? What features are available and how well does it work? We’ll jump into these questions and more as we explore everything about the Glowforge 3D printer.

But first, let’s take a moment and discuss what you may want to consider before you buy a 3D printer

Peopoly Moai Review [2020] Is It Worth Buying?

The Peopoly Moai is a stereolithography apparatus (SLA) printer, which uses resins to create models, patterns, parts, and prototypes. Simply put, it is a resin 3D printer. And to create a high-resolution three-dimensional product, it does its printing layer by layer.

The thing with SLA printers is that they are often more expensive than fused deposition modeling (FDM) printers. In fact, the Peopoly Moai costs more than $1,000, which is way more than the cost of some higher-end FDM printers.

Peopoly Moai: What You Should Know

One thing that can describe the Peopoly Moai is that it’s big. It stands around 26 inches tall and looks rather severe with its dark plastic casing. The front has the control dial, the small LED screen, and the power button.

When you open the door, you will find the print area, which can create objects with dimensions of around 7 by 5.1 by 5.1 inches. This means that the Peopoly Moai can easily handle

Snapmaker Review [2020] An Affordable 3-in-1 Printer?

If you’re familiar with our site, then you’re well aware of the new and exciting ways that 3D printers are impacting our society. But even if you just want to get one to print some interesting and creative objects, you can do that too.

When it comes to 3D printing, the only limitation is you. You can create any object you want. Collectibles to put on your shelf, objects that you can use around the house, and utensils for eating are just a few of the things you can make with your 3D printer.

In addition to printing 3D objects, 3D printers themselves are becoming more versatile. Snapmaker, for example, brings its 3-in-1 3D printer to the table by offering a device that will not only print but will also work as a CNC carver and a laser engraver.

Snapmaker

This unique and interesting device started out as a Kickstarter campaign where it raised over $2 million in funding. The

Ender 5 Review [2020]: Yay or Nay? Find Out Here!

We live in a world where 3D-printing is no longer a novelty, but a technology ingrained into our way of living. For example, I recently had a friend send me, and my family 3D-printed face masks. How awesome is that? It took a few days for her to print them and send them, but still!

It’s amazing to think that what was once thought of as a novel technology is now being used to create objects that have a significant impact on the world around us. What’s also amazing is how easily accessible these devices are becoming to anyone who wants to get into the world of 3D printing.

One company making this a reality is Creality, which has released another solid 3D printer in its Ender lineup, the Ender 5. This printer offers plenty of features and functionality while remaining simple enough that even an amateur can use it.

But our goal isn’t to provide a high-level view of this printer. We want to get into the details. What features does it offer? Is it reliable? How is it different

Up Mini 2 Review [2020]: A Good 3D Printer?

Ever notice how a lot of 3D printers are big, bulky, loud, machines with really no visually pleasing features? I was showing a friend a certain printer the other day and they told me it looked like a microwave. Pretty spot on if you ask me. Luckily, not all 3D printers can be mistaken for a kitchen appliance.… Read More »

Flashforge Inventor 2 Review [Aug 2020]

Flashforge intended to target education with their Inventor 2 3D printer, so if you’re looking for a solid plug and play option for your school, this may be one of the best choices. This upgrade to the now-retired Flashforge Finder is said to be as intuitive as using your smartphone.

With fully-enclosed components, a plethora of safety features, and modern connectivity features, everyone will have fun learning how to use it. It’s a high-quality solution for today’s classrooms.

About Makers Empire

The Flashforge Inventor 2 is made by Makers Empire, an Australian company focused on design education and providing custom tools and solutions to schools. Their goal is to assist educators in harnessing the power of 3D technology.

With this technology, they can teach design thinking, STEM sciences, and project-based learning. They develop simple tools that take the guesswork out of using the printer