Desktop 3D Printers are printers that utilize additive manufacturing (AD) and can fabricate almost anything out of different type of plastics through the process of fused deposition modeling (FDM). They exhibit application on creating complex geometries with ease and can fabricate from thought to model in a mere few hours, depending on the size, resolution and printer you use.
There is a myriad of uses that come from a 3D Printing such as rapid manufacturing or rapid prototyping. They can be applied to create complex molds for bigger production lines that use injection molding. 3D Printers can be applied to print parts or tools that are needed for the house, office, industrial and even research groups. The possibilities are limited only to your imagination, design, and programming skills.
To start you need a computer and an understanding on how to use computer aided design (CAD) or a scanner to scan objects and convert them into 3d models on the computer after regardless of method on procuring the model desired you must do a “fixup” on any errors that may be there from either designing or scanning afterwards you upload to STL or OBJ so that the 3D Printer loaded with filament of your choice (ABS, PLA most common) can use the file and fabricate the model within hours depending on size, another useful tip prior to printing your model its best to tape the print bed with painters tape so that the filament sticks when applied to the print bed. Creator’s build volume has a volume of 8.9 by 5.7 by 5.9 inches.
Let’s talk about what sets apart a “good” 3D Printer and a “bad” 3D Printer. First a “good” 3D Printer should be a closed 3D Printer to prevent any harmful squirting from humidity affecting the filament (safety first!). 3D Printer should offer several resolution options ranging anywhere from 25-125 micrometre (µm), of course there are other resolutions but we are talking about the most common on the market. Another factor on distinguishing a “good” 3D Printer from a “bad” 3D Printer is the print quality of the 3D Printer, for instance a “good” example would be when purchasing a cheaper 3D Printer the 3D Printer leaves behind bits of plastic globs that need to be removed either by sanding down or by polishing it with acetone. An important feature is the program that you are using in order to design your model and there is a wide array of these programs that you can use or that come with your 3D Printer. a crucial part in picking your 3D Printer is print bed volume the more space you have the more you can print! With all the mechanical parts that are simultaneously moving around, it’s best to have a sturdy printer that withstands and stays firm in place while your 3D Printer is in use to minimize any errors in your model. Lastly the more amenities that come with your 3D Printer such as print quality, closed system, and user friendly program that come at a consumer friendly price will give the user a overall better experience and product that money can buy.
Flashforge Creator PRO Dual Extrusion isn’t you average run of the mill 3D Printer it is a closed loop system that is reinforced with a sturdy metal frame and is enclosed with see through plastic panels. Unlike other models Flashforge can extrude two different filaments at a time because of its ingenious design that holds not one but 2 extruders on its mount piece giving you much more options when choosing color combinations. Flashforges Creator Pro can print with PLA, ABS, and PVA also it comes with a heating plate, which comes in handy for when dealing with filament such as ABS , which are petroleum based plastics and are flexible unlike PLA which is a stiff and rigid composite. Lastly Flashforge’s creator pro comes with a LCD screen for user friendly interface all this cost’s at an affordable price of $1349.00
So if you’re looking for a professional, sleek, and well crafted desktop printer all for the price of $1349.00 plus free amenities as listed: Flashforge Creator PRO Dual Extrusion, 2 spool holders, 2 spools of filament (net weight: 2.2 pounds per spool, material and color randomly selected), 2 filament guide tubes, accessory bag containing nuts, screws, and hex wrench set, power supply cable, USB cable, end stop switch cable (spare part), acrylic covers kit, 3M Scotch blue painter’s tape, 4GB SD card (contains software, test sample files and user manual).