3D Printing Soars At CES 2017
The CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2017, saw a big boost for the 3D printing market. While the leading company of the industry, 3D systems was nowhere to be found this year, there were a host of new as well as old players. With each showcasing their high-tech products, the future of 3D printing looks pretty bright! Here’s a look at the most intriguing 3D products debuted at CES 2017.
Formlabs has been creating desktop 3D printers that are built using SLA technology with sharper and more precise printing by adding print material through a printhead. This year, Formlabs showcased the use of a ceramic material which after printing can be painted in the same way as ceramic can.
XYZprinting has attempted to change the fact that 3D colour printing is expensive by creating a 3D colour printer at a subsidised rate. Perfect for a home and for hobbyists, the 3D printer can currently use only two colours. However, through the software, users can blend the two colours together and print any shade or hue based on what two primary colours have been loaded. The product which has been dubbed as the da Vinci Junior 2.0 Mix, is priced at $450.
CoLiDo’s 3D printers can churn out sparse structures at relatively low cost, no matter how big. The company has charted out a plan to debut a metal 3D printing version very soon. The printer uses a type of material that can be heated to create a product that resembles metal objects used by a hobbyist.
While 3D doodling pens have been seen in the market before, the new Lix pen takes fine-lines to the next level! Creating the intricate designs and structures that were seen at the CES 2017 would take a lot of experience, however, new users will still be able to create stable structures with a few minutes of practice. Priced at $140 for the pen and also 80 filament refills, the Lix pen is sure to gain popularity especially among artists.
Titan is a 3D printer that stands out amongst the rest for its productivity. Taking advantage of the Autodesk multi-printhead support, the printer uses five arms to create a large figure. Unfortunately this 3D printer is set to come with a six figure price tag, so will mostly be sold to printing houses who require such a gadget for bulk orders.
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by techtalks @TechTalks April 11, 2017 2:51 PM UTC