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3D Printing and How Does it Work?

Written by Umair

3D printing is the next big thing in technology! It is visually appealing, technologically amazing and worth the money. 3D printers allow you to make three dimensional solid objects from any kind of digital file. The objects are created through an additive process, where you can create an object by putting layers upon layers. You need a virtual design and the design has to be made in CAD (Computer Aided Design) file. A 3D modelling program is used along with a 3D scanner and then you create the 3D digital copy of the object. 3D printing is so common these days that you can find its usage everywhere starting from fashion accessories to car parts, to smart phone cases to artificial organs. Now you must be wondering where and how can you get hold of 3D printers.

Wiiboox revolutionizes 3D mini printers

Wiiboox revolutionizes 3D mini printersWiiboox has introduced the world’s first high-profile desktop 3D printer which come with an air filtration system. The manufacturing company started in 2013 and gradually expanded from China to the Asian market in 2014. Now with plans of further exploration in US they have released their first product in Amazon.

The new Wiiboox One Mini, priced at $899 is a 10 kg wonder. This 405*340*450mm machine comes with a print resolution of 0.1-0.5mm and has an amazing print speed of 20-180mm/s. The filament type is ABS/PLA. It has one nozzle, has a detachable build plate, and an independent nozzle cooling fan with a fluent speed of 8-50ml/h. It can operate on Windows/Linux/MacOSX, and uses the print software of ReplicatorG/Cura. The printer is capable of replicating from file formats like STL/GCODE and comes with a manual pause system and auto power off. It is easily connected with USB and SD cards. There is one air particle filtration module with a filtration fitness of 0.08 micron.

Compare with other mini printers

How do you know that Wiiboox One Mini is the best in the market? Check out the specifications of others. Marketbot Mini comes at a higher price range of $1375. It comes with PLA filament, 1 nozzle, and there is no levelling needed for this machine. The machine has an Acrylic build plate, with an in-built camera. It can be easily connected with an USB and can be connected with wi-fi connection. An added advantage of this machine is that it has a smart extruder.

A little on the lower range is XYZ Printing One. The machine size is 46.8 x 51 x 55.8 cm, weighs about 51.9 lb (23.5 kg), and has a build size of 7.8W x 7.8H x 7.8D inch. The machine comes with a print resolution of 100 micron and has a print speed of 150 mm/s. The filament type is ABS/PLA (12 colors) and has print-bed auto levelling points. This printer can support .stl, XYZ Format, can be connected with USB 2.0 and operates on Windows XP.

Check out the other contender in the market. The FlashForge Creator II is moderately priced at $877. The machine size is 320*467*381mm, has a print resolution of 0.1-0.2mm with a print speed of 40-100mm/s. It has 1 nozzle, with a nozzle fluent speed of 24cc/hr. The software used is ReplicatorG, supports STL/X3G and can be connected through USB and SD card. The operation systems are Linux, OSX, Mac and Windows.

Wiiboox has tried to incorporate a lot of amazing features in their wonder box. Check it out. It is probably the next-generation product you are looking for!

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Umair

Umair is senior news producer. Working with multiple news agencies I try to produce short, informative and to-the-point updates. Connect on FB, Twitter and G+ for instant updated.

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