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In September I published my Shortlist of 3D Printers for Creative Professionals. Since then I’ve been able to test and review some printers of that list: the Builder Dual Feed, Cyrus & ZYYX.
But I’ve also been keeping track of the 3D Printers you’ve mentioned in comments, tweets and e-mails, and in the short survey that’s in my Newsletter Subscription Form to get an idea about the printers you’d like me to review.
I’ve made a top 5:
#1 | Leapfrog Creatr HS
You might have read in other posts that I’m still planning to review the Creatr HS, but that it’s shipping date was delayed. I haven’t hear any updates from Leapfrog, so I guess it still is, but I’ll check it out.
#2 | Formlabs Form 1+
A completely different 3D printer than the ones I’ve tested so far. It uses the Stereolithography (SLA) technique of hardening liquid resin with a laser instead of Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF). This allows or extremely detailed prints. I understand that both this technique and the aesthetics of the printer itself appeal to Creative Professionals that want to get into 3D Printing.
I’ve been in contact with Formlabs. They didn’t have machines to spare for reviews last month, but I will keep in contact with them to know when this changes.
#3 | Ultimaker 2
I’ve been using Cura daily for the Builder Dual Feed Review, so I got a bit of the Ultimaker experience. I’ve been trying to get in contact with Ultimaker ever since publishing my shortlist, but somehow communication doesn’t go smoothly.
I’ll contact them one last time, because a lot of you want to see the UM2 reviewed. Hopefully I’ll get through.
#4 | Flashforge Dreamer
I didn’t know this one, but after some research I understand why you’re interested. It’s a completely enclosed dual extrusion 3D printer that can print both ABS and PLA. On top of that, it seems to be very affordable.
I’ve reached out to Flashforge to see if they’re interested in lending me a machine for review.
#5 | Zortrax M200
This one also got a lot of requests. I still like the idea of the printer combined with the custom slicer software, so I’ll try to contact Zortrax again to see if they’ve changed their policy on lending out machines for review.
These 3D Printers where also mentioned more than once:
Please let me know which one you would like me to review in the comments below or fill out the survey in my Newsletter Subscription Form.