Did you know we’ve published dozens of product reviews? Here’s a list of all 80+ of them, at least up to today.
We began performing product reviews way back in 2010 when we got a close look at the PP3DP Up! desktop 3D printer — a basic 3D printer, but at the time of the leading options. From that machine the entire line of Tiertime 3D printers grew. And so did our list of reviews.
The PP3DP Up! was the first review we ever published, way back in 2010. This device is no longer available, and has long been superceded by other machines.
The venerable BFB 3000 was the device that eventually morphed into the 3D Systems Cube, after the company acquired BFB.
The MakiBOX was an early and primitive desktop 3D printer that unfortunately failed after a crowdfunding campaign.
The Ultimaker 2 Extended was Ultimaker’s first venture into larger-volume 3D printers. It’s still a great device today.
Sindoh’s first desktop 3D printer changed the landscape as they brought forward easy-to-use control panels for the first time, based on their extensive experience building photocopier machines.
The Replicator+ was MakerBot’s last open-air desktop 3D printer. While it includes a lot of heritage design from previous generations, it also included a new Smart Extruder.
The Form 2 was Formlabs’ breakout machine. It was the first to appear after their initial relatively rudimentary device, and included a vast array of improvements to every aspect of the machine. Still a great performer.
The Prusa i3 line of desktop 3D printers is perhaps the most well-known in the world today; this was their MK2 machine.
XYZprinting’s Da Vinci Jr. 2.0 Mix was an unusual machine that attempted to 3D print objects in multiple colors.
The Creality CR-10 was perhaps the breakout device for the now-large Asian 3D printer manufacturer. This is the “S” version.
Sindoh followed up their initial success with the 3DWOX 1, a vastly capable device that allowed the use of any filament material.
An unusual partnership between BIQU and MyMiniFactory allowed direct 3D printing of 3D models from the online repository.
KODAK’s first proper desktop 3D printer, the KODAK Portrait, is able to 3D print a wide variety of materials using its dual extruder configuration.
The ANET ET4 is a low-cost 3D printer that was one of the first to use “silent” stepper drivers.
The ANET N4 is a low-cost resin 3D printer capable of 3D printing in relatively high resolution.
The Prusa MINI 3D printer is a re-engineered lower-cost version of the Prusa system that indeed provides excellent print quality.
The Form 3 is Formlabs’ current flagship 3D printer, and it certainly deserves that role.
3D Hardware & Accessories
The Finishing Touch was a special device from Stratasys to smooth ABS 3D prints using vapor.
The GeoMagic Touch is a haptic controller for 3D design.
The Spectrom color system was an early attempt at automatically changing filaments on a single extruder 3D printer.
The XTC-3D system is an epoxy mix that can, when applied like paint, smooth the surfaces of layered 3D prints.
3DConnexion’s SpaceMouse Pro is one of their 3D mouse units. Highly recommended for 3D design tools.
Sindoh released a special cartridge that allows the use of any filament.
Retouch3D was a special set of heated tools that could be employed to repair or smooth 3D prints.
The Prusa MMU2S is an accessory that converts the single material device into one that handles up to five filaments at once.
Cheetah3D is an inexpensive 3D design tool.
ReconstructMe is an open source tool for capturing 3D scans.
Simplify3D is a popular third party 3D print slicing utility.
One of the first attempts at web-based 3D modeling was Honeycomb.
Smoothie 3D was a tool for converting 2D images into 3D models.
Morphie is an iPad-based simple 3D modeling tool.
Autodesk’s Sculpt+ is a powerful 3D sculpting tool.
Thingiverse++ is a Google Chrome add-on that makes Thingiverse a lot more usable.
Teton Simulation has introduced Smart Slice for Cura.
Skanect is software that can be used with inexpensive 3D cameras, like the Kinect, to develop full 3D models.
Trnio is an inexpensive mobile app that can capture 3D scans using photogrammetry.
The ES360 is a desktop turntable-based 3D scanning system.
Capture is an inexpensive pay-per-scan mobile 3D scanning app that uses the phone’s depth camera.
The Calibry 3D scanner is a powerful handheld device that can operate in multiple modes and is available at low cost.
3D Print Materials
“HIPS” is a popular 3D print material.
colorFabb’s original 3D printer material.
colorFabb’s partnership with a chemical company resulted in the first 3D print-dedicated material, Amphora.
Verbatim unleashed a few of their many unusual materials to the 3D print world.
Feelcolor is a provider of useful 3D printer filaments.
Before you try Algae filaments, read this.
Fiberlogy produces a terrific flexible filament.
We tested several filaments from Fiberlogy, including HD, Flex, Mineral and Wood.
MakerBot produced a special “Tough” PLA material to use on their machines that could not 3D print ABS.
PLAS3D produces some amazing 3D printer filaments.
We tested a “silk” filament from Fiberlogy.
We tested Fiberlogy’s recycled PLA and their PETG offerings.
Authentise provides a secure streaming option for 3D printing.
3DPrinterOS provides a cloud-based streaming 3D printing service.
Uformit offers a generative design service for unusual 3D prints.
MakePrintable is an online service to quickly repair damaged 3D models.