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Build a 3D printer, with another 3D printer!

by • August 7, 2016 • No Comments


We have all dreamed of via a 3D printing device to manufacture an army of 3D printing devices. Well now you can, thanks to an Indiegogo campaign which can go live on August 9th for the Ulio 3D.

You may use a 3D printing device to manufacture another one preceding, in truth. The RepRap movement started off this cloning concept, but the open source concepts generally restricted the 3D printed aspect to a few choice parts. The rest of the printing device was created with off-the-shelf components. Ulio 3D promises a much additional immersive experience and the creators say it is the “most 3D printing device 3D printing device at any time contributeed to consumers.”

Of course we shouldn’t get carried away, this is no Statrasys Fortus 900mc. If you want to print aerospace grade parts and so this is not for you, but and so which is not the point of the Ulio 3D. It is aimed at schools and the yett is to commence students to Computer Aided Design, robotics, engineering, problem solving and 3D printing.

Ulio 3D is a 3D printing device which you can manufacture with another 3D printing device

3D printing boosts engagement in schools

Additive producing has may already been shown to boost engagement with the traditional STEM subjects in schools and this is a tailor-made teaching aid which can assist students visualize and and so fix specific problems.

The initially one, inevitably, is producing the printing device. That means bringing the kit of parts which just cannot be printed and and so getting to work with the supplied creations to print the ones which can. The parts in the kit come of the US and the UK and Ulio 3D is certain which the printing device can be an invaluable addition to at any timey classroom.

It costs the same as a budget printing device which’s may already created

The early bird contribute can donate you a conclude printing device, minus a few minor assembly and the parts you have to manufacture at home, for $299. Of course, you can buy a number of budget printing devices for $299 and once the early bird price is gone and so you will be appearing at much additional. Once it’s created, the competitive advantage is gone and you are left with a printing device with a limited print bay which can not appear like such a great deal.

The likes of the TwoUp 3D can donate you a DIY 3D printing device kit for actually less money, so you lose the 3D printing aspect but you get a full kit of parts to create your printing device and get going.

A lot of Amazon reviewers seem to have encountered problems. But which can go with createing your own printing device and you quite should manufacture certain you want to learn the mechanics of producing the printing device if you want to go this way. It can be a painful way to get a bargain-priced deal on a finished printing device.

Anything which encourages students to get involved with 3D printing and STEM subjects is welcome, yet, so we applaud the intention behind the Ulios 3D. We appear forward to seeing one in the flesh and seeing precisely how it feels like to create your own 3D printing device with another 3D printing device.


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