Home 3D printing goes on a budget with the New Matter MOD-t

By Shawn Knight
May 28, 2014
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  1. There's a new 3D printer vying for your support on Indiegogo and while it doesn't push the bounds of what is currently available in terms of technology or specifications, it could have a tremendous impact on the market based on...

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  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    The library idea isnt that new. MakerBot Thingiverse is very similar to this concept. This idea seems a lot more open and less commercial though. The printer for <$200 sounds interesting also.
  3. With 3D printing becoming affordable, someone should be working on making 3D scanning devices affordable too. That would really push 3D printing into more homes.
  4. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,293   +55

    The library I used to work at has a 3D printer for public use. I'll tell you about it when I use it, if you want to know.
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    Perhaps a new thread and then posting a link here. I wouldn't mind reading about your experience with them.
  6. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Guru Posts: 504   +42

    Whats the strength of the finished product with 3d printers. Say I was a skrew short for a project or a bolt and these were normally made from iron or steel. Could I print a bold and it would more then suffice or would it just crack?
  7. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,159   +67

    It's nice to see a low cost 3D printer that doesn't look like **** and means to be consistent. $250 is a decent price, and if this turns out well I might buy one.

    As for the news item, I dislike that publications put the crowdfunding price as the price ("$199 printer"). I've seen that before, and while it's fine to say that you can get it for now for this price, it's much better IMO to mention what the retail price will be.
  8. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,373   +310

    Ohh I would get one but that $40 transit would be a lot more due to import duty, if I had a 3D printer I would print my own PC Case and an iron man suit! Then I would print myself a gf because I have no life :'(
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  9. I don't even use a regular printer! no need.
  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    Are you claiming there is no use for 3D printers, because you haven't been using a paper printer?
  11. avioza

    avioza TS Enthusiast Posts: 74   +23

    I would like a 3D printer for printing tabletop miniatures. I would need to teach myself some 3d modeling though...

    Is .02mm small enough layers for fine detail I wonder? I know makerbots replicator mini does 100 micron layers.
  12. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 729

    Off by an order of magnitude in minimum layer thickness. It's .2mm, not .02mm.
  13. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    Where are you reading 0.2mm?

    OK I found it in the faqs.
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2014

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