As I mentioned in a previous post, I am gearing up for a massive push into 3D Printing reviews here at TweakTown for 2014. Over the last two months I have been planning, and working on a testing methodology that is unlike any other on the internet, and what I have developed is just that. A 3D Printer Review program is nothing without 3D Printers to review though, and in the last two week new printers have began arriving at my office for testing.
The first printer to arrive was the Ordbot Hadron from Punchtech.com and my initial impressions are quite good. The Ordbot is different in design than any other printer I have ever owned or played with, and I can say that it really surprised me. I spend a few hours on Christmas day printing some test prints, and just having fun with the new printer.
On the day after Christmas, FedEx delivered another printer, this time it was a Taz 3.0 from Lulzbot.com. I have been waiting on this printer for several months now, and have known about it for quite some time. Having owned a Lulzbot AO-100 for quite some time now, I have very high expectations for the Taz 3.0. and can not wait to begin testing.
I have also received my first samples of filament from Voltivo, who's ExcelFil ABS and PLA filaments are some of the best in the industry. Over the next few months I will be conducting extensive testing on its filament, and will be using it exclusively in testing for my reviews. I chose Voltivo ExcelFil because of its high-quality, transparency on composition, and customer support. With a high-quality, extremely consistent filament being used on each review, I know that my results will not be skewed by bad, cheap, and low quality plastic.
I am going to leave you with the video above, I took this on Christmas eve of the Punchtec Ordbot Hadron printing for the first time using Voltivo ExcelFil 1.75mm PLA in Forrest Green. I apologize for the video going in and out of focus, I shot it hand held using my HTC One.