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3D Printers, 3D Printers everywhere!

By: Charles Gantt | Posted: Dec 28, 2013 3:13 am
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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

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