Your cart is empty.

Couldn't find what you were looking for?

We'd be happy to help out! Get in touch using the enquiry form below.

3D Printing Makes Perfect

Published by Paris Cockinos on 26 April, 2017, updated on 11 March, 2021.

Sphere Drones default blog image

3D Printing Makes Perfect

While 3D printing has been around for over thirty years, it is often still thought of as a revolutionary and ‘futuristic’ product due to recent developments and trends. Now it may be described as one of the most innovative breakthroughs of recent technological development. The idea that a physical object can be manufactured automatically from a digital design would have in previous times been deemed impossible, but today thanks to modern technology, it has become a norm and even an essential function within many industries. 

3D printing- How it works

A ‘blueprint’ design forms the basis of 3D printing. This file is imperative as is indicates the dimensions and appearance of the object. The file is then split into thin layers and sent to the printer, where the printing process can begin. How the printing process works can vary depending on which printer you use. From desktop printers to larger industrial machines that employ laser technology, every 3D printer works differently. 

Choosing the right 3D printer

As with most things, the more you invest in a product, the better and higher quality results you will receive. No other product can compare to the MakerBot Replicator z18 3d printer. It’s extra-large build volume in combination with its user-friendly functionality is unparalleled in the market. This device will also allow you to work on multiple designs at once by printing more than one file. The Replicator z18 can create ultra-tall, industrial prototypes and models, relevant for whatever your need may be. At $12,094.50, it is an investment, but a worthy one that is built to last and will provide functionality for many years.

Alternatively, you may like to invest in the MakerBot Replicator + which has been recently reengineered to increase performance and reliability. It can print high quality, concept models easier and more efficiently with a 22% bigger build volume than the previous model. Optimise your prints for speed and quality by investing in this affordable 3D printer, only $4,838.90.

Other functionalities

Most of MakerBot’s products are compatible with each other and often when used in conjunction, increase user functionality. For example, the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D scanner connects to your computer simply via USB and is optimised to work with the MakerBot Replicator 5th Generation 3D printer. The Digitizer allows you digitally capture unique and precious objects or mementos with two clicks though this innovative scanning technology.

A true technology buff would not be complete without a 3D printer in this modern age. The capabilities of this technology are truly remarkable and continue to change and push the boundaries of the design, medicine and construction industries worldwide. 

Makerbot Replicator

Interested? Talk to our team

For inquiries or more information, please fill out the form below, and our team will contact you as soon as we can.

Interested? Talk to our team

For inquiries or more information, please fill out the form below, and our team will contact you as soon as we can.

Download brochure

Download technical specifications