The Best 3D Printers for 2014

MakerBot Replicator 2XIn this article, I’m going to take a look at some of the best 3D printers available on the market.

The printers chosen for this list are selected based off of consumer reviews, expert reviews, and feedback from the 3D Forged community.

Also, this section will be updated on a regular basis in order to keep up with new advancements and technologies.

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Louisiana Tech Researches use Makerbot 3D Printers to Engineer Antibiotic Implants

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Researchers at Louisiana Tech University have come up with an innovative method of integrating 3D printing into the medical industry. There have been previous uses of 3D technology in several medical applications, ranging from implants and prosthetics to printing of human cells for medical use.

However, this new method involves the use of affordable 3D printers such as the MakerBot Replicator and other materials to engineer customized medical implants. These implants contain chemotherapeutic and antibacterial compounds that are useful in targeted drug delivery.

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Farmbot 3D Printer Looking to Boost Farming Industry

Farmbot 3D Printer

Rory Landon Aronson, a California-based engineer seems to be spearheading a reliable solution for the farming industry. Aronson’s machine, Farmbot 3D printer will be useful in increasing and keeping up with the level of productivity in different parts of the world. The ever-growing population that will certainly be tough to feed in the near future stimulates Aronson’s invention.

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Norge Systems Aims to Launch First Affordable SLS Printers, the Ice1 and Ice9

Norge Systems Ice1 and Ice9

Norge Systems, an Italian company is expected to launch two SLS printers affordable for both small and large businesses. Selective laser sintering (SLS) technology has over time failed to make a quiet entry into small business, desktop and consumer markets.

Most people picture SLS printers as the $1 million machines that use a laser to melt each layer of metal powder. However, the technology can also be useful with other materials such as nylon, carbon fiber, glass filled polymide and rubber. Most SLS printers are priced close to $200,000 and are beyond reach even for some of the large printing companies.

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Blacksmith Genesis Set to Launch on August 12th

Blacksmith Genesis

Blacksmith Group, a 3D printer manufacturing company based in Singapore, is set to launch a new 3D printer onto the market. Blacksmith Genesis is the first 3D printer from the company.

The Genesis is founded on the necessity for a home-based 3D fabricator. The printer is an all-in-one machine packed with a load-full of exciting features. It works as a 3D printer, a scanner and a copier.

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