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Future Make, the company developing the Polyes Q1 3D printing pen, a device that does not use thermoplastic, but instead relies on SLA technology to solidify liquid ink when you print will soon launch their Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. The official website of the product now has a Polyes Q1 Kickstarter Trailer available (the video embedded above) along with the news that Polyes Q1 will hit Kickstarter soon before Christmas, so it should happen in the next few days. If the crowdfunding campaign is successful it will most likely take a few more months before deliveries start, but we should hopefully see the Polyes Q1 becoming a reality sometime in 2015.

The Polyes Q1 is not the only 3D printing ben that uses SLA (Stereolithography) technology, there is a competition already available in the fork of Creo Pop, a product that is already taking pre-orders with shipping announced to start in April 2015. The starter pack for CreoPop is available for $119 USD and the Polyes Q1 3D printing pen should be available for the same price after the Kickstarter campaign is over. The first backers of the Kickstarter project may however be able to get a unit earlier and for a lower price if they are among the first to back the Polyes Q1 when it launches their crowdfunding campaign. So stay tuned for more information when the Kickstarter campaign launches.

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The Mosaic device that is supposed to make multi-color 3D printing possible on a 3D printers with a single extruder is set to be finalized in early 2015 according to the latest updates from the Mosaic Manufacturing team. The device itself will hopefully most likely start shipping to customers later in the year if everything goes as planned.

The plans for the next couple months:
– We will be releasing our first product in early 2015.
– This product will have more than two inputs, and be much smaller than the black box featured on our website.
– After finalizing the build, we will be going through an optimization/testing phase, and then start a crowdsourcing campaign to launch our product.
– Our goal is to have all of this complete in the first quarter of 2015.

We are looking forward to getting a Mosaic upgrade for our MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer that has just a single extruder, so it is the perfect candidate to get a multi-color and material printing capabilities thanks to this device. It is nice that we are also going to be getting a product capable of using more than just two colors as this can make it more functional as well as an interesting option for upgrade even for dual extruder 3D printers giving them the ability to print easily with more than just two colors. Unfortunately there is still no information about the expected end user price of the Mosaic device.

For more information about the Mosaic 3D printer multi-color printing upgrade…

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3D Hubs, a community connecting 3D printer owners and people that want to make 3D prints, has published their guide for the best rated 3D printers for 2015 based on user reviews from printer owners from all over the world. The goal of this guide is to help people make a better choice when trying to answer the question: “Which 3D Printer should I buy?” and the answer could be easier if you take a look at the 2015 3D Printer Guide that is based on the reviews of 2279 verified 3D Printer owners that have rated various devices they own taking into account the following parameters: print quality, ease-of-use, build quality, reliability, failure rate, customer service, community, running expenses, openness, software and value.

The guide helps you to find the top 3D Printers for 5 different categories: Enthusiast Printers, Plug-n-Play Printers, Kit/DIY Printers, Budget Printers, and last but not least Resin Printers. In total 18 models made it to the top of 3D Hubs community list and with reliability in mind, only printers with more than 10 reviews are included in the guide. Do note that while this guide may be helpful it might not cover all of the available devices on the market and thus there may be other different options that could be more suitable for your needs. Also have in mind that sometimes choosing one device over another is dependent on the local availability of the 3D printer, also on local support, even a better price can influence the decision. But it helps to get a better overview when looking at ratings and user experiences from various users of the devices that you may be choosing from in order to make the best possible decision, so we recommend that you take a look at the guide.

To check out the latest 3D Printer Guide for 2015 by the 3D Hubs community…


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