3D printer

3D printers are revolutionizing the world and are more and more accessible by the general public. Additive manufacturing is not a technology of the future: it’s already used in different industrial sectors. Using 3D printing allows you to learn about the technology, boost your curiosity and transfer a virtual project to the real world. A 3D printer works similar to a regular printer; however, it prints objects in three dimensions. Imagine the classic printer (2D) that prints sheets of paper with text or images. If you superimpose several sheets, you get a third dimension - this is the idea of how the 3D printer works. 3D printing has existed since the early 1970s, and it enables creating diverse objects which can be used for different purposes. There are different types of 3D printers, and thus, several printing methods exist. A common point between all of them is that every 3D printer creates layer by layer of a particular material to build an object. The differences lie in the way how these layers are put and in the material used for printing. There are, for example, industrial printers which use a selective laser sintering method, or stereolithography which allows printing with ultraviolet rays.


  • 3D printer Anet 3D printer Anet

    3D printing is a technology in which an object is built layer by layer. The 3D printer works similarly to a regular printer that applies ink to paper. The only difference is that an object is being built in 3D, so one extra dimension (height) is added. Imagine a...

  • Creality 3D printer Creality 3D printer

    At, you will find a large selection of Creality 3D printers for both large companies and individual clients. Our offer includes a popular CR-10 model that receives positive user reviews and other Creality printers and accessories. In this category, you will find...

  • 3D printer Flashforge 3D printer Flashforge

    3D printing (or "additive manufacturing") is a process during which several layers of material are put to create a solid three-dimensional object. These days, more and more designers decide to buy their own 3D printer. Why? Because modern 3D printers are easy to use, so the...

  • 3D printer Prusa 3D printer Prusa

    Prusa is one of the most recognized companies in the 3D industry. Their first 3D printer was released in 2010, and after showing two other models, the group started to focus on improving their best selling Prusa i3. This is how a whole new line called “MK” emerged...

  • 3D printer Dobot 3D printer Dobot

    Dobot entered the market in 2015 and immediately got noticed by the 3D industry. Their first Kickstarter project easily exceeded $36,000 funding goal, reaching $650,000. The Chinese company originally focused on the production of desktop robotic arms but quickly found out that...

  • 3D printer Snapmaker 3D printer Snapmaker

    Nowadays, 3D prints can become everyone's property. These devices are no longer big and expensive. One of the best-known brands in the 3D industry is the Snapmaker. The company has been caught in the spotlight of attention, because of the excellent crowdfunding campaign...

  • 3D printer Velleman 3D printer Velleman

    3D printing is a modern production technique in which an object is shaped by stacking slices of material. With this technology, businesses around the world can easily create prototypes of their products. 3D printing has been used for thirty years in the automotive, toy,...

  • 3D printer Yidimu 3D printer Yidimu

    3D printing is a technology in which a printer is capable of creating a three-dimensional object by adding material layer by layer. This technique is known for more than 40 years and is becoming more and more popular around the world. The additive manufacturing process allows...

  • 3D printer Zortrax 3D printer Zortrax

    If you're looking for professional 3D equipment, check the large selection of products available at Zortrax produces devices that meet the highest standards and are used by NASA. Officially founded in 2013, this Polish company emerged into the market with its...

  • 3D printer Goofoo 3D printer Goofoo

    The first profession of the Goofoo team was prototyping light shades. After realizing that the 3D printer they used was insufficient, they decided to build their own device. The first printer of this Chinese company turned out to be successful, so the group quickly changed its...

  • 3D printer Urbicum 3D printer Urbicum

    Urbicum advertises its 3D printers as one of the fastest on the market. These industrial-class devices can print with speed up to 200mm/s and acceleration up to 5000mm/s^2. That means you can create an almost 5kg object for one day. Polish company emphasizes ecological...

  • 3D printer ATMAT 3D printer ATMAT

    Printer, received from the Polish manufacturer ATMAT, are of high quality. A closed working chamber and a number of security doing that they find application in offices and in industrial plants.

  • 3D printer Makeblock 3D printer Makeblock

    High quality printer company Makeblock, regardless of robot manufacturing establishments. The range you can find a printer of small size, so will not take up a lot of space in the house or in the office. Compatibility with software based STEAM facilitates conducting lessons in...

  • 3D printer MakerPi 3D printer MakerPi

    MakerPi is a manufacturer of high-quality 3D printers. Offers a range of devices that meet the expectations of all users, from people just starting their adventure with 3D printing to professionals. Printer MakerPi characterized by high quality and excellent performance...


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How does 3D printer work?

3D printing is not new, but it’s now becoming more accessible to everyday consumers. This innovative technology can fulfil very specific needs of clients because of responsiveness and adaptability it offers. With a 3D printer, you can create personalized objects. That’s why this device is essential for the professional world.

3D printing allows you to make all the objects you want in 3 dimensions. To do it, it’s necessary to have the 3D model of the desired object (written in STL file for example) so that the printer knows what to print. Once the file containing the model is sent to your 3D printer, the second step is to insert the filament into the printers head (called an extruder). This filament is heated and used as a material to create a series of horizontal layers. A 3D printing is, therefore, a sequence of hundreds of (very) thin layers of material.

What can you print with a 3D printer?

The possibilities of 3D printing are amazing and almost endless. No form is impossible, and this production technique opens the way of creation that would be difficult to achieve with traditional production methods. Nowadays, 3D printing is used in art, food, automotive, aeronautic, film, education, fashion, and many more sectors! So, what can you print with a 3D printer? The answer is everything. The only two limits are the size of the printer and the imagination of its user. 3D prints can range from microscopic objects (nano 3D) to enormous, several meters ones (one day it will be possible to print entire house). By using basic materials such as sand or stone, in future people will be able to explore new universes and create habitats in space by using what is available on asteroids or elsewhere. Nowadays, scientists use 3D models to repair coral reefs and other elements of the ecosystem. What is more, different pieces of furniture such as a headboard or a coffee table can now be made according to the owners’ favourite theme.

What can you make with a “home” 3D printer?

Having such a device provides you with a possibility to create small plastic objects, hardly larger than 10 cm. However, if you choose a professional machine, you can create larger items using various materials (ceramic, cement, resins, metals). Of course, professional 3D printers are also more durable.

Robot construction

Thanks to robotics and automation, our world is becoming a highly interactive and self-controlling environment. Numerous factories are now entirely monitored and operated from a distance. With 3D printers, it is now possible to design and manufacture a small series of personalized robots adapted to the fields in which mass production is not economically profitable. 3D machines are also able to build complex parts of specific products.

Different printing materials

3D printers can use various materials in different colours to create objects (PLA, ABS, HIPS, Nylon, wood, copper, epoxy and many more). Some 3D printers require the use of a proprietary filament, but most machines are compatible with various filaments, making it possible to choose cheaper products. The majority of 3D printers use filament with a diameter of 1.75mm, however, some of them melt filament with a diameter of 2.85mm. It is recommended to keep the filament in room temperature, protected from light (you can store it in a box) and avoid humidity.