EinScan-S Desktop 3D Scanner
I’m excited to announce the first addition of a 3D Scanner to the store.
After testing numberous different 3D Scanners, I’ve settled on the EinScan-S as a good blend of price, accuracy, and ease of use. This really is an awesome little machine and very easy to use for scanning small objects. Install the software, place the scanner and turntable per the template, select the right contrast for the part and hit scan. A few minutes later, you’ll have some great high res images.
One of my good friends, Chris Milnes at 3D Printing by Mucky Chris did some testing and we will be posting a review on our blog soon. Here is a little teaser.
colorFabb NGEN Flex and SteelFill
colorFabb recently launched NGEN Flex and steelFill. Two great new materials to expand their already impressive range of high quality innovative 3D Priting Filament.
SteelFill is similar to their Bronze, Brass, and CopperFill. It is PLA/PHA mixed with metal powder and can be polished to a luster. It also has a much higher density than plain plastic filaments so that it feels more substantial. The steel is a ferritic stainless, so it generally won’t rust, but will be attracted by magnets.
NGEN Flex is one that I’m pretty excited about. It is a semi flexible material from the same Amphora copolyester family as NGEN, XT, and HT.
What benefits does this have over other flexibles? The big one is temperature tolerance. NGEN Flex will hold its structure over 110C which makes it ideal for many challenging applications where material like Semiflex lose structure at too low of a temperature. Since it is pretty stiff as far as flexibles go, it can generally be printed on most printers without modification if you print slow and hot enough.