New 3D-Printers and OS for 2017

The start of the year is most exciting for the world of technology, courtesy of CES 2017, where new technologies and products, like 3D-printers, are launched.

 Polaroid 3D-Printers

In the recent event, Polaroid presented not only one, but three 3D-printers.

Polaroid 3D-printer

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Starting off with the 3D printers, Polaroid is launching three models to choose from, varying in size but with each of the units manageable in a home or small office environment. “Creativity has always been at the heart of our brand,” said Scott W. Hardy, President and CEO of Polaroid. – Read more at:

Polaroid’s 3D printers, of which there are three models varying in size, will have capabilities to produce 3D images, as well as models and prototypes. […] The printers, available from July 2017, have an expected Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of between $499 and $799. - See here:

XYZ Da Vinci Mini 3D Printer

The Da Vinci Mini is said to be an attempt by the maker, XYZ, to make 3D-printers more affordable for the general public.

With prices “expected” to start at $269, it may well do just that. The Da Vinci Mini is a smaller, cheaper version of XYZ’s $500 Da Vinci Junior. XYZ claims it’s designed for the enthusiast home market and has designed it to fit on most regular desks. – Read more at

3D-Printing Operating System

After creating a cloud-based operating system for 3D printer networks, 3DPrinterOS went on to launch ZAP in September of last year. ZAP would make it possible to network and control not only 3D printers from one online interface, but also CNC machines, laser cutters, water jets, industrial robotic arms and basically any robot that thinks in terms of X-Y-Z motion. - Read more at:

2017 has just started. In the months ahead, it is expected 3D-printers using better materials, and more advanced 3D-printing technologies, will be out in the market, as growth is seen in the fields of 3D-prinitng and additive manufacturing, according to a forecast made in December.

In 2017, materials for 3D printing and additive manufacturing (AM) will be getting better and more closely fine-tuned for higher-quality and larger end-production parts. At the same time, the types of materials available for 3D printing processes continue to widen, at the low, medium, and high ends. The expansion of engineering-grade materials is being helped along by multiple sources. These include standards bodies, government labs, consortia, and other groups, as well as more large materials companies like Solvay entering the fray. - Read more at:



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