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5 FAQs About 3D Printers: Answered!

3D printing is a fascinating technology that is constantly evolving. It seems like every day, there are new and exciting innovations in the 3D printing world. As this technology becomes more popular, more and more people are curious about it. In this blog post, we will answer five of the most frequently asked questions about 3D printers!

Do I need a computer for a 3D printer?

The answer is no, you don’t need to own a computer for a 3D printer! Why is this? Well, this is because most 3D printers use SD card readers to read files and print them so if your files are already saved onto your SD card then you won’t need the computer for any reason to be able to use the 3D printer!

Can you use a 3D printer with a phone?

Yes, you can! You can now download apps onto your phone whether it be for iOS or Android so you can do your 3D printing anywhere! Not only that but these apps also let you view files, convert images or even design whenever and wherever you are! Making it that much more convenient and easy to use your 3D printer.

Is it hard to use a 3D printer?

3D printing has many aspects involved and this question would depend on many factors like how tech-savvy are you? Are you wanting to do your own designs? Are you wanting to do 3D printing for a hobby or for work purposes?

Some aspects of a 3D printer may be overwhelming for beginners if they are just starting out but could pick it up within a month! Learning to use a 3D printer is not difficult within itself however there can be a lot to learn and some things could often get overlooked. We would recommend taking things slowly when you first start out so you can get the most out of your 3D experience in the long run!

How much is a 3D printer?

We get this question a lot and as we say to many, it ranges greatly depending on the brand, what type of 3D printer you want and what you need it for. 3D printers are now being used as a hobby, for your home office, at schools, for dentists and for manufacturing companies. All these different types of 3D printers will vary in the price range! You could possibly pick up a 3D printer for as little as $200 but it would be limited to what it can do. Then there is the higher end of the scale where there are expensive 3D printers for $275,000 for manufacturing use. It is best to get in contact with us to let us know what you need the 3D printer for and we could give you a better price guide for what you need!

What are the pros of 3D printing?

There are many pros to owning a 3D printer and what you can do with them. One of the reasons many people get a 3D printer is to be able to do their own designs and more complex designs! 3D printing can also manufacture different parts within hours which saves time and money. Another awesome aspect that many people buy 3D printers for is the ability to print on demand! 3D printers create little to no waste which is not only great for the environment but great for your pockets too as you won’t be losing money on unused materials. Also, last but definitely not least would be the convenience 3D printers have in your everyday life and the fact that you can use them for pretty much anything!

So there you have it, our 5 main frequently asked questions we get asked about 3D printers! If you are thinking about getting a 3D printer but are unsure what one is right for you, contact us today or visit our showroom!