Since the inception of 3D printing, there’s been a double-edged sword commentary going on in the community. It’s amazing, but it’s too expensive. The technology is changing the world–but it takes too long. We’re able to become independent and self-sustaining in many new ways–but the machinery itself is too bulky and too high-maintenance.
It’s time for the whining to stop, and think about putting your money where your mouth is with a portable 3D printer. While this is a trend that has been growing, and we’ve covered numerous portable 3D printers previously with various stand-out features and conceptual designs, all the key requirements come together in making the latest in portables very attractive for the Freaks3D printer.
“As makers, we love 3D printing, and 3D printing makes our lives easier. We use it to print mechanical parts, tools, prototype our products, verify our assumptions or just make gadgets we love. It’s easy, fast and low cost,” states the Elecfreaks team on their website.
“We are amazed by 3D printing technology. However, the 3D printers on the market are far from satisfying. Most of them are bulky, not lightweight enough to be carried around, a hassle to use, plus prices are ridiculously high. We want a reliable, affordable and portable 3D printer that we can take everywhere. More importantly, it should be easy to use for general consumer crowds like artists and designers, educators, and even children who are curious about creation.”
With a low price point at $599 for pre-orders the Freaks3D won’t break the bank–and the weight won’t break your arm–at just under 3kg, you can easily carry this machine around even with its solid aluminum structure, made with v-slot structure and sliders to create a strong frame and assist in accuracy and reliability for the 3D printing enthusiast.
The Freaks3D portable printer also offers an SD card for 3D prints and can even run on battery power. Allowing for easy monitoring, once a model is finished, the user simply twists to remove the 3D print. Various materials with a wide range of colors can be used. Other features include:
- Simple construction
- Easy plug-in for filament
- Quiet printing
- Flex print bed; no use for tape or paste
- Non pre-heating platform
- Materials such as PLA, ABS, and TPU can be used
- Full LCD screen
- No heating bed
Products like the Freaks3D printer are direct evidence of a company knowing what their users have been unhappy with and want in the here and now. Founded in 2011 as an open design house dedicated to promoting inspiration and creativity in 3D printing, Elecfreaks is headquartered in Shenzhen, China. They provide 3D printing products and materials, as well as robots, 3D printers, sensors, VR kits, drones, wireless modules, a wide range of equipment, and electronics parts.
We want fast, easy, and affordable–with quality prints and superior results. That’s not too much to ask, is it? As they say, you can take the Freaks3D everywhere–eliminating many inconveniences.
And as we’ve pointed out before, when you have a company of makers and 3D printing enthusiasts actually using the equipment like at Elecfreak, as a user you can be assured they were motivated to produce a quality product in line with current needs of 3D printing operators.
Is this a 3D printer that appeals to you due to its portability and weight? Discuss in the Freaks3D Portable 3D Printer forum thread over at 3DPB.com.