As you all are aware not every print that you make comes out perfect , maybe its stuck to the bed , has a few bits of stray plastic , the holes are not the right size , so you need an easy way of fixing your prints with this 3D printer tools:
In the postbag comes a USB 3D Print Tool – Which I must say is pretty impressive
Its is packaged well and has a good specification
- What do you get
- A USB Device (by all appearances a soldering iron) 5V 8W
- 4 Tips
- Consisting of a Knife Tip , Needle Tip , Point Tip , Scoop Tip , a stand
Plug it into a USB port and hey presto it should heat up to 300c (572F) in less than 15 seconds , with a maximum temperature of 450c (842F),Fast cool down in less than 30 seconds , And if you forget and leave it turned on it will go to sleep after 25 seconds.
It has a touch switch and a indicator light., its pretty small , very light and I think it is a useful addition to the 3D Printers arsenal of tools.
How do you use the tool
Having played about with the tool I find it easy to use and realised it can do more than just fixing bad prints and making holes bigger , you can actually sculpt with the hot end , and one of my favourite jobs is to help nuts and other metal parts embed into the plastic.
The Knife Tip 3D printer tools
The Needle Tip – 3D printer tools
The Point Tip – 3D printer tools
The Scoop Tip – 3D printer tools
The guys who designed this little tool have thoughtfully provided a link to download a part you can print to use with them/thing:1185681
Click on the picture to go to thingiverse
A nice neat well packaged tool , small enough to keep close at hand , good value and it works well.
Where can I get one
I am looking at supplying from the new Drakkn Custom Shop website when it is ready or you can buy direct from MODIFI3D where they show a list of stockists.
My thanks to modifi3d for sending me their tool for review and some of the photo’s from their website