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 :
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
The Needle Tip
The Point Tip
The Scoop Tip
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