5 gift ideas for 3D enthusiasts

Author: Paul Wilkinson

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2014 has been the year of 3D printers. From the mega HP Multi Jet Fusion to home 3D printers and devices, the market has exploded with fantastic solutions for design and tech enthusiasts alike.

It’s beginning to look at lot like 3D

In the spirit of all things 3D we thought we hunt down the best 3D buys for all budgets. From stocking fillers to gifts for those who have everything, our top 5 gadgets will help you to capture the magic of 3D this Christmas.

3D systems Cube 3 printer3D Systems Cube 3D Printer– £543.95

This year’s big product, the 3D printer has taken the printing world by storm. The Cube 3 printer lets you print straight from your computer over the Wi-Fi. Choose from 5 different colours and print in up to 2 materials. Working straight out of the box, the 3D systems printer is available at an affordable cost making it even more appealing.

 

3D Systems iSense 3D Scanner –£283.02

Want to take your 3D printer to the next level? With the 3D Systems iSense scanner you can scan any 3D object and print a replica using your compatible printer. The perfect gadget for the man who has everything, this would make an ideal gift.

3Doodler – £99.99

Sticking with the 3D vibes, this 3D pen is straight out of science fiction movies. Kickstarter funded, 3Doodler is the world’s first 3D printing pen. Taking your drawings to another dimension, the 3Doodler allows you to physically draw whatever you can imagine and design. New and improved, you can now choose from a range of accessory packs including different sizes nozzle, pedals with speed controls and a stand to improve stability.

3doodler

Image: 3doodler.com

Poppy 3D iPhone camera – £49.99

Tired of taking flat photos that don’t do your memories justice? With the Poppy 3D you can transform your iPhone into a 3D camera and viewer. Capturing photos and videos from two slightly different angles, the Poppy 3D lets you record and share your experiences as they appear in front of you.  Simply download the free iPhone app to get started and then share your experiences in all their 3D glory.

Poppy 3D

Image: poppy3d.com

Royal 3D gifts – from £7

If a personal 3D printer is out of your league, have no fear. You can now order a selection of 3D printed gifts designed exclusively for the Royal Mail. Manufactured on demand using iMakr technology, you can choose frpm a range including mobile phone cases, home accessories and the iconic Olympic Gold post box.  Delivered 1st class by Royal Mail themselves, these unusual gifts would make the perfect stocking filler.

Royal Mail 3D gifts

Image: shop.royalmail.com

Have a 3D Christmas this year with Printernet

Realise your 3D printing dreams this Christmas with help from Printernet. Choose from a fantastic range of 3D printers including the 3D Systems Cube 3, Cube Pro and Cube X Duo.  Print in a selection of colours including Nylon, PLA and ABS plastic from your Mac or PC. For more information on any of our 3D printers call today on 01344 354944.

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