Sep.22, 2013

3D printing is booming, with new printers appearing on the market every week. Today the Phoenix 3D Printer has just reached its $20,000 funding goal on Kickstarter. The Phoenix is another low-cost entry-level 3D printer. But what makes this 3D printer different than others in the market? It is a management software that makes 3D printing easier, according to Ez3D, the team behind the Phoenix. The software manages your filament, colors and groups your STL files into logical groups. It has also a print recovery mode so when something goes wrong in the middle of your print, such as filament tangles and nozzle jams, you can pause the print, fix your tangled filament or clogged nozzle, rewind the print to the point of failure, and try again. And you can monitor your print progress or check estimated time remaining from your iPhone or iPad.

In addition, the Phoenix 3D printer uses a belt to drive their Z axis up and down instead of threaded rods and this results in an extremely straight wall prints, says the printer designer Jerry Wood. The design of the extruder is improved to help prevent heat from traveling up the filament.

Check out the sample prints below:

Heart

Headphone holder

Spider house, printed using gray ABS

The "box test" demonstrates printer accuracy (notice how the walls are only 1 layer wide)

Printer Specifications

  • Build Area: 240 x 215 x 200 millimeters
  • Resolution: 0.1mm all around
  • 12-volt, 40-watt heater 0.35mm brass nozzle
  • Heated bed
  • 12-volt, 20-amp, 240-watt power supply
  • Integrated filament spool holder
  • Adjustable Z-axis cutoff switch for reliable print starts

Another important part of making this printer appeal to consumers is the price. At $374 for the Phoenix 3D printer kit, it's not the cheapest printer out there, but it's very close. A fully assembled Phoenix costs also just $399, this is a very compelling offering. Find out more here on Kickstarter.

 

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Josh wrote at 2/11/2015 5:33:42 AM:

Just to update this USCutter Dropped the EZ3D Printer due to the fact that they are no more and hundreds off people paid and are now with out a printer. that was the short version read more here for the full story and why we all got fools into getting this printer.

Johnny wrote at 10/23/2014 10:31:42 PM:

JPM - I just heard that USCutter picked up the EZ3D printer for distribution. USCutter is the company that does the high end Leapfrog Creatr and Xeed 3D printers. That's gotta be good news for people who did the kickstarter investment. I bought a Creatr from USCutter ($2200) and got really good service and support. It's a good company.

JPM wrote at 9/19/2014 6:47:16 PM:

I agree that the design is novel and very unique thats why i decided to invest my money as a kickstarter backer for their printer. But they have turned their back on us who invested in them. They have openly admitted that they are putting newer customers first under reason of money issues. they have blocked all public forums of user commenting from us. I.E. facebook, their website blog etc. They are now blatently ignoring our emails askin for updates, refunds, or just to send us what ever they have on hand as many of us backers believe that we will never recieve our printers. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ez3d/phoenix-3d-printer/comments

Ted wrote at 12/5/2013 10:31:55 PM:

This one isn't on the price compare sheet, just fyi :+)



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