3D printers: 10 machines for home manufacturing

UP! Plus

The UP! Plus Personal Portable 3D Printer is a machine small enough to fit on a desktop.

Its manufacturer says the device needs minimal assembly and takes 15 minutes from opening the box to full operation.

The UP! printer builds objects of a maximum size of 5.5 inches cubed and can print details as fine as 0.2mm.

The printer - whose total cost ranges from $1,600 to $2,000 - comes with software for building objects from 3D computer models.

Each printer comes with a starter kit toolbox that helps with the assembly and use of the printer.

The UP! prints in white, although models can be coated and painted afterwards. The printer can build objects out of ABS and PLA plastics.

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Nick Heath is chief reporter for TechRepublic. He writes about the technology that IT decision makers need to know about, and the latest happenings in the European tech scene.