The 3D Touch Single Head printer is one that you will commonly find in the classroom. Being housed in a see-through acrylic, this personal 3D printer allows you to watch the creation of your designs as they are happening. The platform of the 3D Touch is not heated which means that there are few safety concerns and make the all-inclusive viewing of your creation possible.
With a price range of $3,000-$4,000 it is relatively expensive, but as a teaching tool it is effective in showing the inner workings of the 3D printing process; something that cannot be nominally valued. The following sections will discuss the features and functionality of the 3D Touch Single Head printer in an effort to give you a better understanding for how this device works.
The 3D Touch allows you to print designs that have dimensions as large as 8 x 10.8 x 10.8 inches with layer thickness ranging from.1mm to .125mm. The device is only equipped with one printing head which means that you can only print in one color at a time.
The 3D Touch can be equipped with a dual head extruder which will expand the number of colors able to be printed simultaneously to two. The two filaments compatible with the 3D Touch are both PLA and ABS; more or less industry standards.
The 3D Touch Single Head printer, when purchased, comes with a USB cable, power supply, and memory device. Also included is a toolset that contains maintenance tools.
The USB cable is what you will use to get your designs from the computer to the printer itself, but there is also a flash drive slot on the printer in case you want to transfer files that way.
An industry-standard 1 year warranty is included with your purchase of a 3D Touch Single Head as well.
The software included with the 3D Touch is the BFB Axon 2 software. This program quickly and effortlessly converts STL files in order to make them ready to be printed. It boasts a user-friendly interface that is very easy to use and become accustomed to.
The 3D Touch is able to print at speeds of 15mmᶟ/sec.
The 3D Touch is showing up in more instructional settings every week which speaks to its utility as a teaching device. This, coupled with the included 1-year policy make the 3D Touch a consumer favorite. The sole drawback to this device is the lack of a heated platform.
Though this device can be used as a teaching tool, its diverse functionality makes it useful in a number of different settings.