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UP! 3D Printer in Action: Compact Desktop Printer from China [Video]

The UP! 3D printer is a compact desktop printer, 14″ tall by 10″ wide from Beijing, China, capable of printing 3D objects & 3D parts directly on your desktop, from your computer, using industrial strength ABS plastic.

From the UP! website:

Starting with an industry-standard 3D file (.STL format), the UP! includes it’s own software that allows you to import your 3D digital creations and then prepares them for printing as “real” objects that you can touch and hold in your hand.

Create your designs & parts in your favorite 3D CAD programs such as Solidworks, Autodesk Inventor, or TinkerCAD. Scan existing object using a 3d scanner and then save them to .STL or download shared models directly from the web.

Any .STL file can be imported into the UP! Software environment and once in, you can, scale, rotate & position your model then prepare it for printing 2 plastic, super strong ABS plastic that is! on the incredible UP! 3D Printer from PP3DP. Never has a technology been so fascinating. Watch as your digital creations are built up, layer by layer right before your very eyes.

Spend your time CREATING rather than calibrating & MAKING instead of maintaining. The UP! is ready to print, 15 minutes out of the box with no major assembly required. The UP! is 3D printing for the masses! Durable, affordable, portable & precise, the UP! is a dream machine and is built for making!

Here is a video of the UP! 3D printer in action:

Leapfrog Launches New 3D Printer Line in Europe

Netherlands-based Leapfrog launched a new 3D printer line in Europe. There are two models: the Creatr for € 1250 and the Xeed for € 4920. Both printers should be ready to ship by May 2012.

Leapfrog lists their mission statement as:

The purpose of Leapfrog is to bridge the gap between the current state of technology of 3D printers and the future of 3D printing as a whole. We aim to deliver very easy to use, plug and play devices that look awesome. Our drive is to become a worldwide recognized brand name, capitalizing on the high growth in the market for 3D printing and to take 3D printing to the next level. We strive to deliver devices which make a high quality of printed product available to a much broader customer base at an affordable price. You, the customer are central and should not have to deal with understanding the technology, letting you what you do best: designing and creating new cool things.