The Ultimate 3D Printer Toolkit

The Ultimate 3D Printer Toolkit! The best of the best and most useful 3D printer tools.


  • 5 Cutting Tools
  • Spatula
  • Pliers
  • Utility Knife
  • Steel Nozzle Brush
  • Platform Grip
  • Stainless Steel Ruler

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Dobot Magician 4-Axis Robotic Arm

New @ Octave Systems!! Dobot Magician 4-Axis Robotic Arm

All-in-One Robot Education

A truly cutting-edge robotic arm —it can manipulate objects, 3D print, write and draw. It has a graphical programming environment, multiple tool heads, and the capability to work with the Arduino platform. It’s a robot for your creativity and desire to develop. With Dobot’s exclusive tutorials and lessons, the Magician is the ideal way to learn about robotic arms, hardware development, coding and automation.

Best multi-functional robotic arm

The advantages of high precision (0.2mm) and switchable tool heads allow for many uses: 3D printing, pick and place, write and draw, and more. Combining them brings out even more fun, learning, and creativity through unlimited possibilities. Also, Dobot Magician is the first consumer-grade robotic arm that can 3D print.

Cross-subject learning tool

Dobot Magician is an integration of programming, mechanics, electronics, and automation. It’s a great STEAM teaching device that strengthens knowledge across multiple subjects, through a high precision and user-friendly UI, enjoyable functions, and unlimited developing possibilities. Dobot Magician’s immersive and explorative experience increases interest in science and technology.

Graphical programming environment

Dobot Magician has the most multi-functional robotic arm user interface on the market. In addition to scripting (Python), it also has a graphical programming environment, where you can write codes by simply piling up blocks!

Highly extendable — Makers’ first choice

A standardized end effector port allows you to use and create all kinds of head tools. 13 extension ports cover digital/analog I/O, power source, motor and serial port communication, and API access along communication protocols. With our official developer tutorial, you can DIY your own sensor-based accessories, creating more smart ways to use a robotic arm.

Bringing robotic arms to all desktops

Dobot is a leading robot arm solution provider. Established in July 2015, Dobot has developed three robotic arm products, targeting both consumer and industrial uses.

Included Accessories

  • Dobot Magician Robotic Arm
  • Power Supply
  • USB Cable
  • WIFI Module
  • Bluetooth Module
  • Joystick Control Kit
  • Vacuum Pump
  • Endeffectors
  • Suction Cup with Rotation Motor
    Pneumatic Gripper
    Pen and Holder for Writing / Drawing
    3D Printing Kit with Glass Plate, Masking Tape, Filament Motor, Filament

    Octave Systems – Introducing the CraftBot 3D Printers!

    New at Octave Systems – CraftBot 3D Printers!

    CraftBot 3D printers were designed and built from scratch in order to develop the ultimate tool for beginners and experienced users as well. It’s an easy to use, plug-and-play device – you can get from unpacking to printing your first 3D object ever in minutes. CraftBot offers the complete package: just load your model into CraftWare, slice and print. The CraftBot 3D printer sets the industrial standard for quality and performance and at this price, it’s an offer that you cannot refuse. No assembly required: CraftBot works right out of the box.

    Three models to choose from: CraftBot Plus, CraftBot 2 and CraftBot XL

    CraftUnique – The Creators of the CraftBot

    CraftUnique Ltd. is a Budapest, Hungary based company. While the company has been working in the fields of high-end electronics for over 10 years, the CraftBot constitutes their first foray into 3D printing.

    CraftUnique launched a crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo in July 2014 with the aim of raising 40.000 USD to finance the scaling of their first production run of the CraftBot. The campaign closed successfully within a month with 571 backers having contributed a total of 245.547 USD in funding.

    With the CraftBot, CraftUnique is pursuing their vision:“not to make just another printer, but rather, to take all the most desirable features found in the best current machines and combine them into one high quality product.

    Make: Raise 3D N2 Plus

    By Matt Stultz

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    There’s a lot to love about the N2 Plus starting with its size. The N2 Plus is big. While still technically a desktop 3D printer, you are going to be just as happy running this machine on the floor. Built-in casters make it easy to move around. It boasts a print size of 12″×12″×24″ (305mm×305mm×610mm), making it one of the tallest commercially available machines on the market. The machine itself takes up whopping 24.3″×23.2″×43.8″ of space.

    The N2 Plus packs that large frame with numerous features. Single or optional dual nozzles are directly driven and can handle high temperatures, making them great for any filament you may want to throw at it. The entire machine is run by a built-in tablet with a touchscreen interface. The tablet also brings the ability to print from internal storage, USB, or SD card, giving users a great choice of how to store their prints. Files can be loaded onto the machine’s internal storage over the network (Wi-Fi or Ethernet) or USB. Print jobs can even be started over the network without physically interacting with the machine (although we only recommend you do this if you know your machine is ready for a print job).

    The N2 Plus is fully enclosed, with a removable top lid (they suggest removing it for PLA prints for better cooling) and has a heated build plate. This means printing with materials that like to warp — like ABS — is a breeze with the N2 Plus. The included Buildtak surface ensures your prints stick right where you want them. Raise3D has opted out of any kind of auto leveling feature and instead sends your machine pre-calibrated with a bed that is tightly fixed in place; so in theory, no bed calibration is needed.

    The prints on the N2 Plus were top notch. Prints came out clean and smooth, and the ability to load all our test files onto the machine at once via Wi-Fi and then just go over to the touch screen to kick them off made the process easy.

    Of course, nothing is perfect, and the N2 Plus does have a few hiccups. As I mentioned earlier, the bed comes pre-calibrated and is fixed into place. I had no problems printing small objects, like our test files, in the center of the bed. However when I went to print a full plate, I discovered that it wasn’t quite level. You can adjust this yourself, but it’s not as simple of a process as it is with machines that are really meant to be adjusted. My other issue was that I found the touch screen could be unresponsive at times. This, as it turns out, is because it is a capacitive touch screen and can have a hard time registering your taps unless you are grounded. The simple solution is to touch a metal portion of the machine and then tap the screen, which works like a charm.

    While the N2 Plus’s price tag and footprint might scare off those who are new to 3D printing, this machine is a veteran’s dream. The huge build volume makes so many more designs printable, and the dual high temp extruders allow us to print those big designs in any material we want (including support material). If you are ready for your second, third, or nth machine, the Raise3D N2 Plus is what you need.

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    New at Octave!! 3D Printing STEM Kits for Education

    3D Printing STEM Kits for Education

    Project-based learning and 3D printing are pivotal avenues for teaching STEM subjects, engaging students on new levels, and preparing them for future careers. We offer several 3D Printing STEM Kits, which support project-based learning in the classroom. Each pack comes with student workbooks and a teacher’s guide to help you seamlessly integrate the projects into your curriculum.

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    Click HERE to see all of the STEM kit offerings!

    3D Hubs 2017 3D Printer Guide

    3D Hubs 2017 3D Printer Guide: This Year’s Top 3D Printers Categorized From Prosumer to Price Budget

    By Tyler Koslow on Nov 15, 2016 12:56 pm
    When you think about the organization 3D Hubs, you likely focus on the 3D printing service platform aspect. The Amsterdam-based company helps people throughout the world find access to localized 3D printing services that can provide the necessary technology for almost any project imaginable. But 3D Hubs does more than connect everyday people with the proper 3D printing service. The service platform also conducts a massive amount of research to provide users with compiled data to help decide what 3D printer they should purchase or utilize.

    Nothing is more exemplary of their research prowess and comprehensive data than their annual 3D Printer Guide. Whether you’re looking to purchase a prosumer 3D printer or shopping on a budget, 3D Hubs has a thoughtful answer to the difficult question, “which 3D printer should I buy?” Even more extensive than the 2016 3D Printer Guide, this year’s companion was comprised of the following data:


    • Over 8,624 reviews from verified 3D printer owners
    • < 4,982 years of 3D printing experience
    • 1.14 million 3D prints
    • 513 different 3D printer models

    Working with the globally vast 3D Hubs community, the following parameters were investigated to help rank the range of 3D printers:


    • Print quality
    • Build quality
    • Reliability
    • Ease of use
    • Print failure rate
    • Customer service
    • Community
    • Running cost
    • Software
    • Value

    In order to satisfy the requirements of the wide range of consumers on the 3D printing market, the 3D Hubs 2017 3D Printer Guide takes into account five individual categories for 3D printer type: Prosumer, Workhorse, Budget, Plug ’N’ Play, and SLS. This year’s guide includes 14 3D printer models, each of which has an average of 50 in-depth reviews from experienced 3D printer owners.

    View the entire article HERE

    New! Afinia H400 3D Printer

    The new Afinia H400 3D printer is the ultimate in affordability, reliability, and simplicity. It’s perfect for educators, hobbyists, and engineers who want to start 3D printing out-of-the-box and hassle free.

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    The Afinia H400 3D printer is perfectly built with ease of use, safety, and reliability combined in its elegant design that will fit on any desktop. The printer produces dimensionally-accurate plastic parts for education, design, or engineering applications.

    The printer is fully-enclosed with a built-in, recirculating HEPA 7 air filtration system that continually cleans the air in the enclosure of particulates and odors as the model is printing. The H400 also has power failure protection. If power is cut to the printer, it will remember where it left off and allow you to finish the print after power resumes.

    The Afinia H400 3D printer has a large touchscreen display and built-in WiFi to allow the system to be operated either locally or remotely. The new Afinia 3D Studio software allows prints to be sent not only from PC or Mac, but also from iOS devices such as iPads and iPhones.

    The H400 platform comes factory-leveled and does not require adjustments and has auto-nozzle-height detection. The H400 has a new feature allowing for custom temperature setting of the nozzle and heated platform to allow for printing of not only ABS and PLA, but other materials requiring different temperatures.

    New and Improved Features

    WIFI – transfer your print job wirelessly from a computer or mobile app
    Touch screen control – conveniently perform basic operations without a computer
    Better resolution – with layer thickness as fine as 0.15mm
    Power failure protection – resume printing from where a print was stopped due to power failure

    Additional Features for Safe & Easy 3D Printing

    Automatic nozzle height detection – helps ensure your print adheres securely to the print bed
    Software-assisted leveling – compensates for warped or imperfect print surfaces to help you achieve a successful print
    HEPA air filtration – reduces 3D printing air emissions for a safer 3D printing environment

    Start 3D Printing in No Time

    The Afinia H400 is shipped fully assembled, ready to use, and with all the materials you’ll need*, so you can start printing in minutes. Just install the software (compatible with Windows XP/7/8/10, Mac OS, and iOS) and wirelessly (or via USB) transfer your print.

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