Basically a Swiss Army Knife for makers, the MultiPro from 3Dsimo is up to virtually any task. Its extensions for 3D cutting, soldering, foam cutting, and burning mean you can use the 3Dsimo MultiPro for a multitude of tasks.
What is the 3Dsimo MultiPro?
The foam cutting extension functions by resistance wire cutting. As a resistance wire heats, it thus can carve materials such as foam, plastic, and more with ease. Bundled is a support plate for cutting at an angle. Additionally, this ensures that a simplified cutting process.
With the 3D drawing extension, you'll find a lineup of 12 pre-sets for cutting through various materials. These vary from metal and wood to PLA, ABS, flex, and PETG. Aside from switching the material pre-set, you can change the temperature of the nozzle as well as the speed.
The 3Dsimo MultiPro extension for welding and soldering heats up to temperatures as high as 450°C. For burning, the MultiPro boasts three different tips which accomplish tasks like etching leather and wood or smoothing out 3D prints. Like the soldering extension, this extension heats up to 450°C.
Display, App, and Usability
On its side, the 3Dsimo MultiPro features an OLED screen. Upon plugging in an extension for the initial time, a video tutorial for that extension plays on the screen. This explains basic use and what each button controls with that extension.
Swapping extensions is ridiculously easy. Just press a button to release the current extension, then the new one inserts with merely a click. Overall, there's an emphasis on usability. Aside from on-device controls, the 3Dsimo MultiPro features a companion mobile app. With the 3Dsimo app, you can use your smartphone to update firmware, change temperature and speed, edit pre-sets, and more. Overall, there's excellent ease of use. The 3Dsimo MultiPro is ideal for both beginners and seasoned makers alike.
But What can You do With the 3Dsimo MultiPro?
While its extensions lend versatility, it's what the 3Dsimo MultiPro can actually accomplish which makes it a nifty gadget. You'll find customized shoes, from classy dress shoes to sneakerhead-worthy Air Force Ones. Artist Thibault Messac employed a 3Dsimo MultiPro for his creations. The possibilities are nearly limitless. Plus, with its extensions, the 3Dsimo supports future development in the form of new extensions for tasks like drilling. As such, the MultiPro is a must-have in any maker space.
You can create a neat pinhole camera using a 3Dsimo MultiPro. Aside from the MultiPro, you'll just need some film an filament, as well as materials to make the camera body. For a fun project, you can whip up a ball track using the MultiPro. It's fairly simple and pretty customizable. This could be an excellent family project as the end result is a nifty toy. Drones are all the rage, and though you can buy tons of fantastic drones, you can also build your own RC plane. Since it's a bit more advanced, you'll require components like an alternating motor, receiver, and servos.
What would you use a 3Dsimo for?