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Retouch3D: A brand new way to finish 3D prints.

A project in Pittsburgh, PA by 3D 2.0 Inc

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World's first heated tool to finish 3D prints with variable heat and interchangeable heads designed for specific 3D retouching tasks.
Backers: 394
Average Pledge Per Backer: $143

Funded: $56,398 of $30,000
Dates: Mar 30th -> May 3rd (35 days)
Project By: 3D 2.0 Inc
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Latest News

Ooo. It’s getting hot in here.

May 3rd - via:
Hi everyone, Well this is our last day and we wanted to update everyone on our thinking re. temperature ranges and a point on intellectual property (patents). Feeling a bit like 3D Christmas is coming we’re dying to tell you what we have ‘up our... (Read More)

FINAL COUNTDOWN...50 hours to go!

May 1st - via:
Hi everyone, We are super excited and can’t wait to begin manufacturing your Retouch3D finishing device. We have started finalizing our microelectronics, and have an exciting new feature we will be introducing...stay tuned! As we countdown to the... (Read More)

Survey says…

April 28th - via:
Hi everyone, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback about finishing 3D prints, and our product – the Retouch3D. Check out some of our findings below : Q: What is the main type of 3D printer do you own? A: 85% own a FDM printer Q:... (Read More)

Do you have 3 minutes? We need your input!

April 21st - via:
Hi everyone,  We want to hear what you have to say about finishing 3D prints, and more importantly about Retouch3D!  We are committed to making sure you get the best 3D finishing tool and would be super grateful if you could complete our 3 minute... (Read More)

How does Retouch3D compare to other heated tools?

April 14th - via:
Hi everyone, Since we launched our project on Kickstarter we have been asked "how does Retouch3D compare to other heated tools...soldering iron, wax tool, etc.?" Below you will find our Retouch3D comparison table: Retouch3D device
 A new category... (Read More)

Week 2 review: First stretch goal reached. Now for our next: the Retouch3D base unit!

April 13th - via:
Hi everyone,  Sunday 12 April saw us tip-over the $50k pledge level, so we are delighted that we’re able to release the “tester block”– to practice mastering Retouch3D’s different tips and test your preferred settings (when you receive... (Read More)

Retouch3D para pulir las piezas impresas en tres dimensiones

April 7th - via:
Las impresoras 3D usan muchas tecnologías. Las más económicas utilizan un rollo de una tira de plástico delgada, la cual se va calentando en la cabeza de impresión (a unos cientos de grados centígrados), y es la que permite la producción de piezas tridimensionales. El problema es que por una parte, la resolución de estas impresoras no es la mejor y muchas veces las piezas creadas se ven -digamos- pixeladas. Sin embargo, a veces un segundo problemas está presente: las rebabas y detalles que hacen que la pieza impresa no se vea bien. (Read More)

Device fixes small mistakes in 3D printing

April 7th - via:
The gadget could significantly cut down on 3D printer waste. (Read More)

Week 1 review: 309 wonderful backers and still 27 days to go!

April 6th - via:
Hi everyone, Oh boy, what a week?! We wanted to thank everyone again for making Retouch3D such a great success already! We have 309 wonderful backers and still 27 days to go. We have received some lovely comments from backers and 3D fans on our... (Read More)

The Retouch3D Finishing Tool

April 2nd - via:
We typically don't write about crowdfunding projects for reasons outlined last year, but this novel idea is genuinely useful and warrants an exception. (Read More)

Retouch3D, A Heated Tool Designed Specifically For Retouching 3D-Printed Objects

April 2nd - via:
Retouch3D is a heated tool created by a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania startup of the same name that was designed to let makers touch up their 3D-printed objects. Rather than scraping or sanding the object down, the pen’s interchangeable heads melt the imperfections in the final object back into place. (Read More)

Day #2: You asked. We listened.

April 1st - via:
After receiving lots of great comments from people being really keen to try-out Retouch3D, many have requested a lower priced pledge level. Our #1 goal for sharing our project on Kickstarter is to make Retouch3D become a reality, and we need your... (Read More)

Retouch3D cleans up the glitches on 3D-printed items

April 1st - via:
If you've never used a 3D printer, then you might not be aware of the fact that the objects they create don't always emerge in their final, flawless form. They often contain small printing errors, fringes of stray material, and supporting structures that need to be removed. Retouch3D uses heat to melt away those imperfections. (Read More)

Retouch3D lets your put the finishing touches on 3D prints

April 1st - via:
The democratization of 3D printing has made many a dream and idea come true, but for all the fairy tale stories, some things are kept out of the media. Yes, 3D printing does seem like magic, almost instantly giving physical existence to otherwise digital only objects, but the product that comes out of the printer is rarely the polished finished product you get to see in the end of the process. There's still a lot of cruft to be cut out first, a tiresome and ugly process that Retouch3D wants to cut out as well. (Read More)

First big day!

March 31st - via:
It has now officially been 24 HRS since we launched our project! A HUGE ‘thank you’ to all our backers thus far! We wouldn't be this close to our funding goal without the support from each of you. We love hearing all the feedback and questions,... (Read More)

Big 'thank you' to our first 61 backers! A note on temperatures

March 31st - via:
Thanks everyone for your support. Variable temperature: the key to 3D print finishing: Variable heat control is a key component of Retouch3D; we have tested various materials at different heat settings to explore how different temperature settings... (Read More)

3D 2.0 Era Begins with Retouch3D 3D Print Finishing Tool

March 31st - via:
As 3D printing becomes more widespread and entrepreneurs become more familiar with its possibilities and especially with its limitations, new products are beginning to emerge as answers to common issues, such as that of fixing errors and removing supports. That is what Retouch3D is going to do, if it achieves its Kickstarter funding goal of $30,000 (at the time of this writing, it stands at about 30%). (Read More)

World's first 3D print finishing tool Retouch3D featuring heated interchangeable tips launches on Kickstarter

March 31st - via:
Today, a company called 3D 2.0 Inc has announced that they are releasing a tool that aims to make this process easier called the Retouch3D. The hand-held tool (which looks similar to a more-familiar Dremel rotary tool) features variable heat settings and interchangeable tips designed specifically to meet the demands of finishing a variety of 3D printed shapes and sizes. (Read More)

ReTouch3D Can Retouch Your Plastic Prints

March 31st - via:
A new product has launched that could make finishing 3D prints a great deal easier.  (Read More)

3D 2.0's launches Kickstarter for 'Photoshop' of the 3D printing world

March 31st - via:
Basically it’s a hand-held heated tool the size of an electric toothbrush with variable heat settings and interchangeable tips designed specifically for finishing 3D prints. It will allow makers to clean-up 3D prints with the assistance of temperatures matched to the thermal properties of their printing material. (Read More)

Retouch3D Finishing Tool For 3D Prints (video)

March 31st - via:
A new 3D print finishing tool has been created called Retouch3D that has been specifically designed to enable easier retouching of 3D prints after the 3D printing process. (Read More)

Finish Your 3D Prints with Retouch3D

March 31st - via:
Retouch3D is a heated tool with five interchangeable heads to finish your 3D prints, especially to remove support structures. (Read More)

World’s first heated 3D print finishing tool launches on Kickstarter

March 31st - via:
Retouch3D is a hand-held heated tool with variable heat settings and interchangeable tips designed specifically for finishing 3D prints. (Read More)

Retouch3D soll das Finish der 3D Ausdrucke erleichtern

March 31st - via:
Retouch3D ist ein beheiztes Werkzeug mit fünf verschiedenen Köpfen für ein perfektes Finish seiner Ausdrucke. Mit Retouch3D lassen sich Stützstrukturen ent (Read More)

3D 2.0 launches 3D printing finishing tool the Retouch3D on Kickstarter

March 31st - via:
Design company 3D 2.0 begins crowdfunding campaign to bring handheld 3D printing finishing tool the Retouch3D to the market. (Read More)

Hello from us!

March 30th - via:
Hi everyone! Well here we are on Kickstarter. It has taken a lot of effort to get here and the Retouch3D team are ready to give this Kickstarter campaign every effort to make it a success. If you have backed us or intend to back us; thank you. Please... (Read More)

Retouch3D is a Heated Interchangeable Tool for Cleaning Up 3D Printed Objects – Now on Kickstarter

March 30th - via:
I have a confession to make, a confession that may cause me to lose some respect among 3D printing enthusiasts... I only 3D print objects on my 3D printer that require no support material. Yes it's true, I'm lazy and I hate having to clean up anything that comes off of my 3D printer. (Read More)

3D 2.0 Launches Retouch3D via Kickstarter

March 30th - via:
The novel technology is a hand-held heated tool that features various heat settings and interchangeable tips that are designed specifically to enable effective and efficient finishing of 3D printed models. (Read More)

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