3D printer hand tools feature filament cutter and pliers
August 18, 2015
Two ergonomic hand tools that are ideally suited for removing support material from a 3D print, trimming filament, and servicing the printer itself are being introduced by Xuron Corp. of Saco, Maine.
Xuron® 3D Printer Hand Tools feature the Model 170-II Micro-Shear® Flush Cutter which has a glare-eliminating black finish for optimum visibility when trimming filament and cleaning up prints. For holding filament and removing post printed support struts, the Model 450 Tweezer-Nose™ Plier has a needle nose precise enough to hold a human hair.
With a track record of thousands of hours usage in electronics assembly, the Xuron® 3D Printer Hand Tools have contoured, non-slip soft rubber hand grips and a Light-Touch™ return spring. The Model 170-II produces a clean, square cut using shear action and both ergonomically designed tools are made from alloyed steel and hardened for high reliability and long life.