MODIFI3D Original & Pro


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Finishing, repairing and modifying tool for 3D printing pieces.

Modifi3D is the finishing tool for 3D printing, specially designed to finish, repair and modify 3D parts at a low cost.

     Modifi3D Original

     Modifi3D Pro

Modifi3D Original

It is lightweight, compact and easy to use. It is designed to replace much of the sanding, scraping and lace, or what is the same, to facilitate the post-processing of the pieces printed in 3D.

It is composed of 4 different interchangeable tips. These tips have a special coating to prevent the plastic from sticking.

Thanks to its USB 2.0 or 3.0 power it heats up quickly in less than 15 seconds and if it is more than 25 seconds inactive it automatically activates the sleep mode. The finishing tool for parts printed in 3D has a basic stand included and a touch switch as well as an indicator light.

Using the Modifi3D finishing tool is very simple.

  1. Remove the protective cap and place MODIFI3D on the included metal bracket.
  2. Connect the USB (USB 2.0 or 3.0 recommended)
  3. Press the metal switch to start the heating. A red light indicates MODIFI3D is on. In less than 15 seconds it will reach 300 °C (572 °F) and will be ready for use. To increase the temperature or to reach the maximum of 420-450ºC (788-842ºF), it is necessary to continue pressing the metal switch until the required temperature is reached.
  4. If MODIFI3D is not used for more than 25 seconds, it will enter sleep mode (the light will turn off and the tip will start to cool). To reactivate MODIFI3D simply press the switch gently and the heating process will re-start.
  5. Always unplug USB if MODIFI3D is not being used.

Interchangeable tips make it easy to choose the right tool for the job.

Finishing tool for 3D printing

Needle: Ideal for cleaning small holes or for detailed refinements of layers in hard-to-reach places.

Finishing tool for 3D printing

Knife: For cutting and removing sections including removing racks and rafts from your 3D printing.

Finishing tool for 3D printing

Spoon: Prefect to remove threads and imperfections from holes or interior recesses. Can also be used to mix surfaces.

Finishing tool for 3D printing

General purpose tip to define internal details and make larger holes.

In case of needing the replacement of the interchangeable tips it is not necessary to buy a complete Modifi3D, thanks to the existence of the Modifi3D Tips Kit.

In the following review you can see the operation of MODIFI3D as well as all its details:

Modifi3D Pro

This is the evolution of the first post-processing tool designed specifically for 3D printing as the original Modifi3D had been. The Modifi3D Pro version incorporates more power, the possibility of better temperature control adjustment and 10 interchangeable tips for different uses.

Insert setting
Large spoon

Modifi3D Pro's interchangeable tips feature a special coating to prevent plastic from sticking during post-processing processes. In addition, it manages to heat the tips to more than 200 ºC in less than 25 seconds, reaching 450 ºC maximum temperature. This version will also incorporate an LCD display that allows you to adjust and control the temperature.

Another great novelty compared to its predecessor is that it connects directly to the DC current, without having to connect it to a USB port which for many users is a problem, avoiding the problem of having to check if the type of pu USB is valid or not to use the tool. We are therefore facing a series of innovations that give a greater professionalism of the tool for more intensive uses.

The two most outstanding tools included in Modifi3D Pro are the countersink and the tip for placing heat-threaded inserts. The possibility of placing inserts from M3 to M6 opens a great number of possibilities to this tool, since the placement of heat-threaded inserts to parts (especially in FDM) is allowing to expand the applications and functionalities of the printed parts in 3D.

Therefore, this is one of the definitive tools in post-processing of polymer 3D printing, allowing more than 10 functions and having the experienced background of the renowned manufacturer Steelmans3D.

Modifi3D Original vs Pro

Therefore, Steelmans' post-processing tool product portfolio is fully differentiated between Modifi3D Original for non-intensive or sporadic uses with the four basic tools, and Modifi3 Pro for extensive use variety of tips.

If you need the replacement of the interchangeable tips, both Modifi3D Original and Modifi3D Pro, you do not need to buy a complete Modifi3D, thanks to the Modifi3D Tip Kit.

    Modifi3D Original

    Modifi3D Pro

Modifi3D Original

Quick change tips:

Changing the finishing tips is really simple:

  1. Unplug the USB and allow it to cool completely.
  2. Unscrew the lock nut and remove the tip.
  3. Push the replacement tip completely and tighten the locking nut.
  4. Plug in the USB again.

Tips for cleaning the finishing tips of MODIFI3D:

To clean the interchangeable tips, we recommend using a damp sponge to remove any plastic residue from the tips. To make it easier it is better that the tips are a bit hot. (At a temperature that can not cause burns, they should be allowed to cool for a while until they reach a safe temperature). Do not use abrasive cleaners as they may damage the special tip coating.

Problem solving:

  1. MODIFI3D WITHOUT WARM. If this happens you should try plugging it into another USB socket. The USB may not be providing enough power to work properly. The most common USB 2.0 or 3.0 is recommended. It is important that the USB port is below 1A, because if the current is higher it may prevent the sleep mode from working properly.
  2. MODIFI3D IS NOT REACHING 450ºC. After pressing the metal switch, MODIFI3D automatically heats up to 300ºC. However, for the temperature to rise to 420-450 ° C, continue to touch the metal switch until the required temperature is reached. When the switch is released, MODIFI3D will start to cool down and after 25 seconds it will go into sleep mode, the light will turn off and the tip will start to cool.
  3. MODIFI3D DOES NOT GO TO REST MODE. MODIFI3D will stop automatically after not being used for 25 seconds. However, if the USB port is not supported, MODIFI3D will not stop and will continue to heat up to 420-450 ° C. This can happen with some USB ports and wall plug adapters, for example in the Apple iPad and iPhone wall adapters. It is recommended to use USB 2.0 or 3.0 that is less than 1A.
  4. THE ON / OFF SWITCH DOES NOT WORK. The touch switch does not have an "off" function. The tool will stop automatically after not being used for 25 seconds. Gently tap the switch to activate or wake MODIFI3D. Always unplug USB if MODIFI3D is not being used.
  5. MODIFIED BUTTON DOES NOT PRESS. The button is actually a touch switch and does not press. DO NOT attempt to push or push the switch, as this may damage the tool. Simply tap the switch to activate it.
  6. THE TIPS DO NOT GO WELL. The tips are sent crimped so that they enter with some resistance in the modifi3D connector and therefore make as much contact as possible. Therefore, sometimes it is necessary if they do not fit well, adjust them with a small pliers to make them more cylindrical and thus facilitate their entry into the modifi3D.

The cover of the Modifi3D must be removed by pulling it, if unscrewed the tip is also unscrewed, which will cause the tool to malfunction.

Video 1: Modifi3D Tips Kit

Modifi3D Pro

Using Modifi3D Pro is still just as simple:

  1. Getting started before debuting: The selected tip must be screwed into the head. Before turning on the device, place it on the rest stand. Then plug in the DC adapter. Once plugged into the power, the LCD will display the version number for a few seconds and then the actual temperature will be displayed. The initial temperature set as a target will be 300 ºC.
  2. To set the temperature, press the +/- buttons until the desired temperature is selected. After a few seconds, the actual temperature will be displayed. The temperature is set in 1 ºC intervals. To adjust 10 ºC increments, press and hold the +/- button.
  3. It will be able to configure what will be the time after which the device will enter sleep mode. Once you enter this mode, to re-enable it, you only need to move the device and it will automatically return to the last temperature you were working at before it was suspended.
  4. To change the tips you must always unplug the device beforehand to allow it to cool down, then unscrew the tip and leave the lock nut always in place. If you want to place a new one, you must loosen the lock nut and then screw the new tip, then plug the device back into the power supply.

Like any tool, Modifi3D Pro needs some maintenance and usage recommendations:

  • It should not be worked relentlessly for long periods of time, as this will weaken the coatings of the tips.
  • You should not exert excessive force with the tips, because if they do not manage to make the penetration effect on the piece will be because the temperature of the tips is not enough.
  • When cleaning the tips should never be cleaned with abrasive and thick materials.

It is important to emphasize that the temperature shown on the LCD screen is the temperature that the probe measures in the heating element, but due to the different sizes and shapes of tips, the heat transfer to the edge of the tip may vary slightly and, therefore, the actual temperature of the tip may also vary slightly from that shown on the screen.

Model Modifi3D Original Modifi3D Pro
Manufacturer Steelmans
Power USB 2.0 ó 3.0 24V DC (includes adapters US, EU, UK, AU)
Cable 1.5 m 
Maximum temperature 420 - 450 ºC 150 - 450 ºC
HS Code 8515.1


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