ASTERID 1100 3d printer by Plastic Scribbler

DIY 3D Printing

With three resolution settings (extra fine, fine and course) and a whopping 512 cubic inch build volume, our Asterid 1100 desktop 3D printer is the simplest, fastest and most cost effective tool available for making quality 3D models.

SOLIDWORKS PLASTICS TECH TIP: Counter Deformed Geometry Export to Counteract Warpage


The primary goals of any plastics part designer and molder are to manage costs and hit critical tolerances. SolidWorks Plastics can help us predict part warpage and therefore optimize our design and process to minimize its occurrence.

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The Top 10 Stratasys Blog Posts from 2014: Cars, Monsters and Manufacturing

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

As we wrap up 2014, it''s time to take a look back at some of the amazing 3D printing stories and videos we''ve had the privilege to feature here on the Stratasys 3D Printing Blog. And the top post for 2014… drum roll please….

21st Century 3D Printed Version of the Pet Rock

3D Printer

Which made it, of course, a great pet! It appears there is a “ compulsory need in humans to continuously engage in physical contact with a piece of plastic ” evidenced by the fact that the average smartphone user checks their device 150 times per day.

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SOLIDWORKS and the Tucker Torpedo Part 2

The Solidworks Blog

Of course SOLIDWORKS FloWorks will be used once we get to that point in the design to ensure proper air flow and cooling. This is a typical scale used for most plastic and die cast car models.

BuildTak Review – The Ideal 3D Printing Surface?

3D Printing for Beginners

According the the manufacturer, BuildTak is: a thin, durable plastic sheet that adheres to the print bed of FFF 3D printers. This does of course go somewhat against the concept of BuildTak since it is supposed to help you get rid of all makeshift adhesion aids.

Go Bigger with New Polishing Options


Sculpteo now offers polishing and double polishing options for even larger objects in white plastic. For this we are excited to announce new, larger maximum polishing sizes for objects printed in white plastic. Materials plastic

The World’s Smallest 3D Printer Costs Less Than $300

3D Printing Review

Instead of the plastic microfilament that most consumer-level 3D printers melt and extrude to slowly build up a model, the iBox Nano uses a small pool of liquid resin that’s hardened, layer by layer, using ultra-violet LEDs.

HP could disrupt 3D printing industry with 3D printed glass

3D Printing Review

Filament options now include wood, various metals, recyclable materials, and of course PLA and ABS plastics. 3D printing industry insiders have been contemplating a potential breakthrough from traditional printer manufacturer HP for years.

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Scientists to Transplant 3D Printed Ears for Children with Ear Deformities

3D Printing Industry

Skin and blood vessels grow in around the print over the course of four to eight weeks, at which point, a plastic surgeon removes the ear and places it on the head.… By Michael Molitch-Hou.

Anglia Ruskin University — Government Funding for New 3D Printing Course

Additive Manufacturing

May 31, 2016 — Anglia Ruskin University ’s new MSc in Additive Manufacturing has received funding from HEFCE (the Higher Education Funding Council for England) under a pilot scheme to promote engineering and computer science conversion courses. 12 of our research areas across our five faculties were classed as world-leading by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. Anglia Ruskin’s masters degree is also open to non-engineers under pilot scheme.

SOLIDWORKS Holiday Gift Guide

The Solidworks Blog

Designed using SOLIDWORKS Plastics, the MINIRIG delivers incredible sound whether you’re walking in a winter wonderland or taking in a tropical holiday. Of course the holiday gift to give your professional work is SOLIDWORKS 2015. The holiday season can be extremely stressful.

Drones: Not Just for the Sky Anymore

The Solidworks Blog

Of course, humanity wont be content with searching our own oceans. Data Loss Costs More than Money - August 11, 2014. Diversity Makes 3D Printing Great - August 8, 2014. Recorded Webinar Spotlight: Better Plastics Part Design - August 7, 2014.

Sifting through the features or "The Guide to Not Buying a 3D Printer"

Chopmeister's 3D Printing Stuff

Example: [link] Open source is of course one of the main features but lo and behold: "The pressure control system of the nozzle is not the only patented feature which has been used within the design of the 3D Gence.

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3D printing: the shape of things to come?

Capturing the Value

Stories about 3D printed Stradivariuses, undetectable plastic guns, novel building designs, personal miniatures, medical devices and a variety of other 3D printing objects, have become an almost daily occurrence in the mainstream press. During the course of the project, the team also hopes to welcome a number of visiting researchers to the IfM.

Recently in…Solar Power

The Solidworks Blog

This years American Solar Challenge begins on July 21 and will cover an eight-day, 1700+ mile road course traveling through seven states from Austin, TX, to Minneapolis, MN. Data Loss Costs More than Money - August 11, 2014. Diversity Makes 3D Printing Great - August 8, 2014.

The Printlosophy of Joe

3D Systems

The Printlosophy of Joe Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:16 by Joe Borrello, Marketing Associate and Experience Ambassador, 3D Systems. While these metrics are of course important to the functioning of the technology, they don’t tell the whole story.

July’s Top 5 SOLIDWORKS Blog Posts

The Solidworks Blog

Another month is in the books and its hard to believe, but 2014 is now more than half over. This blog post covers the story of Tray Bien , a company created by two Dartmouth College students as an engineering course assignment. Data Loss Costs More than Money - August 11, 2014.

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CATI Tech Notes: SOLIDWORKS Rapid Sketch

CATI Tech Notes

Bob McGaughey on SolidWorks 2014 on a 4k Ultra HD monitor 3840x2160. john white on SolidWorks 2014 on a 4k Ultra HD monitor 3840x2160. on SolidWorks 2014 on a 4k Ultra HD monitor 3840x2160. August 2014. July 2014. June 2014.

SolidWorks 2015 Launch Event – Twitter’s Favorite Enhancements

Rants and Raves Without Rhyme or Reason

Of course, I wasn’t able to Tweet out every last cool feature we were shown that day, but we should be able to get a good idea of what users are most excited about. — Daniel Herzberg (@MegaHertz604) September 4, 2014. Plastics Simulation Results in eDrawings.

King of Your Own Sandcastle: Making 3D printing history on the east end of Long Island

3D Systems

King of Your Own Sandcastle: Making 3D printing history on the east end of Long Island Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 15:20 Joe Borrello, Marketing Associate and Experience Ambassador. No worries’, I thought, ‘those things are just simple geometric shapes made of plastic.

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RepRap: Blog: Conducting Plastic Experiments

RepRap Blog

Conducting Plastic Experiments. We have been experimenting with putting conducting particles in printing plastic, inspired by this paper: [link]. plastic film over it. filament, for which we dont care whether the particles touch or not, of course. posted by HexHammer : May 28, 2014 8:22 AM. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Tuesday, February 05, 2013.

3D Printing With Meshmixer: A Beginner-friendly Introduction to 3D Sculpting and Combining Meshes


And of course, this tutorial will be a quite useful one if you’re joining our Meshmixer Mix-a-Monster Challenge ! For reference, i.materialise’s lowest wall thickness requirement is 0.8mm for polyamide plastic.

Concept Laser GmbH-A World First: Additively Manufactured Titanium Components Now Onboard the Airbus A350 XWB

Additive Manufacturing

A connecting element used in the Airbus A350 XWB made it to the final round of the “2014 German Industry Innovation Award” Additive manufacturing in aircraft construction is gaining ground. Of course, this value is also reflected in the positive energy balance,” said Prof.

Honda Team Awarded a 3D Printed Trophy as Champions of the Inaugural FabCafe Mini 4WD Cup


These battery-powered plastic miniature race cars are a lot like slot cars , yet they run on the track without a remote control. These 3D Printed bumpers placed in the middle of the course made the race dramatic by kicking the fastest cars out of the track.

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Material for artists: 3D printing wood, chalk, and eventually metal with bronze


Of course, a stringy or bumpy surface does not mean the part will not work: you can get a visibly ugly part that still works well enough as a mechanical connector for example. Indeed, the printer immediate results still feel like crappy plastics, badly molded like those of the eighties or so.

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EOS-New Balance Uses EOS Industrial 3D-Printing Technology to Additively Manufacture

Additive Manufacturing

The in-shoe sensors show discrete pressure information over the course of the runner’s foot strike and how the runner’s foot interacts with the shoe. No two runners are the same. This is especially true for athletes competing at the most elite levels.

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DIMENSIONEXT: 3D Prints From 2D Photos Of A Moving Subject


It’s worth noting at this point that camera’s can of course be hired, not simply invested in as a bulk expenditure, which would of course otherwise limit this process to the affluent, photography professionals and businesses. Thursday, April 10, 2014. Pages.

Quickly Reverse Engineer with Simulation and 3D Print Your Random Broken Parts!


Why, just reverse engineer and 3D print a new one of course! Our retractable marketing banners can take a serious beating being transported from event to event, and the latest casualty was a plastic support which holds up the banner itself.

The Materia 3D Printer


Embedded computer board manufacturer Arduino announced a partnership with Sharebot to produce the Materia 101, a personal 3D printer.

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Quick comparison: pro versus low cost FDM 3D printers


Also, because of the beautiful packaging and plastic housings of the "pro" printers, it takes both time and energy just to cleanup the mess around the print head. Are so-called "professional" entry-level 3D FDM printers worth their price?

International Maker Faire Report

Thornburg Thoughts

Based on our interests, we looked very closely at the 3D printing systems, along with some of the new CNC machines that cut elaborate shapes from blocks of wood, wax, plastic, or aluminum. Of course, in this short posting, we can’t do justice to the Maker Faire.

Tiles: The Best Simple 3D Printing CAD Program To. - dimensionext


What it does require in due course is the option to dramatically change cube resolution, and multiple materials in multiple colours in multiple cube resolutions. Tuesday, April 08, 2014. Pages. SECTOR NEWS. REPORTS. REVIEWS. SEARCH. PRINTEREST. ABOUT.

University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering and McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the Forefront of Additively Manufactured Biomedical Device Research

Additive Manufacturing

And of course, custom designed to meet the anatomical implantation. The other materials are ceramics mostly, calcium phosphates as well as magnesium phosphates, and a range of polymers exhibiting a host of degradation characteristics as well as elastomeric and plastic characteristics.

How to 3D print nylon and trimmer line reliably: do not dry it too much and glue your bed!


Actually, just wait for a sunny day and store your spool in a transparent sealed plastic box with moisture absorbent stuff (eg. Using a raft helps of course. How to 3D print Nylon reliably, cleanly and hassle-free. A well-printed and robust dual-head Nylon mount (check it here ).

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DIMENSIONEXT: Toy Time Turns Tech Terrific As 3D Systems Team.


This is far from the only application of course. Sunday, February 16, 2014. Pages. SECTOR NEWS. REPORTS. REVIEWS. SEARCH. PRINTEREST. ABOUT. Toy Time Turns Tech Terrific As 3D Systems Team With Hasbro. Toy Time Turns Tech Terrific As 3D Systems Team With Hasbro.

DIMENSIONEXT: The Art Of 3D Printing: From STEM to STEAM.


This transition from muscle to mind is one of the biggest overall trends in human culture over the course of the history of civilisation. from April 26 – 27, 2014. Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Pages. SECTOR NEWS. REPORTS. REVIEWS. SEARCH. PRINTEREST. ABOUT.

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Concept Laser-Creative Geometry Solutions for Spinal Column Reconstruction

Additive Manufacturing

Elastic disc implants from Tsunami can be additively manufactured “in a single-shot process” Lichtenfels, 15 December 2014 : Having a “strong backbone” is not only figuratively speaking a positive personal characteristic. Plastic is typical injected into a mould.

Dremel’s 3D Idea Builder


Dremel is, of course, famous for their incredibly versatile handheld tool, capable of accommodating multiple types of add-ons. It is a plastic filament-based device, capable of printing PLA plastic at 0.1mm layer size with its single extruder, like many others currently on the market.

PLA pipe cleaner


That cleared the blockage enough to be able to extrude but the particle of contamination kept finding its way back into the aperture causing the plastic to come out in a flat turbulent ribbon instead of a cylinder. Of course if you are using PLA you can just do steps 4 and 5.

Matter and Form Meets Middle School

Tales of a 3D Printer

Of course, our teacher was a little worried about voiding the warranty, but I am pretty sure we voided the warranty when a kid accidentally got his foot wrapped in its power cord and pulled the entire thing to the ground. We did get to break off the remaining 3 of 6 plastic pieces.

Orbital 3D Printing Really Works!


The orbital 3D printer was designed by startup Made In Space, who, over the course of several years developed a plastic filament-based 3D printer capable of microgravity operations.

How to 3D Print in Metal - At Home!


Meanwhile, your personal 3D printer can print in ABS or PLA plastic. Theres a few issues, of course. Extraordinary 3D printing experimenter Cosmo Wenman has come up with a feasible technique for producing metal objects using a personal 3D printer.