The Most Important 3D Printing Technologies & Materials You Need to Know

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If you believe that all 3D printers use filaments, and terms like Stereolithography, Laser Sintering and PolyJet Printing cause you headaches, then this blog post is for you. Filament-based 3D Printing. ABS prints: Functional & strong but with a rough surface.

All You Need to Know About 3D Printing Technologies

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If you believe that all 3D printers use filaments, and terms like Stereolithography, Laser Sintering and PolyJet Printing cause you headaches, then this blog post is for you. Filament-based 3D Printing. ABS prints: Functional & strong but with a rough surface.

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Why 2017 Will Be the Breakout Year for 3D Printing Technologies

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You are likely sitting here having finished reading numerous articles from 3DPrint.com and other news sources over the course of the last several months, thinking to yourself, “This crazy technology is progressing so fast that it’s almost scary.” CLIP Technology Hits Its Prime.

Innovate UK Awards Consortium £624,000 to Develop Next-Gen Automated Intelligent Post-Processing for 3D Printing

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As noted by Additive Manufacturing Technologies Ltd (AMT), the post-processing market for 3D printed parts is estimated to grow to £450 million by 2020. We all know that 3D printing technology is. View the entire article via our website.

Introducing Our New Polyamide Finish: Satin

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We’re happy to announce the launch of a new finish for Polyamide (SLS): Satin ! Polyamide is the perfect material for 3D printing because it’s strong and flexible. Do you want to know more about this new finish for Polyamide (SLS)? What does the satin finish look like?

“Grey’s Anatomy” Prominently Features Medical 3D Printing Technology

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Now that 3D printing technology has reached into the operating theater, the American consciousness, and even into living rooms in the heartland, Gray and Carter would surely be proud.

Seven Questions to Identify the Best 3D Printing Technology

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The differences between 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, technologies can influence parts significantly. There isn’t a single process well-suited for every application, and there isn’t always a clear-cut solution for a customer’s specific needs.

An Intro to (our) 3D Printing Technologies: ColorJet Printing

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Contrary to popular belief, there’s not a one-size-fits-all approach to 3D printing. Although we offer 17 different materials and over 90 possible color and finish combinations, it takes us several different technologies to get the job done. Printing Sizes.

An Intro to (our) 3D Printing Technologies: Laser Sintering

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Contrary to popular belief, there’s not a one-size-fits-all approach to 3D printing. Although we offer 17 different materials and over 90 possible color and finish combinations, it takes us several different technologies to get the job done. Printing Sizes.

7 Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing a 3D Printing Technology and Material

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Today there are a plethora of 3D printing processes and materials to choose from and it’s only growing. The dynamic additive manufacturing market is often difficult to navigate, especially if you’re still learning about the processes.

An Intro to (our) 3D Printing Technologies: Stereolithography

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Contrary to popular belief, there’s not a one-size-fits-all approach to 3D printing. Although we offer 17 different materials and over 90 possible color and finish combinations, it takes us several different technologies to get the job done. Printing Sizes.

The ultimate finish: From 3D printed to final product look

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As you probably have read on our recent post about 3D printing uses , ever since the first 3D printing technologies started to emerge, there has been one true undisputed application for it: Prototyping. Finally, the sample-design was printed on: .

An Intro to (our) 3D Printing Technologies: Fused Deposition Modeling

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Contrary to popular belief, there’s not a one-size-fits-all approach to 3D printing. Although we offer 17 different materials and over 90 possible color and finish combinations, it often takes us several different technologies to get the job done. Printing Sizes.

Comparing the 3D Printing Technologies: FDM, SLA, SLS, and FFF

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The field of 3D printing has seen tremendous growth in technology in the past few years, thanks to the diversity and usefulness of its applications. Aside from its wide use in rapid prototyping, 3D printing has been used to manufacture consumer and industrial goods, as well as items used in healthcare and in the service industry. The technology behind 3D printing has also become just as diverse as its applications. 3D Printing

Water Bottle for Runners Goes the Distance with Multiple 3D Printing Technologies

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The bottle and the pouch holder plate were built with a process called Laser Sintering (LS), which uses a laser to heat and fuse powdered thermoplastic together. Crossing the Finish Line. As any runner can attest, staying hydrated is a crucial part of maintaining your endurance.

3D Printing and finishing the Nefertiti sculpture

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Back in late 2015, two artists allegedly 3D scanned the famous 3300 year old bust of Nefertiti. Depending on what you read, who you ask and detailed examination of the 3D Model, you can probably make your own mind up about how this was 'created'.

Renishaw 3D Printing Technology Increases Land Rover BAR’s Performance

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Like many other cutting edge technologies – artificial intelligence, big data analytics – additive manufacturing (3D printing) has been incorporated into daily use at Land Rover BAR with the help of the team’s Technical Innovation Group ( TIG ).

DSM and Chromatic 3D Materials Partner to Develop 3D Printing Materials for Finished Manufactured Goods

Additive Manufacturing

April 2018 – Royal DSM , a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, today announced that it entered a preferred partnership with Chromatic 3D Materials to introduce thermoset materials for 3D-printing of finished manufactured goods.

HP’s New 3D Printing Process

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Finally, after literally years of speculation and rumor, HP took to a stage today and announced something about 3D printing. There were two announcements, one of a new 3D printing process and the other regarding a 3D content creation tool.

E3D Online and Victrex develop new PAEK material for additive manufacturing

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UK-based E3D Online, an award-winning 3D printing technology developer and marketplace, and Victrex, a Lancashire-based manufacturer of high-performance polymers, have successfully created a formulation of polyaryletherketone (PAEK) filament for “lightly modified consumer” desktop FFF/FDM 3D printers. Regarded as an advanced thermoplastic, PAEK is traditionally used in injection molding and extrusion manufacturing processes.

Renishaw – Enhancing the Additive Manufacturing Process Chain

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The design freedom provided by additive manufacturing (AM) or ‘3D printingtechnology is an important enabler in cutting-edge product innovation. Working within the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, a radical 3D hinge design was produced using the CATIA generative design capabilities.

PostProcess Announces New 3D Printed SLA Resin Removal Solution with Fastest Processing Times in the Industry

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Buffalo, NY, March 19, 2019 – PostProcess Technologies announced today a revolutionary new solution for SLA resin removal as a part of its offering of automated and intelligent additive manufacturing (AM) post-print technologies. Photo courtesy of PostProcess Technologies.

Sainsbury’s Christmas TV Advert Airs on Time and in Full-Color Stopframe Animation Thanks to Stratasys J750 3D Printing Technology

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Without the use of 3D printing, and the capabilities of the Stratasys J750 full-color-multi-material 3D Printer, we simply could not have completed the build in time,” said Richard Pickersgill, Mackinnon & Saunders. The Greatest Gift Tri-Tech 3D

How to Use the New Gray Smooth Detail Resin Material from i.materialise

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With ten of the most advanced and common 3D printing technologies, twenty different 3D printing material options and over a hundred possible colors and surface finish combinations, Belgian 3D. 3D printed art 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3d printing material guidelines 3d printing materials Digital Light Processing dlp i.materialise light-cured resin materials materialise Smooth Detail Resin

This Eyewear Is Set to Change How You See: Yuniku

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The result of an extensive co-creation process between HOYA Vision Care Company, Materialise , and Hoet Design Studio , Yuniku is the world’s first vision-centric 3D-tailored eyewear, designed entirely around your style, comfort and optimal visual experience. The Yuniku 3D scanner.

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Danny van Ryswyk’s Dark Wonderland: Master Artist Shares How He Hand-Paints Polyamide 3D Prints

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Danny van Ryswyk is an acclaimed Amsterdam-based digital painter and sculptor who creates surreal, paranormal sculptures using 3D CAD (computer assisted design) sculpting software and hand-painting techniques. When did you start using 3D printing technology?

How to improve Aesthetic and Mechanical Properties of FDM 3D Printed Parts

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Finishing adds Value to your FDM 3D printed parts. 3D printing technology breaks the rules of conventional manufacturing. This article is intended for users of Stratasys FDM printers or anyone researching the capabilities of FDM parts for post-processing.

Dyed Alumide: Can You Handle All This Sparkle?

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To add color to your Alumide designs, we use a dyeing process (approximate to the one we use for polyamide) here your model is submerged into a bath containing color pigment. This dyeing process is also referred to as pigmentation or impregnating.

3D Printing resolution on Alumide: the complete Q&A

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When looking at 3D printing an object with the benefit of the SLS 3D printing technology, there is more than regular plastic. One of the material offered by SLS 3D printing is called Alumide. Now what about its 3D printing resolution and the precision that you can achieve with it? Matthew, process engineer at Sculpteo, explains the process in detail and give tips for your prototyping parts.

PostProcess and Rösler Announce Partnership to Bring Automated, Intelligent Post-Printing to Europe

Additive Manufacturing

Enables End-to-End Digitization of 3D Printing for Industry 4.0 USA, November 8, 2018 - PostProcess Technologies Inc., PostProcess is recognized as the pioneer of software-driven 3D post-processing solutions. Source: PostProcess Technologies.

First, Do No Harm

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Rapid Application Group is a 3D printing service bureau based in Tulsa in Oklahoma, USA. They have been using 3D Systems SLS 3D printers to print urgently needed parts for the fight against COVID-19 like face shields and masks.

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3D printing versus injection molding: balancing quantity…

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3D printing versus injection molding: balancing quantity, quality and cost” By Stephen Moore, Plastics Today. The emergence of 3D printing as a viable means of mass production has prompted some observers, albeit with vested interests, to ponder over the potential demise of injection molding. With current 3D printing technologies and even factoring in improvements likely to emerge moving forward, however, that possibility appears remote.

Sandia National Laboratories at the Forefront of Material Science Evaluation for Additive Manufacturing (AM)

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In the long run, the vision would be to master additive qualification using process-aware design, in-process monitoring, adaptive feedback control, and predictive process-structure-property models so that as soon as parts came out of the printer, they would be “ born qualified ” for use.

Sciaky to Deliver Large, Industrial-Scale Metal 3D Printer to Airbus

Additive Manufacturing

The renowned aircraft manufacturer will utilize Sciaky’s industrial-scale metal 3D printing system to produce large structural parts made of titanium. This collage highlights two different stages of an Airbus rear upper spar that was 3D printed in titanium with Sciaky’s EBAM process.

3D Printing in Metal: More than Jewelry!

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The shine of 3D-printed jewelry can eclipse other 3D-printed metals that could open up options for your next 3D design. Learn more about 3D printing in metal and be amazed by some of our favorite 3D designs in aluminum, titanium, steel or copper. 3D printing in aluminum.

Working with plastics in 3D printing

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Plastics, whether in powder, filament, or pellet form, are one of the main material types used in 3D printing/ additive manufacturing (3DP/AM). One example is CeraMAX from 3D Systems. and MultiJet Printing (MJP) from 3D Systems.

Kodak’s Imaging Science Expertise a Perfect Fit For 3D Applications and More With New Partner Evolve Additive Solutions

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Companies scale production capabilities and speed of additive manufacturing with electrophotographic technology. announced a technology partnership where Kodak will supply Evolve imaging systems, parts and consumables based on the KODAK NEXPRESS digital electrophotographic platform.

Clemson Students 3D Print a Cost-Effective BMW Prototype

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A group of Clemson students have tapped 3D printing technology to create a BMW prototype at a fraction of the cost of traditional manufacturing. The team leader, Ashish Dubey, explained why given their strict manufacturing needs and tight budget, 3D printing was the best choice.

3D Printing for Beginners: A Dictionary

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3D printing is fascinating and intricate at the same time, and understanding every 3D printing concept can be overwhelming when you are just starting out. Don’t let the 3D printing jargon get in your way to becoming the next 3D expert. 3D Printing

Which 3D Printed Resin Is Right for You?

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Are you thinking about 3D printing in resin? Would you like to know more about the technology behind 3D printing in resin? The Technology: Stereolithography. It is one of the most widely used 3D printing technologies for plastic 3D models.

7 ways to boost 3D printing efficiency

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By now, 3D printing’s cost and time-savings benefits are well-established. While not secret, these efficiencies aren’t typically top of mind, so they might not be considered until later in the design process. To fully reap the rewards 3D printing offers, users should keep these 7 efficiencies in mind before beginning their next project. Remember: not all technologies are uniform in layer thickness, and not all materials are compatible with each technology.

How Resin 3D Printing Works: Stereolithography Explained

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Stereolithography , the technology behind most resin 3D prints, is often referred to as ‘the mother of all 3D printing technologies’ and is considered one of the most widely used techniques for producing high-quality 3D prints.

Top 5 Reasons to 3D Print through a Service Bureau

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Owning and operating a 3D printer can be rewarding to go from design to final finished product all on your own. However, certain aspects like the time spent troubleshooting and optimizing settings to produce quality prints can get tedious.