Aluminum Price Drop: 3D Printed Aluminum Just Got Cheaper!


After announcing a steep titanium price drop in 2016, this year also comes with good news: our aluminum prices just dropped! Of course, you will benefit from these savings as well. To find out your new aluminum price, upload your model(s) now and start saving big time!

Five Ways to Improve Aluminum Die Casting Part Quality

3E Rapid Prototyping

Recognized for being incredibly lightweight and durable, aluminum is one of the most popular materials used in the production of functional parts and prototypes. With aluminum die casting, a cold-chamber machine is utilized. . Selecting the Right Aluminum Alloy.

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Strong, Yet Light: Introducing Aluminum

Shapeways Blog

When you think about Aluminum, what comes to mind? Or maybe you think of everyday household items like Aluminum foil or soda cans. Aluminum was introduced as a pilot material last year, and since then we’ve been busy working with community members to perfect this amazing material.

3D Printing News Briefs: March 23, 2019

We’ve got plenty of business news to share in this week’s 3D Printing News Briefs, but first we’ll start off with something fun – the winners have been announced for this. View the entire article via our website.

6 Incredible Materials You Can 3D Print in Now

Shapeways Blog

Aluminum: This is the only metal material other than steel that we can directly print (rather than 3D printing wax and creating a mold). Aluminum’s strength makes it an ideal choice for mechanical and other load bearing parts.

Three Suits of Armor 3D Scanned by Metropolitan Museum of Art for Artist's Public Installation

Normally, the first thing that pops into my head when someone mentions 3D printed suits of armor is the beautiful work by Melissa Ng…unless, of course, we’re talking about cats as well. But in. View the entire article via our website.

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Inside 3D Printing – Seoul

Wohlers Talk

The image at the far left shows aluminum parts that are conventionally manufactured and assembled to produce what you see in the middle. Wohlers Associates is conducting a three-day, hands-on DfAM course in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

Why Our Low Carbon Future Depends on Mining

3D Perspectives

Minerals that were identified as being key inputs into low carbon technologies include: Wind: Aluminum, Chromium, Copper, Iron, Lead, Manganese, Neodymium, Nickel, Steel, Zinc. Solar: Aluminum, Copper, Zinc, Iron, Indium, Lead, Nickel, Silver.

Alumide Price Drop: 3D Printed Alumide Just Got 15% Cheaper!


After announcing a steep titanium price drop in 2016, and an aluminum price drop earlier this month, we’ve got the next surprise in store: our alumide prices just dropped by 15%! Of course, you will benefit from these savings as well. Good news for 3D printing community.

printrbot GO – couplers, couplers, couplers


I can’t say that every change has been a reaction to poor performance, but I was of course always hoping for better performance after-the-fact and generally did not find that to be the case. As Then I tried some CNC’d aluminum couplers I bought on eBay for surprisingly little.

7 Best Thunderbolt 3 Docks of 2019

3D Printing Hub

Construction: Aluminum, plastic. Construction: Aluminum, plastic. Construction: Aluminum. A good rule of thumb here is to get a dock that has an aluminum construction. Aluminum. Construction: Aluminum. Construction: Aluminum. Construction: Aluminum.

6 Best Thunderbolt 3 External GPUs

3D Printing Hub

Construction: Aluminum. Construction: Aluminum. With an eGPU, however, you can use a slim, stylish ultrabook and still get high-end graphics performance when you need it, provided your laptop supports Thunderbolt 3 of course. As mentioned the Node Pro is made from aluminum.

Meet Us at Maker Faire Berlin From September 30 – October 2


The Station Berlin is preparing to welcome makers, designers, artists, and entrepreneurs interested in the latest developments in making, learning, crafting, inventing and tinkering – and of course: 3D printing. See, touch and feel our 3D printing materials , including new aluminum option.

3D Printed Drones are Making Drones More Affordable

Shapeways Blog

Aluminum. Drones, for example, can be made with plastic, aluminum, and other metals. Of course, they can also print drones on demand and offer emergency Wi-Fi as a service. Kespry provides drone-based aerial intelligence for industrial use; drone parts 3D printed with Shapeways.

5 Best Standalone Smartwatch (Built-in Cellular LTE)

3D Printing Hub

Casing: Aluminum. Casing: Aluminum, stainless steel. Of course, you want the device to look right but your main priority should be making sure the watch includes all of the features you are going to need. Construction: Aluminum, stainless steel. Construction: Aluminum.

Top Four 3D Printing Materials for Jewelry Designers: Gold, Silver, Brass, Bronze


Now that we have covered gold, silver, and brass, we still need to talk about bronze of course. The most common misconception about 3D printed jewelry is that it is printed in metallic plastic.

7 Amazing Gas Powered RC Cars & Monster Trucks

3D Printing Hub

There’s more to it than that, of course. Plus points: 2.67cc nitro engine, 2.5mm aluminum chassis, oil-filled coil over shocks. Here are a few other reasons to shortlist the Redcat Shockwave: Durable, lightweight aluminum lower chassis. Tunable aluminum shock towers.

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.

7 Best RC Cars Under $200

3D Printing Hub

This puppy has an adjustable independent suspension system, and aluminum capped oil-filled shocks. Other noteworthy features include waterproofed electronics, Hexfly steering servo, and an aluminum top brace. control range gives plenty of scope for adventure courses.

6 Times 3D Printing Made It to the Silver Screen


With 3D printing of course. However, after the US’s Department of Defense declined the producers’ request to borrow a pair of $60,000 night vision googles, costume designers turned to 3D printing to make an accurate replica in aluminum to use in the film.

5 Best Smartwatches Under $150

3D Printing Hub

Construction: Casing: aluminum, Strap: silicone. This is, of course, a very subjective area of a smartwatch, so rather than telling you how your device should look, we will simply go over the main areas of a smartwatch in terms of appearance and construction.

Eric Beatty’s Intro to SOLIDWORKS xDesign

The Solidworks Blog

Of course, I leapt at the chance. Of course, I wanted to develop a compelling model to submit, but I also wanted to stress-test the software. Over the course of the next three weeks, I put xDesign through its paces.

How 3D Printing & CNC Machining Prototypes Make the Fastest Cars Faster

3E Rapid Prototyping

CNC machines are used to manipulate materials like steel and aluminum into making a variety of car parts like the engine pistons, brake disks, body parts, etc. The Hennessey Venom GT just hit 270 MPH on a runway. The Koenigsegg One:1 thinks that’s cute.

8 Best 4WD RC Cars and Trucks

3D Printing Hub

RC trucks include 4WD monsters, short course, and rock crawlers. Short Course Truck. Short Course Truck. Short Course Truck. Short Course Truck. Traxxas Slash RC 4WD Short Course Truck. Best feature 1: Solid aluminum frame. Solid aluminum frame.

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Makers Challenge: And the Winner is…


Ilse came up with the idea for a gearbox following STEM courses with kids, noticing that they are learning a lot about transmissions. “We Between my courses and projects though, I’m also an endurance sports addict. If everything goes well, I will be casting in aluminum by September!”.

GPI Prototype & Manufacturing Services, Inc. Announces Facility Expansion, Two New ISO Certifications, and the Addition of Three New Metal Additive Manufacturing Machines

Additive Manufacturing

These machines are dedicated to the production of aluminum parts. GPI is currently the only company offering production parts with AlSi12 aluminum on a ProX300.

3D-Printed Car: More Than Just High-Tech Transportation

Shapeways Blog

The front suspension was bolted to aluminum brackets that were bonded and fastened to the 3D-printed material,” said Dave Riha, lab manager at Local Motors. Larger printers require more space, time and of course money to build. Blog post contributed by community member Brian Wilkins .

5 Best Smartwatches Under $100

3D Printing Hub

Casing: aluminum. There are, of course, some notable absentees such as a heart rate monitor, GPS, and NFC, but as a whole, this device still has some great features that make it not only an excellent looking device but a very functional one as well. Construction: Casing: aluminum.

Top Four 3D Printing Materials for Jewelry Designers: Gold, Silver, Brass, Bronze


Now that we have covered gold, silver, and brass, we still need to talk about bronze of course. The most common misconception about 3D printed jewelry is that it is printed in metallic plastic.

CES 2016 3D printer wrap-up: New models, new tech, new markets

3D Printing Review

The company’s new ProX DMP models can print using a variety of metals, including Chrome, Stainless Steel, Aluminum alloys, and Maraging Steel. The results are very cool, although of course mostly usable as models.

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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.

See the Newest SOLIDWORKS-Inspired Products in the SOLIDWORKS World Product Showcase

The Solidworks Blog

Its exclusive folding mechanism incorporates the padded adjustable seat, lightweight aluminum frame, CNC machined hinge, chain managing kickstand and rollers. The SOLIDWORKS World Product Showcase is the place to be in L.A.

Is Silicone Safe? Toxicity Information and Food Safety

3D Printing Hub

They come with this whimsical and playful visual appeal, which is so different from the industrial look of their stainless steel and aluminum counterparts. Of course not. Perhaps using your good old aluminum tin and lining a baking tray with parchment paper the old-fashioned way are still the better alternatives. . Ever since plastics were invented, it seems that their applications across different industries only seem to continue to grow.

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5 Best Cheap Smartwatch of 2019

3D Printing Hub

This doesn’t mean that you don’t want the device to look good, of course, but it is fairly safe to assume that features take priority for you over styling and rightly so, as these are smartwatches after all, and at the very least they should be smart.

Recreating Classic Cars with CAD: Tucker Torpedo Project Update

The Solidworks Blog

He added steering and, of course, the pivoting headlight controlled by the steering wheel. The rear of the Torpedo will get the same polished aluminum treatment.

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Best RC Crawlers of 2018

3D Printing Hub

Stick to driving, turning, drifting, crawling and flipping on dry days on dry courses. Model parts can and do break at times as par for the course. Plus points: Multi-link suspension, bead-lock tires, long travel shocks, aluminum chassis. Aluminum chassis. Aluminum shocks.

Exclusive: GM CEO Mary Barra says the world needs more…

Design 2 Part News

A lot of resources go into building cars, like steel, aluminum, rubber and glass. The group boasts that almost half of its 19 million online course participants are members of minority groups and that 9 million of them are girls.

A Review of the Halo Rover: An Excellent Off-Road Hoverboard

3D Printing Hub

Halo claims that the Rover is made with an “indestructible” aluminum frame. Of course, this is just hyperbole. Its aluminum construction also extends to its wheel guards which protect you from debris or mud spatters. Of course, this will not be possible without the traction provided by its knobby rubber tires. The 90s had their skateboards and roller blades.

3 Must See Products at SOLIDWORKS World 2015

The Solidworks Blog

So we decided to take this interactive product display to a whole new level by creating an obstacle race course to challenge attendees flying and jumping skills! Did I mentioned this thing is machined out of aircraft grade aluminum, yet weighs the same as a standard guitar?

List of electric skateboard parts

3D Printing Hub

Of course, there are branded e-boards available for sale in the market that you can purchase if you do not want to spend time and effort making your own. A wood board or an aluminum board is fine to make your electric skateboard.

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Is There a Difference Between Speaker Cables and Regular Wires?

3D Printing Hub

Of course, if we’re going to completely understand the difference between speaker cables and electrical wires, we are going to have to take a back-to-basics approach. This is done by the use of high conductivity materials such as copper, aluminum, or stainless steel. In the past, aluminum was almost equally as popular as copper as a material for electrical wires. Audiophiles can be a finicky bunch.

3D printer survival kit: a comprehensive set of 3D printer tools and tips.


Of course there are no 0/5 in my box as I want only a (comfortable) survival kit in the end. And it gives me time to retract my fingers before I burn myself (compared to raw aluminum that conduct heat much faster!).

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Tribed: a fully automatic bed leveling and tool height adjustment, with FSR and 3 Z screws


Now for regular single head printers, I really like the idea: it is both simple and probably efficient, so go with it and tell me ;) Hardware choices and requirements Overall the improvement required significant additional hardware: of course, three FSR sensors and a new bed gantry. Of course!

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