ORNL Turns to Neutrons to Investigate Performance of Engine Cylinder Head Made from 3D Printed Mold and New Aluminum Alloy

3DPrint.com

A research team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) worked with several industry partners to use a 3D printed sand mold and neutrons to investigate how a new high-performance aluminum alloy was. View the entire article via our website.

ETH Zurich Students Cast Elaborate Metal Architectural Structures with 3D Printed Molds

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3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Metal 3D Printing 3d print molds 3d printed architecture 3D printed metal casting 3d printed molds 3d printed sand molds 3d printing molds aluminum Digital Building Technologies eth zurich molds molten metal topology optimizationThe innovative researchers at ETH Zurich in Switzerland are becoming quite well-known for their advanced design and construction techniques, especially when it comes to their work with molds.

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Make a DIY Waterjet Cutter From a Cheap Pressure Cleaner

DIY 3D Printing

Ben Krasnow used a very cheap pressure washer and attached a DIY abrasive sand container combined with AccuStream professional cutter head to make a low-cost DIY waterjet cutter. It can cut thin aluminum, wood, and plastics. In water only mode it cuts trough soft materials like foam.

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Material advances in metal 3D printing

Leslie's Blog

Materials have always been key to 3D printing success. But metal materials are enabling new designs as well as new mechanical properties. This year, it was materials. Other metals expected to grow include cobalt, nickel and aluminum alloys.

Materials Explainer: 3D Printing in Steel

Shapeways Blog

In future Materials Explainers, we’ll talk about how we use 3D printing for cast metals and 3D printed aluminum. At this stage, the material is fragile, similar to wet sand. The post Materials Explainer: 3D Printing in Steel appeared first on The Shapeways Blog.

Review: what materials can be 3D printed?

Tridimake

Transition from pure PLA to wood What materials to 3D-print ? Every now and then I am being asked about it, so here is a post on the many materials that can be 3D-printed at home. Read it as a short generic survey of usable materials.

Lost PLA Casting

Buildlog.Net

We recently did some aluminum casting at the Inventables Beer and Making night. Beer and Making is typically a gonzo/hackathon type event, so we deliberately try to use materials on hand and try to learn for ourselves. We set it for about 1000°C for the aluminum. The Sand.

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Where’s the real benefit of 3D printing for manufacturers?

Leslie's Blog

While advances have been made in terms of speed, surface quality and material selections, the dream is far from a reality. Aspects such as material selection, alloying, phase control, heat treatment and design techniques have been refined for centuries to meet specific product applications.

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Where’s the real benefit of 3D printing for manufacturers?

Leslie's Blog

While advances have been made in terms of speed, surface quality and material selections, the dream is far from a reality. Aspects such as material selection, alloying, phase control, heat treatment and design techniques have been refined for centuries to meet specific product applications.

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Taking Your Product to the Finishing Line

Stratasys

Additive manufacturing can make materials come to life in a single print. In the examples below, you’ll be able to see how technology, material and product life cycle stage all contribute to the various options we can provide to get your product to the finish line.

3D printing a better mold

Leslie's Blog

The resolution of the 3D-printed material will determine the final texture. You can alter texture through various finishing methods, such as sanding or machining. 3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Industrial Industries Leslie's blog Materials Medical Rapid MFG Rapid Prototyping

Ways to Create Colorful Prototypes

3E Rapid Prototyping

Creating parts from colored material. With some processes and materials — usually plastics — it is possible to use colored raw material, allowing parts to be colored without necessarily carrying out coloration at the post-processing stage.

How TheLaserGirls Create Faux-Steel Swords

Shapeways Blog

Experimenting upon familiar and unfamiliar materials, we were not only able to refine the “chroming” process we commonly use on our projects, but we also created a nuanced reference library of test pieces to go to for upcoming projects, saving us a lot of time for future work.

An Introduction to Designing for Metal 3D Printing

The Solidworks Blog

Parts can be built from powdered aluminum, Inconel, titanium, stainless steel, cobalt chrome, and more. This is due to the internal stresses created by the rapid heating and cooling of the material during production. 0.152 mm), and surface finishes similar to that of a sand casting.

Molding and casting with a 3D printer

Tridimake

The print is used as a "shape", and the final object is made of something else that could not be printed directly such as aluminum or silicone. This section was initially part of my review of materials to 3D-print , since it was getting long and deserved its own review in my opinion.

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7 Best RC Cars Under $200

3D Printing Hub

Check the build quality, materials, and availability of replacement parts. 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.

8 Best 4WD RC Cars and Trucks

3D Printing Hub

Some examples are snow, mud, gravel, rocks, sand, and grass. SAND DUNES. Best feature 1: Solid aluminum frame. It uses quality materials and parts like flexible plastic, solid aluminum frame, and independent suspension. Solid aluminum frame. Not ‘sand ready’.

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Find the Right Technology for Your Application

Stratasys

Pros: A material jetting process, PolyJet builds in layers as thin as 0.0006” which gives PolyJet parts a smoother surface right off the machine when compared to other 3D printing processes. Plastics used with SL provide easily sanded surfaces and are ideal for post-process finishing.

8 Best Earplugs for Shooting

3D Printing Hub

Military durable materials, convenient carrying case, and waterproof. Foam or silicone is a great material as it is flexible and provides long lasting comfort. Most earplugs have aluminum cases, which is safer and more durable. Military durable materials.

Best Tripods Under $200 in 2018

3D Printing Hub

It’s with tripods like the TC2534 where carbon fiber’s advantages over aluminum are evident. It weighs less than aluminum models featured in the guide, can extend to an impressive 66 inches, and hold a jaw-dropping 22 pounds of weight. Material: Carbon fiber. Material: Aluminum.

Making the Mold: The Technology of Rapid Prototyping

3D Printing Hub

Materials used for rapid prototyping are commonly polymers, thermoplastics, metal powders, and ceramic powders. The services that Wayken offers are as follows: CNC Machining – Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining is an optimal and rapid process for producing one-off parts from a variety of block materials. Wayken promises highly accurate output, high quality CNC materials, and a fast turnaround rate. resins (Bakelite), or metals (aluminum, brass, copper, etc.).

Building a Bell

Interpro Models

We built the StereoLithography models in SOMOS NeXT material at 0.004″ layers on a 3D Systems SLA-5000 system. The Sher Hertzel, owner of The Mystic Foundry , produces fine bronze and aluminum architectural castings and marine components.

NASA Lays the Groundwork for Homesteading in Space

Additive Manufacturing

Rather than loading all their materials or waiting for a resupply mission, scientists and engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, are asking — what if astronauts could simply use what they found when they arrived on a new destination like Mars?

10 Best DJI Mavic Air Drone Accessories

3D Printing Hub

They are made of thin and sturdy material, which can easily injure a person who comes into contact with them while they are spinning. The Mavic Air propellers are made from lightweight and durable material, and are designed to be easy to mount and secure on your drone.

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3D printing nozzle characteristics

Tridimake

Nozzle shapes and nozzle materials Obviously the nozzle diameter is one of the major parameters when 3D printing. I suspect shorter nozzles are more popular nowadays not because of the intrinsic value to the user, but mostly because they use less material for the manufacturers!

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. Its aluminum construction also extends to its wheel guards which protect you from debris or mud spatters. Rubber bumpers on the front and back provide some impact protection, but it would have been better if Halo used higher quality material on the casing in the first place. The 90s had their skateboards and roller blades.

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

Tridimake

For me, it is a cheap and very useful material to 3D print. It is my best choice whenever PLA is not possible, and the very reason I never use ABS (more about the materials in this post ). Indeed: while material meld at higher temperatures, it also cools down much quicker.

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

Tridimake

And it gives me time to retract my fingers before I burn myself (compared to raw aluminum that conduct heat much faster!). I do it rarely, as liquid glue is so efficient, unless I want to wash it off to revert to a pristine (sanded) glass bed for the neatest PLA prints.

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How much do hoverboards cost? Hoverboard Prices

3D Printing Hub

There are also mid-range and premium high-end boards that prioritizes material quality, speed, and unique features. Don’t let the low price fool you though as it is made of high quality durable material. Most of these boards have excellent builds and are made with quality materials.

Windform® SP NACA Duct and Victory Motorsports Team Break Record at Bonneville Run

Additive Manufacturing

Racing in America developed in different ways across the country, from early purpose-built tracks in the Midwest, the hard sands of East Coast beaches, and the dry lakebeds of California. Case Study by Victory Motorsports | CRP USA . The 3.0

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Are You Ready for an All-Plastic Automotive Engine?

Design 2 Part News

So, I did, and used it as a basis to continue, over these years, to develop materials and processes for making engines.”. Solvay, a global supplier of high-performance polymers, is one of the principal material sponsors of the project. By Mark Shortt, Design-2-Part Magazine.

Making a new Extruder Nozzle Hot-End - DIY - using basic tools only

RichRap

Now for some support materials- PTFE Rod 16.57mm (Ebay 0.99p for 165mm x 16mm) PEEK Rod 14mm (Ebay 2.20 The Aluminum clamp provides support for the PEEK and aids to mechanical fixing to the Extruder and also constrains the PTFE.

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Concept Laser Establishes USA Subsidiary

Additive Manufacturing

a leading-edge supplier of investment and sand castings for the aerospace industry. John Murray Named CEO of new Dallas office Concept Laser Inc.

Why Technology Could Change the Way You Manufacture…

Design 2 Part News

Rather than having a “looks like, feels like, fits like” model of a part that hasn’t yet gone into production, the engineer is able to produce a part that is usable, functional, and representative of the final materials and properties. At the end of the day, this is really a materials game.

Cheap RC Cars Under $50

3D Printing Hub

Plus points: Aluminum capped oil-filled shocks, forward & reverse transmission, drift tires. The car sports aluminum-capped oil-filled shocks and forward & reverse transmission. Another recommendation is to swap some plastic components with aluminum accessories.

Best Hoverboard Accessories of 2019

3D Printing Hub

These are all made from breathable materials to ensure comfort and freedom of movement. The light aluminum frame easily fits in the trunk of your car so you can carry it to different parks and playgrounds easily.

7 Best RC Trucks of 2019

3D Printing Hub

That’s why it can run across sand and grass as well as smoother surfaces like asphalt and concrete. Uses non-toxic ABS material. The truck also boasts a robust center body support, super-strong, anodized aluminum components, and 4mm heavy-duty steel shock shafts.

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