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.

Aluminum & Steel 3D Printer Filaments On Their Way — Sinterhard Launches Kickstarter Campaign

3D Printing Review

The stainless steel and aluminum powders they are starting with are also assured to produce high quality 3D printed parts and offer, respectively, moderate and low-sintering temperatures. After the plastic is gone, what is left is a “brown part,” which is soft metal.

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ASTERID 1100 3d printer by Plastic Scribbler

DIY 3D Printing

From company page: The Asterid 1100 takes our base model and adds a Smart controller LCD graphics display with SD card reader, it replaces the power resistor in the hot end with a heater cartridge and it adds a PCB heated bed.

Things You Should Know About Aluminum Extruded Medical…

Design 2 Part News

“Things You Should Know About Aluminum Extruded Medical Components” By Mark Shortt, Design-2-Part Magazine. With proper finishing, including anodizing and hardcoating, they say, aluminum products are less porous and cleaner than stainless steel.

6 Incredible Materials You Can 3D Print in Now

Shapeways Blog

When most people think of 3D printing they picture simple, mono-colored pieces of plastic, but with Shapeways there’s way more you can do. Everything from multi-colored sandstone to nylon plastic to gold is available now for your 3D-printing pleasure.

Designing Folding Bicycles using 3D Printed Aluminum: an interview with Mark Walker

Shapeways Blog

A month ago we launched our 3D printed Aluminum. I spoke with Mark to discuss the advantages of 3D printing with Shapeways and how Montague Bikes using our aluminum to prototype their unique bicycles that combine performance with compactness.

Will 3D Printing be the demise of Plastic Injection Molding?

Leslie's Blog

Some observers of the plastics manufacturing industry, especially those with a vested interest, would like to have you believe that 3D printing is going to be the demise of injection molding. It is a basic, dependable method of producing high quality plastic parts. By Denny Scher.

New Techniques for Joining Plastic to Metal

Design 2 Part News

Engineering plastics and carbon-fiber composites are popular choices, but they create challenges when they have to be joined to dissimilar materials, such as aluminum, magnesium, stainless steel or titanium. However, when joining plastic parts to metal parts, options are few.

How to make a solar water desalination and purification still from a plastic bottle and 3d printed ring container

DIY 3D Printing

CreatorLes made this interesting project which uses waste plastic bottles and simple 3d printed part to make a solar still that can be used as an cheap water desalinator or purifier.

Introducing new pilots: Aluminum, Interlocking Metal and Black Nylon

Shapeways Blog

Today we are launching 3 new pilot materials available for testing: Interlocking Metal , Aluminum and Black Nylon 11. We currently offer Porcelain , Full Color Plastic and RUSH pilots.

The Impact of 3D Printing in the Plastics Industry


For plastics professionals, 3D printing has been a breakthrough for how plastic part design and production can now be accomplished. Jigs, fixtures, and check gauges are being created quicker and are less expensive than tools made from aluminum.

New Techniques for Joining Plastic to Metal

Design 2 Part News

Engineering plastics and carbon-fiber composites are popular choices, but they create challenges when they have to be joined to dissimilar materials, such as aluminum, magnesium, stainless steel or titanium. However, when joining plastic parts to metal parts, options are few.

Pitt Engineers Receive $503,000 NSF Grant to Study How Aluminum Alloy Microstructures Form in Real Time

Additive Manufacturing

By Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh. Research will utilize Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s unique Dynamic Transmission Electron Microscope.

3D Printing News Briefs: May 26, 2017

There’s a lot going on in the 3D printing world this week! In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll cover everything from 3D printed clothing to 3D printing materials and 3D. View the entire article via our website.

Are You Ready for an All-Plastic Automotive Engine?

Design 2 Part News

A rendering of the Polimotor 2 all-plastic, composite-based engine. That wouldn’t be the case today, he said, because a much higher level of competence in plastics and composites technology is readily accessible. Image courtesy of Solvay Engineering Plastics/Composite Castings.

How 3D Printing Customized Jigs and Fixtures Saves Rutland Plastics $60,000 Per Year

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Rutland Plastics is a custom injection molding company located in Rutland, United Kingdom that produces products for a wide range of companies and industries. Rutland traditionally made approximately 100 new jigs and fixtures annually from aluminum on its CNC milling machines.

How to make a DIY injection molding machine from a drill press

DIY 3D Printing

For any serious mass production of plastic parts you must use injection molding which can be expensive in the beginning since the initial mold is costly but the parts are cheap afterwards.

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3D Printing Technology Hits the Road as EOS Makes Custom 3D Printed Car Parts.for Kids

3D Printing 3D printed aluminum components 3d printed car accessories 3d printed car parts 3d printed cockpits 3d printed custom hubcaps 3d printed logo 3D printed wheel rims 3D printing case study 3D printing polymers automobiles Bobby car Bobby Tailor case study Creabis GmbH custom 3d printed car parts DMLS eos EOS M 290 EOS M290 DMLS system EOS P396 3D printers germany industrial 3d printing luxury metal 3d printing PA 2200 plastic 3d printing powder metal fusion

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The 3D Printing Materials Market is Expected to Expand Significantly in the Next Four Years

3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Business 3d printing material market 3d printing materials abs aluminum copper metal 3d printing nickel pla plastic 3d printing PMMA polycarbonate PVC steel titanium TMR Transparency Market ResearchConventional wisdom would suggest that the 3D printing materials market is going to be directly tied to the 3D printing hardware market. As the rate of 3D printers sold every year continues to. View the entire article via our website.

Design Tips for Working More Effectively with Plastics

Design 2 Part News

By Michael Busker, Minnesota Rubber and Plastics, Design-2-Part Magazine. Every engineer’s aim when designing with plastic is to achieve a technically good design that functions well and that can be manufactured cost effectively. Today’s high performance plastics make possible even the most complex designs with demanding performance requirements. Photo courtesy of Minnesota Rubber and Plastics. When Your Material of Choice is Plastic.

A Versatile, Flexible Plastics Process That You May Never…

Design 2 Part News

“A Versatile, Flexible Plastics Process That You May Never Have Heard Of “ By Design-2-Part Magazine. The molds, called “mandrels,” are typically needed for the dip molding process or for custom applications, and are made from either aluminum or steel.

DIY 3D Printing: Sculptify David 3d printer uses pellets for Fused.

DIY 3D Printing

Build Surface: Aluminum. Construction: Aircraft aluminum, Polycarbonate windows. Plastic pellets are easy to use with the Sculptify 3D printer. They are the most cost effective form of plastic. Hard plastic commonly used in plastic car components and household items.

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DIY 3D Printing: Protoprint will produce filament from garbage in.

DIY 3D Printing

Protoprint is a social enterprise based in India that empowers waste pickers with the technology to produce 3D printer filament from waste plastic. Rat Rig produces first European aluminum V-slot li. DIY 3D Printing. Manufacturing revolution on your desktop. Pages. My projects.

DIY 3D Printing: Cost reduction and time saving blow mold.

DIY 3D Printing

Blow molding is a manufacturing process used to produce hollow plastic parts, such as bottles and other containers. 3d printed vs. cnc machined aluminum blow molds. Click here for more posts in category: cost reduction , industrial , mold , plastic mold , stratasys.

Printrbot shows their first desktop CNC router!

DIY 3D Printing

It can cut wood, plastic and aluminum at "respectable speeds," according to Brook. This is a big surprise and big news for the scene! Printrbot is expanding into desktop CNC market with this preview of their router. We want more information!

Photo buildlog on how to cast metal with lost-PLA method

DIY 3D Printing

Object is 3d printed and used in mold making by melting away the plastic with high temperature. Here is detailed step-by-step buildlog or photo guide of how to cast metal (bronze) jewelry into mold produced with lost-PLA casting method. It goes from design to final product stage.

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Make a DIY Waterjet Cutter From a Cheap Pressure Cleaner

DIY 3D Printing

It can cut thin aluminum, wood, and plastics. With right settings, it could potentially cut plastic 3d printed parts or use it as a sand blasting device for surface finishing. In my youth, I used to work at a local car wash place.

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R-CNC DIY CNC Mill with 3D Printed Parts

DIY 3D Printing

It is made from 3d printed parts and aluminum structure elements. RoMaker from France developed and published the R-CNC mill plans. It looks easy to make with well documented build instructions. The cost of it should be relatively affordable and cheap to make. Eletronics is based on Ramps 1.4

The Full List of 3D Printing Materials Available at Sculpteo


Here comes the list : Plastics. Charged Plastics. Plastics. When it comes to 3D printing materials, plastic is the most common among consumer-level printers. This is a result of plastics low cost and low melting points, among other things. Aluminum.

ORNL Wins Nine R&D 100 Awards

Additive Manufacturing

ORNL researchers were recognized for the following innovations: ACMZ Cast Aluminum Alloys were developed by a team of researchers from ORNL with Fiat Chrysler Automobile U.S. ACMZ aluminum alloys are a new class of affordable, lightweight superalloys capable of withstanding temperatures of almost 100-degree Celsius more than current commercial alloys while providing exceptional thermomechanical performance and hot tear resistance.

TRiBOT will give you 3d printing, CNC milling and injection molding in one machine

DIY 3D Printing

Computer monitor - key board - mouse - cables One set of blank aluminum mold plates 3D printer specifications: 11x5x11 build area. Capable of printing multiple plastics at temperatures up to 400 degrees C. pounds) spool of plastic plastic weld rod or printer filament.

3D Systems launches two new DMP metal 3D printers and Customer Innovation Center

3D Printing Industry

Furthermore, the company has introduced a new aluminum alloy material, LaserForm AISiMg0.6(A), A), and established a new Customer Innovation Center (CIC) in Germany for plastics in additive manufacturing. Leading 3D printer manufacturer 3D Systems has announced the latest additions to its DMP metal 3D printing platform – the DMP Flex 350 and DMP Factory 350 3D printers.

MendelMax 2.0 review and impressions by ZennmasterM

DIY 3D Printing

Design The MendelMax 2 includes a completely redesigned frame, made from aluminum extrusions and primarily flat plates. Great review video of MendelMax 2.0 by ZennmasterM. MendelMax 2.0 description from RepRap wiki: The new MendelMax 2 is a complete reinvention of the MendelMax.

What engineers wanted to know about additive manufacturing in 2017

Leslie's Blog

The e-Stage for Metal program automates support generation for titanium, aluminum and stainless steel parts. Working with plastics in 3D printing. This article covers tips and techniques for getting the qualities you want in your plastic 3D printing parts. It’s the end of 2017.

3D Printed Injection Mold Seminars Stress Economic Benefits

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Plastic manufacturers from all over the midwestern United States attended the recent event to hear, learn and see first-hand the potential time- and cost-saving benefits of 3D printed injection molds. The plastic molds also cost a fraction of metal molds, resulting in savings of up to 95%.

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DIY astronomy projects made with a 3d printer

DIY 3D Printing

The optical tube assembly consists of aluminum extrusions attached with 3D printed ribs designed for standard hardware and covered with cardboard tubing. The bottom base plates are separated with plastic bearings to allow for control.

Micron E.M.E Ltd Dual head full metal extruder

DIY 3D Printing

VDC :Rated voltage/Phase Fans: 40x40x20 size, 12VD Heaters: 12V Thermistors: 100K ohm NTC thermistor Mechanical: Nominal Distance between the 2 nozzles is 46mm but required fine calibration 1:13 Planetary Gearbox Materials: black anodize Aluminum, Stainless Steel and Brass.

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Micron3DP COBRA Extruders Line

DIY 3D Printing

Unlike other extruders (No Teflon tubing or plastic parts inside the hot-end). Micron3DP presents their new COBRA Extruders Line! The COBRA line includes: the COBRA single extruder , COBRA dual extruder, COBRA J-Head compatible extruder and COBRA bowden/rostock. It is priced at 330 USD range.

FDM Thermoform Tooling: What It Is and Why It Works

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Thermoforming is a conventional plastics forming process where heat is used to bring a sheet of plastic to its sagging point, or when it becomes pliable. The heat source is removed and the plastic sheet is positioned onto a mold.

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Carvey desktop hobby CNC router

DIY 3D Printing

27kg) Materials it Can Cut: wood, soft metals, foam, plastics, circuit boards Connectivity: USB Port Computer System Requirements: Chrome web browser, 64 bit Mac or Windows, USB Port. Carvey is a desktop CNC router from Inventables. They call it desktop carver since they think "cnc router" would be confusing for new users.

How 3D Printing is Shaping Future Engineers Today

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

They printed the gear in ABS plastic and tested it on the robot. Well enough so that it could have been used, even though the students had a final gear made from aluminum. Several were printed using a Stratasys uPrint SE plus, utilizing ABS plastic material.

How Medical Professionals are Using Digital Manufacturing to Create Next-gen Anatomical Models

3E Rapid Prototyping

Digital manufacturing is making a big impact on many areas of medicine, from small things like the machining of aluminum test tube holders to futuristic practices like the 3D printing of titanium implants.

QU-BD RPM Rapid Prototyping Mill 3d printer and powerful mill hybrid

DIY 3D Printing

Polycarbonate | Aluminum, Steel, Stainless Steel, Plastic, Wood etc. RPM is machine in beta, hybrid dual extruder 3d printer / mill with ball screw movement, high power motors and strong mill head. Construction looks very sturdy and high quality.