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. The nozzle moves to place the material in the correct location to build your model up layer by layer.

Materials used in 3D printing

Sculpteo

The post Materials used in 3D printing appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo. 3D Printers, materials and technologiesYou may not know all that 3D printing can do for you. M […].

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Blog on break, production full steam ahead!

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While we’ll be cooling off from the record-breaking temperatures, we hope you’ll continue designing and creating so that we can look forward to feeling inspired by your 3D printing projects as soon as the blog is back online in September. Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.

Working with metal materials for additive manufacturing

Leslie's Blog

Perhaps more than any other manufacturing process, additive manufacturing works best when you match the material to the right additive process. Some of the challenges, though, are: –many additive processes suggest proprietary versions of materials.

Material Spotlight // Agilus30 FAQ

Studio Fathom

Agilus30, a PolyJet material released earlier this year from Stratasys, is a rubber-like material that has improved functional performance and aesthetics—two times the tear resistance when compared to Tango. blog 3d printing Agilus30 Digital Material Material polyjet Rubber

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. During processing, the laser heats the powder material to 60 to 70° C for fusing.

New FDM & PolyJet Materials Released By Stratasys

Purple Platypus

If you haven’t already heard, Stratasys has come out with five brand new FDM and PolyJet materials this quarter. Each material serves a different and unique purpose, from withstanding extreme temperatures to printing at speeds more accelerated than ever before.

With 3D printing materials, knowledge is power

Leslie's Blog

The more you know about available materials, the easier it will be to get the final build results you seek. The key to a thriving 3D printing / additive manufacturing (3DP/AM) industry will be materials. And users continue to question the high costs of some materials.

3D Printing Composite Materials: PolyJet Technology

Modern Tech

PolyJet 3D printers use this process to create parts with a high level of detail and realism because they can print in multiple materials/colors at once and at a higher resolution than other print technology like Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF).

Sustainability Series blog post: Packing Things Up

3D Perspectives

Packaging companies are also using new manufacturing techniques to optimize packaging design and reduce their use of virgin materials. Companies are also taking into account how the raw materials are sourced, transported, manufactured and disposed of.

What are smart materials?

Sculpteo

The post What are smart materials? appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo We hear more and more from new experiments made using 4 […].

Material Spotlight // ASA FAQ

Studio Fathom

A popular material used by FATHOM 3D printing service customers is FDM-based ASA—ideal for producing consistently high-quality parts with UV stability and great aesthetics.

FDM—Material Selection

Studio Fathom

Materials characterize manufacturing processes and manufacturing processes influence the material properties of the final product—additive manufacturing is no different. The technologies are identified by the materials they use, and the … Read More.

Comparing 3D Printed Nylon Materials

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

The next major frontier for the industry is improving the materials we use to create more resistant, flexible, and usable parts and components. FDM Nylon 12CF (carbon filled) features the highest strength-to-weight ratio and stiffness of any FDM material.

Two new multiple material 3d printers from Stratasys

Leslie's Blog

new Objet500 Connex1 and Objet500 Connex2 Multi-material 3D Printers, which feature the company’s triple-jetting technology. It produces parts from three diverse materials in a single production run. At the IMTS show in Chicago this week, I had a chance to see Stratasys Ltd.

What to expect from additive materials in 2017

Leslie's Blog

3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Industries Leslie's blog MaterialsWhat will happen to polymers and metals for additive manufacturing in 2017? Will there be new technology introduced this year? Will additive manufacturing move closer to actual manufacturing?

Blog on recent AM & 3D Printing Conference

Rapid Prototyping News UK

Raymond’s presentation quickly put those doubts to rest – we are talking massive part consolidation for engine components, printed buildings built using extraterrestrial material and microgravity printers.

RepRap: Blog: Vapor Treating ABS RP parts

RepRap Blog

RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at www.reprap.org - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Tuesday, February 26, 2013. Vapor Treating ABS RP parts.

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2020 supports AxF™ measured materials

Javelin Tech Tips

Traditionally, design teams have approximated the physical (optical) behavior of materials in digital tools through tedious and time-consuming manual re-creation and editing. AxF Material Examples. SOLIDWORKS Visualize AXF Materials SOLIDWORKS 2020 SW2020

RepRap: Blog: Announcing AMRI: Advanced Manufacturing.

RepRap Blog

RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at www.reprap.org - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. We hope to livestream the presentations and also upload them online afterwards via the RepRap blog. With what materials?

Additive Materials for Aerospace

Studio Fathom

New materials and technologies are quickly gaining an industry … Read More. The post Additive Materials for Aerospace appeared first on FATHOM // 3D Printer Sales, Advanced Prototype Fabrication, Bridge-To-Production Low Volume Manufacturing.

Material Spotlight // Nylon 12CF FAQ

Studio Fathom

The material is comprised of a blend of Nylon 12 resin and chopped carbon fiber, at a … Read More. The post Material Spotlight // Nylon 12CF FAQ appeared first on FATHOM // 3D Printer Sales, Advanced Prototype Fabrication, Bridge-To-Production Low Volume Manufacturing.

3D printing is helping researchers in development of energy-absorbing material

Leslie's Blog

Because 3D printing forms objects differently than traditional machining or injection molding, it enables researchers to think outside the box when developing new materials. The researchers are working on a new type of energy-absorbing material that might be 3-D printable.

5 Considerations for Material Selection

Stratasys

In the last ten years, the advancements in technology coupled with the corresponding developments of material have hugely impacted the way 3D printing is viewed and relied upon by engineers, designers and manufacturers during development and production.

Have you heard about composite materials?

Sculpteo

We talk about 3D printing materials a lot. The post Have you heard about composite materials? appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo It is quite […].

Featured Material // PEKK for FDM

Studio Fathom

For harsh environment applications, FATHOM’s additive manufacturing service customers have a new material option to consider—the team is excited to introduce the availability of PEKK for fused deposition modeling (FDM).

Nylon Family of FDM Materials

Studio Fathom

Stratasys offers three types of Nylon materials for fused deposition modeling (FDM) to meet the varying application needs of strength and flexibility—but, when to choose which material?

RepRap: Blog: Prusa Iteration 2

RepRap Blog

RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at www.reprap.org - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. It's late January and we still don't have a bill of materials for vitamin parts.

FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) Support Material Removal

Javelin Tech Tips

FDM materials offer specialized properties like toughness, elastomeric flexibility, electrostatic dissipation, translucence, biocompatibility, UV resistance, VO flammability and FST ratings. Materials Overview. use of hand tools to reach and remove all support material.

Choose the most robust 3D printing material

Sculpteo

There are so many 3D printing materials to choos […]. The post Choose the most robust 3D printing material appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

Material of the Month: PA12

Shapeways Blog

Since we now offer two Multi Jet Fusion Plastic materials (see new material announcement ), PA12 has reclaimed its industrial name to clearly differentiate it from PA12 Glass Beads , which contains 40% glass beads for added stiffness and durability. Material.

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Tips on getting the properties you need from 3D printing materials

Leslie's Blog

on what engineers can do to ensure their chosen printing materials perform as expected once printed. 3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Aerospace Industrial Leslie's blog Master Class Materials MedicalAt this year’s RAPID show, I had a chance to ask Carl Dekker, president at Met-l-flo Inc. Here are a few tips. Make Parts Fast.

What Material Should I Use For 3D Printing? – Advanced Materials Review #2 – Taulman 618 and Taulman 645 Nylon

3D Printing for Beginners

Welcome to another post in our Advanced 3D printing materials review series. Keep on reading to find out how these materials can benefit your 3D printing projects. They just recommend purging about 50mm of filament after changing the material. Materials

Multi-Material 3D Printing Webinar 9/26

Studio Fathom

Listen in on Tuesday, September 26 to learn about PolyJet’s unique 3D printing technology—the first to simultaneously jet different materials as a single part in one build cycle. blog 3d printing connex multi-material polyjet stratasys webinar

EOS introduces new additive machine and materials at Euromold

Leslie's Blog

The first expansion stage for the basic version will initially be offered with the materials EOS Aluminum AlSi10Mg and EOS NickelAlloy IN718, suitable for use in the automotive and aerospace industries in particular. Processes for further materials are under development.

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Which laser cutting material for which application?

Sculpteo

The post Which laser cutting material for which application? appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo You may know Sculpteo as a 3D printing service, but do […].

Five Favorite 2014 SOLIDWORKS Blog Posts

The Solidworks Blog

2014 brought hundreds of blog posts across the SOLIDWORKS blog network. We’ve heard from users, students, artists and startups as well as experts providing SOLIDWORKS tips and tricks on our Tech blog. The SOLIDWORKS blog also celebrated another famous birthday: Batman’s 75 th.

Which Materials should I use to 3D print PPE or Medical Components?

Javelin Tech Tips

If you want to use your 3D printer to help in the fight against COVID-19 with the production of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), medical devices, or components for medical equipment, like a ventilator, then you need to pick the right type of material. FDM Materials. FDM Material.

RepRap: Blog: Your 3D print in the London Science Museum

RepRap Blog

RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at www.reprap.org - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. It is intended to feature as part of its introduction a wall of 3D printed items, of all shapes, sizes, colours and materials.

RepRap: Blog: Quality - Open Source for the Win (Part Deux)

RepRap Blog

RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at www.reprap.org - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. This blog is not the place for RepRap spinoff company Ra Ra, so I have left it until our sales campaign here is just about over before making this post.

Top 10 Future 3D Printing Materials (that exist in the present!)

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The post Top 10 Future 3D Printing Materials (that exist in the present!) appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo. & More 3D challenges 3D News 3D Printing 3D printing materials future Future materials Materials

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A new source for flexible 3D printing materials

Leslie's Blog

Last year, Fenner Drives introduced a novel 3D printing material that has considerable elasticity. NinjaTek will deliver 3D printing materials and services to markets. He holds a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Drexel University. He has extensive R&D experience in additive manufacturing, initially with high temperature plastics for selective laser sintering, and most recently with FDM materials development.

RepRap: Blog: New open source slicer: CuraEngine!

RepRap Blog

RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at www.reprap.org - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Multiple materials The engine was built from the start with multi-head printing in mind. PLA, and other materials work fine as well.