Introducing Our New Polyamide Finish: Satin

i.materialise

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?

New eLearning Course Gets Users Up to Speed in 3D Printing

The Solidworks Blog

When we set out to create the Certified Additive Manufacturing Associate (CSWA-AM) learning and exam, our goal was to develop a short learning course that would cover the very basic topics of mainstream and consumer-level 3D printing. Post printing finishing.

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Introducing Our Material Finishes #98 and #99: Red Gold Plated Brass & Black Color Plated Brass

i.materialise

More and more materials, finishes, and color options are coming to i.materialise lately: we’re proud to announce that as of today consumers can choose from 99 material options on our platform. These finishes are achieved through an electroplating process.

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

Sculpteo

3D printing back then and especially today with its ever increasing speed and versatility has turned into the number one tool when it comes to quickly materialize an object or idea. The materials.

Introducing Our Material Finishes #98 and #99: Red Gold Plated Brass & Black Color Plated Brass

i.materialise

More and more materials, finishes, and color options are coming to i.materialise lately: we’re proud to announce that as of today consumers can choose from 99 material options on our platform. These finishes are achieved through an electroplating process.

3D Printing News Briefs: June 10, 2017

3DPrint.com

Tracy M-Type Tray material tray materialise Materialise Medical Materialise software medical 3d printing metal 3d printer metal additive manufacturing Michigan partnership Powershot S Pre-Stretched Assembly (PSA) PrintRite3D Purple Platypus shapeways Sigma Labs south korea stratasys Stratasys F370 Stratasys J750 3D printer Studio System surface finish Vectary Vyomesh Joshi

3D printing with flexible materials – FlexPLA tests

Algorithmic Art

I’ve already written about the sustainability of 3D printing with biodegradable materials like PLA or 3D printing with wood, but there is a huge amount of articles based on the eco-friendly 3D printing materials researches.

Material science and 3D printing methods explained

3D Printing Industry

In the world of 3D printing, materials are everything and the science is getting more advanced by the day. So choosing the right material and the right method of production is more important than ever, but that is more complex than it sounds.

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

i.materialise

In this blog post, we will have a closer look at the four best and most popular materials for jewelry designers. Our gold comes with a high gloss finish, and you have the option to choose between 14 and 18 karats. You can have your brass 3D prints with a basic finish: untreated brass.

6 Incredible Materials You Can 3D Print in Now

Shapeways Blog

Since launching in 2007, we’ve added over a dozen different materials and finishes. Here’s a quick guide to some of the most amazing materials you can design and 3D print with right now. Both versions of the material can also be painted over easily for a splash of color.

Using Support Material

Tales of a 3D Printer

This, of course, made it impossible to print the way we have been printing. This gave us the chance to learn about support material.

Introducing our Newest Material: PLA – Our Maker’s material of choice for testing their product ideas!

Shapeways Blog

Say hello to our newest 3D printed material family, PLA. PLA, or Polylactic Acid is a common bioplastic and one of the most popular materials designers use to prototype in FDM printers. What makes FDM machines with PLA such a useful material for you iterate?

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

i.materialise

In this blog post we will have a closer look at the four best and most popular materials for jewelry designers. . Our gold comes with a high gloss finish, and you have the option to choose between 14 and 18 karat. Quite simply, it’s a material that looks great and comes at a low price.

Make beautiful 3D prints: understanding the layer thickness

Sculpteo

Our material pages are there to help you understand your design’s constraints, and provide you with material datasheets, etc. We hope this helps you make the best choices when it comes to choosing the printing parameters for our plastic material.

How to transfer SOLIDWORKS Weldment Profile Material Properties to a Part

Javelin Tech Tips

Did you know it is possible to add material properties to custom weldment profiles. This allows you to transfer the SOLIDWORKS Weldment Profile Material Properties to the weldment design. Although no material is specified for the part file, the mass properties, center of gravity, etc.

Material Workshop at Inside 3D Printing Santa Clara

Sculpteo

The workshop will delve into the overall process of making three-dimensional solid objects from digital designs and explore the various powders, binders and support materials that allow for the geometric flexibility inherent to additive manufacturing.

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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.

3D Printing for Students: Order Your 3D Prints with i.materialise and Receive a 10% Student Discount

i.materialise

Simply upload your 3D model, choose your material, finish and/or color, and get an instant price quote – including your 10% discount. This discount is valid on all materials. Take a look at our materials page to learn more about them. Material: Transparent resin.

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Material for artists: 3D printing wood, chalk, and eventually metal with bronze

Tridimake

A gorgeous dual material and well polished bronze ring by foehnsturm Important materials for artists Still today, the visual quality of 3D printed objects is far from perfect. But certainly it is a major and very welcome addition to the list of interesting materials to 3D print.

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Designer Turns Spider Web and Silkworms into Inspiration for 3D Printed Sofa

3D Printer

Although light and requiring far less materials than traditional sofas, the end result is both flexible and strong, easily holding up to 100 kg (220 lbs). Copper and chrome plating were then added to the finish product, which weighs only 2.5

HP Nylon Plastic Now Open to All Makers!

Shapeways Blog

We’re excited about the the material’s progress in strength, stiffness, shock absorption, and finish. With every new material and technology we offer, we work closely with our community and technology partners to improve and develop it.

PolyJet 3D Printing Webinar: Rapid Prototyping Advances with Inkjet-based Printing

Stratasys

The “Rapid Prototyping Advances with Inkjet-based Printing” hosted by Design News starts today and covers: How you can incorporate 82 material characteristics within a single part built on single platform. Hybrid materials and their properties. Multi-material printing case examples.

How to Create Stunning Polyamide (SLS) Prints as a Beginner

i.materialise

Polyamide (SLS) is the material that offers the most freedom of design for 3D printing. It’s also the material that can be finished in the most colors. Over the course of the next week, I 3D modeled it before sending it out to print. Which material did you use and why?

SOLIDWORKS CAM vs. CAMWorks

Javelin Tech Tips

Area clear roughing, Flat area, and Z level finishing. Advanced 3 Axis Roughing and Finishing Capabilities. The Z-Level cycle is a finish contouring cycle that removes material by making a series of horizontal, planar cuts. SOLIDWORKS CAM is powered by CAMWorks.

How 3D Printing in Multiple Colors Works

i.materialise

Our Multicolor material is perfect for visual models that need more than just one color. That’s why we want to shed some light on the 3D printing process of this extraordinary material. The technology behind our Multicolor material is known as ColorJet 3D printing. Materials

How to Get the Perfect Transparent Resin 3D Print

i.materialise

This material from our family of resins is perfect for transparent 3D prints. This material is made with a liquid transparent resin which can have a slightly blue natural tinge. The 3D-printed models resulting from the 3D printing process will be hard, strong and transparent of course.

RepRap: Blog: Rewriting history

RepRap Blog

Erik, of course, has done a superb job of estimating the World population of RepRaps together with RepRap-derived machines like MakerBots and 3D-Systems/BfBs. I, of course, replied that - like the other 7 billion of you - I didnt have a clue. Spring 2007 - The first RepRap Darwin was finished. 30 September 2007 - Vik Olliver in New Zealand finished the second Darwin. [3]. RepRap: Blog.

Wohlers Associates Identifies Design as a Critical Factor in AM Economics and Adoption

Additive Manufacturing

Post-processing can include powder removal, thermal stress relief, support material removal, surface treatment and finishing, and inspection. Print time and cost are determined largely by shape, mass, support material, and orientation when an AM part is built.

printrbot GO – suitcase belts and signature panel

ei8htohms

While the supplied signature panel was a perfect compliment for the original design and finish of the Printrbot GO!, Your mileage may vary of course. Since before I even owned the GO!

Which is better, 3D printing or injection molding?

Leslie's Blog

Of course, every manufacturing process has its share of best-fit applications. For example, does the finish matter? Some considerations include the complexity of the design, the material, the production volume and the part’s intended use.

How to attach additional leader lines to SOLIDWORKS Balloons

Javelin Tech Tips

Finish your drawing view by adding even more detail with a quantity value on the balloon. For even more drawing techniques, attend a SOLIDWORKS Drawings training course available both live online and in person at a Canadian training facility near you. Check our Training Schedule for the next available class, or call a Javelin training representative today (1-877-219-6757) to find out about all of the courses available from Javelin.

It’s Easier Than Ever to Make Injection Molded Toys

3E Rapid Prototyping

All it takes is a printer, some material and a knack for digital design and voila : plastic, colorful toys without going to the store. The surface is rough, layer lines are visible and the finished part may not be strong enough to resist the rough handling of a child.

New 60µm layer thickness available for every plastic 3D print

Sculpteo

Until now, we were offering a standard 100-150µm printing resolution on our plastic material. The different surface finishes on Sculpteo. Of course, all plastic coloring options are still available regardless the resolution and polishing options.

My 3D model has been uploaded – now what?

i.materialise

Of course, modeling for a 3D print job can be confusing. A finished 3D model can be uploaded to i.materialise. Rather, it involves an entire process of file checking, planning, printing, cleaning, finishing, quality checking, packing, and shipping your products.

Photoshop CC Now Supports 3D Printing through i.materialise

Materialise

Photoshop CC now supports 3D Printing with many of the materials offered by i.materialise, and provides useful functions such as instant pricing and automatic mesh repair. Of course, the normal range of colors and finishes are made available for each material!

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High fashion meets 3D printing

3D Printing Industry

Even in the world of high fashion, designers are limited in terms of materials. Once the printer is paid for, the material costs are negligible when factored in to the price of haute couture. Totally bespoke finishes made a difference.

How Does a Microbiologist Turn Into a Jeweler?

Shapeways Blog

And, of course, continuous prototyping to explore different versions of the design. Perhaps the most important lesson for me is that none of my finished designs are exactly as I first imagine them, and they really don’t have to.

How to Create Stunning Polyamide (SLS) Prints as a Beginner

i.materialise

Polyamide (SLS) is the material that offers the most freedom of design for 3D printing. It’s also the material that can be finished in the most colors. Over the course of the next week, I 3D modeled it before sending it out to print. Which material did you use and why?

Polyamide MJF (HP): Now Available on i.materialise

i.materialise

Today, we are very proud to announce the launch of our latest trial material: Polyamide (MJF). The result is a strong, somewhat flexible material. Polyamide (MJF) comes in two finishes : a natural finish, and dyed finish.

3D Printing for Product Design

i.materialise

He graduated in 2009 from the Technical Industrial Designer (SSSAA) course at CSIA in Lugano. Using different colors and materials could add value and give a strong identity to my products.”. Using different colors and materials could add value and give a strong identity to my products.

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Tabletop Games: The Next Dimension

Shapeways Blog

You don’t hit up Genericon , PAX East , AdeptiCon , and Comic Con in the course of a month if you’re just messing around. One of Matt Sweitzer’s finished pieces, courtesy his @popgoesmonkey Instagram. You might have noticed that, at Shapeways, we love games and gamers.

3D Printing for Fashion: Interview with Alexis Walsh

Shapeways Blog

Fashion Week may be wrapping up here in New York City, but that doesn’t mean that we’re finished exploring all the great work our fashion-driven community members are producing here at Shapeways. 3D Print 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Fashion

3D Printer Test

Tales of a 3D Printer

One downside to the Form 1 is that its post processing takes an extra 30 minutes to finish the job. Of course, our experiment was not perfect. 3D-Events ALSproject Cool Printed Stuff Hardware and Materials Scanning Stuff We Print