3D Printed Floating Christmas Tree Made from Recycled Plastic Highlights the Beauty and Fragility of Nature


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Z-Unlimited on Kickstarter: Take Your Ultimaker 3D Printer Unlimited Heights

3D Printing Industry

In 3D printing a life-size elephant for the “Get Off the Elephant” campaign, Dutch inventor Joris van Tubergen developed a simple, elegant solution for extending the Z-axis of five Ultimaker 3D printers to print each slice of the massive, plastic pachyderm.

ProjectSeafood: The Traveling 3D Printing & Recycling Lab Looks to Conquer Ocean Waste Within a Mini-van


Desktop 3D printers are capable of fabricating objects out of simple plastics — usually PLA or ABS — providing designers with the ability to take a concept, idea or model and turn it into... View the entire article via our website. 3D Printers 3D Printing 3d printed hdpe 3d printed waste 3d printing plastic waste hdpe projectseafood recycling ultimaker

Russian Researchers Develop New Recyclable 3D Printing Polymer Out of Biomass Material


When it comes to 3D printing materials, you won’t come across a more popular choice than plastic – there are all sorts of plastics to choose from, and it’s also the cheapest of the. View the entire article via our website.

Presenting my eBay Ultimaker clone (part 1)


The Ultimaker I bought proved to be a (nice) clone ! I bought what was abusively called an Ultimaker on eBay on March, 2012. Moreover, he does not seem to be selling printer anymore, so I will probably not harm the real and only Ultimaker you should buy !

3D PrintLife Brings Eco-friendly ABS to Fab Lab Roxbury

3D Printer

And believe me until a design is perfected there are lots of failed prints! This is especially problematic when 3D Printing with ABS plastic which is not recyclable but highly desirable in certain applications due to its strength. Fab Lab Future Green ABS Eco-friendly plastic

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Presenting my eBay Ultimaker clone (part 2): the head


To his discredit though, freely using the name Ultimaker is illegal, and I am far from sure that he released these modifications under an open hardware licence , as required by the initial designers of the Ultimaker.

3D Printed Molds for Concrete Frame Canoe

DIY 3D Printing

Project description: A research team from ETH Zurich used 3D-printed moulds to make the skeletal framework for this all-concrete boat, which won first prize for design innovation at the Concrete Canoe Regatta. 3d printing in cement molds ship Switzerland ultimaker

Jabil Advances Additive Manufacturing Market with Integration of Engineered Materials, World-Class 3D Printing Machines and Proven Processes

Additive Manufacturing

Jabil Engineered Materials will be available starting this month through distribution partners, including Chase Plastics and Channel Prime Alliance. Print profiles for Jabil Engineered Materials also will be available through Ultimaker Cura software with links to Jabil’s distribution partners.

Fairphone and 3D Hubs Present a Collection of 3D Printed Wooden Accessories for the Fairphone 2


When you think of cell phones and cell phone accessories, you probably think of plastic, and, for the most part, that would be accurate. 3D Design 3D Printing 3d hubs 3d printed cell phone accessories 3d printed smartphone accessories Alan Nguyen colorfabb colorfabb filament Fairphone The Fairphone Accessory Challenge ultimaker woodfill3D printing has become a popular method of manufacturing for. View the entire article via our website.

Features and improvements for a would-be homemade Ultimaker 3D printer


How would I re-design the original Ultimaker? Quite some changes on the back of my Ultimaker Original (aka v.1)! The Ultimaker 1 (aka Original) is a well-built printer. It is probably one of the oldest and still best designs as proved by its incredible longevity.

How One Couple is Using 3D Printing to Help Save the Planet

3D Printer

To feed their designs, they use plastic they find strewn about as trash on the beaches. The portable 3D printer lab features an Ultimaker 3D printer, a plastic shredder, and a filament extruder to help turn plastic bottle lids into 3D printed designs.

Retro Populator open source kit will turn your 3d printer into pick and place machine for home manufacturing

DIY 3D Printing

currently in planning/design. Addition of tape advancement, including plastic cover peeling. diy electronics hack home manufacturing open source pick and place solder ultimaker upgrade

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RepRap: Blog: New Extruder Design

RepRap Blog

New Extruder Design. I have (finally) finished my 1.75mm filament extruder design for RepRap. I say RepRap - in fact, by simply changing its adapter plate (called base_plate in the design), it should go on virtually any 3D printer. Compact design (110 mm x 90 mm x 80 mm).

DSM Brings Additive Manufacturing One Step Closer to Industrial Production with New Carbon Fiber Filament

Additive Manufacturing

Novamid® ID1030 CF10 is designed for printing functional prototypes and industrial applications. Tests have shown that users can run their printers at the same speeds as with unreinforced plastics, while achieving considerably better strength and toughness.

Megatronics V3.0 + UM Tutorial & Review

Chopmeister's 3D Printing Stuff

is the latest version of RepRapWorld's 3d printer electronics, designed to be a single PCB solution. However most of the newer electronic designs tend to have the Atmega chip on board.

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DIMENSIONEXT: The Third Way: A 'Snap Together' 3D Printer


On one side of the home 3D printer spectrum are self-assembly printers from the RepRap and Fab@Home projects, on the other are the MakerBot , Ultimaker and kins range of pre-assembled printers. The snap-together design by Snap3D thus has pertinence beyond mere convenience. Pages.

TCT2012 show report and Industry growing pains.


I asked if she likes the printed cases (pointing to a number of Raspberry Pi cases scattered around the Cube printer)  yes they are wonderful, people really like them Do you know who designed it? Another Voxeljet print Ultimaker - Yea! Ultimaker!

CNC fail - 3D printed design blows my ears instead of the dust


A 3D printer is tremendously useful for such a design. But it does not mean the design is functional! this is a really smart design by Andy Shrimpton) Of course, many designs already exists to hold a vacuum hose close to the end mill.

SOLIDWORKS World Partner Pavilion Preview – Part I

The Solidworks Blog

If you’re looking to preview new technology, solve design challenges or just see all the cool products designed in SOLIDWORKS, visiting the Partner Pavilion is a must. Stop by booth #410 to sign up to download Rapid Design, for FREE and to enter to win an iPad mini! Ultimaker.

Gifts for Grown-ups, Inspired by a Toddler

Shapeways Blog

As our last ordering deadlines for holiday gifting arrive this week, there are still lots of unique, beautiful objects available in our fastest-to-ship material: strong and flexible plastic. Kae Woie and Elena launched XYZ Workshop in 2013, tinkering with a kit-made 3D printer from Ultimaker.

3D Printing Teacher of the Year – Exclusive Interview With Philip Cotton

Philip Cotton

Founder of the 3dfilemarket.com , an online community to download and share 3D printing designs and to promote 3dprinting, Philip Cotton is a teacher consultant for BBC learning who teaches design and technology at the UK Ladybridge High School. The reason is for good design.

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

3D Printing for Beginners

an airtight container or sealed plastic bag, together with some silica gel bags) or even better, in a vacuum bag. Garolite (a US brand) is a synthetic resin bonded fabric – its European counterpart is branded Tufnol , as cotton/phenolic resin laminated plastic.

Solving Those 3D Printing Warps


Extruded plastic, by definition, must be hot. This is particularly evident in ABS plastic, less so in some other plastics, such as PLA. Heat is provided by the Ultimaker’s own heated print surface, which simply accumulates inside the enclosure.

Diamond Hotend makes multi-color 3D printing possible from a single nozzle

3D Printing Review

The most common type of home or hobbyist 3D printer is the Fused Deposition Modeler, or FDM type of printer, which works by melting a plastic filament with a heater element (the “hot end”) and extruding the melted plastic out of a small nozzle, much like icing a cake.

Printing the Impossible: Evolution of a Fidget Cube

Shapeways Blog

Fidget toys have been trending since October , and it’s amazing to see our community come up with ever-more-brilliant ways to keep those hands busy during deep thoughts, Netflix binges, meetings… I usually start my designs by prototyping at home with a desktop FDM/filament 3D printer.

How 5 Major Automobile Manufacturers Use 3D Printing

3E Rapid Prototyping

BMW is no stranger to such forms of design and manufacturing, employing 3D printing in pre-development, vehicle validation, and testing, or in concept and show cars. They’ve been using the technology to enhance both plastic and metal components.

What Material Should I Use For 3D Printing? – Advanced Materials Review #3 – ABS+ from Trideus

3D Printing for Beginners

According to Trideus, it has specially been designed to address the biggest problem you face when printing with standard ABS: warping. While loading the ABS+ into our Ultimaker Original, I noticed however that the filament itself is a little brittle.

The Urban Transportation of the Future: 3D Printed Electric Longboards


Once he purchased an Ultimaker 2 , he was able to start printing usable parts that he could experiment with. Even more intriguing is that each of Sune’s designs are accompanied by a smartphone app which acts as a controller.

Universal 3D printing filament spool standard 2014


The closest thing we have to a ''standard'' reel is based around the use of 3mm plastic welding rod/coils for automotive repair industry, these very large coils have been used with 3D printing for many years. Just as important is the ability to design them into new and existing 3D printers.

Best Workhorse 3D Printers: The Most Reliable 3D Printers

3D Printing Hub

Ultimaker 2+. The frame is made of aluminum, making the MK3 more stable and durable than cheap open-frame 3D printers with a plastic frame. It’s loaded with convenient features designed to make 3D printing easy for everyone and prints really well in different settings.

Is consumer 3D printing overhyped?

Shapeways Blog

In my opinion, the big problem is that consumer 3D printing all too often is confused with home printing or desktop printers like MakerBot, Formlabs and Ultimaker. Not only in Plastics, but in Metal, Precious Metals, and very recently Porcelain.

MTM Multifab multitool desktop manufacturing machine

DIY 3D Printing

Ultimaker, very well known and powerful 3d printer, is based on this machine. PLASTIC EXTRUDER, Based on the Rep-Rap project, this extrusion head will enable additive manufacturing in plastics such as ABS.

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chopmeister's 3d printing stuff: Megatronics V3.0 + UM Tutorial.

Chopmeister's 3D Printing Stuff

is the latest version of RepRapWorlds 3d printer electronics, designed to be a single PCB solution. However most of the newer electronic designs tend to have the Atmega chip on board. chopmeisters 3d printing stuff. A blog about my 3d printer related projects. And possibly other stuff.

Filament plug, hot head and the short bowden tube


Get rid of a plastic plug in an early Ultimaker V2-like hot end Updated : check my alternate blind rivet nut setup, it is way more robust. Actually the plastic still continued to flow but it was way harder.

3D printing: the shape of things to come?

Capturing the Value

Stories about 3D printed Stradivariuses, undetectable plastic guns, novel building designs, personal miniatures, medical devices and a variety of other 3D printing objects, have become an almost daily occurrence in the mainstream press. If you ask the proverbial man or women in the street what they understand by the terms stereolithography, selective laser sintering and fused deposition modeling, youre likely to be met with a blank expression.

DIMENSIONEXT: New Extruder = $4 per Pound (?6 per kg) Filament!


The cost of the plastics to the end user is another factor. The price of standard extruder filament plastic is anywhere from £20 per kilogram such as here to the astonishing price by market leaders MakerBot for their glow-in-the-dark green of £80 per kilogram here. Pages.

Which hobbed bolt for a filament feeder? My homemade one!


Now, molten plastic still does not flow easily through our tiny nozzles (~0.4 Slipping is to be avoided because the quantity of extruded plastic is then less than expected: you get bad prints and it makes fine tuning impossible. V1 ultimaker bolt. The V2 ultimaker tapped bolt.

Guide to Personal 3D Printers


It doesn’t matter if you’re an individual designer looking to hack objects around the house, a large company looking to manufacture goods for a global market or anyone in between – there’s a printer for you. Ultimaker 2 3D Printer review (Everyone).

FABLABs and 3D Printers

The Solidworks Blog

I see great work from FABLABs using SolidWorks from designing new products to educational outreach. I Ultimaker. The next breakthrough will come when the spool of material can come from recycled plastic.

DIMENSIONEXT: Micro 3D Printers' Massive Million Crowdfunding.


Co-developers Dave Jones and Mike Armani took the visual aesthetics first approach to the design of their 3D printer: The have a compact unit, single piece shell, and vibrant design. Review: Ultimaker 2 3D Printer. Pages. SECTOR NEWS. REPORTS. REVIEWS. SEARCH. PRINTEREST. ABOUT.

New Zmorph Multifunctional 3D Printer As Company. - dimensionext


Because it has seven interchangable toolheads that mean it is able to print with a range of plastics, ceramics, chocolate and cake, as well as offering subtractive and formative fabrication with a milling and engraving toolhead. Heated table design: 5 mm tempered glass;Kapton heating mat 175w.

RepRap: Blog: Sourcing a 3d Printer

RepRap Blog

Motors, electronics, RP (Plastic Parts), and Hardware: These parts are not hard to find, and no matter where you are in the world you can have them shipped to you. RP (Plastic Parts). The availably of plastic parts has seen a real dramatic shift in availably in the last year.

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