2015

11 Experts Share Their Top 3D Printing Beginner Tips

3D Printing for Beginners

Let's be honest, 3D printing can be quite tricky. Home 3D printing technology is still immature and 3D printing beginners who just bought their first machine are faced with a multitude of challenges when it comes to getting reliable and repeatable 3D print results. [.]. Beginners Corner

Major Brands Adopt 3D Printing

Wohlers Talk

Commercial 3D printing has been around since 1988, but change over the past two years is unlike anything we’ve seen in the industry’s first 25 years. Major corporations are making commitments to 3D printing.

LitePlacer DIY pick and place machine with camera guidance

DIY 3D Printing

Juha Kuusama developed a DIY pick-and-place machine inspired by Shapeoko CNC router. It is fully functional with computer vision / camera effector guidance, BOM import and precise enough to place 0402 parts with the vacuum head.

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printrbot GO – suitcase belts and signature panel

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Since before I even owned the GO! v.1), I had a vision in my mind about turning it into a steampunk steamer trunk kinda thing, and critical to that vision were suitcase belts.

3D Medical Applications

Held in Baltimore, Maryland, this event will bring together thought leaders, experts, engineers, doctors, researchers, and regulators in the many medical methods for 3D technology.The 3D Medical Applications conference is the most comprehensive, game-changing, meeting of minds for the future of 3D in healthcare.

Autodesk releasing HSMWorks 2016 for SOLIDWORKS

cadcamstuff.com

Time to strengthen up your CNC toolkit. SOLIDWORKS 2016 is here for the design. To make it better, here is HSMWorks 2016 for manufacturing. The standard for CAM companies is one major release a year. But, the Autodesk CAM development team sends updates out all the time; One of my favorite things.

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Automated customization powered by 3D printing: Showcase Schunk eGRIP

Additively Blog

Read in this blogpost about a great showcase of automated customization powered by 3D printing: Schunk eGRIP

Additive manufacturing moves beyond the “cool” phase

Leslie's Blog

The next trend you’ll find with Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is the growth of additive services. Part of this growth is driven by customer need, part by the frequent acquisitions made by the larger vendors. Customer need turns out to be an interesting driver.

A breath of fresh air in a crowded 3dprinting market

Philip Cotton

I first saw this printer at the 2013 3dprintshow in London and it caught my eye immediately. This was different from other printers. This actually had good design as the core feature.

FLEXIBLE 3D PRINTING

3D Printing Review

The concession stand at the Midwest Rep Rap Festival did not disappoint when it came to the expected fare: hot dogs, walking tacos, and bananas for scale. But the yummiest things there could not be bought—the Nutella prints coming off the Ultimaker² at the structur3D booth.

What is the difference between UP Premium filament and other filaments?

3D Printing Systems

The UP Premium filament is the same white ABS filament on a black spool that came with your printer. This is the best food to feed your UP 3D Printer as the support material is very easy to remove. Other filament (3rd party filament) can be attractive for its low cost. However it is not [.].

How to Store 3D Printing Filament – A Simple, Quick and Cheap Way to Keep Your Filament Dry

3D Printing for Beginners

Did you know that some of your 3D prints may have partially or completely failed just because of humidity contained in the filament you used?

Not for Everyone

Wohlers Talk

Contrary to what some would like you to believe, owning and operating a 3D printer is not for most consumers. It may be easy to buy one, but it’s definitely not easy to create the 3D model data needed to produce a unique design.

Robert Cicetti claims he made first hemp based 3d printing filament

DIY 3D Printing

Robert Cicetti claims he made worlds first hemp based 3d printing filament. His pictures look cool but there are no details about the material or how its made. It is still cool, hemp could be very cost effective and environmentally sustainable filament source.

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. This time, we’ll take a closer look at some more exciting 3D printer filament types and their inherent properties: Taulman Nylon 645 and Taulman Nylon 618.

Aztech Scenic Design: Taking 3D Printing To The Limit

3D Printing for Beginners

What can you do with a 3D printer today? There is a whole lot of misinformation out there: technology-oblivious and badly informed people will readily try to convince you that you can print “anything” with a 3D printer.

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Doctor in Gaza Uses 3D Printing to Design Stethoscopes that Costs Just $.30

3D Printer

In the Gaza Strip, medical supplies are not only at a premium, they are sometimes non-existent due to restrictions and blockades. So looking to improve the lives of those around him, one doctor worked with other medical professionals to do something about it. “I

3D printing is gaining speed with the new CLIP technology developed by 40 million $ backed startup Carbon3D

Additively Blog

Carbon3D presents with CLIP — Continuous Liquid Interface Production – a new 3D printing technology, which is 25 - 100 times faster than others. The 40 million $ backed startup is definitively one of the key player to watch. Read more about the CLIP technology here

A wake up call for consumer based 3D printing?

Leslie's Blog

The news that MakerBot missed its financial targets (only 7% revenue growth in 2014 versus the projected 25%) and had to lay off about one-fifth (120) of its employees may be big news within the media.

Helping to grow 3dprinting, DesignBox3D leads the way.

Philip Cotton

Ever needed an unbiased view of a 3dprinter? Want to steer clear from the mainstream brands and try an alternative? I often look at different printers that come onto the market and I have tested many smaller branded printers.

5 Ways 3D Printing Could Change the World

3D Printing Review

For most people, 3D printing feels like a technological phenomenon that doesn’t yet have a practical application. However, there is a real push to utilize industrial robotics in a variety of accessible mediums. We explore five of them.

What Material Should I Use For 3D Printing? – Advanced Materials Review #4 – Glow in the Dark Filament

3D Printing for Beginners

Welcome to another post in our Advanced 3D printing materials review series. This time, we’ll have a look at another exciting type of 3D printing filament: Glow-in-the-Dark Filament also known as Glow Filament. […]. Materials

Highlights of the 3DP Europe in Brussels

3D Printing for Beginners

We have just returned from our visit to the 3DP Europe , Belgium's first 3D printing fair.

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Jobs from 3D Printing

Wohlers Talk

Government officials have been asking how 3D printing will create jobs in their part of the world. The subject came up again last week in Melbourne, Australia when meeting with people at the state government of Victoria.

Making induction heated extruder

DIY 3D Printing

Standard extruders are heated by simple resistive heaters and you basically need to push enough 12 or 24 V DC electric current trough a resistor and simple MOSFET.

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5axismaker is next generation of desktop manufacturing machines

DIY 3D Printing

I really dig this concept of five axis multi-tool! It gives you 5 axis CNC machine that includes milling and 3d printing heads, touch probe, hot wire-cutter and a special mount for custom tools. This is probably a dawn of low cost multi-axis and multi-tool digital fabrication devices.

How to convert G-Code back into STL?

DIY 3D Printing

I've been researching methods to convert pure G-Code back to STL /.OBJ, OBJ, and it seems that there are not many options but it can be done. G-Code Reverser by MakePrintable Even in its beta version it looks the most developed out solution.

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World’s First 3D Printed Titanium Sternum Implanted Successfully in Patient With Giant Tumor

3D Printer

A woman in China just received the world’s first 3D printed titanium sternum implant thanks to a team of innovative doctors at the Tang Du Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University. Gu was having chest pains and was diagnosed with a massive tumor growing on her sternum.

Additively ist strategischer Partner der Additive Manufacturing Expo

Additively Blog

Additively ist strategischer Partner der AM Expo, der Additive Manufacturing Expo Schweiz 2016

Does 3D printing need its own operating system?

Leslie's Blog

Whether you use professional 3D printing machines or more commercial desktop units, every user has some issues with getting the designed part to print correctly. Part of the problem is the software used to convert a design into 3D printable slices.

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OpenHand 3d printable open source robotic hand is a strong and flexible gripper for you robot

DIY 3D Printing

3d printed robots are not toys anymore and very serious open source projects are emerging like strong DIY 3d printable robotic arm or small DIY robotic production cell.

FryskLab – Visit of a Mobile FabLab

3D Printing for Beginners

Last month, the FryskLab, on its MakerTour 2015, passed through Luxembourg and stopped at the FabLab in Belval, Luxembourg. N.B.: if you do not know what a FabLab is, I invite you to first read our article on the FabLabLux opening).

3D-Printed Buildings

Wohlers Talk

Earlier this year, 3DPrint.com reported on Shanghai-based WinSun and its 3D printing of buildings. Stories of the Chinese printing entire homes and other structures have been reported in the past, although most have been met with uncertainty.

20 Years Later

Wohlers Talk

Wohlers Report 2015 , our 20th anniversary edition, was published this week. The 314-page publication was developed with the help of many people.

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