Now, Smoother Finishes — at No Extra Cost

Shapeways Blog

Results with the existing finishing technique, left, and the new, improved polishing process, right (pictured: Bracelet Bluups Origami R by Bluups ). One of the biggest constants for our community (and anyone using 3D printing) is the desire for smoother finishes on your products.

This is cool — Michael Mueller’s Premium Strong & Flexible 3D printed glasses

Shapeways Blog

Michael recently shared his Premium Strong & Flexible glasses on Facebook, and we are super excited to share his results with you: Look at that sheen! At the living henge, the finish is particularly smooth and sleek. Michael fitted his own lenses into the glasses.

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Behind the Product: Glass Vase Mold

Shapeways Blog

Tim’s creativity and capacity to bring together 3D printing and glassblowing has proven to be a success and this can be seen in his newest work of 3D printed steel molds used to create hand blown glass vases. Are others in the glass community using 3D printing?

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory – Lab breakthrough in 3D printing of glass

Additive Manufacturing

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists and academic collaborators have demonstrated the synthesis of transparent glass through 3D printing, a development that could ultimately lead to altering the design and structure of lasers and other devices that incorporate optics.

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PLA on glass


A while ago Jordan Miller emailed me to say that PLA can be printed on hot glass. I found a piece of glass the same size as HydraRaptor''s bed that was 5mm thick. As you can see ABS does not stick to glass at 140°C. glass heated bed PLA

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Made in America – Surface Finishes (IL)

Design 2 Part News

Lapping, polishing, grinding, machining – Surface Finishes a Cabot Microelectronics company. Surface Finishes, Inc. Since 1949, Surface Finishes has pioneered the creation and application of industry-leading precision fabrication technology.

First Fully 3D-Printed Luxury Glasses: Our Co-Creation with Antwerp Fashion Academy Student Dávid Ring


Dávid Ring with the 3D-printed glasses The glasses in red Sketches and their result Dávid sketches and fine-tunes his designs Dávid with the 3D-printed glasses The glasses were printed in several colors Sketches and their result.

Frame Punk’s 3D Printed Glasses


Still, we wouldn''t sell the glasses printed on our own 3D printer as the quality is not good enough. There, the glasses we sell are produced by a 3D printing service company based in Munich. This company has high-end 3D printers and we can print glasses in perfect quality.

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DIY 3D Printing: Lobo 3d printer developed by Jeff Kerr

DIY 3D Printing

He will make plans for Lobo publicly available once he has finished the project. Wearable Arduino based display on 3d printed glass. DIY 3D Printing. Manufacturing revolution on your desktop. Pages. My projects. 3D design and printing software. 3d printing books and documents.

Ensuring Superior Quality of Additive Metal Parts


As new applications and materials for additive metals are developed, post-processing capabilities have also expanded to service desired finishes and critical component features. Finishing. We also utilize surface grinders and detailed hand finishers for a mirror polish.

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Y- Finished And Toner Transfer DIY RAMPS+ PCB


I also got my parts from Mendel-Parts (Camiel) So I can finish my Dual extruder design and start experimenting with 1.75mm PLA. Screwball Strap Y Bed Forwards and Back with frosted Glass Build Area Aprox 32cm x 42cm So A quick DIY RAMPS+ PCB Shield for the MEGA.

Linde Introduces Controlled CO2 Snow for Cleaning 3D-Printed Parts

Additive Manufacturing

This includes surface oxides and unfused powders that need to be removed prior to further processing or surface finishing. Vice-President of Metals, Glass & Manufacturing Industries, Linde, Americas.

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Danny van Ryswyk’s Dark Wonderland: Master Artist Shares How He Hand-Paints Polyamide 3D Prints


When the sculpture is finished I sign it and place it under an antique glass dome. Every so often, an artist comes along who pushes the boundaries of what we believe is possible.

Simple Technique to Acetone Polish your ABS Prints

DIY 3D Printing

DIY Perks YT channel published this video with very simple and effective way to acetone vapor polish ABS parts with a simple glass container. Finished parts look very good and smooth.

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colorFabb XT-CF20 carbon fiber 3d printing filament

DIY 3D Printing

Dutch colorFabb just released their new carbon fiber 3d printing filament that gives new properties and deep matte black finish. GPa) / twice as stiff as PLA Moderate strain at break (8-10%), so no extreme brittle filament, butt toughness High Glass Temp. (Tg

Crème brûlée


This is what happened when the thermocouple fell off my heated bed: - It happened while both myself and my wife were at work so the machine finished the build. What was surprising was that the bottom layer became transparent and glass like. So glass like that I cut my finger on it.

How 3D Printing Changed The Way Artist Tim Belliveau Teaches His Students

Shapeways Blog

But after an extensive research project focusing on the different perspectives in glass making, artist and educator Tim Belliveau knew how efficient and beneficial 3D printing was to his art form. “I Tim Belliveau’s two-part mold for glass blowing, made from 3D printed bronze.

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How to make DIY ultrasonic vapor polisher for 3D printed objects

DIY 3D Printing

I do not want to have to put together a really involved setup that may be a fire hazard, fume hazard, or something that produces unpredictable surface finishes. This airflow keeps the air moving inside the finishing chamber, which helps produce a consistent finish on the part.

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Printing with Transparent Filaments: How to Get the Best Results and the Best Brands Available

3D Printing Hub

Whether you are going for a print with a metallic finish , or something that looks like it was carved out of wood or stone , the 3D printing industry has evolved quickly enough to keep up with the demands of user creativity. Perhaps a true glass filament can be developed in the near future.

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Someone Used 3D Printing to Turn a 1987 Firebird into the Knight Rider Car

3D Printer

The process took eight years and was finished with the help of 3D printing. “At At first the parts were made using glass fiber,” the men told

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3T RPD Launches Buy-online site for plastic products

Rapid Prototyping News UK

Consumers simply upload their CAD file to the site, then select the material, colour and finishing. 3T’s online system can accept parts up to 330 x 330 x 250mm and will print in either PA2200 Nylon or glass filled Nylon.

5.5 designstudio is hacking your everyday objects with 3D printing


In France, if there is one product EVERYONE knows, it’s probably the Duralex “Picardie” glass. The glass is known to be very robust, doesn’t ask for much care and even provides some amusement. A duralex glass is the very essence of what we believe about design.

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

3D Printing for Beginners

But what amazed me most with the ABS+ was the quality of the finished prints. The finished parts printed with the “Cunning clear ABS+” are, depending on your infill setting, translucent (but not transparent) or “natural clear” (i.e. Great finish (nylon like).

Applications of CNC Machining in the Automotive Industry

3E Rapid Prototyping

The tool turns a block of material into a finished product by cutting it in the appropriate places, and can provide much greater accuracy than conventional machining. In some form or other, cars have existed since the nineteenth century.

This Eyewear Is Set to Change How You See: Yuniku


If you wear glasses, you know that finding the right frames can be a challenge, to say the least. The style and fit of your frames determine the angle and size of your lenses and the distance they are set from your eyes, all of which could affect the visual performance of your glasses.

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

3D Printing for Beginners

Just consider curing PLA, which has a so-called “ glass transition temperature ” of 60-65°C. 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?

Afinia H480 Review – Get Results Without Worrying About Technology

3D Printing for Beginners

The H480 comes with several options: FR-4 Board: the FR-4 board is a perforated, glass-reinforced epoxy laminate sheet. Note that the Afinia user manual also refers to Borofloat glass as an alternative print surface.

Delivering High Quantities of Prototypes Fast


Little to No Finishing Needs. With ready-to-use prototypes off the printer, little to no finishing needs reduces costs and delivery time. Stratasys Direct Manufacturing produces parts using a range of additive and conventional manufacturing technologies.

You’re Invited: Join Shapeways’ HP Early Access Program Today

Shapeways Blog

Thanks to you, we’ve learned that the HP MJF printer performs well on rounded surfaces, smooth finishes, and on items requiring rigidity, density, and strength. Overall, testers have told us that HP Strong & Flexible prints “feel like finished products.”

Formlabs at SWW18: New Engineering Materials, SLS 3D Printing, and the Future of Production

The Solidworks Blog

Ringbrothers, a designer and manufacturer of custom automotive parts, will also be at the booth showcasing their 3D printing production process for end-use parts—some of which were printed in the new glass-reinforced Rigid Resin.

printrbot GO – compensating bed mounts


Because of the SUPER-finicky nature of the bed installation/removal process (I knocked the nylon tips out of several set screws in the process), I may switch to a smaller glass plate with only the PCB heater held in the clamps.

Try This Easy 3D Printed Hack for Your Modernist Decor

Shapeways Blog

Glass in 1941 as a metal-saving wartime innovation, they quickly became mid-century modernism’s go-to (small-space-saving) finishing touch.

Benjamin Weir: A Knack for Perfection

The Solidworks Blog

” One of your many designs are a collection of glasses that you have also rendered. We were told to design a range of products, and my group was assigned to do table wear, so cutlery, plates, dishes, drinking glasses, and so on.

RapMan 3.2: The Build Experience - Part 6

3D Printer Users

I just finished building a RapMan 3.2 While this image was taken at the 3D Systems headquarters, it is the same model that I just finished building. Now the fun REALLY begins. Calibrating and Fine Tuning the RapMan 3.2 Extreme 3D Printer. Extreme 3D Printer.

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3D Printing With Potato Power — Do Potato Based Plastics Work Well As Filament?

3D Printing Review

The company says Biome3D potato starch based filament combines a superior finish and flexibility, ease of processing and excellent printed detail. It can also be sanded and has a high enough Glass Transition temperature to allow it to be normally sanded and even tumbled in various mediums.

3D printing produces a perfect replica of a sixth-century sword

3D Printing Review

This would allow museum visitors to have hands-on time with the sword, as a complement to admiring the relic safe in its glass case. Then he sent the finished model to i.materialise to be printed in bronze.

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Recreating Classic Cars with CAD: Tucker Torpedo Project Update

The Solidworks Blog

Rob is in the process of restoring Howard’s ’48 and just finished painting it to the original color of Adante Green. For instance, he made sure the etchings on the window glass were accurate as you can see here, and the fabric edging on the windows visors is correct also.

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

The Solidworks Blog

Back then, most printers featured an acrylic build plate, which most people quickly discovered was better replaced by a piece of tempered glass that was much flatter and allowed for better printed parts. Post printing finishing.

3D Printing Exhibition Opens in the Red Dot Design Museum: Making a Difference/A Difference in Making


A view on the interior of the Zollverein mine Achieving optimal forms with 3D Printing The impact of 3D Printing on the body 3D-printed glasses AGRIEBORZ by Nick Ervinck. Be sure to visit our exhibition at the Red Dot Design Museum before it finishes on the 30th of October, 2016!

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Students and Teachers Enjoy 3D Printing at BVS


This year, we printed some virtual reality glasses. Many of my workshops show how to take your 3D print to the next level with finishing techniques. Rod Batschelet is the Technology Specialist at Benson Village School in Vermont.

LumiPocket simple and compact SLA DLP 3d printer

DIY 3D Printing

Here is an interesting DLP SLA 3d printer design that can be used with almost any DLP projector. It is a cylindrical resin container with z motion add-on that enables you to use it as resin vat under a projector.

See a 3D Design Go from Art to Part Live in the Product Showcase

The Solidworks Blog

We’ve already covered cool gadgets and interactive products that will be on display come Sunday – including Axial Racing’s RC cars, Stern Pinball’s Game of Thrones machines, and augmented reality (AR) glasses from Osterhout Design Group.

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From Prototypes to Production


Stereolithography (SL) is also fast, providing opaque as well as translucent materials – perfect for concept modeling parts that may utilize glass or other transparent components. These technologies are easiest and most cost effective to finish to cosmetic requirements.