Waterproof Plastic: Smoothing Beautifier finish for 3D printed plastic parts


Do you want to 3D print something in plastic, but you w […]. The post Waterproof Plastic: Smoothing Beautifier finish for 3D printed plastic parts appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo.

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.

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Our Best Material Finish Ever

Shapeways Blog

Today, Shapeways is proud to debut our newest and highest quality nylon material offering: our new Premium Strong & Flexible nylon plastic. We’re excited to introduce this upscale finish to our Strong & Flexible nylon, our most popular and versatile material.

Working with plastics in 3D printing

Leslie's Blog

Plastics, whether in powder, filament, or pellet form, are one of the main material types used in 3D printing/ additive manufacturing (3DP/AM). As 3DP/AM matures, developers continue to explore plastic chemistries and capabilities to offer materials that rival more traditional versions.

New finishes for 3D printed plastic parts: Extra resistant colors against scratches and external conditions


Are you 3D printing some plastic that needs to resist s […]. The post New finishes for 3D printed plastic parts: Extra resistant colors against scratches and external conditions appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

Simplify the Material Selection Process When 3D Printing Plastic Parts

The Solidworks Blog

Of the 114,000 thousand plastics recognized by the Society of Plastics Engineers , roughly 600 are used in 3D printing processes. In this post, we’ll cover common 3D printing materials used to prototype plastic part designs.

Waterproof plastic testing: How did our plastic parts perform


Recently we talked about our waterproof plastic finish, […]. The post Waterproof plastic testing: How did our plastic parts perform appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo.

Taking Your Product to the Finishing Line


Fresh off the machine, a 3D printed part can look like a nearly finished product. Depending on your requirements, the natural surface finish of an additive manufactured part may or may not meet your needs. Finishes for Every Product Stage.

Post-Processing Tips: Hand-Dyeing Strong & Flexible Plastics

Shapeways Blog

In today’s post, we’ll explore an easy custom jewelry finishing technique for Strong & Flexible plastic. Strong & Flexible plastic is an incredibly versatile material. This will allow for a clean and smooth surface to finish the designs.

Custom 3D Printed Wheelchair Racing Gloves Propel Australian Triathlete Across the Finish Line


3D printing has had a major impact in the athletic world, particularly for disabled athletes, and we’ve seen 3D printed prosthetics and braces helping athletes get to the finish line in nearly. 3D Design 3D Printing 3d printed gloves 3d printing for disabled athletes 3D printing plastic accessibility australia Commonwealth Games custom athletic equipment custom racing gloves markforged onyx ThincLab University of Adelaide weight reduction wheelchair racing gloves

RC Customization Series: Lap 4 – The Finish Line!

Shapeways Blog

Watch the video below to see the final steps needed to finish this beauty! From using traditional polished & dyed Strong & Flexible plastic for the internal car parts… …to Tijs spending hours polishing away the unavoidable stepping caused by 3D printing.

Made in America – Florida Finishing (FL)

Design 2 Part News

Florida Finishing is a preferred American supplier of contract manufacturing services that you will find only at a Design-2-Part contract manufacturing show. . They are equipped to provide high quality painted surfaces on plastic, steel, and aluminum substrates.

Mendel90 finishing touches


That means any little modification can change everything slightly, which is why I won''t release the files until it is finished. I also changed the hole depth to allow the same screws to be used as elsewhere and cut away some plastic that wasn''t adding much to the strength.

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


ABS plastic using a professional FDM printer, 178 μm layers. As you probably have read on our recent post about 3D printing uses , ever since the first 3D printing technologies started to emerge, there has been one true undisputed application for it: Prototyping.

Metal 3D printing: Discover our New Binder Jetting Stainless Steel 316 and our New Finishes


After Multi Jet Fusion PA12 and Flexible Plastic PEBA, […]. The post Metal 3D printing: Discover our New Binder Jetting Stainless Steel 316 and our New Finishes appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo.

Will 3D Printing be the demise of Plastic Injection Molding?

Leslie's Blog

Some observers of the plastics manufacturing industry, especially those with a vested interest, would like to have you believe that 3D printing is going to be the demise of injection molding. It is a basic, dependable method of producing high quality plastic parts. By Denny Scher.

3D Printing Materials Overview: 100 Materials & Finishes Explained


We’ll talk about all 19 materials and more than 100 finishes that we offer here on i.materialise.com now! To make things easier, we’ll split this article into the following three sections: 3D Printing Materials in Plastics. 3D Printing in Plastics.

Recycling Plastic for 3D Printing - Why not the default?


In this post I will be looking at Re-filament Refil PET (Recycled plastic for 3D Printing) In a subject I'm very keen to promote, this time we are looking at recycling of plastic into filaments for 3D Printing. I was rather delighted to win a roll of Refil Re-filament PET plastic.

Materials Explainer: 3D Printing in Strong & Flexible Plastics

Shapeways Blog

We recently announced that new finishes are available on our Strong & Flexible plastics (also known as XSF). Strong & Flexible plastic models are made using a technique called selective laser sintering (SLS).

25% off all the white raw plastic 3D Prints!


This week, Sculpteo offers a very special discount on one of the most-requested 3D Printing Materials: White Plastic! 3D Printed plastic is also perfect for functional parts and assembly. . You can check out on the 3D Printing Plastic Material Page the amazing properties of Nylon! .

3T RPD Launches Buy-online site for plastic products

Rapid Prototyping News UK

3T RPD, the UK’s leading supplier of 3D printing also known as Additive Manufacturing , has launched a new consumer website allowing customers to order their plastic 3D printing online. Consumers simply upload their CAD file to the site, then select the material, colour and finishing.

New Coloring for Plastic – Grey


To continue our process of continuous improvement, we are excited to offer you the newest in our colors for plastic – grey. Our plastic material is among our most durable and resilient materials. Grey Plastic 3D Print of Mozart.

Discover our new Painting Colors | Portfolio


Sculpteo News Colors Finish Painting plastic White plasticYou’ve created a beautiful 3D printed part? Make […]. The post Discover our new Painting Colors | Portfolio appeared first on Sculpteo Blog - 3D Printing News and Trends.

Creating the Dreamer Regalia Armor: Finishing the Armor!

Shapeways Blog

After the armor was printed, it was time for Melissa to put her finishing touches before sending the final piece to Felicia Day. Because it was printed in our White Strong & Flexible Nylon Plastic, the armor was a great base for the extra detail.

Faster, Faster! Rush Expands to All Strong & Flexible Plastics

Shapeways Blog

So today, we are extending our Rush service to include all Strong & Flexible finishes (Polished and Dyed). So whatever colorful creations you’re printing, get them faster today with Rush production on all Strong & Flexible plastics.

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

3D Printing Review

This bioplastic is made in the northwest of Ireland by Biome Plastics and they sell it through the website, 3DomFilaments. The company says Biome3D potato starch based filament combines a superior finish and flexibility, ease of processing and excellent printed detail.

Plastic AM works of art at design shows

Rapid Prototyping News UK

The work we’re doing with Michael Eden is continuing to generate stunning works of art using our plastic Additive Manufacturing process, and some are being displayed at design shows at the moment.

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS): A Tough and Diverse Plastic

3D Printing Hub

Each one of these monomers serve to impart an advantage to ABS: acrylonitrile provides chemical and thermal stability, butadiene increase toughness and impact strength, and styrene gives the plastic a nice and glossy finish. ABS plastics became widely available in the 1950s.

Your Questions Answered: Premium Strong & Flexible Nylon Plastic

Shapeways Blog

A few weeks ago, we announced Premium Strong & Flexible nylon plastic, our most popular and versatile material, redesigned with a high-end look and feel. The same material and printing process is used for Premium as our regular Strong & Flexible plastic material. Finish.

How 3D Printing in Polyamide (Nylon Plastic) Really Works


Its advantages are manifold: it is available at a reasonable price, it can include interlinking and interlocking parts, and it can be finished in various ways (dyed, smoothed, spray-painted, given a velvet finish). The Final Touch: Finishing Your 3D Print.

10 Stunning 3D Prints in Polyamide (Nylon Plastic)


Since this nylon plastic comes in 26 different finishes and can be used so universally, we thought it was about time to pay attention to some of its outstanding designs. Polyamide is the all-rounder when it comes to 3D printing materials.

Plastic AM builds large single piece

Rapid Prototyping News UK

Assa then asked us to produce the stool in Nylon using our Plastic Additive Manufacturing process (also known as 3D Printing ). Built on one of our largest Plastic AM machines, the stool was built in a single piece to retain its strength, with the longest dimension being almost 600mm.

ReTouch3D Can Retouch Your Plastic Prints


A new product has launched that could make finishing 3D prints a great deal easier. It’s called the. Read the whole entry. » » hardware

Are You Ready for an All-Plastic Automotive Engine?

Design 2 Part News

A rendering of the Polimotor 2 all-plastic, composite-based engine. That wouldn’t be the case today, he said, because a much higher level of competence in plastics and composites technology is readily accessible. Image courtesy of Solvay Engineering Plastics/Composite Castings.

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


Until now, we were offering a standard 100-150µm printing resolution on our plastic material. We’re making the 60µm layer thickness available to everyone for every single plastic 3D print you need. The different surface finishes on Sculpteo.

Amphora May Revolutionize 3D Printed Plastics


At this year’s 3D Printshow in London the most important item seen, in our opinion, was the launch of ColorFabb’s Amphora line of plastic filament. Plastics used for 3D printing were in fact, leftover plastics, designed for other purposes that had nothing to do with 3D printing.

From Start to Finish, We’ve Got Product Development Covered at SOLIDWORKS World 2015

The Solidworks Blog

Test your designs to ensure product behavior and avoid failures by analyzing structural issues, fluid flow and heat transfer, plastics injection molding, environmental impact and more. SOLIDWORKS offers integrated and easy-to-use solutions for designing and developing innovative products.

How 3D Printing Customized Jigs and Fixtures Saves Rutland Plastics $60,000 Per Year

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Rutland Plastics is a custom injection molding company located in Rutland, United Kingdom that produces products for a wide range of companies and industries.

Announcing Frosted Extreme Detail (or FXD), our highest resolution 3D printed plastic ever

Shapeways Blog

This means 3D prints that have unprecedented detail and surface finish, sharper edges, less stepping, and stronger walls and wires. Example of painted Frosted Extreme Detail, a finish many designers like to do themselves after receiving the prints. Destination Moon by Max Grueter.

Reusable HDPE Material Introduced by Diamond Plastics


Germanys Diamond Plastics GmbH, has introduced a new, reusable plastic powder of laser sintering. Diamond Plastics also says their material can be welded and cross-linked with other materials as well.

How Long Does it Take to Get a High-Quality 3D Print in 100+ Materials and Finishes?


It’s about a process of file checking, planning, printing, cleaning, finishing, quality-checking and packing your object. But since each and every material and finish is different, this overview that sums up the lead times for every material might come in handy.

New Year New Plastic


The general rule of thumb to make plastic weld to itself is that the average of the temperature of the hot part and the cold part has to be higher than the melting point. The only plastic that seems to break this rule is PLA which melts at 160°C but will bond to itself at 180°C.

Design Tips for Working More Effectively with Plastics

Design 2 Part News

By Michael Busker, Minnesota Rubber and Plastics, Design-2-Part Magazine. Every engineer’s aim when designing with plastic is to achieve a technically good design that functions well and that can be manufactured cost effectively. Today’s high performance plastics make possible even the most complex designs with demanding performance requirements. Photo courtesy of Minnesota Rubber and Plastics. When Your Material of Choice is Plastic.