Top Questions Answered: Versatile Plastic

Shapeways Blog

As part of our month-long feature on Versatile Plastic , we’ve asked you, our readers, to submit your questions about this material. Today, we’re sharing these questions and answers to help you better understand the properties and applications of Versatile Plastic. Versatile Plastic does not have a transparent or translucent color. Do you have any information about the UV stability of Versatile Plastic? Can Versatile Plastic be electroplated? .

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.

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

Sculpteo

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.

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.

Voytek Medical Uses Versatile Plastic to Transform the Landscape of Healthcare

Shapeways Blog

Cable clasp printed in Versatile Plastic. Wherever you are in the 3D design process, Versatile Plastic can be used to help you create the perfect end product. The Many Benefits of Versatile Plastic. Cable clasp printed in Versatile Plastic.

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.

All About Acrylic Plastic

3D Printing Hub

Plasticizers are used as additives to improve impact resistance, lower glass transition temperature, or enhance processing properties. Electrical : Plastic optical fiber used for short-range communication is made from PMMA or Acrylic plastic. Hence, CNC machines are a good fit with acrylic plastics. These solvents melt the acrylic and allow the surfaces to stick together with a barely visible joint, giving a high-quality look and finish.

HP Nylon Plastic Now Open to All Makers!

Shapeways Blog

Starting today, anyone can order their own models in HP Nylon Plastic , available in both Raw Gray and Black. We’re excited about the the material’s progress in strength, stiffness, shock absorption, and finish. A designer from our community tests out HP Nylon Plastic.

How to Finish Your PLA Prints – Easy Techniques

3D Printing Hub

Fortunately, there are several ways for you to achieve a smooth finish in your PLA print. Depending on how much time and effort you’re willing to spend on the finishing process, it’s possible to get finish quality ranging from mere removal of layer lines to a glossy, glass-like surface. What is PLA and why do you need to finish a PLA print? PLA finishing methods. This means that the finishing techniques for PLA are a little more involved.

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

Sculpteo

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

Taking Your Product to the Finishing Line

Stratasys

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

3DPrint.com

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

All About Polystyrene (PS) Plastic

3D Printing Hub

The result of this reaction is the creation of the plastic that is known as polystyrene. Polystyrene foam is produced by blowing agents into the plastic, which expand and form a foam, which basically consists of trapped air. Other IT equipment also uses polystyrene because it can give the right kind of finish and shape. The post All About Polystyrene (PS) Plastic appeared first on 3D Insider.

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.

Waterproof plastic testing: How did our plastic parts perform

Sculpteo

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.

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

HydraRaptor

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.

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

i.materialise

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?

RichRap

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).

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.

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.

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

Sculpteo

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

Sculpteo

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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

Sculpteo

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! .

New Coloring for Plastic – Grey

Sculpteo

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

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.

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

i.materialise

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)

i.materialise

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.