Product Design Beyond Plastic—Exploring Materials

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Plastic is a popular go-to material for many new products and inventions—however, there are many more material options to choose from based on your product design, product specifications, intended use and performance maximization. Material Options for Your Product.

Material of the Month: Versatile Plastic

Shapeways Blog

Versatile Plastic is a durable nylon plastic that can be used for a wide range of applications, both for prototyping and for end products. We print all of our Versatile Plastic on EOS P770, P396, and P110 machines which are Laser Sintering Systems. Materials.

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Precious Plastic DIY Plastic Recycling Machinery

DIY 3D Printing

Dave Hakkens developed a great set of open sourced DIY machines for recycling plastic. here is the promotional video: You can learn something about many types of plastics, which are everywhere! There are several machines including a 3d printing filament extruder.

Understanding Plastic Part Design

The Solidworks Blog

Plastic parts are now commonplace in consumer product design, and for good reason. For the engineering and design team at URB-E, it was a no brainier to utilize plastic components for the fenders and battery hub in order to ramp up its production.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics SP1 New Features

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS Plastics is a simulation tool that enables you to optimize plastic part designs for manufacturability. By using plastics simulation you can predict and avoid common injection molding defects before cutting steel. A Hands-On Experience with SOLIDWORKS Plastics.

Material of the Month: Versatile Plastic

Shapeways Blog

Versatile Plastic is a durable nylon plastic that can be used for a wide range of applications, both for prototyping and for end products. We print all of our Versatile Plastic on EOS P770, P396, and P110 machines which are Laser Sintering Systems. Materials.

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. 3D printing materials are often referred to by their traditional names like ABS, nylon, polypropolene, etc., Polycarbonate-Like Materials.

Introducing our new Grey Plastic Material

Sculpteo

The post Introducing our new Grey Plastic Material appeared first on Sculpteo Blog - 3D Printing News and Trends. & More Sculpteo News grey material plasticColored 3D prints are the coolest, but they’re of […].

Adidas Made an Ocean-Plastic Shoe You Can Actually Buy

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Environmentalism is a great cause and Adidas took it to a whole new level with their newly designed shoe that is made of recycled ocean plastic. The main difference here, however, is that the Parley version features a soft Primeknit upper built with 95 percent ocean plastic.

Nylon Plastics Material Guide: PA11, PA12, PA12GB in SLS and MJF

Shapeways Blog

Shapeways offers several different nylon plastic materials: Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) PA12 known as Versatile Plastic , Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) PA11 , Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) PA12 , and Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) PA12 Glass Beads. Versatile Plastic).

An Introduction to SOLIDWORKS Plastics

Modern Tech

A day without using plastic parts is unimaginable. From consumer electronics to children’s toys, kitchen gadgets and medical devices, the use of components made from plastic materials has steadily increased.

Australian Entrepreneur Using 3D Printing to Help the Environment by Ridding Oceans of Plastic Waste

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3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Business Education 3d printer filament from recycled plastic 3d printer filament recycled plastics 3d printing plastic waste australia bottles filament recycling GreenBatch PET plastic waste recycling plastic recycling program University of Western Australia34-year-old Perth native Darren Lomman began his first venture when he was just 19, while studying mechanical engineering at the University of Western Australia (UWA).

How Strong and Flexible is Versatile Plastic?

Shapeways Blog

Have you used Versatile Plastic to make 3D printed prototypes? In Part Three of our Material of the Month series, we are going to demonstrate the strength and flexibility of this material. Versatile Plastic could be the perfect material for you.

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.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics At The Beach

The Solidworks Blog

Which got me thinking, could I a mechanical engineer with minimal plastics training, design a new sandcastle bucket that looks right and can be successfully manufactured? SOLIDWORKS Plastics reports a Fill Time of 9.5 In plastic part design, the geometry is only half the story.

Lancashire3D launches recycled plastic filament range for 3D printers

3D Printing Industry

Lancashire3D, a UK-based 3D printing service bureau, has launched its Sustainable Range of materials. Made to combat wastage in material extrusion processes, the range is made from two sources of recycled plastic: unwanted parts and waste filament/supports. Materials Lancashire3D Steven Pearson Sustainable RangeWith it, Lancashire3D expects to reclaim over 165 kg of waste each year, and integrate a circular production process. […].

How to Design Plastic Parts with Intent

The Solidworks Blog

This information can be found at the earliest stages of design using SOLIDWORKS Plastics. Multiple iterations can be used to check different design scenarios, plastics simulation information, and molding conditions to achieve a well-designed part that can be manufactured.

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. Is this material FDA certified to be food safe? Unfortunately, Shapeways does not have any materials that are considered food-safe at this time. Can Versatile Plastic be electroplated? .

ABS Plastic Explained

3D Printing Hub

The material is produced by polymerising acrylonitrile … Continue reading ABS Plastic Explained → The post ABS Plastic Explained appeared first on 3D Printing HUB. 3D Print Materials 3D Printing ABS Plastic abs plastic filament thermoplastics

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2017

The Solidworks Blog

The process of designing plastic parts has always been one fraught with anxiety. Take the guesswork out of designing plastic parts by using SOLIDWORKS Plastics injection-molding simulation software. Many new enhancements have been added to SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2017.

3D printing materials: The 7 benefits of plastic 3D printing!

Sculpteo

“What material should I use for 3D printing?” The post 3D printing materials: The 7 benefits of plastic 3D printing! is certai […]. appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

Breakthrough material for direct digital production of plastic parts

3D Printing Progress

A revolutionary production material for additive manufacturing applications that enables manufacturers to directly produce end-use plastic parts without tooling.

3D Printing Material News: BigRep Releases Flexible Filament, Army Researchers Using Recycled Plastic as 3D Printing Feedstock

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In order to 3D print high-quality parts, you need high-quality materials with which to make them. Berlin-based technology startup BigRep develops and manufactures some of the largest 3D printers in. View the entire article via our website.

GENESIS Eco Screen: A 3D Printed Urban Biodiversity Habitat Made of Recycled Plastic

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3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3D printing recycled plastic filament Berlin Bigrep bigrep 3d printer bigrep one BigRep ONE 3D printer circular economy closed loop Generative design GENESIS Eco Screen Innofil3D NOWlab PETG recycled rPETLarge-format 3D printing company BigRep, along with its innovation department NOWLAB, just launched their latest sustainability project – GENESIS Eco Screen, the first 3D printed urban plant. View the entire article via our website.

Introducing Our New 3D Printed Flexible Plastic Material

Sculpteo

3D printing is all about making the smartest material c […]. The post Introducing Our New 3D Printed Flexible Plastic Material appeared first on Sculpteo Blog - 3D Printing News and Trends. & More Sculpteo News ces 2016 Flexible Plastic material TPU

Precious Plastic’s Incredible Machines Recycle Plastic, Make Filament, and More

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One of our greatest ecological challenges, in my estimate, is tackling the problem of plastic waste. The Earth simply can not sustain the levels of pollution generated by a material that can take. View the entire article via our website.

Top Questions Answered: Multi Jet Fusion Plastic PA12

Shapeways Blog

As part of our month-long feature on Multi Jet Fusion Plastic PA12 , we’ve asked you, our readers, to submit your questions about this material. Do you have any colored MFJ materials available? I’m curious about the price of printing in this material. What type of glue is recommended for use with this material? An off-the-shelf epoxy material will work well. More from the Material of the Month Series: PA12. Part One: Material Overview.

SOLIDWORKS at NPE2015: The International Plastics Showcase

The Solidworks Blog

Later this month, more than 60,000 plastics industry professionals will descend on Orlando, Florida for NPE2015 , the world’s leading plastics tradeshow. Here’s a quick description of each session: Designing Plastic Parts: Learn how to streamline plastic part design and development.

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.

H and H 3D plastics launch new industrial sized filament spools

3D Printing Industry

based filament manufacturer H and H 3D Plastics is launching a new line of industrial sized spools to facilitate the growth of large format 3D printing. Materials BigRep Filament H and H 3D plastics large format 3D printing pelletized extrusion PETG pla re3D Titan Robotics Zach Lichaa“If you’re producing a 3D print which takes 48 hours or more – and many of our clients already are – you simply don’t want to keep switching […].

FAQ: Smooth Multi Jet Fusion Plastic Black PA12

Shapeways Blog

This latest addition to our material portfolio is perfect for a variety of applications that require a surface that is smooth to the touch. The post FAQ: Smooth Multi Jet Fusion Plastic Black PA12 appeared first on Shapeways Magazine.

3D printing plastic: Which material should you choose?

Sculpteo

There are various materials available on the 3D printin […]. The post 3D printing plastic: Which material should you choose? appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo. Applications

What If 3D Printing Plastics Were Superheroes?

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Plastic is the most popular material used for 3D printing and the cheapest one. We decided to make this ordinary topic a bit funnier than it really is and compared qualities of different plastic. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Editorials / Opinions 3D printing plastics abs conductive filament flexible plastic Gambody glow in the dark filament humor metal filament Nylon PET pla polyamide polycarbonate filament PVA superheroes wood filament

3D Printing Plasticizer-Free Hydrophilic Matrices for Drug Delivery Systems

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International researchers have been performing what could be very important work in relation to 3D printed medications, with their findings outlined in the recently published ‘Plasticizer-Free 3D. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Medical 3D Printing 3d print medication 3D Printed Hydrophilic Matrices 3D printed medications 3d printing medication 3D printing polymer fdm 3d printing Glipizide HPMC

Halifax e-NABLE Branch Recycling Plastic Weed Container Lids into 3D Printed Prosthetic Limbs

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3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Medical 3D Printing 3d print recycled plastic 3d printed prosthetic hands 3d printed prosthetics 3d printing plastic waste Canada cannabis e-nable Kindness3D non-profit NSLC potLast year, Halifax resident Jacob Boudreau, who works for a logistics company, watched a TED Talk by heartwarming 3D printed prosthetics volunteer organization e-NABLE, and was inspired to open his. View the entire article via our website.

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). But what is this material , versatile enough to use to make anything from iPhone cases to parts for remote controlled quadcopters to bikini bottoms ?

3D printing with recycled plastic: Turning food waste into sustainable materials

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The post 3D printing with recycled plastic: Turning food waste into sustainable materials appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo Additive Manufacturing is a cutting-edge technology alr […].