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.

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.

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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.

Product Design Beyond Plastic—Exploring Materials

3D Innovations

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.

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.

Introducing Three Tough SLA Plastic Materials

Shapeways Blog

Shapeways is excited to announce the launch of three new SLA Plastic materials that provide extreme durability, high resolution and detail as well as a smooth surface. Our SLA Plastic launch includes the following three acrylate-based materials: Accura® 60.

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).

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

3D Printer

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.

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? .

SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2020 Helps You Innovate Better and Get Your Products to Market Faster

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS® Plastics solutions help you to predict and avoid manufacturing defects in plastic parts or injection molds during the earliest stages of part and mold design, eliminating costly mold rework, improving part quality, and decreasing time to market. Material Library and Help.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

3DPrint.com

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).

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 ?

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.

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 […].

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.

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.

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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. […].

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

3D Systems End-to-End Plastic Additive Manufacturing Workflow

Deelip

This second workflow video explains how 3D Systems is making plastic production real with an integrated end-to-end workflow using a scalable printer product line with production grade material and production level up-time.

Video: Get Plastic Parts Right the First Time

The Solidworks Blog

Ensuring strength, rigidity, and easy assembly of your plastic parts can be a challenge. This short video will show you how to design your plastic parts right the first time and ensure: Optimal plastics material selection based on your requirements.

Material of the Month: PA12

Shapeways Blog

HP’s Multi Jet Fusion Plastic PA12 (formerly named “Professional Plastic”) has excellent mechanical properties and can be dyed black for a sleek finish, making it an ideal choice for a wide range of applications. Material.

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

Sculpteo

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 […].

Introducing Our Two New Materials!

Shapeways Blog

Whether you’re an entrepreneur in the midst of expanding your business or a first-time creator experimenting with a new product, your idea deserves the highest quality materials. PA12 Glass Beads Multi Jet Fusion Plastic. The post Introducing Our Two New Materials!

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Manufacturing Involves Plastic Injection Molding Process

3E Rapid Prototyping

In the manufacturing of many materials that are made from their molten forms, Injection molding is an essential stage. To get the right end product, mixing of the right materials in injection molding plant for one is the standard way of doing things.

3D printing, the Masterspool, and a bid to scrap plastic waste

3D Printing Industry

This week UK scientists advanced the serendipitous discovery of a PET-G eating enzyme that could break down dumped plastic bottles. Just a month after Rich Horner made headlines for his documentation of a Sea of Plastic off the coast of Bali, Indonesia, the mutant enzyme shows promise for degrading the world’s junk problem.

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

3DPrint.com

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.

The Cardinal Rules of Designing Injection Molded Plastic Parts

The Solidworks Blog

When designing injection molded plastic parts, here are some simple rules to follow that will help to ensure higher-quality parts that are easier to manufacture: Maintain Uniform Wall Thickness.

Jabil to develop 3D printing materials, establishes AM Materials Innovation Center

3D Printing Industry

Jabil, a global manufacturing services company, has established a Materials Innovation Center in Minnesota to develop polymer filaments and powders for additive manufacturing. This 50,000 sq ft facility will produce Jabil Engineered Materials specialized to meet customer requirements. Materials Channel Prime Alliance Chase Plastics Dartmouth College Jabil Jabil Engineering Materials John Dulchinos Materials Innovation Center Richard D’Aveni

Filament startup Nefilatek launches 100% recycled plastic filament

3D Printing Industry

Nefilatek, a Montreal-based startup specializing in manufacturing recycled filament, has developed 3D printing filaments made from 100% recycled plastic. Materials High Impact Polystyrene Kickstarter Nefila HIPS Nefila PC Nefilatek polycarbonate recycled filament