How Strong and Flexible is Versatile Plastic?

Shapeways Blog

Have you used Versatile Plastic to make 3D printed prototypes? Versatile Plastic is printed with an SLS process that uses a laser to fuse together nylon powder. Versatile Plastic could be the perfect material for you. The post How Strong and Flexible is Versatile Plastic?

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.

Voytek Medical Uses Versatile Plastic to Transform the Landscape of Healthcare

Shapeways Blog

Cable clasp printed in Versatile Plastic. It doesn’t matter whether you’re experimenting with prototypes or printing final products. Wherever you are in the 3D design process, Versatile Plastic can be used to help you create the perfect end 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.

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.

Ways to Create Colorful Prototypes

3E Rapid Prototyping

Whether your prototype is for user testing or investor pitches, injecting a splash of color can turn a half-finished idea into a part that looks ready for the market. Think prototypes can’t look great? Why create colored prototypes?

All About Polyester (PET) Plastic

3D Printing Hub

The other popular use of Polyester is in making plastic PET bottles. Polyester Prototypes using CNC, 3D printer machines, and injection molding. Polyester is also available in a filament form which can be used with 3D printers to create prototypes using computer-aided design files.

A primer on rapid prototyping

Leslie's Blog

Recently graduated engineers will appreciate the overview of the steps every product goes through from initial design through the various prototyping stages and options. Digital Manufacturing is probably a new term for many.

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. Our testing and evaluation of this new technology started back in 2016 when Shapeways partnered with HP and received the very first prototype printer in the field.

SABIC Wins Two European Plastics innovation Awards

Additive Manufacturing

September 27, 2017 — SABIC has been named winner in two categories at the 2017 European Plastics Innovation Awards ceremony organized by the Society of Plastics Engineers ( SPE ) and trade association PlasticsEurope in Brussels on Monday (Sept 18).

5 Ways Prototyping With 3D Printing Is Better Now

Shapeways Blog

Kespry ‘s drone, featuring a 3D printed cover prototyped and produced with Shapeways. We know that prototyping can be a lot of work. 3D printing has always been a fantastic way to prototype products, but it’s now more accessible than ever. Prototypes Become Products.

Plastic Pellets for 3D Printing: What’s the Point?

3D Printing Hub

In FDM printing, the starting material is typically plastic filament, which is fed into an extruder and a hot end nozzle. This makes the idea of FDM printing using plastic pellets – and not plastic filament – quite interesting. What’s the point of using plastic pellets?

TriDInnov 3D Prints Electronic Components on Plastic Surfaces

DIY 3D Printing

Looks like TriDInnov from France has a working technology that prints conductive electronics on plastic surfaces. They are to invest in a technology platform in order to manufacture MID prototypes circuits for their customers in order to push their technology acceptance in the marketplace.

XSTRAND™ a new material for functional prototyping and tooling applications

3D Printing Industry

Composite materials are leading the way for high-performance 3D printed prototypes. Materials 3NTR ABS composite material Electronics FDM FFF fiber glass fiber reinforced plastic Filament functional prototyping GF30-PA6 GF30-PP Owens Corning PA6 PP Raise3d tooling Ultimaker XSTRAND XSTRAND filament ZortraxIn tooling, electronics and automotive industries, businesses require materials that can withstand industrial-grade thermal, tensile and pressural tests.

All About Nylon (PA) Plastic

3D Printing Hub

Nylon may not be the most slippery of all the plastics commercially available, but it is still good enough to be used with parts where there is a lot of wear and movement. Nylon can also be mixed and combined with other engineering plastics. Nylon Prototypes using CNC and 3D printer machines. Nylon 6 and Nylon 66 are commonly used with CNC machines for making prototypes. Nylon can also be used to make prototypes using the injection molding process.

From Prototypes to Production

Stratasys

The story of 3D printing started in prototyping. Products are typically designed to be mass manufactured in thousands or hundreds of thousands, with prototypes being built and tested throughout the development process. Final Prototyping.

All About Polyethylene (PE) Plastic

3D Printing Hub

Polyethylene or “PE” is a thermoplastic that also happens to be the most common plastic. It accounts for roughly 34% of the total plastics market. Low-density polyethylene is used in plastic bags and packaging. Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) is used to make films, plastic bags, trash bags, and other food packaging material. LDPE, on the other hand, is used to make water pipes and hoses because of its low water absorption and plasticity.

All About Polystyrene (PS) Plastic

3D Printing Hub

Sometimes, prototypes are made using polystyrene foam. These prototypes are not high-quality detailed prototypes but rather quick and rough versions. 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. Polystyrene Prototypes using CNC and 3D printer machines.

Keter Plastics Relies on 3D Printing with BigRep One for Streamlined Design

3DPrint.com

3D Printers 3D Printing 3d printed prototypes 3D printing case studies Bigrep BigRep ONE 3D printer industrial 3d printing Keter Plastics 3D printingFor many designers and engineers today, the use of 3D printing has gone far beyond exploring and experimenting while creating new objects. It has now become a technology that leading companies such. View the entire article via our website.

3devo Introduces SHR3D IT at RapidPro to Complete the Plastic Life Cycle in 3D Printing

3DPrint.com

RapidPro 2017 is off to a great start this week in the Netherlands as the Benelux region comes together to celebrate “prototyping, (low volume) production and product development,” with a. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3d filament recycler 3d print recycled plastic 3d printer filament from recycled plastic 3devo 3devo advanced filament extruder cheap waste plastic shredder granulator Netherlands plastic recycling plastic recycling machine SHR3D IT Tim Wesselink

The 3D printing uses: prototype

Sculpteo

When one speaks about 3D printing, he often has in mind a prototyping technology. Over the last three decades, this has been so true that the term additive manufacturing itself has also been used as a synonym for prototyping. Ubudu’s last working prototypes.

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.

Injection molding specialist Rutland Plastics invests in Stratasys Carbon Fiber 3D printer

3D Printing Industry

Rutland Plastics, a UK-based supplier of injection molding machines, has bought a Stratasys Fortus 380mc Carbon Fiber edition (CFE) 3D printer from SYS Systems. The machine has been specifically acquired to help the company further develop fixtures and tooling for its robotics, though it can also be used for functional prototyping. 3DP Applications Carfulan Group FDM Nylon 12CF Rob Thompson Rutland Plastics Simon Grainger Stratasys SYS Systems The Fortus 380mc Carbon Fiber Edition

3D Printed Prototypes Demonstrate Smart Windows That Can Keep Your Car Cool in the Sun

3DPrint.com

3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Science & Technology 3d print optics 3d print windows 3D printed plastics clear 3d printing filament glass Objet 3D printer plastic 3d printing post processing prototype smart technology smart window Stratasys 3D printer Stratasys Objet30 Pro 3D Printer transparency University of Delaware

Troubleshooting Injection Molding Warpage with SOLIDWORKS Plastics

Javelin Tech Tips

Causes . Incorrect processing parameters. Mold Issue. Injection molding machine issue. Part design issue. Poor plastic material selection. SOLIDWORKS Plastics warpage detection tool. Poor Plastic Material Selection. Learn more about SOLIDWORKS Plastics.

3D Printing Living Hinge Prototypes: Best Practices

CADD Edge

Living hinges are found in plastic packaging, dispensing caps, thermoformed clamshell packaging, and more. Prototyping living hinges, on the other hand, is not so simple. 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, Stratasys Do you work with living hinges?

Rapid Prototyping in 2018 (New Guide)

3E Rapid Prototyping

Rapid Prototyping in 2018 (New Guide): Everything You Need to Know. The manufacturing world has been revolutionized by the emergence of rapid prototyping, an umbrella term for a range of manufacturing techniques that can fabricate prototypes and parts in a quick and cost-effective manner. In the following guide, we’ll cover every aspect of different rapid prototyping techniques and applications, showcasing the different processes, advantages and common applications.

All About Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Plastic

3D Printing Hub

Interestingly, it is a plastic commodity which uses one of the least amounts of non-renewable fossil fuel. The flexible version is known as plasticized polymer because it is made by adding various additives such as phthalates and other plasticizers. Addition of these plasticizers makes the polyvinyl chloride softer and increases its ability to bend. Goodrich Company found a way to blend PVC with various additives and plasticize it.

Adidas Created This 3D-Printed Shoe out of Plastic from the Ocean

3D Printer

Adidas, in collaboration with Parley for the Oceans , have created a running shoe using plastic found littered throughout the Earth’s oceans. While the shoe is a prototype, the two companies are working together to try and “rethink design and help stop ocean plastic pollution.

Teacher Uses School's 3D Printer to Make a Plastic Finger for Injured Student to Take Exams

3DPrint.com

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Audi to save 50% on lead times by switching to 3D printing for prototyping

3D Printing Industry

According to Dr. Tim Spiering, Head of the Pre-Series Plastics 3D Printing Center at Audi, “Using the J750 for the prototyping of tail light covers, we will be able to accelerate our design verification process,” “We […]. Automotive Audi Audi Plastics 3D Printing Center Audi Pre-Series Center Dr. Tim Spiering J750 Stratasys

Online ordering for plastic AM parts

Rapid Prototyping News UK

Following the recent launch of our online ordering systems for Plastic 3D Printed/Additive Manufactured (AM) parts, we’re delighted that so many of our customers are taking advantage of the reduced minimum order value of just £30, and reduced shipping costs. Order your prototype or production plastic parts here

Idaho Inventor Prototypes with PrintSpace Altair

PrintSpace

Kidd is more likely to be found wearing blue jeans and a baseball cap printing his latest prototype or concept on the PrintSpace Altair in his basement, or in his garage bringing his creations to life. The post Idaho Inventor Prototypes with PrintSpace Altair appeared first on PrintSpace.

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The Art of Time: Prototyping the Future of Watchmaking

Shapeways Blog

We recently had a chance to sit down with the watchmaker to discuss 3D prototyping, radical transparency, and haute horlogerie. How are you using Shapeways and 3D printing in your prototyping process? . You’ve been sharing your prototypes on Instagram.

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3D Printed ‘Lego Plastic’ Saves $36 Million Airplane

3DPrint.com

3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3d print prototype acrylonitrile butadiene styrene aerospace airplane aviation engineering Fleet Readiness Center Southeast legos Lockheed Martin Naval Air Station P3 Orion prototypeKids know that there isn’t anything that can’t be done with Legos; however, sometimes adults can be a bit skeptical. That skepticism should be put to rest now with a project undertaken at the Fleet Readiness... View the entire article via our website.

The Impact of 3D Printing in the Plastics Industry

Fisher/Unitech

For plastics professionals, 3D printing has been a breakthrough for how plastic part design and production can now be accomplished. 3D Printing Fused Deposition Modeling Innovation Plastics PolyJet Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing

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.