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.

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.

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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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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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Peppermint Energy FORTY2 suitcase solar generator developed with 3d printing prototyping

DIY 3D Printing

Watch the story behind this remarkable device and how Stratasys 3D printing based on FDM technology using ABS plastic delivered a durable full scale prototype. energy generation fdm industrial 3d printer prototype solar stratasys suitcase video

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 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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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.

Midwest Prototyping acquires Tenere, expands 3D printing services to Colorado

3D Printing Industry

Additive manufacturing service bureau Midwest Prototyping has announced plans to expand its services to Colorado. The Wisconsin headquartered corporation made this announcement after its acquisition of Tenere Inc’s rapid prototyping division. The acquisition came about as a solution to providing rapid prototyping services for Colorado after custom metal and plastic component manufacturer Tenere ceased its […].

3D Systems launches enhanced Quickparts prototyping service

3D Printing Industry

South Carolina based 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) has updated its On Demand Manufacturing services with the Quickparts fast-turn prototyping service. The Quickparts service will now offer metal and plastic. 3D Printing 3D printing bureau 3D Systems 3D Systems On demand 3D Systems Quickparts On demand manufacturing Quickparts

3D Printing Beginner Wows With Iron Man MK 42 Prototype

Afinia

Recently, he created an Iron Man MK 42 Prototype boot using the Afinia 3D printer, and some help from friends. The completed, painted Version 2 of Christianson’s MK 42 Prototype. With 3D printing is all about trial and error, it’s all about prototyping.” “It

FDM 3D Printing with ABS Plastic: Material Properties/Applications

CADD Edge

One of the key advantages of Stratasys FDM printers is their use of real engineering plastics, like ABS. Watch this informative video detailing the properties of ABS plastic for 3D printing, explained by David Stockbower. 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, Stratasys

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

Will your design pass the injection molding process? Check with SOLIDWORKS Plastics

Javelin Tech Tips

Producing high-quality, plastic injection-molded parts more quickly and cost-effectively than the competition has become a critical factor for manufacturing success in today’s global market. Virtual testing with SOLIDWORKS Plastics. SOLIDWORKS Plastics software.

Helicopter Blade Prototype Tooling Costs Reduced By 70% with Stratasys 3D Printed Soluble Cores

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Working with Stratasys FDM-based (Fused Deposition Modeling) 3D Printing, the team used a 3D printed soluble core application to deliver a robust composite prototype of a helicopter blade, in the process saving 60-70% in tooling costs.

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.

Introducing our new Economy Plan on Plastic Order

Sculpteo

If time is not of the essence, get up to 30% off your print by choosing our new Economy Plan available on your plastic orders. . That’s why we’re offering different production options on plastic. & More Discounts and Special Offers Sculpteo News plastic pricing

3eco Recycles Plastic for 3D Printing Before it Becomes Too Much

3D Printing Industry

As the adoption of professional low-cost and home-based 3D printing widens, so do the quantities of plastic used towards it. wants to implement a serious program of plastic recycling aimed towards the production of high quality filaments.… By Davide Sher.

Rapid Prototype – Back to the Basics

In'Tech Industies

When designers and engineers want to develop new products and parts, or improve the efficiency of existing ones, they usually start with a prototype. What is rapid prototyping? You can use any material that is available to build prototypes. Who benefits from rapid prototyping?

Prototype Development Using 3D Printing Technology [Case Study]

3D Innovations

The Challenge: Develop Functional Prototypes To Mimic A Molded Part. Similar products were thermoformed to produce the commercial products, but as with any new product being developed, avoiding any type of tooling was going to accelerate the design and prototyping processes. Thermoforming is a process of taking thin sheets of plastic material, typically High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS), (PET), or Polypropylene (PP) that is heated and formed over a mold. CASE STUDY.

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

3DPrint.com

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3D Printing or Plastic Injection : our guide to cost efficiency

Sculpteo

There’s no need to prove how useful 3D Printing is for Rapid Prototyping. The post 3D Printing or Plastic Injection : our guide to cost efficiency appeared first on Sculpteo Blog. It’s out!

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.

FORGET PLASTIC — THIS 3D PRINTER RETROFIT MAKES IT POSSIBLE TO PRINT FUDGE, JELLY, AND MORE

3D Printing Review

The ones that print plastic aren’t properly equipped to handle foodstuffs, and that’s just the way it goes. Just replace your printer’s plastic extruder with Bocusini’s food extruder, and you can start printing edibles in any shape you like.

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

Shapeways Blog

Rush will enable you to prototype and iterate more quickly on designs, procrastinate a couple more days in planning the perfect birthday gift, or work against a tight deadline without sacrificing the high quality that you can expect from Shapeways.

10 Stunning 3D Prints in Polyamide (Nylon Plastic)

i.materialise

It can be used for hand-painted sculptures, tech gadget prototypes, stunning fashion and jewelry design, or even pieces of art. Prototypes by HelloWiKey. You can read the entire prototyping story of this startup on our blog.

How to Make a Prototype

In'Tech Industies

Prototyping is a way of converting an idea in your head to a tangible product. Developing a prototype lets you tap into your creativity and transform your mental image into a physical product that others can look at, touch, feel, and understand. How do you make a prototype? First define the type of prototype that you need. A prototype can be made from cheap, easily available materials, or with the help of complex rapid prototyping machines.

What is Rapid Prototyping?

In'Tech Industies

Rapid prototyping (RP) is a group of techniques that are used to produce scale models of a product using 3D printing technology and computer-aided design (CAD) data. Rapid prototyping first emerged in the scene in the late 1980s with the introduction of a technology called stereolithography, which is based on hardening of liquid plastic by exposing it to ultraviolet laser. Rapid prototyping is an additive manufacturing technology. Quick way of prototyping.

Come On.Who Needs Plastic Fill Analysis Tools Anyway?

CADD Edge

The topic of plastics fill analysis tools came up and his statement was, “Aren’t they really only for the mold designer?” My Experience with Plastic Fill Analysis. From there we would model the item and get prototypes made. SOLIDWORKS Plastics Just for Mold Builders?

Fliike, the Facebook Likes Counter, prototyped through our services

Sculpteo

Like all great ideas-makers, they needed a prototype before it could get started – and Sculpteo’s 3D printing service answered the call. He knew it was the best solution for their prototyping needs. Testimonials prototyping testimonial