New 3D Printed Lost Shell Sand Casting Technique Offers Fine Detail in Metal

3D Design 3D Printing 3D printed casting 3D printed copper casts 3D Printed Lost Shell Sand Casting Technique 3D printed metal casting 3D printed PLA cast 3DTOPO 3DTOPO Incorporated glass 3d printer Jeshua Lacock Lost PLA casting processWe have the privilege of viewing many action-packed videos from innovators showing what their new creations are all about, while in the moment. Seeing technique mixed with the drama and excitement of. View the entire article via our website.

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NC State Researchers Look to the Structural Stability of Sand Castles to Develop New 3D Printing Method for Silicon Paste

The platforms weren’t empty: each one contained a rather large pile of sand. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Science & Technology 3D printing methods 3d printing processes 3d printing research advanced materials direct ink writing elastic materials elasticity flexible liquid polymer liquid silicon rubber nc state nc state 3d printing north carolina state university PDMS research paper sand castles silicone

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voxeljet Turning to Phenolic-Direct-Binding for Sand Printing and Ceramic Molds

3D Printing Industry

… The original post voxeljet Turning to Phenolic-Direct-Binding for Sand Printing and Ceramic Molds appeared first on 3D Printing Industry. By Davide Sher.

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MakerBot's Helpful Post-Processing Guides Offer Detailed Step-By-Step Instructions on Painting, Vacuum Forming, and More

3D Printing 3D printing educational programs 3d printing finish techniques 3D printing molding 3D printing post processing desktop 3d printing gluing 3D printed pieces grabcad makerbot painting post processing sanding silicone thingiverse vacuum forming videosDesktop 3D printing has had a big impact on what and how students can learn in school, and also how professionals work. However, many people simply don’t realize what is possible with 3D.

The luxury 3D printed estate set to be made from sand, dust and gravel

3D Printing Review

This practice entails collecting sand, dust and gravel on site and mixing them with a magnesium-based binding agent to produce the 3D-printed building blocks required to piece the estate together. There’s already a 3D-printed house being built in the Netherlands.

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French Foundry 3D Prints Sand Casting Models in Hours Instead of Weeks With Stratasys

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

VHM Fonderie uses Stratasys 3D printing to produce master models that are used to create molds for sand casting. Formerly known as Heinrich Fonderie, VHM Fonderie specializes in the production of industrial iron castings using a traditional sand casting process.

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Leveraging the Value of 3D Printing for Sand Casting


Sand casting is the process of utilizing a mold made of sand to create metal cast parts. It is one of the oldest processes used in the creation of metal parts, dating back thousands of years.

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Can you get injection molded quality parts without post processing from 3D printers?

Leslie's Blog

Two features of 3D printers that can be issues for users are the surface finish quality of the part and the subsequent post processing often needed to finish the part. Plus, it eliminates much of the post processing.

Sand Casting on a Large Scale with the S-Max 3D Printer from ExOne


The ExOne S-Max has held its place as the world’s largest sand-casting additive manufacturing system since its introduction in 2010. Designed to be used in a foundries or industrial design facilities, the S-Max can use CAD files to create complex sand cores and molds for casting.

Faster Steel — and the Innovative Process That Made It Possible

Shapeways Blog

Those are just numbers, but when we reduce lead times, there’s always a deeper story: one of innovation, process improvement, and a tireless commitment to meeting your needs as members of our community.

Investment Casting and 3D Printing: BFFs

In this process a wax pattern is made. Featured Stories 3D printed casting 3D Printed Lost Shell Sand Casting Technique 3D printed metal casting 3d printed sand molds 3d printing for casting 3d systems casting dlp sla exone ExOne Company investment casting lost wax lost-wax casting metal casting quickcast rapid tooling sciaky Sciaky Inc. Investment casting has been used for millennia. This is hardened, then the wax is vaporized.

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The Most Important 3D Printing Technologies & Materials You Need to Know


After the printing process, the model is put into a bath with special soap. The starting process of this technology is quite similar to Laser Sintering: a roller puts a thin layer of powder on a platform. This process is then repeated over and over again until your model is complete.

Fleet Hower's 3D Printed LOCKNESTERS Puzzles Take on a New Look and Feel

3D Design 3D printed art 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3d designers 3D printed designer toy 3d printed puzzle 3d printed toys 3d printing interview Brooklyn desktop 3d printing Fleet Hower LOCKNESTERS makerbot replicator 2 pla post-processing equipment sanding tumblingThere’s no denying that 3D printing technology has impacted a number of fields in a multitude of ways, particularly on the industrial level. But, when it comes to desktop 3D printing with.

How to eliminate 3D printing post processing steps

Leslie's Blog

Post processing steps, such as painting, polishing, assembly and others, have been a sticking point for many engineers that use 3D printing. Despite recent 3D printer introductions, this part of the prototyping process is still time intensive and the supplies expensive.

VHM Fonderie Employs Stratasys 3D Printing Across Various Production Processes to Speed up Customer Turnaround Times and Improve Capacity

Additive Manufacturing

French foundry and machining company sees lead times cut from up to five weeks to a few hours when producing master models for sand casting molds. VHM Fonderie uses 3D printing to produce ‘master models’ that are then used to create sand molds (Photo: Business Wire). “To

Metal 3D Printing: Laser Sintering vs. Bulk Sintering in a Furnace - Pros and Cons

Powder bed fusion (PBF) is by far the most widely used metal 3D printing process today. 3D Printing Business Metal 3D Printing Science & Technology 3DEO Binder Jetting Intelligent Layering laser sintered 3D parts laser sintering laser sintering equipment Matt Sand metal 3d printing Metal Injection Molding powder bed fusion sinteringFor evidence of how popular PBF has become, look no further than GE’s massive $1.4 billion investment last year.

JC Steele Reinventing Manufacturing of Heavy Machinery and Tools with Large-Format Additive

Additive Manufacturing

By implementing large-format AM, JC Steele has re-defined its production process from start to finish, optimizing design, development and patterning. Introducing 3D printing to the production process has made it possible to develop and test multiple options to find the best-fit solutions.

Spectrom 3D Divulges Plans for Individual Voxel Coloring within FFF 3D Printing Process

As we walked along the Sands Expo showroom floor at 2015 International CES, there were dozens of companies on hand showing off their latest 3D printing and scanning innovations, spread out over thousands of... View the entire article via our website.

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Prototype Finishing: 3D Printed, Urethane Cast & Machined Parts


3D printing, like any manufacturing process, is not a completely intuitive technology. Tech Talk 3d print finishes 3d printed emi rfi shielding finishing 3d printing hand sanding inserts machined finish machining painting prototype finishing prototype. Printing requires precision: The build platform must be level, part orientation configured – even temperature plays a part in the success of a print.

An Update on Sandhelden


3D printed lamp made from specially-processed sand by Sandhelden [Source: Fabbaloo]. Read the whole entry. » » service

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How to Paint 3D Printed Eyeglass Frames Your Favorite Color

Shapeways Blog

In this tutorial, Steven and Jeremy Gonzalez of The Super Maker Bros demonstrate how to paint eyeglass frames printed in Multi Jet Fusion Plastic PA12 in multiple colors, a process that can be applied to many other projects of the same 3D printed material.

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30 on 3D: The Benefits of Adding Clear-Coat to FDM Parts

Purple Platypus

When binding two or more FDM pieces together, it’s recommended to sand down the seam to help achieve an accurate prototype. During this process, the part may acquire some marks due to the sanding that can be a bit harsh to the eye.

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3Diligent’s New 2019 State of Metal 3D Printing Report Documents Growth of Metal 3D Printing and New Processes

Additive Manufacturing

Document Explores Metal 3D Printing Trends and Catalogs Existing and Emerging Processes Providing Readers with a Comprehensive Guide for Metal 3D Printing Projects. Binder Jetting – Sand Print-to-Cast, Full Sinter and Infiltrated.

How to improve Aesthetic and Mechanical Properties of FDM 3D Printed Parts

Javelin Tech Tips

It allows engineers to build complex geometries, create massive parts, consolidate multiple part components and design solely for form, fit and function rather than for the manufacturing process. Sanding. Hand Sanding and Orbital Sanding FDM parts.

ExOne Introduces X1 160PRO for Manufacturing Low Cost 3D Printed Metal Parts

The firm has developed processes to make sand cores and to use binder jetting to make metal parts. ExOne has been making binder jetting 3D printers for years now. Where. The post ExOne Introduces. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Featured Stories 3d printing 3dprinting exone low volume production run metal printing repeatability volume production

GE and the U.S. Army Conduct T901 Preliminary Design Review for Improved Turbine Engine Program

Additive Manufacturing

The Army is in the process of down selecting to one engine manufacturer for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase by the end of 2018. By Dave Wilson | | GE Aviation. LYNN, Massachusetts – April 25, 2018 – GE Aviation hosted the U.S.

ExOne Qualifies Water Wash-out Tooling Process for Industrial 3D Printing Applications

Additive Manufacturing

To fully realize the capabilities of the application, ExMAL developed a new surface coating process that is applied to the printed core and eliminates the porousness of printed media and provides extremely smooth surface finishes.

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AMT launches automated PostPro3D smoothing system for additive manufacturing

3D Printing Industry

hardware solutions, has announced the commercial launch of its post-processing additive manufacturing system, the PostPro3D. Cutting the hassle out of post processing 3D printed parts often need sanding or chemical treatments to achieve a smooth and desirable finish; however such processes are typically costly, labor […]. Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), a UK-based manufacturer of Industry 4.0

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U.S. Senator Udall Advances Funding for Construction at NM Military Bases, NM Veterans

Additive Manufacturing

Udall has led efforts to close the backlog of veterans’ disability claims, and worked to include an increase of $148 million to expedite processing by hiring additional staff. Senator Tom Udall White Sands Missile Range

ExOne and ORNL collaborate to develop new binder jet 3D printing technology

3D Printing Industry

The aim of the collective is to develop a new binder jet technology benefiting both sand and metal 3D printers. As part of this, the two teams will enable the 3D processing […]. Leading industrial 3D printer provider ExOne has announced it will be collaborating with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to advance binder jet 3D printing. Research Amy Elliott Department of Energy DOE Exone Oak Ridge Natioanl Laboratory ORNL Rick Lucas

Tips for Designing in Porcelain

Shapeways Blog

At Shapeways, we launched our very own porcelain process in 2014 that uses your 3D design file to print a mold and cast using our own porcelain material. They inspect the model to ensure that the mold of the design can be printed and continue through the production process.

Our Future Nuclear Challenge: Decommissioning Plants

3D Perspectives

which has by far the most nuclear facilities , has decommissioned 10 commercial reactors and has 18 others going through that process. Some prefer deferred dismantling and delay the process for several years. Non-contaminated material can be recycled as sand, concrete and metal.

How to Finish Your PLA Prints – Easy Techniques

3D Printing Hub

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. Sanding. Any decent PLA finishing job starts with sanding. Sanding removes the outermost layer of PLA material, greatly reducing the number of visible ridges on the surface of the print. This also means that sanding using a machine is out of the question.

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Oasis 3DP Open Source Powder and Inkjet DIY 3D Printer

DIY 3D Printing

Infiltrated with CA afterwards; Sand: For sandcasting moulds; Sugar: For edible prints; Ceramics: For printing stoneware. Parts need to be fired afterward; Metals: With a lot of post processing; Oasis (and my other 3DP printers as well) were developed to add powder and inkjet 3D printing to the list of open source 3D printers. Ytec3D developed an open sourced powder DIY 3d printer based on inkjet cartridges.

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After the Build: Preparing 3D Printed Composite Tools for Use

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

In this post we will discuss post-processing of 3D printed composite tooling produced with FDM technology. Traditional metal and FRP (fiber reinforced polymer) tooling typically requires post processing after the initial forming or milling processes.

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Where’s the real benefit of 3D printing for manufacturers?

Leslie's Blog

The freedom of design is especially valuable, as it helps eliminate additional fabrication design and processes that can take time and cost money. Investment casting is a versatile process that produces castings at high volumes with exceptional surface qualities. Sand casting.

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Where’s the real benefit of 3D printing for manufacturers?

Leslie's Blog

The freedom of design is especially valuable, as it helps eliminate additional fabrication design and processes that can take time and cost money. Investment casting is a versatile process that produces castings at high volumes with exceptional surface qualities. Sand casting.

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American Standard splashes out ‘DXV’ line of 3D printed metal faucets

3D Printing Review

The process opens new creative possibilities for the design and function of faucets, permitting original ways to present water with a entirely different user experience.

Keep On (Monster) Truckin’: Speeding Towards the Finish Line

The Solidworks Blog

The wheels have been painted, the body has been hard coated and sanded umpteenth times, the decals have been laid out, the LEDs have been tested, the chassis has been fitted, and the last week of work arrived. I must have sanded them off.”). Rob, Albert, and Sal in the mini-Max-D.

How to Smooth PETG Prints

3D Printing Hub

The modification in PETG comes with the addition of a glycol group during the polymerization process, making PETG a “glycol-modified’ version of PET. Since PETG is more flexible than brittle, sanding down the imperfections in its surface is not as easily done as with PLA. Sanding.

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Better Transparency for Stratasys VeroClear Parts

CATI Tech Notes

The process is pretty straight forward, wet-sand your part using 400 grit through 1000 grit making sure to rinse your part off in between grit sizes. Here is the same part after it has been sanded using 400 grit through 1000 grit. .

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3D Printing With Potato Power — Do Potato Based Plastics Work Well As Filament?

3D Printing Review

The company says Biome3D potato starch based filament combines a superior finish and flexibility, ease of processing and excellent printed detail. It can also be sanded and has a high enough Glass Transition temperature to allow it to be normally sanded and even tumbled in various mediums.

Motorcycle Madness: Printing Pressure

The Solidworks Blog

Most of the foam for the bike’s body is cut and sanded, and the plywood for the frame has been machined. Now Madhu is in the process of 3D printing the channel for the LEDs in the rear wheel. Now it’s time to finish up the machined parts and sanding.

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