Check out this informative video on working with support structures in 3D printing. Greg Paulsen, Director of Applications Engineering, Xometry, covers various tips and key points about support structures. Xometry www.xometry.com … [Read more...] about How does a part “grow” in 3D printing
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Xometry is a service provider of additive manufacturing processes as well as CNC machining and casting. Recently, Greg Paulsen, director of applications engineering at Xometry compared machined and printed parts to see how they mate. In this video, … [Read more...] about Tips on making additive parts fit
The level of understanding regarding the benefits and capabilities of additive manufacturing ranges all over the place. If you have not been immersed in this industry for the last 30 years, you might have a few questions. In the tradition of the … [Read more...] about Is additive manufacturing for you?
With additive manufacturing, most users are still at the point of having more questions than answers. One interesting resource is from Fictiv, a service provider that connects users with the right additive or subtractive technology. The Fictiv … [Read more...] about Where to find answers about 3D printing
Each additive manufacturing technology has a number of best design practices to take advantage of that technology’s capabilities. Here are top design practices for Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS). (This information is based on a Design World … [Read more...] about Top 10 design tips for direct metal laser sintering
German RepRap is extending its filament portfolio for its 3D printers. Its new PET-G filament is a thermoplastic material produced by polycondensation from the family of polyesters and is used in many applications. PET-G is polar and therefore … [Read more...] about New flame-retardent filament for German RepRap printers
The ASTM standards organization has a definition for sheet lamination-- an additive manufacturing process in which sheets of material are bonded to form an object. 3D printing /additive manufacturing continues to evolve, so there are several … [Read more...] about What is selective deposition lamination?
Do you work with FDM materials in your 3D printing applications? The Stratasys Materials Business Unit has released a short video on how to select the right FDM materials for the right applications. Take a look. … [Read more...] about 6 tips on how to get the most out of FDM materials
What is extrusion in 3D printing? According to the ASTM International standards organization, extrusion is the official name given to a specific 3D printing process where material is selectively dispensed through a nozzle or orifice. Extrusion is … [Read more...] about What is extrusion in 3D printing?
Resolution is one way of measuring the print quality of a 3D printer. Unfortunately, there is no standard that all 3D printer manufacturers adhere to. Each tends to explain resolution using different parameters. Because 3D printers print in three … [Read more...] about How is resolution defined in 3D printing?