SLA 3D printing. High resolution at it’s best.

SLA printing uses technology inspired by the “metal man” in the Terminator movies. Focused UV light hardens the resin from a pool. The object is then drawn from the resin. It has been an 18 month wait for this new

3D printing Design Guide

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There are few things that might not be very obvious when designing for 3D printer. To ensure that the 3D printing process goes as smoothly as possible (and to save you time and money) keep in mind the following these easy steps…

3D Printed Express Toothbrush

When you brush your teeth, you probably miss the plaque hidden in the nooks and crannies of your chompers. But that’s because your toothbrush is a generic product made for thousands of different people with thousands of different mouths, to

Would You Eat 3D-Printed Meat?

3d printed meat

In August, the first lab-grown beefburger was cooked and tasted in London. The future of slaughter-less meat is not far off. In fact, scientists project it could be in the aisles of our supermarkets in 10 to 20 years. Andras

3D Printing from Nylon

3D printing from Nylon

Nylon is the new material currently being used in 3D printing. The most recognised product in this category is Taluman Nylon 618 – a very versatile printing material. Nylon does not require a heated bed, has low warp, and cooling

PLA vs. ABS Material, What Is The Difference?

ABS vs PLA material - what is the difference

You’ve got a 3D Printer, or you’re looking to buy a 3D Printer and each one seems to indicate it prints in either ABS, PLA, or both. So you find yourself wanting to know, what is the difference between ABS

3D Printed Jumbo Jet by Airbus

3D printed jumbo Jet - skeleton of the future

Designer Bastian Schaefer shows off a speculative design for the future of jet planes, with a skeleton inspired by strong, flexible, natural forms and by the needs of the world’s, ahem, growing population. Imagine an airplane that’s full of light

Bald Eagle Gets 3D Printed Beak Prosthesis

3d printed beak of bald eagle - model design

This is the story of Beauty and her 3D printed prosthetic beak. Beauty is an American bald eagle that got shot in the head by a poacher and consequently lost the top half of her beak. Now, if you are

3D-Printed Casts

healing broken bones - 3D printed cast

Breaking a bone is unpleasant all around — and having to wear a smelly, clunky plaster cast is like getting kicked when you’re down. At least, that’s how Jake Evill felt after breaking his hand. Evill, a recent graduate of

What is 3D Printing and How Does it Work?

what is 3D printing and how it works

The 3D printing technology is used for both prototyping and distributed manufacturing with applications in architecture, construction, industrial design, automotive, aerospace, military, engineering, civil engineering, dental and medical industries, biotech (human tissue replacement), fashion, footwear, jewellery, geographic information systems, food, and many other fields.

7 Things You Must Know About 3D Printing

3D printing nozzle

It’s Slow. You can’t expect Replicators as in Star Trek. The most expensive commercial units take many hours, or even days, to produce even medium-sized objects. Consumer-grade 3D printers can be even slower. Your fastest print will be small objects,

Windows 8.1 Incorporates 3D Printing

Windows 8.1 suports 3D printers

You know that something is becoming mainstream when it shows up in Microsoft Windows – and that’s precisely what’s happened in the most recent release of Windows, 8.1. Does this mean any Windows computer can now 3D print? Not exactly – this announcement is really for software developers.

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