Month: June 2021

How to Choose a 3D Printing Material Using Material Properties

Different 3D printing materials have different surface qualities and different mechanical characteristics. To achieve the best results with your 3D printer, the material (or filament) you use must be suited to the application. How do you know what is and isn’t suitable? You can go with what the manufacturer recommends, or you can be a …

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Which 3D Printing Technology Should I Use?

If you’re going to solve your biggest design, engineering and manufacturing challenges with 3D printing, you’ll need the right technology. Different 3D printing technologies use different print processes that print different materials. These variances have created what is unarguably the most diverse, exciting and useful manufacturing technique in the world. In this article, we will …

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Why Buy From Additive-X?

There’s no shortage of retailers to buy a 3D printer from, but there is a shortage of additive manufacturing experts selling 3D printers. Additive-X is an additive manufacturing specialist. We are more than just a retailer – we live and breathe the 3D printing industry. We are immersed in the application of the technology, not …

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A Closer Look at Essentium’s New 280i HT IDEX 3D Printer

In April, Essentium launched a new 3D printer called the HSE 280i HT. This is Essentium’s first Independent Dual Extrusion technology (IDEX) 3D printer, promising 5-15x faster build speeds than other FFF 3D printers. In this article, we’ll provide an introduction to the Essentium HSE 280i HT including its technology and potential applications. If you …

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A Quick Guide to HP 3D Printing Materials

HP Multi Jet Fusion technology is a game-changer for additive manufacturing with its high-speed, synchronous architecture that builds parts layer-by-layer. With it, you can print in full colour or mono and produce multiple parts simultaneously. Of course, no 3D printing technology is complete without a diverse material portfolio and HP’s materials have very interesting properties. …

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How Lush Revolutionised Product Development with 3D Printing

Most of us know Lush Cosmetics best for the divine smells that emanate from their stores and their incredible range of hair and skincare products. But have you ever wondered what goes into developing those delightful products? For years, Lush developed products by hand. Teams of designers would create master moulds, and these would be …

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