Month: March 2022

3D Printing ESD Safe Components with Essentium Materials

Essentium ESD safe materials are brilliant, letting you additively manufacture high-quality, end-use ESD safe components like fixtures, jigs, connectors and enclosures for electronics applications. The Z Collection spans rigid PTCG and flexible TPUs, providing a complete material workflow. With consistent quality and reliable performance, you can go from assembly caps to suction cups in two printing sessions. …

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A quick guide to printing Essentium’s ESD-safe materials

ESD (electrostatic discharge) is the transfer of electrical charges between two contact points. ESD-safe materials like those from Essentium reduce or stop static electricity discharge, protecting electrostatic-sensitive devices.     Essentium is a leading producer of ESD-safe materials for FFF/FDM 3D printers, including Essentium’s HSE 280i HT, HSE 180 and HSE 240 HT series, and …

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An Introduction to FDM/FFF 3D Printer Support Material

When printing thermoplastics with dual extrusion, one extruder is typically dedicated to printing a support material and the other a core material. We have covered core materials before (FFF plastics, SLA resins, FFF metals), but what of the support materials used in FFF plastic printing? This article introduces 3D printer support materials, shedding light on what they …

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Transform your 3D printer fleet with Markforged X7 Digital Forge Bundles

We are pleased to announce two new Markforged X7 Digital Forge Bundles, capable of transforming your 3D printer fleet in one go. Designed to offer a complete 3D printing solution, our new bundles put Markforged’s CFF/FFF (carbon fibre reinforcement and fused filament fabrication) technology at the core of your operation for outstanding results. Here’s the …

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Markforged just got a little more colourful with Precise PLA!

We’ve asked and they’ve delivered! Markforged have officially launched their Precise PLA (PPLA) today. So you can now prototype, create custom tooling, and fabricate end-use parts in PLA plastic the Markforged way. What is Precise PLA?   One of the most common prototyping materials used on 3D printers is Polylactic Acid (PLA). Precise PLA (PPLA) …

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