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Five reasons to start 3d printing

5 Reasons to Start 3D Printing

3D printing’s ability to produce complex shapes and interlocking parts introduces exciting possibilities for in-house manufacturing. Whether you are a small business or a large-scale manufacturer, 3D printing puts mass production and rapid prototyping on your desk. With a suitable material and a 3D printer, it’s possible to replace aluminium and composite parts manufactured with …

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What is Rapid Prototyping? – The Advantages & Disadvantages

Rapid prototyping is a production method where objects are manufactured directly from CAD (computer-aided design) software. As you know, a prototype is a preliminary version of an end product used to assess its shape, materials, design, technology, and mechanical qualities. A ‘rapid prototype’ is made quickly from CAD data. 3D printing – or additive manufacturing …

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What Is a Resin 3D Printer & How Does It Work?

Most resin 3D printers are stereolithography (SLA) printers, which cure liquid resin layers with a laser rather than extruding plastic with a print head. Because they are not restricted by the mechanical movements of a print head, resin 3D printers can produce models with greater complexity than Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) 3D printers, albeit with …

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How To Improve 3D Print Quality? – 7 Tips For Finishing The Final 3D Print   

Hundreds of things can affect the quality of 3D prints, including filament quality, slicing instructions, chamber temperature, nozzle diameters, retraction settings, and even humidity if materials are hygroscopic.  Thankfully, if you know why things are messing up, you can resolve most 3D print quality problems without tearing your hair out. This article on seven common 3D …

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How To 3D Print Gears Like A Pro – 7 Design Tips and Advice         

3D-printed gears straddle the line between functional and hobbyist components, yet they perform as well as any gears when appropriately designed.  Most 3D printed gear failures are from choosing the wrong materials, incorrect printer settings, and specifying the wrong infill (which leads to weak gears that snap or gears that cost too much in raw …

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10 Benefits of Large Format SLA 3D Printing for Businesses

Large-format 3D printing is traditionally the remit of fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printers, which extrude plastic in layers with a mechanical print head. However, stereolithography (SLA) advancements now let you accurately create big models and put small series runs into production with liquid resin. Large format SLA is a different type of solution to …

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How Lufthansa Technik Uses 3D Printed Tools to Manufacture Escape Route Markings

Customer case study – How Lufthansa Technik Uses 3D Printed Tools to Manufacture Escape Route Markings Lufthansa Technik is a leading provider in aircraft maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification services for civil aircraft, from commercial to VIP and special mission aircraft. CHALLENGE:  Lufthansa Technik has innovative floor markings called Guide U escape route, these markings …

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