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Solvent Recycling for 3D Printers With Sidewinder Power

When you first launch your 3D printing business, you may not know about all the unique responsibilities you are taking on.  However, as soon as you dive deeper into the…

Is This the Best Way to Manually Post-Process an FDM 3D Printed Part?

Researchers Jinjin Liu, Hai Gu, Bin Li, Lu Zhu, Jie Jiang, and Jie Zhang from the Nantong Institute of Technology and Jiangsu Key Laboratory of 3D Printing Equipment and Application published a paper, titled “Research on…

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5 Professional Finishing Options for FDM Parts

Despite the advances of other technologies, Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) remains the go-to 3D printing process for prototypes and simple plastic parts. It’s fast, it’s cheap, and there are thousands…

Presentations on 3D Printing Trends and Projects at RAPID 2019

I didn’t just visit companies at their booths during the recent RAPID + TCT – I made time in my schedule to attend a few interesting sessions as well, including…

Maker and Veteran Tim O’Sullivan Completes Third Life-Size 3D Printed Movie Character Suit

A project that began as an ambitious therapeutic task for military veteran Tim O’Sullivan after he returned home wounded from combat has evolved into something so much greater. In 2016,…

3D Printing News Briefs: February 22, 2019

We’ve got some exciting dental news to share first in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs – Stratasys just announced its new full-color dental 3D printer at LMT Lab Day. Moving…

Hirtenberger’s Hirtisation Technology Brings Speed and Automation to Post-Processing

As 3D printers become more advanced and capable of handling actual series production, there are still challenges that arise, and one of those is the necessity of post-processing. Removing supports…

PostProcess Technologies Uses Hybrid DECI Duo Solution to Achieve Excellent Surface Finish for 3D Printed Shrouded Impellers

PostProcess Technologies, which expanded its channel partner coverage in North America this spring, is well known for its software and post-printing solutions. With its automated Hybrid DECI Duo solution, PostProcess helps its…

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IST Offers Solutions to Safely Recycle and Reuse Waste Solvents from 3D Print Finishing

Substances which dissolve a solute are called solvents – normally liquids, but these can also be gases and solids. Organic solvents are used in all sorts of everyday applications, such…

DyeMansion Showcasing Print-to-Product Workflow at RAPID, Bringing 3D Print Finishing Technology to US

Munich-based startup DyeMansion, known for its unique post-processing technology for SLS 3D printed parts, developed the first coloring system for powder 3D printed parts in the world back in 2015. The…

Custom Prototypes Reclaims AMUG Gold with Stunning Metal 3D Printed Roman Helmet

Last week, the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) held its annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Many 3D printing announcements came out of the show, but the one I’m most…

3D Printing Finishing Tool Hits the Market: Retouch3D is Finally Available

While life would be so much easier if all of our 3D prints came off the print bed looking sparkly and perfect (okay, maybe not sparkly), post-processing and finishing techniques…

DyeMansion Wins German Accelerator Tech Program, Bringing DM60 Coloring System for 3D Printed Parts to Silicon Valley

We’ve been following the progress and growth of Munich-based DyeMansion, which developed the world’s first coloring system for parts additively manufactured from powder, since the innovative startup welcomed EOS founder…

DyeMansion Takes 3D Printing Color Technology to AMUG, Looking Forward to Future Events & Business in the US

Last week, the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) held its annual conference in Chicago, where companies working with 3D printing technologies gathered for a week to talk technology. Recently, we…

Design Firm Calls on Ogle Models to Create 3D Printed British Telecom Telephone Model

Who would have thought that when the famed British singer Adele dropped her smash hit “Hello” in 2015, that maybe someday she could be calling her long-lost lover from a…

Artists and Makers Say Goodbye to Sanding & Hello to Glossy 3D Prints with PolySmooth & Polysher

When we look at works of art, it’s rare that we consider how many hours—often challenging and painstaking ones—went into making something so exclusive. We are drawn to authentic, handcrafted…

Add Elegance & Strength to Your 3D Printed Models with Ira3D’s New Chrome Plating

Like the world of 3D printing and innovations that continue to blow our minds, Ira3D is one of those dynamic companies that continue to wow us at each turn. Just…

Get 3D Printed Parts That Look Like Injection Molded Parts with Polymaker’s PolySmooth and the Polysher

While 3D printing has come a long way in the last decade, the one thing that the technology just hasn’t been able to beat is the striation marks left behind…

Smooth Your 3D Prints in No Time with Finissage 1069 from SLS 3D

Time to talk about everyone’s favorite topic – finishing 3D prints! I know some people who, unfamiliar with 3D printing, think that the perfectly smooth, polished-looking figurines and other objects…

Sand Your Way to Smoother 3D Printed Parts by Following These Easy Steps

When we speak about 3D printing, we spend much time on the design, modeling, and printing of our objects. But let’s not forget that in order to optimize your print job there’s also…

Sculpteo Shows Us How To Polish Translucent VeroClear 3D Prints

Matthew Sausse is a material engineer at Sculpteo, and he has provided tips aimed at helping users improve the appearance of their 3D prints. Sausse’s tips focus on techniques that the company…

Finuvo’s Aqua Hydrographics Printer Adds Powerful Pizzazz for Finishing 3D Prints

Being able to finish your 3D printed products with some powerful and funky pizzazz, a required understated look with aluminum coating, or even printed wood or camo can be the…

Make Your Own 3D Printing Glue

Rob, who goes by “northernmenace” on both Instructables and Thingiverse, wants to help you make “the most useful accessory to 3D printing, the Glue.” To make it happen, Rob says…

Precision Hydrographic Printing: A Fascinating New Way to Precisely Add Color to 3D Prints

I have to admit that it took me a moment to get past the GIF to the right, which shows what appears to be a cat in an advanced state of…