3d printed supports

Olaf Diegel's Desktop Distillery Proves Metal 3D Printing is More Fun without Post-Processing

Olaf Diegel's Desktop Distillery Proves Metal 3D Printing is More Fun without Post-Processing

Post-processing. No one wants to talk about it, but everyone working with metal additive manufacturing has to do it. …Right? While Rize is working to remove the pain of post-processing from plastic 3D printing processes, and Desktop Metal has been making headway with easily removable supports on the metals side, as of today there’s no […]

Post-processing. No one wants to talk about it, but everyone working with metal additive manufacturing has to do it. …Right? While Rize is working to remove the pain of post-processing from plastic 3D printing processes, and Desktop Metal has been making headway...
3D Printing with Essentially No Post-Processing: Rize Rises at RAPID, Sees Future in Growth with New Company President

3D Printing with Essentially No Post-Processing: Rize Rises at RAPID, Sees Future in Growth with New Company President

It’s okay to admit it: you hate post-processing. It’s easier once you’ve admitted it. It’s easier still if you can virtually eliminate the need for it — or at least that’s one foundational belief at Rize, which emerged from the ether last summer to present the Rize One 3D printer, said to essentially cut out the […]

It’s okay to admit it: you hate post-processing. It’s easier once you’ve admitted it. It’s easier still if you can virtually eliminate the need for it — or at least that’s one foundational belief at Rize, which emerged from the...
Further Developments Made in Dissolvable Supports for Metal 3D Printed Parts

Further Developments Made in Dissolvable Supports for Metal 3D Printed Parts

It’s hard enough to remove supports from many plastic 3D printed parts, but more than one company has been working on developing ways to make plastic support removal easier, to the delight of many. Metal supports are a different story. The laborious machining required to remove metal support structures can take days – often longer than […]

It’s hard enough to remove supports from many plastic 3D printed parts, but more than one company has been working on developing ways to make plastic support removal easier, to the delight of many. Metal supports are a different story. The laborious machining...
Slic3r Prusa Edition Announces Latest Release, Offering Updated Supports and Smooth Variable Layer Height

Slic3r Prusa Edition Announces Latest Release, Offering Updated Supports and Smooth Variable Layer Height

It was only a few months ago that Prusa, the popular open-source RepRap 3D printer company, introduced its customized Slic3r software for Prusa 3D printers. Now, the Slic3r Prusa Edition just got even better, with founder Josef Průša’s announcement of its latest release, Smooth Variable Layer Height. The new release lets users gradually transition across different […]

It was only a few months ago that Prusa, the popular open-source RepRap 3D printer company, introduced its customized Slic3r software for Prusa 3D printers. Now, the Slic3r Prusa Edition just got even better, with founder Josef Průša’s announcement of its latest...
Retouch3D Finalizing Design for Their 3D Print Finishing Pen

Retouch3D Finalizing Design for Their 3D Print Finishing Pen

Created by 3D 2.0, the Retouch3D was launched via a Kickstarter campaign to build “the world’s first heated tool to finish 3D prints with variable heat and interchangeable heads designed for specific 3D retouching tasks.” And it was a popular idea indeed as 394 backers pledged a total of $56,398 — well over the original […]

Created by 3D 2.0, the Retouch3D was launched via a Kickstarter campaign to build “the world’s first heated tool to finish 3D prints with variable heat and interchangeable heads designed for specific 3D retouching tasks.” And it was a popular idea indeed as 394...
Automatic Support Generation by netfabb Improves Industrial AM Metal Parts

Automatic Support Generation by netfabb Improves Industrial AM Metal Parts

German 3D printing software supplier netfabb has just announced the release of a new add-on for the netfabb Professional 6 suite they say will simplify and improve 3D printing processes on an industrial scale – Support Structures. The Support Structures add-on is specially designed to create advanced support generation for Selective Laser Melting, Stereolithography, and DLP technologies, […]

German 3D printing software supplier netfabb has just announced the release of a new add-on for the netfabb Professional 6 suite they say will simplify and improve 3D printing processes on an industrial scale – Support Structures. The Support Structures add-on is...
These 3D Printable Tools Help You Understand Infill Percentages, Number of Shells and More

These 3D Printable Tools Help You Understand Infill Percentages, Number of Shells and More

There are a lot of concepts within the desktop 3D printing space which sometimes are a bit complicated to understand. For example, what does a 40% infill density look like compared to a 70% infill? What do 10 shells look like compared to just 3? Then there are the concepts of rafts, supports, and other 3D […]

There are a lot of concepts within the desktop 3D printing space which sometimes are a bit complicated to understand. For example, what does a 40% infill density look like compared to a 70% infill? What do 10 shells look like compared to just 3? Then there are the...
New PolySupport Offers Sweet Spot in Removing 3D Printing Support Materials With Ease

New PolySupport Offers Sweet Spot in Removing 3D Printing Support Materials With Ease

You’ll need to print with supports. Perhaps learning that that fills you with as much dread as being responsible for those children’s holiday gifts that come with 387 pieces and announce ‘simple assembly required’ on the box. If you’ve bravely gone on to make an intricate design with supports only to experience the complete destruction of […]

You’ll need to print with supports. Perhaps learning that that fills you with as much dread as being responsible for those children’s holiday gifts that come with 387 pieces and announce ‘simple assembly required’ on the box. If you’ve bravely gone on to make an...
Retouch3D is a Heated Interchangeable Tool for Cleaning Up 3D Printed Objects - Now on Kickstarter

Retouch3D is a Heated Interchangeable Tool for Cleaning Up 3D Printed Objects - Now on Kickstarter

I have a confession to make, a confession that may cause me to lose some respect among 3D printing enthusiasts… I only 3D print objects on my 3D printer that require no support material. Yes it’s true, I’m lazy and I hate having to clean up anything that comes off of my 3D printer. Not everyone is […]

I have a confession to make, a confession that may cause me to lose some respect among 3D printing enthusiasts… I only 3D print objects on my 3D printer that require no support material. Yes it’s true, I’m lazy and I hate having to clean up anything...
UK’s Simpleware and 3T RPD Come Together in GOSSAM Project to Create Automated, Smart Support Structure Systems

UK’s Simpleware and 3T RPD Come Together in GOSSAM Project to Create Automated, Smart Support Structure Systems

Some key players in the 3D printing industry are taking a beat, and paying attention to an issue that needs tending to: supports. When using the technology of 3D printing, one hears much about models and whether or not they will need supports, and if so, how to handle the challenge of dealing with them. […]

Some key players in the 3D printing industry are taking a beat, and paying attention to an issue that needs tending to: supports. When using the technology of 3D printing, one hears much about models and whether or not they will need supports, and if so, how to handle...
Form 1+ 3D Printer Just Got Draft Mode & Smart Supports - Enables the 3D Printing of a Working Speaker

Form 1+ 3D Printer Just Got Draft Mode & Smart Supports - Enables the 3D Printing of a Working Speaker

Formlabs is a company that has gone from Kickstarter superstar to the leading manufacturer of consumer/prosumer SLA 3D printers. Their Form 1+ 3D printer is their latest machine. It was announced back in June, providing an upgrade to its predecessor, the Form 1. Now, just a little more than 6 months later, they are announcing […]

Formlabs is a company that has gone from Kickstarter superstar to the leading manufacturer of consumer/prosumer SLA 3D printers. Their Form 1+ 3D printer is their latest machine. It was announced back in June, providing an upgrade to its predecessor, the Form 1. Now,...