A Closer Look at 3D Printing Support Structures

Support structures are a necessary evil of 3D printing. They can be frustrating and time-consuming, but they are required to keep many parts from collapsing or becoming distorted. In a…

3D Printing with Water Soluble Supports Improved with Latest Prusa Update

Nothing kills the high of 3D printing a cool model quite like having to sit down and pry off support materials. Maybe I’m wrong – maybe there are some who…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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