flexible filament

Penn State Student Focuses Business Plan on Custom 3D Printed Shoes

Penn State Student Focuses Business Plan on Custom 3D Printed Shoes

The world of fashion is a fantastic place for exploring the limitations and possibilities present in 3D printing technology. From burgeoning designers such as 13-year-old Ariel Swedroe to heavy hitters like Iris van Herpen, advanced manufacturing is becoming recognized for the pathways to sartorial expression that it is helping to create. Its integration into the […]

The world of fashion is a fantastic place for exploring the limitations and possibilities present in 3D printing technology. From burgeoning designers such as 13-year-old Ariel Swedroe to heavy hitters like Iris van Herpen, advanced manufacturing is becoming...
Is Flexible 3D Printer Filament Worth the Investment?

Is Flexible 3D Printer Filament Worth the Investment?

ABS and PLA are the two filaments that come most readily to mind when thinking of commonly used 3D printing materials, but there are plenty of others even in just the desktop 3D printing market. How frequently are those filaments used by at-home 3D printer users, however, and, as they tend to be more expensive […]

ABS and PLA are the two filaments that come most readily to mind when thinking of commonly used 3D printing materials, but there are plenty of others even in just the desktop 3D printing market. How frequently are those filaments used by at-home 3D printer users,...
3D Printing News Briefs: June 20, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: June 20, 2017

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’re covering 3D printers and 3D printing pens, materials, software, business, and…the nuclear future of the Philippines? Mosaic Manufacturing launches the multi-material Palette+, while Ilios 3D tests out biocompatible materials and a Kickstarter campaign has launched for the first-ever dual-nozzle 3D printing pen. Medicrea receives FDA clearance for its data-driven […]

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’re covering 3D printers and 3D printing pens, materials, software, business, and…the nuclear future of the Philippines? Mosaic Manufacturing launches the multi-material Palette+, while Ilios 3D tests out biocompatible...
Diabase Engineering Introduces X60, the Softest 3D Printing Material on the Market

Diabase Engineering Introduces X60, the Softest 3D Printing Material on the Market

Diabase Engineering is best known for the Flexion Extruder, which has transformed many an average, low-cost 3D printer into a multi-material, industrial-grade machine. One of the key appeals of the Flexion, as its name suggests, is its ability to print with flexible filament, a task that not many lower-end 3D printers are up to. As […]

Diabase Engineering is best known for the Flexion Extruder, which has transformed many an average, low-cost 3D printer into a multi-material, industrial-grade machine. One of the key appeals of the Flexion, as its name suggests, is its ability to print with flexible...
Designer Uses ZMorph 2.0 SX Multitool 3D Printer to Develop Multifunctional Walker Prototype

Designer Uses ZMorph 2.0 SX Multitool 3D Printer to Develop Multifunctional Walker Prototype

We’ve written about biomedical engineer and 3D designer Eliza Wrobel before, when she used 3D printer manufacturer ZMorph‘s 2.0 SX multitool 3D printer a few months ago to create this really cool revolving 3D printed bookshelf, just months after the printer itself had been announced. Before that, Wrobel put the ZMorph 2.0 S Hybrid printer through […]

We’ve written about biomedical engineer and 3D designer Eliza Wrobel before, when she used 3D printer manufacturer ZMorph‘s 2.0 SX multitool 3D printer a few months ago to create this really cool revolving 3D printed bookshelf, just months after the...
Graphene 3D Lab Offers Insights into 2017 Updates and Objectives in Shareholder Update

Graphene 3D Lab Offers Insights into 2017 Updates and Objectives in Shareholder Update

In a recent letter to shareholders, New York-based Graphene 3D Lab is highlighting its accomplishments in 2016, as well as a summary of the company’s primary objectives for 2017. One of the company’s main goals for the year ahead is to take advantage of its “cutting-edge IP portfolio and expand the offerings in industrial-grade graphene materials, coatings, […]

In a recent letter to shareholders, New York-based Graphene 3D Lab is highlighting its accomplishments in 2016, as well as a summary of the company’s primary objectives for 2017. One of the company’s main goals for the year ahead is to take advantage of...
Here's What a Full Year of 3D Printing in the Cosplay World Looks Like

Here's What a Full Year of 3D Printing in the Cosplay World Looks Like

3D printing is being used every day to make positive changes all over the world, in varied fields from aerospace to medical to education. Then, there’s what I like to call the “nerd factor.” This is a good thing: sometimes it’s just fun to play using 3D printers and scanners, creating 3D printed Death Stars, 3D […]

3D printing is being used every day to make positive changes all over the world, in varied fields from aerospace to medical to education. Then, there’s what I like to call the “nerd factor.” This is a good thing: sometimes it’s just fun to play...
Pinshape Releases "3D Printer Materials Guide" for Desktop 3D Printing

Pinshape Releases "3D Printer Materials Guide" for Desktop 3D Printing

In the increasingly expansive 3D printing industry, new printers and materials seem to be flooding the market on a daily basis. While the creation of new and enhanced materials are critical to the advancement of the industry, it’s just as important that we know how the best utilize the materials we already have at our […]

In the increasingly expansive 3D printing industry, new printers and materials seem to be flooding the market on a daily basis. While the creation of new and enhanced materials are critical to the advancement of the industry, it’s just as important that we know...
MakeShaper Develops Unique Flexible Filament & Adaptors

MakeShaper Develops Unique Flexible Filament & Adaptors

Printing with flexible filament can open up countless possibilities and opportunities for creative and functional manufacturing. Harnessing these capabilities does not come without effort. However, MakeShaper, a filament manufacturer in Sanford, North Carolina, has cracked the code for a premium, FDA-compliant, flexible filament that is also easy to use. “We were approached by a business […]

Printing with flexible filament can open up countless possibilities and opportunities for creative and functional manufacturing. Harnessing these capabilities does not come without effort. However, MakeShaper, a filament manufacturer in Sanford, North Carolina, has...
Unique, Flexible 3D Printing Filaments: SD3D Reviews PCTPE, FlexSolid, NinjaFlex & Cheetah

Unique, Flexible 3D Printing Filaments: SD3D Reviews PCTPE, FlexSolid, NinjaFlex & Cheetah

In the area of 3D printing, where new products and materials are emerging continually, one must be very thankful for those taking the time to test items for us, saving us hours, effort, and many potentially wasted dollars. In a recent review from SD3D, in a blog by Sean Aranda called Meet the Flexibles: An Expansive Review […]

In the area of 3D printing, where new products and materials are emerging continually, one must be very thankful for those taking the time to test items for us, saving us hours, effort, and many potentially wasted dollars. In a recent review from SD3D, in a blog by...
Fenner Drives Creates New NinjaTek 3D Printing Division, Will Launch New NinjaFlex Materials at CES

Fenner Drives Creates New NinjaTek 3D Printing Division, Will Launch New NinjaFlex Materials at CES

Other than standard PLA and ABS, few 3D printing filaments have been as successful as the line of NinjaFlex flexible filaments from Fenner Drives. The Pennsylvania-based rubber and flexible material manufacturer didn’t really need to start producing 3D printing materials; they already had a huge market presence developing products like engine belts, conveyor systems and […]

Other than standard PLA and ABS, few 3D printing filaments have been as successful as the line of NinjaFlex flexible filaments from Fenner Drives. The Pennsylvania-based rubber and flexible material manufacturer didn’t really need to start producing 3D printing...
Kickstarter: WillowFlex Filament Project Promises a Compostable 3D Printing Future

Kickstarter: WillowFlex Filament Project Promises a Compostable 3D Printing Future

Out in the hinterlands between Brandenburg and metropolitan Berlin, Brian Crotty and Thorsten Perl say their company, BioInspiration, is the first step into what the pair call “Organic Material Evolution,” the development of materials and processes they say follow nature’s lead and result in compostable, upcyclable, harmless, innovative, and resilient 3D printing filaments. Their WillowFlex […]

Out in the hinterlands between Brandenburg and metropolitan Berlin, Brian Crotty and Thorsten Perl say their company, BioInspiration, is the first step into what the pair call “Organic Material Evolution,” the development of materials and processes they say follow...
Custom Flexy-Form Insoles Are 3D Printable & Utilize Thermoforming for a Perfect Fit

Custom Flexy-Form Insoles Are 3D Printable & Utilize Thermoforming for a Perfect Fit

One of the areas in which we have begun to really see 3D printing start to infiltrate is that of custom footwear. Whether it be custom shoes, sneakers, shoe accessories, insoles, or orthotics, 3D printing has begun to show its true colors in enhancing the custom aspects available within the shoe design space. One man who […]

One of the areas in which we have begun to really see 3D printing start to infiltrate is that of custom footwear. Whether it be custom shoes, sneakers, shoe accessories, insoles, or orthotics, 3D printing has begun to show its true colors in enhancing the custom...
BotFeeder’s Filastic Filament Launches on Kickstarter: Flexible, Strong & Affordable  

BotFeeder’s Filastic Filament Launches on Kickstarter: Flexible, Strong & Affordable  

Every time I go to Kickstarter I feel like a kid in a candy store, delighted by the vast array of technological treats. The latest innovative idea to catch my eye comes in the form of a flexible filament that’s not only enticing, but affordable. Filastic is a newly introduced filament that you can try […]

Every time I go to Kickstarter I feel like a kid in a candy store, delighted by the vast array of technological treats. The latest innovative idea to catch my eye comes in the form of a flexible filament that’s not only enticing, but affordable. Filastic is a newly...
Create Flexible 3D Prints by Embedding Steel Rods for Modular 3D Models

Create Flexible 3D Prints by Embedding Steel Rods for Modular 3D Models

One enormously appealing — and refreshing — element of 3D printing is that there are few rules and no limits. While technically, yes, here and there some copyrighting and legal squabbles have emerged, conceptually it’s still a technology without any innovative or artistic constrictions. Innovators are creating a multitude of different materials. You don’t have to 3D print […]

One enormously appealing — and refreshing — element of 3D printing is that there are few rules and no limits. While technically, yes, here and there some copyrighting and legal squabbles have emerged, conceptually it’s still a technology without any innovative or...
Flexy-Hand 2 - Filaflex Remix: 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand Looks and Moves Like the Real Thing

Flexy-Hand 2 - Filaflex Remix: 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand Looks and Moves Like the Real Thing

I couldn’t count how many different stories we have done on 3D printed prosthetic hands. Most of these stories have come our way from various e-NABLE members. e-NABLE is a group of over 3,000 volunteers who share ideas and designs on 3D printable prosthetic devices, and then connect with other individuals in need of these devices, in […]

I couldn’t count how many different stories we have done on 3D printed prosthetic hands. Most of these stories have come our way from various e-NABLE members. e-NABLE is a group of over 3,000 volunteers who share ideas and designs on 3D printable prosthetic...
3D Printed Muscles Bring a Robotic Flower to Bloom

3D Printed Muscles Bring a Robotic Flower to Bloom

Before you get too excited, let me tell you that this is not an article about how to create yourself as a young Arnold Schwarzenegger through 3D printing… for now, we must all remain the shape we are. Instead, the muscles that I’m talking about are flexible 3D printed petals powered by air. This idea, […]

Before you get too excited, let me tell you that this is not an article about how to create yourself as a young Arnold Schwarzenegger through 3D printing… for now, we must all remain the shape we are. Instead, the muscles that I’m talking about are flexible 3D printed...
taulman3D Introduces New Flexible PCTPE 3D Printing Filament Featuring Incredible Properties

taulman3D Introduces New Flexible PCTPE 3D Printing Filament Featuring Incredible Properties

taulman3D has quickly become one of, if not the, most innovative filament manufacturers within the 3D printing space. They are consistently bringing new materials to market which can used in a wide range of 3D printers. Whether it is teaming with Graphene 3D Lab to produce a graphene enhanced nylon material for 3D printing, or […]

taulman3D has quickly become one of, if not the, most innovative filament manufacturers within the 3D printing space. They are consistently bringing new materials to market which can used in a wide range of 3D printers. Whether it is teaming with Graphene 3D Lab to...
3DMakerWorld Launches Artifex 2 3D Printer on Kickstarter

3DMakerWorld Launches Artifex 2 3D Printer on Kickstarter

As with any new industry, you will find that at the start there are a lot of companies vying for market share, offering one or two key features to stand out from the other products they are competing against. Then once the market gets saturated with a variety of different options, a few companies will combine the […]

As with any new industry, you will find that at the start there are a lot of companies vying for market share, offering one or two key features to stand out from the other products they are competing against. Then once the market gets saturated with a variety of...
NinjaFlex Announces New Website Along With Flexible Silver And Gold 3D Printer Filaments

NinjaFlex Announces New Website Along With Flexible Silver And Gold 3D Printer Filaments

When it comes to flexible, rubbery, durable 3D printer filaments, there are two companies that lead the industry. They are Fenner Drives, with their NinjaFlex filament, along with their competitor Recreus, with their FilaFlex filament. Both companies make very high quality products that I have experienced firsthand. This week, the folks at Fenner Drives have […]

When it comes to flexible, rubbery, durable 3D printer filaments, there are two companies that lead the industry. They are Fenner Drives, with their NinjaFlex filament, along with their competitor Recreus, with their FilaFlex filament. Both companies make very high...
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