Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

Fabpilot by Sculpteo Demonstrating New FDM 3D Printing Integration at TCT Show

Fabpilot by Sculpteo Demonstrating New FDM 3D Printing Integration at TCT Show

Last year, French 3D printing company Sculpteo first introduced its standalone Fabpilot software in October, before officially launching the fully cloud-based solution at formnext the month after. Now this week, at the 2018 TCT Show in Birmingham, Fabpilot by Sculpteo will be presenting its new Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) integration – the software solution now directly connects to FDM 3D printers […]

Last year, French 3D printing company Sculpteo first introduced its standalone Fabpilot software in October, before officially launching the fully cloud-based solution at formnext the month after. Now this week, at the 2018 TCT Show in Birmingham, Fabpilot by Sculpteo...
Electrically Conductive PEEK Composites for FDM 3D Printing

Electrically Conductive PEEK Composites for FDM 3D Printing

Fused deposition modeling (FDM) is a 3D printing method that can easily meet the requirements for small series industrial manufacturing. However, there aren’t a lot of commercially available materials that can work well with it other than PLA, ABS, TPU, PET, and a few others. FDM materials should have performance that makes 3D printing easier, […]

Fused deposition modeling (FDM) is a 3D printing method that can easily meet the requirements for small series industrial manufacturing. However, there aren’t a lot of commercially available materials that can work well with it other than PLA, ABS, TPU, PET, and...
Using FDM 3D Printing to Make Body Armor Stronger, More Comfortable, and Stab-Resistant

Using FDM 3D Printing to Make Body Armor Stronger, More Comfortable, and Stab-Resistant

As police officers participate in a multitude of daily, patrol, and even criminally-related duties, like narcotics investigations, they often deal with the threat of sharp force injury; to put it more plainly, there’s a good likelihood that they could get stabbed on the job. While there are several commercially available stab-resistant materials to keep police safe […]

As police officers participate in a multitude of daily, patrol, and even criminally-related duties, like narcotics investigations, they often deal with the threat of sharp force injury; to put it more plainly, there’s a good likelihood that they could get...
Scroll and Diaphragm Nozzles with Gear Pumps: A Better Way to 3D Print?

Scroll and Diaphragm Nozzles with Gear Pumps: A Better Way to 3D Print?

Fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printing, also referred to as material extrusion, is a technique that deposits heated material through a nozzle in order to fabricate parts and components. Rollers in the extruder generate enough pressure to squeeze material into a liquefier, before it melts into a semi-liquid or liquid form and is pushed out […]

Fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printing, also referred to as material extrusion, is a technique that deposits heated material through a nozzle in order to fabricate parts and components. Rollers in the extruder generate enough pressure to squeeze material into a...
Researchers Develop 3D Printed Calcium Silicate Bone Scaffold

Researchers Develop 3D Printed Calcium Silicate Bone Scaffold

We often hear about 3D printed scaffolds, which provide structure to printed cells while they grow and develop, being used in the medical field, as they can help with tissue regrowth, have an effect on how cells express signaling proteins that help cancer grow, and improve regeneration. A collaborative team of researchers from the National Taiwan University Hospital, the China Medical […]

We often hear about 3D printed scaffolds, which provide structure to printed cells while they grow and develop, being used in the medical field, as they can help with tissue regrowth, have an effect on how cells express signaling proteins that help cancer grow, and...
Is 0.14mm the Best Layer Thickness for my FDM 3D Prints?

Is 0.14mm the Best Layer Thickness for my FDM 3D Prints?

According to research, the most commonly-used extrusion 3D printing method is fused deposition modeling, or FDM, which is used often for 3D printing larger, stronger parts; it’s also a popular desktop 3D printing method. The technology melts filaments like ABS and PLA into liquid using the heater’s extrusion head; then, the molten materials are then extruded. The […]

According to research, the most commonly-used extrusion 3D printing method is fused deposition modeling, or FDM, which is used often for 3D printing larger, stronger parts; it’s also a popular desktop 3D printing method. The technology melts filaments like ABS...
Reducing High Porosity and Improving Sealing Properties in Extrusion-Based 3D Printing

Reducing High Porosity and Improving Sealing Properties in Extrusion-Based 3D Printing

While there’s been a lot of ongoing research into what causes structural defects (porosity) and other flaws in metal 3D printed parts, let’s not forget that 3D printed objects made with other kinds of materials can also suffer from issues. A small team of researchers from the Russian Academy of Sciences’ N.D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic […]

While there’s been a lot of ongoing research into what causes structural defects (porosity) and other flaws in metal 3D printed parts, let’s not forget that 3D printed objects made with other kinds of materials can also suffer from issues. A small team of...
NIAR, SAE International Developing New Polymer 3D Printing Standards for the Aerospace Industry

NIAR, SAE International Developing New Polymer 3D Printing Standards for the Aerospace Industry

For some time now, Wichita State University (WSU) in Kansas, and specifically its National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR), has been working to innovate the aerospace industry by way of 3D printing technology. NIAR, the largest university aviation R&D institution in the country with nearly 20 separate laboratories, operates on a nonprofit budget and supports […]

For some time now, Wichita State University (WSU) in Kansas, and specifically its National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR), has been working to innovate the aerospace industry by way of 3D printing technology. NIAR, the largest university aviation R&D...
3D Printing Helps Capita Enhance Its Snowboards and Reduce Manufacturing Waste

3D Printing Helps Capita Enhance Its Snowboards and Reduce Manufacturing Waste

While Christmas and New Year’s are far behind us, it’s still winter and, in Ohio at least, the bitter cold isn’t going away anytime soon. But instead of burying ourselves in blankets and grumbling about the freezing temperatures outside, there is always another option – hitting the slopes. It’s easy to forget how cold you […]

While Christmas and New Year’s are far behind us, it’s still winter and, in Ohio at least, the bitter cold isn’t going away anytime soon. But instead of burying ourselves in blankets and grumbling about the freezing temperatures outside, there is...
3D Printing or Another Process? How to Choose the Right Rapid Prototyping Technology

3D Printing or Another Process? How to Choose the Right Rapid Prototyping Technology

With so many different types of manufacturing methods available, it’s difficult sometimes to know how to choose the one that is best for your needs. Rapid prototyping offers numerous benefits, but there are a wide range of rapid prototyping methods to choose from, each offering something a little different, and it can be overwhelming trying […]

With so many different types of manufacturing methods available, it’s difficult sometimes to know how to choose the one that is best for your needs. Rapid prototyping offers numerous benefits, but there are a wide range of rapid prototyping methods to choose...
Russian Researchers Develop New Recyclable 3D Printing Polymer Out of Biomass Material

Russian Researchers Develop New Recyclable 3D Printing Polymer Out of Biomass Material

When it comes to 3D printing materials, you won’t come across a more popular choice than plastic – there are all sorts of plastics to choose from, and it’s also the cheapest of the 3D printing materials. However, plastic definitely has its issues – landfills around the world are filling up with plastics, and the […]

When it comes to 3D printing materials, you won’t come across a more popular choice than plastic – there are all sorts of plastics to choose from, and it’s also the cheapest of the 3D printing materials. However, plastic definitely has its issues...
Designer Uses Sustainable 3D Printing in Recent Exhibition Blurring the Lines Between Fashion and Art

Designer Uses Sustainable 3D Printing in Recent Exhibition Blurring the Lines Between Fashion and Art

My wedding dress was so beautiful, I was almost afraid to touch it, much less wear it. Have you ever seen a piece of clothing, or jewelry, and thought that it was so striking it was an actual work of art? Thanks to innovative 3D printing technology, it’s not uncommon these days to see unique […]

My wedding dress was so beautiful, I was almost afraid to touch it, much less wear it. Have you ever seen a piece of clothing, or jewelry, and thought that it was so striking it was an actual work of art? Thanks to innovative 3D printing technology, it’s not...
Five Global 3D Printing Pioneers Inducted at the Inaugural TCT Hall of Fame Awards

Five Global 3D Printing Pioneers Inducted at the Inaugural TCT Hall of Fame Awards

It was a busy week at the 22nd TCT Show in Birmingham, which just ended yesterday. Many innovative companies used the international trade fair event as an opportunity to showcase their latest printers, software, materials, and other products. The event kicked off on Tuesday with the annual TCT Awards, sponsored by SLM Solutions, Materialise, 3ecruit, […]

It was a busy week at the 22nd TCT Show in Birmingham, which just ended yesterday. Many innovative companies used the international trade fair event as an opportunity to showcase their latest printers, software, materials, and other products. The event kicked off on...
3Dwalla and Fashion Design Student Design and 3D Print New Fabrics for Maternity Wear Collection

3Dwalla and Fashion Design Student Design and 3D Print New Fabrics for Maternity Wear Collection

In 2015, Monik Shah founded the 3D printing service 3Dwalla in Mumbai, which offers 3D printing and prototyping services to accelerate product development and innovation. The startup, with a tagline of “Prints Beyond Paper,” encourages people to design and manufacture products that can compete in our ever-changing world, and the team of 3Dwalla experts help enthusiasts, […]

In 2015, Monik Shah founded the 3D printing service 3Dwalla in Mumbai, which offers 3D printing and prototyping services to accelerate product development and innovation. The startup, with a tagline of “Prints Beyond Paper,” encourages people to design and...
Diyouware Initiative Invents New Resin Deposition Modeling 3D Printing Method

Diyouware Initiative Invents New Resin Deposition Modeling 3D Printing Method

It’s been a couple of years since we’ve heard from the Diyouware initiative, which was started by two brothers in Madrid with a passion for robotics, design, electronics, software development, and mechatronics. The two were inspired by the RepRap 3D printer revolution, and built DiyouPCB, an open source, 3D printed PCB 3D printer, in early […]

It’s been a couple of years since we’ve heard from the Diyouware initiative, which was started by two brothers in Madrid with a passion for robotics, design, electronics, software development, and mechatronics. The two were inspired by the RepRap 3D...
Popularity of FDM

Popularity of FDM

Since the early 2000s, fused deposition modeling (FDM)—more formally referred to as material extrusion by ASTM and ISO—has been the most popular additive manufacturing and 3D printing process worldwide. In 2003, Stratasys sold nearly as many FDM machines as all other AM machines combined, according to our research for Wohlers Report 2004. In 2006, Stratasys […]

Since the early 2000s, fused deposition modeling (FDM)—more formally referred to as material extrusion by ASTM and ISO—has been the most popular additive manufacturing and 3D printing process worldwide. In 2003, Stratasys sold nearly as many FDM machines as all other...
Professor of Microfluidics Discusses 3D Printing Benefits and Possible Future Improvements with Ultimaker

Professor of Microfluidics Discusses 3D Printing Benefits and Possible Future Improvements with Ultimaker

A lab-on-a-chip is pretty self-explanatory: it’s a miniature laboratory that is printed onto a microchip. But for the past 25 years, Professor David Barrow of Cardiff University in Wales has studied microfluidics, which is basically a small-scale plumbing system on a chip. Both of these tiny objects, which Professor Barrow has experience with, prove once again that bigger is […]

A lab-on-a-chip is pretty self-explanatory: it’s a miniature laboratory that is printed onto a microchip. But for the past 25 years, Professor David Barrow of Cardiff University in Wales has studied microfluidics, which is basically a small-scale plumbing system...
3D Printing and Biomimetic Research Combine to Create Lightweight Architecture Prototype: Trabeculae Pavilion

3D Printing and Biomimetic Research Combine to Create Lightweight Architecture Prototype: Trabeculae Pavilion

A little over a year ago, Italian artist Francesco Pacelli, once an academic researcher and educator with Politecnico di Milano‘s LAB+ 3D printing lab, was testing the limitations and abilities of WASP’s Delta 3D printers by creating ceramic designs. Obviously, the university appreciates the WASP technology, because just a few days ago, it was announced that the […]

A little over a year ago, Italian artist Francesco Pacelli, once an academic researcher and educator with Politecnico di Milano‘s LAB+ 3D printing lab, was testing the limitations and abilities of WASP’s Delta 3D printers by creating ceramic designs....
Gambody’s New Website Feature: Download Free Samples of STL Files to Test a Model’s Printability Before Purchase

Gambody’s New Website Feature: Download Free Samples of STL Files to Test a Model’s Printability Before Purchase

We always enjoy writing about popular 3D printing marketplace Gambody, which specializes in buying and selling models from popular video and computer games, as well as the occasional Star Wars and sexy Harley Quinn model from time to time. This summer, the customizable, ever-expanding Gambody platform launched an online workshop on its own YouTube channel to […]

We always enjoy writing about popular 3D printing marketplace Gambody, which specializes in buying and selling models from popular video and computer games, as well as the occasional Star Wars and sexy Harley Quinn model from time to time. This summer, the...
Xometry Offers a Quick Guide to Choosing the Right Additive Materials

Xometry Offers a Quick Guide to Choosing the Right Additive Materials

Additive manufacturing is an effective way to produce both prototype and production parts, often at a fraction of the price and much faster than traditional manufacturing processes.  Xometry’s advanced manufacturing platform provides a streamlined way for engineers and designers to get instant pricing, lead times and manufacturability feedback. All it takes is a 3D CAD file.  […]

Additive manufacturing is an effective way to produce both prototype and production parts, often at a fraction of the price and much faster than traditional manufacturing processes.  Xometry’s advanced manufacturing platform provides a streamlined way for...
Voodoo Manufacturing Announces the Launch of New Print API and Partner Program

Voodoo Manufacturing Announces the Launch of New Print API and Partner Program

It’s only been a month since Brooklyn-based startup Voodoo Manufacturing, one of the biggest high-volume 3D printing factories in the state of New York, announced that it had received $1.4 million in seed funding from investment company KPCB Edge, and that it had joined the Winter 2017 batch for startup investment firm Y Combinator. With […]

It’s only been a month since Brooklyn-based startup Voodoo Manufacturing, one of the biggest high-volume 3D printing factories in the state of New York, announced that it had received $1.4 million in seed funding from investment company KPCB Edge, and that it...
There’s Still Time! Register for Free August 4th Webinar on 3D Printing Technologies Presented by 3DPrint.com and Formlabs

There’s Still Time! Register for Free August 4th Webinar on 3D Printing Technologies Presented by 3DPrint.com and Formlabs

One thing I like about working for 3DPrint.com is the fact that while we’re a news site, we’re not just a news site. Our goal is to provide our readers with the most comprehensive coverage of the 3D printing industry possible, and lately we’ve been branching out by offering some educational services as well. In June we […]

One thing I like about working for 3DPrint.com is the fact that while we’re a news site, we’re not just a news site. Our goal is to provide our readers with the most comprehensive coverage of the 3D printing industry possible, and lately we’ve been...
Sign Up Now for the Free August 4th Webinar Hosted by 3DPrint.com & Formlabs: How to Choose the Right 3D Printing Technology – FDM vs SLA vs SLS

Sign Up Now for the Free August 4th Webinar Hosted by 3DPrint.com & Formlabs: How to Choose the Right 3D Printing Technology – FDM vs SLA vs SLS

They may have only been in the 3D printing space for five years max, but Formlabs has made good use of their time. Producing some impressive 3D printers, the Form 1+ and the Form 2, the Somerville, Massachusetts-headquartered manufacturer has focused on quality over quantity in a very condensed manner, with more than considerable success. Offering smart, high-resolution printing […]

They may have only been in the 3D printing space for five years max, but Formlabs has made good use of their time. Producing some impressive 3D printers, the Form 1+ and the Form 2, the Somerville, Massachusetts-headquartered manufacturer has focused on quality over...
Fathom, the 3D Printing Company, Can Now Fathom Same and Next Day Shipping

Fathom, the 3D Printing Company, Can Now Fathom Same and Next Day Shipping

As 3D printing services get more refined and improved, we see a concerted effort to make faster shipping options available so people can receive their orders in a much more timely manner. The 3D printing and additive manufacturing company Fathom, based out of Oakland, California and Seattle, Washington, is no exception here. The company recently […]

As 3D printing services get more refined and improved, we see a concerted effort to make faster shipping options available so people can receive their orders in a much more timely manner. The 3D printing and additive manufacturing company Fathom, based out of Oakland,...
World’s First Jet-Powered, 3D Printed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Produced by Stratasys and Aurora Flight Sciences

World’s First Jet-Powered, 3D Printed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Produced by Stratasys and Aurora Flight Sciences

If you’re intending to travel for the holidays, you’ve probably already booked your flight. Personally, I’ll be staying home, which is a relief as I don’t have to deal with flight costs. If you’ve flown at all in the last few years, you’ll be familiar with the cutting of services such as in-flight meals, while checking […]

If you’re intending to travel for the holidays, you’ve probably already booked your flight. Personally, I’ll be staying home, which is a relief as I don’t have to deal with flight costs. If you’ve flown at all in the last few years,...
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