post processing

MakerBot’s Helpful Post-Processing Guides Offer Detailed Step-By-Step Instructions on Painting, Vacuum Forming, and More

Desktop 3D printing has had a big impact on what and how students can learn in school, and also how professionals work. However, many people simply don’t realize what is…

Stratasys Teams Up with Dassault Systèmes and Innodesign for Design 2020, to Prepare Korean Design Students for Future Careers

To help prepare today’s design students to become tomorrow’s engineers, three leading tech companies have partnered together on the first-ever Design 2020 program, to help prepare the students for future…

Rize Details Impact of Post-Processing on 3D Printing in New Report from Todd Grimm

Based out of Woburn, Massachusetts, the industrial 3D printing company Rize has made it a primary goal to rid professional-grade 3D printing of the laborious and costly need for post-processing. Their…

A Four-Step Guide for a Successful 3D Project

My first 3D printed project was a little bit disappointing. My new innovation looked rough and weak and the 3D model was not functioning well. Obviously, in 2006 we had fewer options for a…

Removing the Need for Post-Processing in 3D Printing — A Few Questions For: Rize

Every so often in the 3D printing industry, a company emerges seemingly from nowhere, coming out of stealth mode and ready to drop major advances on the technological scene. Last…

The Dream of Eliminating Post-Processing is Finally a Reality: Introducing the Rize One Industrial Desktop 3D Printer

Case study after case study shows industrial 3D printing’s ability to make manufacturing faster, cut costs, and reduce material usage. It’s easy to believe, hearing the stories, that the technology…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — May 21

This week’s news includes much about the business side of 3D printing. Alexander Daniels, a Birmingham, England-based recruiting firm, has added a new division focused on 3D printing, and PostProcess Technologies and…

Learn to Make an Amazing 3D Printed Dragon Door Knocker with a Rusty Metallic Finish

When a machine that can manufacture anything that can be imagined is put into the hands of someone with an imagination that seems to have no limits, some amazing things…

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…

The Fixer3D From 3DFacture Repairs, Adheres, and Cures With One Small Pen

If you ask makers what their least favorite part of the 3D printing process is, a lot of them will probably point to post-processing as the most hair-pullingly stressful phase.There’s…

LulzBot Tutorial Shows Techniques for Polishing Parts Made Using Metallic Filaments

In general most plastic parts printed on a FDM 3D printer will require some sort of post processing due to the natural striation of building up a part layer by…

Tools of the Trade: Australian Maker Shares His List of 3D Printing Tools

It may not be a huge shock to most of you reading this, but 3D printing isn’t as easy as a lot of 3D printer manufacturers marketing departments like to…

New Water Washable 3D Printing Resin from Full Spectrum Laser

3D printing is all about the details, and unfortunately the important details are often difficult to spot without cutting through the thick cloud of PR and marketing that has perpetually…

Joerg Torhoff’s $50 Rock Tumbler Amazingly Polishes Metal Composite 3D Printed Objects

The idea of 3D printing with metal composite filaments is an interesting one. In fact, these metal composites have been all the rage as of late as filament manufacturers try…

Artist Shows Off An Easy Water Marbling Technique for Painting 3D Prints

Without question, 3D printing has opened up new vistas for artists and designers. When it comes to color, however, those vistas can be limiting if not monochromatic. While the technology…

Smoothing 3D Prints with Epoxy by TechWiz

Jonathan Russell is a graphic designer and web developer who lives near Sydney, Australia. He says he’s been fascinated with computers since the tender age of 4, and he’s grown…

His Name is Awesometron and He Came Here to Party, 3D Printed Style

3D printing has certainly come a long way in the last decade. When makers first started tinkering around with 3D printers, the idea of making a 24″ tall model on…

Almco Offers Speedy Post-Processing Cabinets for 3D Printing Workflows

At the high end of 3D printing and additive manufacturing methods, mass finishing for FDM parts and various post-processing techniques are a key feature in the work flow. Now Almco is…

Conceptualizing the Future of Skin Fusion in Replacing the Need for Stitches, Using 3D Printing

It is always fun to think about the future; to close our eyes, and dream of a time when technology has advanced further along, making our lives easier, longer, healthier,…

Loren Bradenburg Re-Introduces Age-old Technique of Friction Filling to Repair 3D Prints

One of the most discouraging things that can happen while 3D printing an object, is that something goes wrong close to the end of the print. This may occur because of…