I have been waiting for this since day one of my internship at 3D Print Works and here it is – my very first 3D print project! Entering the futuristic world of 3D printing is very exciting. However, we are yet to reach the point when you just choose a cool 3D model, tell your 3D printer to make it, sit back and relax. Here are some things I discovered which might help you.
This will be the first part in a series whereby we 3D print objects and then test them to check their resiliency when up against real life everyday conditions! This mug printed in Flame Red ABS filament is the first 3D object to be put to the ultimate test! We have been testing the mug for six weeks, putting it through a series of trials.
3D printing problems are frustrating! It all worked out beautifully yesterday, but today it is not sticking to the bed, there is a big crack down one side and then it failed 3 rows before the end. Understanding why things go wrong is the first step to understanding how to prevent them from happening.
Try a few quick Google searches concerning 3d printing projects that involve wanting to make a “3d printed heart”, “3d printed kidney” or “3d printed lung”. What do you find? Most likely a quick answer stating: yes! We can do all of these things.
When it’s time to plan 3d print outs and the next filament you will use, we are here to help! Since the arrival of 3D printing different types of filament have burst into the industry – but how do you know whether a filament is good quality or not? What questions should you ask the supplier?
Over the past year we have been 3d printing cell phone covers as part of 3DHubs partnership with Fairphone. In December, Fairphone asked its community to submit a range of designs and then chose five. Now, customers can choose a design and select a 3D printer based on location.
As Valentines Day is upon us once more, we wondered what amorous objects we could 3D print. After scouring Thingiverse, our Marketing Assistant Yaros found these very affectionate salt and pepper pots. He soon learned valuable lessons about how to deal with 3d problems like cross contamination when printing in two colours and cracks on your prints.
In two previous interviews with Polymer Technology lecturer Colin Hindle we discussed ABS material and Temperature. Colin has had over thirty years experience working in the plastics and polymer industry and 3dprintworks we have really enjoyed collaborating with Colin to develop a range of materials.
In a previous article we carried out an interview with Polymer Technology lecturer Colin Hindle, who has had over thirty years experience working in the plastics and polymer industry. At 3dprintworks we have really enjoyed collaborating with Colin to develop a range of materials.